Category Archives: shopping

The Pieces Fall into Place

Throughout this pandemic, several things have gone through periodic shortages.  We all read about or experienced the toilet paper shortage.  I reported in a previous blog that bike stores didn’t have many low or mid priced bikes.  I still don’t … Continue reading

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Cycling News

I got a great email in my inbox earlier this week.  My cycling club is now able to operate.  Of course, we have to have smaller groups, staggered starting times (and actually staggered, not leaving a couple of minutes later) … Continue reading

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Observations on a Saturday

I made the weekly shopping trip today and I have a few observations. It seems like people have made the adjustment to physical distancing.  Stores have put up glass shields and have got some form of protection on people.  Self … Continue reading

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The Weekend

I am still working, so the weekend still has some meaning in my life.  It doesn’t have any TV sports, but I am not working and not chained to a computer screen.  Therefore, I have lots of candidates for This … Continue reading

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Choosing a Perfect Moment

Some days are relaxing and some days are quite full. Today was a full day, and it was a good day.  I did a number of things and I would like to give you a quick rundown. I had McDonalds … Continue reading

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My Second Birthday Celebration

The birthday fun isn’t over. My girlfriend offered to make me a delicious meal and feed me some cake.  I certainly wasn’t going to refuse.  She made me the dish pictured above which has become one of my favourites.  It … Continue reading

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Hiking Boots: Check!

Armed with gift cards from my 50th birthday, I headed to Mountain Equipment Co-op to get some hiking boots. Part of my next adventure is a four day hike and I didn’t think it was wise to tackle it in … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Good Economic News

Close to my house is an Asian grocery store.  That statement is mostly true.  I call it an Asian grocery store, but they sell Canadian food as well as food from all over the place.  Their philosophy seems to be … Continue reading

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What Happens at the Grocery Store

If you read yesterday’s post you will know that I had to head out to the library and return a book. I managed to do that.  The only problem is that I see the library the same way a child … Continue reading

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Exploring Stores

Knowing I’ve got to do more walking before I head off on my vacation to Colombia, my girlfriend and I headed out into the cool afternoon. I hadn’t checked the weather forecast and was a bit underdressed, but I was … Continue reading

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