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Changes

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Among the changes in preparing for this trip was having to clean out several  bookcases, and store away heirlooms and antiques and stuff from shelves so contractor  won’t spill or break as much when they remove  the existing floor to replace it with hardwood and carpet. They start Tuesday, the day we leave. Ross and neighbor who remodels and renovates houses are honchoing the project. Should be thru Friday or Saturday. Neighbor Dave will do a walk-through a week from Tuesday and then give the contractor the final check.

Also this time, because I’m on this medication testing and switchover, I’ve had to marshal what seems like several gross of  prescriptions and supplements and still have room left in my carry-on.

Also learned it was a good thing to have called credit-card company and bank to let them know we’re traveling because the changing rules probably would have caused their systems to refuse our credit and debit  cards, especially out of the country — Canada.  So it’s a good idea to call before you go  and  give them the dates and travel sites.

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October 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm

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Weeeeeeeee’re Back!!!

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I’m already packed and making plans for my lunch for the 4 1/2 hour Air Canada flight to Toronto next Tuesday. We’re going to drive from there to Reading, Pennsylvania,  to spend a week with Bev’s relatives and then back to Toronto to hang around with my brother Louis and his wife Jean for a couple of weeks. On schedule is an alumni gathering of the K-W Record crew, where I worked in Kitchener — about 45 minutes west of Toronto — for about 5 years in the late ’50s, early ”60s before moving on to the Windsor Star.

On the day we leave, workers will begin to tear out our existing floor covering and install new laminated wood flooring and  carpeting some areas. Dave, our neighbor, who renovates and remodels homes, is honchoing the project.  To make life easier for the workers, and to protect some of our goodies, I’ve boxed  my books and shelf things along with antiques and heirlooms and stashed them in my garage office.

Will try to keep y’all up-to-date along the way.

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October 1, 2010 at 6:06 am

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R&R (Relatives and Reminisces)Trip

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Got luggage out of closet and preparing for  October tour of Ontario and Pennsylvania. Catching a direct flight to Toronto where we’re borrowing a car from brother Lou for the eight-hour drive to  Reading, Pa., to spend a week with Bev’s folks. Then it’s back to  Toronto to hang around with Lou and Jean. We’ll be there for her birthday  Oct. 23.  Also on tap is  a K-W Record alumni dinner in Kitchener, which is about a 45-minute drive from Louis’ home overlooking Lake Ontario from a few blocks west of the Canadian National Exhibition grounds Dufferin Gate . We’re also looking forward to visits with old friends — Fernando and Colleen Cicci, Joe and Edith Brown, Lorna (Cadieux) Kelly, to mention a few — as well as plenty of card playing and that comfortable  season known as Indian summer that arrives before the cold, grey, drizzly, windy winter sets in.

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September 26, 2010 at 7:17 am

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