Scratchings in the Dirt

Sunshine! We have sunshine!

We have been enveloped in fog so often lately, everyone is just a little grumpy.  It’s amazing how moods change for the better when the sun peeks out!  Just makes you feel good, and that perhaps the snow will be gone soon.

But not too soon, for we have hockey to finish!  The Midgets won round three of Provincials with a really good game against Wilkie on Friday night.  We are still waiting to hear where they go next.  It’s either Drake or Arborfield, where we went last year in the same round.  Those two games will take place next weekend.
The Pee Wees are off to Lake Lenore on Friday, and will play host on Sunday here in Kerrobert.  Here’s hoping for a little competition this round.  It is also round three for the Pee Wees, and they will be off to the finals if they win.

We had a bit of excitement, so to speak, last Saturday, beginning with an early morning phone call from my cousin in New Brunswick who had heard about the earthquake in Chile, and who was wondering if we had heard from my sister, Lisa, who lives in Santiago.  Well, we hadn’t, and when my heart started beating again, we turned on the TV to follow the devastating news and pictures, until I thought I was going to be sick.  Then I got on the internet to see if there was any way to contact her and get news about her.  Most of my calls to her cell phone didn’t get through, and the one that did went unanswered.  She is a free spirit, and had just moved to a new apartment, address unknown to us, and as far as we knew hadn’t yet registered with the Canadian consulate there.   After a few stressful hours, Mom received a phone call from a friend of Lisa’s saying she was fine.  It turns out Lisa had been away for the weekend, at a beach town farther away from the earthquake’s epicentre, and wasn’t in any danger.  They made it safely back to Santiago Saturday night, and had power and water again already on Sunday.  I think the aftershocks are still giving them some grief, but for the most part, all is well. Thank goodness!

The Kerrobert Senior Tigers hosted a Deon Volk Memorial game and event yesterday.  The Montreal Canadiens Fan Club came from Saskatoon to take on the Tigers in a very entertaining game.  The Initiation team joined them on the ice, as well, making for lots of laughs.  The game was followed by a banquet, program and silent auction, with all the proceeds of the day going to a trust fund for Deon’s son, Avery.  Clem and I played for the cocktails before the banquet, and were there ever a lot of people there!  We were pleasantly surprised to see Tim and Jan Helle here.  Tim used to play bass in our old band, Stillwater.  Any of you readers remember that?  Do you realize how long ago that was?  My goodness!  Anyway, Tim and Jan still look exactly the same (how do people do that? maybe it’s because they didn’t have any boys, just girls!), and it was great to see them and catch up for a bit.  Clem and I didn’t stay for the evening’s entertainment, since Derek was at his first babysitting job ever, and his mom was just a little nervous. The other mom was just relieved to actually have a babysitter.  I think you have to be just a little desperate to agree to an eleven-year-old boy who has never babysat before and has never even met you or your kids, but that’s just me!  Turns out he did fine – the first time I called, he was making the kids grilled cheese sandwiches, which of course conjured up all sorts of disastrous scenarios in my mind, none of which occurred.  He arrived home about one o’clock in the morning, just pumped, and with a pocket full of cash that he will spend at his earliest convenience, I’m sure.  In fact, I’m guessing it will probably be gone just before he needs spending money next weekend for his big hockey trip!   Ah, life with kids…

Well, I’m going to quit now and settle in for a relaxing, non-hockey day at home.
Thanks for stopping by!

One thought on “Sunshine! We have sunshine!

  1. Thanks for the update Chandra…was also wondering how Lisa was…Glad to hear she is okay.
    I just learned that we don't get spring in NFLD…just more winter then… Bam! it's summer!
    Oh well…
    enjoy the rest of the hockey season!

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