Dance lessons, haircuts, gym, yoga, Russian learning, and normal activities in the early part of the month.
Paul Sedar and I repainted the garage floor.
On the 14th and 15th, Sharon and I participated in the annual LocoBrits Fall Colors tour.
We had an interior vapor barrier installed in our basement.
For yoga, superstar Katie comes to our house.
On the 20th, Sharon, Babe, and I took a tour in our 1960 Mini.
On the 25th I had a nice visit with the dentist, and on the 26th to my PCP. He had me take am EKG, a blood test, a chest x-ray, and then scheduled an echo cardiogram. On his advice, I stopped going to train at the gym.
We got rubber bands for me to train at home.
On Sunday the 29, Sharon and I went to the annual Sherrod Brown Spaghetti dinner.
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.
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.
We had dinner at a place recommended by the staff: Market.
On Friday the 8, we went to the museum of anthropology.
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.
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.
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.
The 14th took me to a lab for blood work, and then a hair cut with the lovely 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.
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.
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.
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.
I trained at the gym and had a dance lesson with the lovely Julie: cha-cha, tango, rumba, swing.
On Tuesday, the lovely Katie came over and we did great yoga!
Wednesday, our basement contractor (N.B.: not lovely…) came over for inspection and maintenance, I had a Russian lesson with the lovely Lera, and a political meeting in the evening.
Thursday, I trained at the gym, had a haircut with the lovely Kim at her new place, and then we went to Townhall with Allen, Sarah, and her lovely folks: Allen’s 40th!
On Friday I trained at the gym, we ate lunch at the Rush Inn Inn, shopped for food, and I had a Russian lesson with Lera. I took her to Weber’s premium ice cream and custard afterward – frosted malt. We grilled out (brats), and enjoyed the Indians 13-3 come from behind victory!
On Saturday – which is our dog sitter Kerrie’s birthday – we had a surprise birthday party for Allen at Alley Cat on the East Bank: film at 11!
view of some of the lovely guests, enjoying a lovely view!
Sharon and I went home, had dinner at Bearden’s, and enjoyed the Indians 2-1 walk off win.
Tough act to follow, so on Sunday, we had a dugout suite at the tribe game!