We had a great Thanksgiving day dinner, sharing it with our new extended family of other Newcomers to Fredericton. It was quite a gathering at Ceri's home:
- Ceri, Jason and their three kids Owen, Ethan and little Ellie
- Wendy, Sean and their young son Oliver
- David and Alex and their daughter Dannicke
- Then our mob, although Gemma joined later in the day as she was working hard at her day job in MacDonalds. so hard infact she was awarded employee of the month, promoted and given a payrise! (Proud Dad here)
I like Thankgiving day it gives us another opportunity to eat a full turkey dinner besides Christmas . Seriously, we gave thanks for another year of safe, relatively happy and interesting lives. It was a great family occassion.
I then dashed over to Halifax to join the proposal team and present to the Nova Scotia Dept of Health for a project to develop solutions to improve Surgery Wait Times and Patient Access. Lots of hard work and long hours but we had a successful presentation. So fingers crossed and we will win the business. The down side is I would be spending alot of time in Halifax over the winter.
Arrived home last night and I am looking forward to another weekend of winter preparations. I am considering sweeping the chimney myself if the chimney sweep cannot confirm an actual date. (It is getting colder in the evenings and I resent having to spend money on Electricity to heat the house). More outdoor work to do in readiness for winter. Lots of leaves to rake this weekend too as they have all started to drop.
Final thought, next week the forecast is that we will have freezing rain on Thursday , Ice rink driving..... time to think about getting the Winter Tyres on Julie's Ford Focus.