1. Stephen is arriving home today from his two-week stint up north. He’s an operator in an oilfield near Fort Nelson, but that is absolutely all I know about his work. That, and his quad doesn’t have power steering. Perhaps he’ll be more forthcoming in person than he was while texting. I will ply him with food – we are planning a belated birthday supper for him this week. He celebrated his 18th birthday in a dry camp. Oh, the irony.
2. We are getting two Jr. B hockey billets. I’ve been cleaning.
3. Clem and I attended my aunt’s funeral last week. It was a beautiful service. Clem sang a very moving hymn, and later had little old ladies coming up to book him for their funerals. He could be a busy guy! It was so good to reconnect with most of my paternal relatives, even if it was such a sad occasion. More good memories were created.
4. I traveled with a friend to the big lights of Saskatoon to meet some of the others with whom we traveled to Africa. Norm was bringing back the boy he had been sponsoring at Ussongo for a few years. Kisamo, 18, has a two-year visa, and will go to school in Humboldt and possibly university if he can qualify. It was great to see some of the ‘gang’, and Norm was touched that we would drive in to meet them.
And posing for the camera. Mr Hollywood with his fancy Oakleys!