Monthly Archives: February 2010

A stall-free kind of day!

All I have to say… is Milo today… was a good guy.  See he’s not really that much of a morning person…but today, he was able to drive me all the way to work without stalling ONCE. Shocking I know… this was a bit of a break-thru I think.

Coming home tonight, again Milo didn’t stall once…and believe you me, we ended up hitting ALL the RED lights on route 90!  I think, that Milo has finally adjusted to me as a driver.  This means I’m such a happy camper!!!

Laundry 102…

Coming home from work today I noticed a really really really odd sight…. and I’m going to share it with you… I was coming into my apartment building..and standing in between the doors is this middle-age lady… in a WHITE bathrobe.  I think to myself that’s a bit weird.  But then this car drives up, she rushes out, grabs a book from the driver and rushes back into the building. At this point I was inside looking for my keys–she had hers out and ready to use, apparently there wasn’t many places her keys could hide in her outfit!

We then entered the building together, I had shared the elevator with this lady before…she starts talking as we wait for the elevator to come.  She’s very excited about this new book, it’s a signed copy and it was so cheap only $20 you know.  I say, “oh, what is the title” and then she gets a bit shy and doesn’t really tell me but tells me how exciting it is that it’s signed.  (a bit off).

At this point we are in the elevator, and she starts to explain her state of dress, or should I say ‘undress’… apparently she likes to wait til she has FULL dark loads, (she asks me if I do this… and I just nod, and think to myself–i want to get to the 12th floor pronto and make a mental note what floor she gets off on).. and well she waited for ALL her jeans, and pants were dirty and put them ALL in the laundry together, then changed into her bathrobe. She didn’t expect that her friend would call and say she was dropping off that book tonight… so that’s how she ended up at the front of our building in a bathrobe.

Hmmm if it was me I would have had my friend bring the BOOK INSIDE… and not leave my apartment!

And the kicker was, after she was talking about her “full” dark load… all I could think… was she doing a “full” white load of laundry at the same time?… ie) was she NAKED under that bathrobe…. guy I was so happy when she got off the 6th floor!!!

I’m not really sure of these ‘unspoken’ rules about laundry that go on in my building..but just so you all know out there… I fully intend to be FULLY clothed when I visit the laundry room, I’m not quite ready to join the “undressed, NEED a FULL load to do my laundry club!”

Laundry 101…


This morning I was leaving my apartment fairly early… (7:50am) to go to the airport to meet two friends from Pangnirtung—they were flying in and had brought my Canada Goose Parka and my Australia Photos…(ok back to the story!)…

I was waiting at the elevator and I hear this whistling coming from the end of the hall where the laundry room is— I look over… and well I see this guy, walking towards me, with 6 pak abs AND boxers on, barefoot…holding laundry soap….I do this double TAKE…. and the elevator opens… I walk on it and I mumble to myself, “am I still dreaming?” and then as the doors close I hear laughing….

So apparently there’s a guy on my floor that does laundry EARLY in the morning on Saturdays… and apparently does ALL of his clothes, so that he just walks barefoot in the halls in his boxers whistling…

hmmmmmm this apartment living might just have gotten A LOT better!!!

River Walk….

This afternoon, I went for a walk to the Forks.  I walked along the Assiniboine River, in the winter it’s one of the ‘longest’ ice skating rinks but also has a walking path!  It was fairly chilly (about -20C or so..) but I dressed warmly, wore my parka from Nunavut…and with the walking I did I was toasty warm!

Poking and exploring once I got to the Forks… I saw this really cool ICE CASTLE!!
It really wasn’t that ‘big’…was more ‘child-sized’…but still pretty cool!
Here are two of the “warming” huts that have become more like ‘art-sculptures’… there is a neat article HERE about them!   It was fun to get some exercise… next time I go down there I’m bringing my skates!!!!
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