Another week has passed on the shore of Lake Superior in my hometown. We started the week with torrential rainfall (78mm on Monday alone) that washed the snow away—pretty strange way to end November! I have continued to convalesce with my post-surgery healing process. It is going well; I was back to the surgeon on Thursday for a follow-up. He thinks it's healing well, and has scheduled me for next Friday to remove the stitches. I have an appointment with my own doctor on the 14th, at which time, I hope to get the pathology results. We haven't really gotten back into the renovation groove. I have contracted a plumber to arrange for the replacement of our main shut-off valve on the water mainline. He's promised to get that done before we have to leave for Regina. We've also begun clearing out some extra furniture downstairs. Today, we hauled a couch to the Restore. The markets have been bad this week, and while I completed November on quota, I am in the red for December so far. Wendy has been working on a few small cleanup projects. We've thought about getting back into drywalling, but even the thought makes us tired! The week began with the Grey Cup game and Ottawa surprised most of the country, including me, and especially Calgary, by winning the game! This week has been the Canada Cup of curling, so I've been busy keeping track of that. My guy, Kevin Koe, did not make the playoffs. It'll be Gushue vs Carruthers on the men's side, and Jones vs Homan on the women's side. The championship games go tomorrow. The Jayhawks are playing some decent basketball in this early season and I expect them to be elevated to #2 in the NCAA rankings. NHL play is starting to create more interest, although Oilers and Penguins have both fallen back a bit in their divisional standings.
Eric and Liam made a trip to the podiatrist on Monday. Liam's toe has now been fixed! Eric returned him to school on Monday. Erica had a trip to Toronto for training at Deloitte University. She took the opportunity to take in the Raptors game against the 76ers; the Raptors put on a good show. Erica had a good seat to enjoy it. Haaken is almost finished semester classes. He finishes on Tuesday, and then he'll need to prepare for exams. This weekend they're back in Regina to pick up Liam for the follow-up appointment on his toe. These folks do not spend much time at home!
Erin scored a new iPhone as well. Hers is a rose-gold colour, and Wendy is looking forward to the hand-me-down! Kristian is enjoying his bowling practice and games. He also scored a coup in Math this week, as he showed initiative, did the extra work, and was rewarded with a high grade—congratulations Kristian!
Trav & Joanna continue to be very busy—too busy! They're trying to get caught up with all the pre-Christmas business; it's a good problem to have! The whole crew had us over for a pizza/birthday celebration on Sunday for Trav's birthday—that was nice! They've also made it out for a couple of movie nights with the whole crew; Wendy joined them to see Moana!
And that's about enough for this week.