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Partying in Style

We’re back in lockdown. We’re in a RED ZONE, no socialising. None. What. So. Ever! And yet … even at minus 21 outside (with the windchill) the YWCA has decided to hold their annual Christmas Party—for staff and residents—OUTSIDE! Yes, outside, in the parking lot, next to our privacy hedge … with loud music. And […]

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A Lockdown Update

It’s been ages since I wrote an update about how things are here, in my slice of COVID-infected heaven. So, seeing how my partner chose to wake me at 7 am this morning to tell me the good news—that the Orange Cheeto and his spouse were COVID positive—it’s been on my mind for a couple […]

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Snip, Snip, Snip Part II

We did something dangerous, this week. We bought a clipper set. We bought a very fancy clipper set … to cut hair. To cut ‘our‘ hair—not other people’s hair, just in case you were wondering if I were starting a new business. I’m not. For those of you interested in this kind of thing, it’s […]

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Doctor, Doctor

No, this is not a Doctor Who or knock, knock joke. I have been without a doctor since mine retired over two years ago. And, since then, I’ve had to do the walk-in clinic—situated across the road from where we live—and get who ever the doctor is for that day. It is very frustrating when […]

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Hacked and Spammed

Once again, there has been another inglorious hack of government servers and services, here in Canada. This recent event happened last week, when hackers managed to use verified clients credentials to login and, present themselves as real people for the purpose of claiming the new unemployment benefit. How long they had been doing this, and […]