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April 19, 2021 - Martial Law and sewing machines

Well that was a day. No school today so we took her and a friend to the lake. I paid my cell phone bill at midnight last night. Today there is a nation-wide cell phone outage with one of the providers... My provider. The outage started at midnight last night. It lasted twenty-two hours. Ontario is under Martial law... Well, pretty  much. I don't think anyone will get shot by police but they can't leave their houses except for medical reasons. There is a massive plume of smoke outside. We walked down to see which house it was. Looked like it was one neighbourhood over. It's not. It's actually 16 blocks away. There is an apartment complex on fire. Nobody lives in it yet. It is just being built. I'm okay if they leave it as ash and replant the trees that were there a year ago. I liked the crowd at the lake today. The early spring crowd. We were there in our layers with snow on the mountain just above the lake and a cold wind keeping us centred. The news is silent today

Spring Skiing -- And the Best Day of the Year

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We had the best day skiing yesterday. Well, at least I did. Spring skiing. Getting back on the hills, ski passes, mountain life -- it's what I've been working on all her life. And yesterday? We hit it!! She can ski the whole mountain. It was an exhilarating moment when I realized, we can ski together now! No longer my kid who is learning to ski, we can explore the whole mountain and all it's runs. On the way home, she said, "thanks for dragging me out."