Gratitude

I am grateful for a quick, 24 hour camping trip withy lads, and a successful maiden voyage of the travel trailer I built over this last few months. We went to Englishman River Falls.

We are in the middle of a heat wave. It was uncomfortably hot most of the time. This is a post about gratitude, so that’s all I will say about that.

We checked off a lot of items: we had a campfire, made s’mores, went to Goats on the Roof at Coombs, frolicked into the blissfully cool water at Rathtrevor beach, and ate sushi in Nanaimo.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a very focussed day of working on the trailer. It now has painted plywood walls on the interior, and 2 interior lights. Looking forward to getting beds in tomorrow!

I am grateful for family fun night: Farley’s pick. We dined on a&w, and then watched a good part of an old hockey game on YouTube. I may have had a snooze.

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I am grateful for time spent watching a mama deer and her fawn in our front yard when Farley and I left to go to school this morning.

I am grateful for time spent with Coop and his Scout troop this evening. We went for a walk in Mystic Vale.

I am grateful for all the urban wildlife. In addition to the deer this morning, I spotted a rabbit, a couple of bald eagles, ravens, and lizards, all in our neighbourhood, and on our walk tonight, a parliament of 3 barred owls.

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I am grateful for a full day.

I am grateful for the successful booking of a campsite at Goldstream this morning, which is not an easy feat these days.

I am grateful for spray foam insulation installed in the trailer this morning.

I am.grateful for helpful folks who coordinate art shows, and put up with pestering from this artist, who has to swap pieces out from time to time.

I am grateful for takeout from Ithaka this evening, which is about the best Greek food you can get here in Victoria, imho.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent on my trailer today, getting stuff finished up before the spray foam insulation is installed tomorrow.

I am grateful for dinner outside with everyone, steaks off the BBQ, and beans and potatoes that Julie made with herbs from the garden. Felt pretty fancy for a weeknight.

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I am grateful for tacos Julie brought home for lunch.

I am grateful for dinner outside with the family, and for some time spent playing Kan Jam with Farley this evening.

I am grateful for Cooper. He’s a thoughtful generous kid, and came up with a nice gesture for his peer group to do for a couple members of it.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie this evening.

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I am grateful for cookies Cooper made for me this morning. No kidding, they were the best peanut cookies I have ever tasted.

I am grateful for time spent chatting with friends via zoom this morning.

I am grateful for phone conversations with two important dads I know: my own father, and my brother. I talked to my mother, too.

I am grateful for time spent working on my trailer.

I am grateful for breakfast sandwiches Julie made for us.

I am grateful for a nap after all that.

I am grateful for time spent swimming in Elk lake with my family this afternoon, and for chance meetings there with a few folks we know.

I am grateful for takeout from Subway in our backyard, and a few games of Kan Jam, which is the finest frisbee based game there is, and what I received as a Father’s Day gift today.

I am grateful time spent batting around a badminton birdie with friends this evening.

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I am grateful for time spent working on my trailer project.

I am grateful for Farley’s baseball game. Cooper did announcements and ran the scoreboard. Farley ran in 2 runs and had some great plays on the infield. We ran into and visited with neighbours. It was a spectacular social event, after a dearth of social events.

I am grateful for family fun. Night part 2: Julie’s pick. We made nachos for dinner, then played a little bit of Myst, wherein we had a breakthrough and made it to a new, cool world.

Gratitude

I am grateful for dinner outside in our backyard this evening.

I am grateful for a nice walk at Beaver Lake this evening with Cooper and his Scout troop.

I am grateful for time spent watching telly with Julie this evening.