Yay coming home tomorrow!

Colin is happy, Maggie and Brandon will be returning from China tomorrow evening and I can’t wait!  The day’s going to go quick, I’m going to Silverdale with Laura & Mario and will have some fun before the family comes back, picked up an Aimpoint T1 micro for my DD MK18 and a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6×24 so some new toys to play with.

Go away snow

Ugh so much snow the last few days, there must be over 30cm on my lawn.  Sigh I had some stuff planned for this weekend but it looks like I won’t do any of it due to bad weather, that’s ok though better to be safe than sorry and the driving conditions are atrocious. With that said today was my St. Johns Ambulance first aid renewal class and yay I passed.

It wasn’t hard frankly and I’m happy to report that I retained much of what I was taught last time around which is good since the instructor had a pretty heavy Newfoundland accent and I couldn’t understand him when he spoke fast.  To celebrate I shoveled my driveway when I returned home, initially I wanted to shovel once before I left but I was lazy which only added to the “fun” when I returned.

I have a young family, Brandon is super energetic and this is a good skill to have just in case. 🙂

They’re gone :(

Sigh Maggie and Brandon just left for the airport…  I absolutely hate it when they go anywhere without me, I miss them so much and unfortunately I can’t go because of the Olympics, things at work are going to be very busy and it’s all hands on deck.

Now I’ll just worry for the next 10 days till they come back.


Maggie and Brandon are going to China next Wednesday for 10 days to visit her parents, unfortunately I’m a bit busy so can’t go with them.  Anyway I know it’s important for Brandon to see his grand parents but a selfish part of me wishes he were not going because I know I’ll miss him so much.  I’ll miss Maggie too but I always miss Brandon more and will worry constantly about their safety.

Great I have a week and a half to drive myself crazy before it gets real lol.

My little artist

Brandon loves to draw and man he’s gotten so good as he’s grown older!

I preferred the pencil sketch and the brontosaurus had some finer details before he coloured it in but ya, my little Picasso and I love all of his work.

We see you

Hmm it’s been a week since my last post, I haven’t been particularly busy but I guess I didn’t have time to blog.  Anyway on Wednesday John my neighbor shared some disturbing images with me, a friend of his down the street told him to share that someone was snooping around their house.

This was done last Monday at 1pm, not surprised as during the weekday from 10am-3pm is typically when most break ins happen, anyway the police were called and while they couldn’t really do anything, they let the homeowner know that this person is known to them and has broken into houses in the past in the area.  There was a get out the word campaign so I told some friends around the area too.

It’s one of my biggest fears considering what type of hobbies I have, I’ve bolted my cabinets to the wall and secured my stuff the best I can but I guess one can never be too vigilant.  Going to be upgrading security around the house, lol I’ll blog about that when it’s done. 🙂

It’s pretty

This morning my sisters, little Georgia, Imran and my mom came over, in the summer we’ll be taking a Mediterranean cruise together and we were finalizing details on where we’re staying when we fly into Rome at the end of June.  Didn’t mean to go to Italy again but the ship’s port is around the city so that’s fine I loved the place. 🙂  They didn’t stay too long but I did have a lot of fun playing with the baby, I miss holding kids that size.

Everyone left around lunch time and then Maggie took Brandon to play badminton so I hung around the house and decided to take some pictures of my 5.56×45 ammo, why I dunno for fun.

The partially filled case has 62gr Federal “Green Tip” or M855 ammo while while the rest is 55gr XM193.  I don’t carry the heavy metal cases with me, the small plastic case with 55gr ammo is typically what I bring to the range.  It looks like a lot but when you go through ~400 rounds per trip, it goes pretty quickly so I buy as much as I can when it’s on sale. 🙂  Maggie complains but I tell her it doesn’t go bad and lasts forever, I’ll shoot it so I’m saving money in the long run but she doesn’t get it for some reason lol…

Tomorrow is going to be cold too and we’re going out for lunch with my father.

Got to love Canadian weather…

This week’s pretty cold and then I read this…

The weather may have warmed up slightly in recent days, but get ready for another deep freeze.

On top of the continued City of Toronto cold weather alert in place since Christmas Day, Environment Canada issued a weather statement Wednesday warning of a “cold snap” expected Thursday through Saturday.

“Extreme cold warning criteria of -30 C is expected to be met in many places Thursday night into Friday and again Friday night into Saturday,” the statement said.

Source: Toronto Star

LOL it got warmer?  It’s been pretty solidly cold since uh last Wednesday, I dress for the weather and am not afraid of the cold so it doesn’t bother me much but yeah this has been a pretty cold winter, at least compared to last year.

13 years

So today will mark 13 years that Maggie and I have been married and I can’t believe how quickly time has passed!  We’ve built a wonderful life together and have an awesome little boy in Brandon, I’d say our family is great.  I’m a happy man, thankful to have Maggie and look forward to what the future brings. 🙂