Sept 1-30 2017

DSW?  No  – the devil wears these…

On Sept 1, I installed a new Linux o/s on my laptop: Red Hat Fedora 26.


We prepared for our rip to Vancouver BC, leaving on Wednesday 6 Sept 2017, with a United flight through to Chicago.

On the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th we did yoga with the lovely and hyper-empathetic Katie.

Katie and friends in Vegas: an array of trim, shapely, slender, beautiful brunettes: they left before the slaughter.

We left on the 6th: CLE-ORD-YVR

At O’Hare, we were apprehensive about the connection, as it can involve switching terminals: we came in at gate C21, and left from gate…C21!

In Vancouver, went through customs and then a long but fast moving queue for a taxi.

Hotel is downtown in a nice area – I spoke some Russian with staff.

View from our hotel window.

Vancouver: hills; high rises; urbane and sophisticated.

On the 7th, I found I had left a prescription behind, and called my doc to phone in a prescription.  I learned that the pharmacy could not take an out of country prescription, so I had to make an appointment with an MD.

We took a tour on an open bus, which went around the entire city, including Stanley park and the Lulu Lemon HQ.

View from the bus.

We had dinner at a place recommended by the staff: Market.

At dinner.
more from bus

On Friday the 8, we went to the museum of anthropology.

folk art

The gift shop was a source of gifts for Kerry and Katie, who were caring for Babe back home.

On the 9th, it was raining, so we went shopping, and had dinner with our friends Dave and Sherrie.

In the early 1980’s, I sold a 1961 Austin Countryman – Mini Woodie – to a man here in Lorain.


Several years ago, I was contacted on Facebook from a man – Rick Higgs – in British Columbia who saw my name on the title, which he had traced.

He is restoring the car, which made it up to B.C.

in progress…

We were able to get together with Rick and a friend of his: he took us up Grouse mountain, where we had a nice lunch, and good conversation.

Another woodie


At lunch…
View from Grouse Mountain

On the 11th return

On the 12th, we had yoga with Katie, and went shopping for food to fill empty cupboards.

On the 13, our cleaners arrived, and we went to the gym and had lunch out.

cleaning crew…

The 14th took me to a lab for blood work, and then a hair cut with the lovely Kim.

My stylish stylist, Kim

Friday the 15: an appointment with my PCP, and a lesson of dance with Julie.  My numbers are better!

The weekend of the 16-17 I rested and had two russian lessons with Daniil.

Daniil, his Mom Lera, and I

The 18th was gym, the 19 yoga and the 20th gym and dancing,

On Friday the 22nd, we had lunch at PJ Macintyres , and I returned five library books.

Library books!
Lera helped choose.

Saturday the 23rd we traveled to columbus to visit with our daughter, and celebrate her husbands birthday.

We came back on the 24th, and I had a Russian lesson.

On the 25, it was train at the gym, clean the house in preparation for cleaners

Great yoga with Katie on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday we drove Mini to Locobrits – she was great!  Brakes and motor best ever.


Patty an Curt helped hang new pictures and rearrange plaques.

Gallery Wall 1
gallery wall 2
after LocoBrits
rec room wall 1
bar room
rec room wall 2

Thursday was physical –  gym, then a dance lesson, and fine arts: we went to Severance Hall – first concert of season.

A quiet friday: 29 gym and shopping.

The last day of September: Russian lesson, rest, organize.