I am grateful for Coop, who knew Farley was nervous about his first day of kindergarten without parents, and decided to propose matching shirts. He'd have preferred it if Farley hadn't also chosen orange shorts like his, but he was a good sport about it anyway.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio.

I am grateful that we can now walk both our kids to and from school.

I am grateful for Cooper's Cub night. He was excited to see all his buddies there from last year, and I enjoyed hanging out with them and seeing my Scouter colleagues, too.


I am grateful for a morning of working quietly in my quiet garagenous zone.

I am grateful for an afternoon of paddling in our newly painted canoe on the Gorge with Farley and my mother in law.

I am grateful for family fun night: Nana’s pick. We went out to Big Wheel Burger, then, after doing some math and realizing how late Nana would have to stay up if she was on the last ferry, we dropped Nana off at the ferry terminal, and carried on going for ice cream, and then bowling.


I am grateful for my mother in law. She’s here for a while to help take care of Farley while the graduated start of kindergarten is underw. It’s especially good she is here; my Achilles has been giving me a hard tjme and if I were in charge of that kid I am not sure I could keep up.

I am grateful for a night out with Julie. We ate a fancy pants supper at Cafe Brio, then watched a dumb but great buddy action flick called The Hitman’s Bodyguard.


I am grateful for a day that I was able to spend mostly in bed, nursing my achilles. I knew it was giving me trouble yesterday morning, but I decided to go ahead with plans that wouldn’t be good for it knowing I’d pay the price later, and that’s what I did, or more accurately, what Julie did today.

I am grateful for a stupid movie on Netflix that redeemed itself to a solid 2 out of 5 stars at the end with a twist. It was gunning for a 1 out of 5 before the last 15 minutes.

I am grateful for a deal on a used data projector. The backyard movie was so fun last night we thought it’d be fun to do that too, and I snapped one up. I am also very much looking forward to Halloween. Not sure just what I’ll be projecting on the house, but it WILL be spooky!.


I am grateful for a visit from my pal Clint today. He came over from Vancouver, and it was as great to see him as it always is.

I am grateful for a fun time at the 149th annual Saanich Fair.

I am grateful for a game of sequence in the backyard this afternoon.

I grateful for dinner out with Clint, and a few beers, and a couple hours of adult conversation.

I am grateful for a fun day that didn't stop after Dropping off Clint at the ferry; I headed to meet Julie and the boys and a bunch of other fine folks at a backyard screening of The Princess Bride. Such a perfect night, movie, and group of fine people for it!


I am grateful for the store, Industrial Plastics. You can buy lots of cool stuff there that you can use to fix or build nearly anything you can conceive of.

I am grateful for time spent painting at the studio this morning. finished another one and brought it home today. w00t!

I am grateful for time spent preparing our canoe for a fresh coat of paint, and patching a few spots while I was at it.

I am grateful for a no-mercy water fight my family and a neighbour’s kid engaged in today. There were no dry spots on any participant. Everyone was a winner.

I am grateful to live a short stroll away from the Fifth Street Grill, where we decided to go for dinner tonight. I am also grateful to have kids that are now big enough that going to a restaurant doesn’t seem like a terrible idea that will almost certainly go sideways anymore.