Wow, another two months with no blogging. Well, at least readers here don't have to wade through tons of drivel. So, what's been happinging? As mentioned before, the new puppy has been occupying a lot of our time. Here's a fairly recent picture of Keiko.
In the picture she's about five months old, but now she's just over 6 months. She's turned out to be a very calm and gentle dog and we're very happy with her.
Bought a new laptop recently. Got a Gateway with an i3 processor. Runs Windows 7 which is a big improvement over XP (so far). Still have to get around to installing Linux for dual boot. I reserved some space on the 500Gb hard drive just for this.
Heather will be participating in the 2nd annual Barrie Spring Art Tour and we've been planning and preparing for this. The website is pretty well done with all the info so check it out at: www.barriespringarttour.ca.
Sam reports that she has had a paper accepted at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention taking place in Scotland this summer. So she's been planning a trip to Scotland, Wales and Ireland, I believe. Other than that she's working away at her Master's thesis.
We're planning a trip to Western Canada this spring to visit some old friends and travel in the mountains. Haven't been out there for many years so it will be great to see the Rockies once again and even better to catch up with some folks we haven't seen for god knows how long.
Also been house shopping a bit. Looking to merge home + cottage into one property for a long term simplification. It's starting to be a burden to own two properties and try to keep up with maintenance and improvements on both. We're not sure if we'll be able to find the ideal new place so one alternative we're considering is to purchase a property and build a new house from scratch. This will be a lot of work but it might be worth it. Anyway the jury is still out on that issue so we'll have to wait and see what happens.
That's all for now. Cheers to all.