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POD: Saying Goodbye to Chloe


Today was a hard day for our little family. Today we said goodbye to our cat Chloe. Its been a hard day, but its good to know that she isn’t

POD: Falling in Love all over again


Spending a day just the two of use, with no kids or responsibilities (if you don’t count being up at 7am to register the kids for their spring swimming classes)

POD: Our Anniversary View


Today is Melissa and my 10 year anniversary. To celebrate we’ve headed out-of-town for a romantic weekend without the kids (Thanks Nana and Papa). We headed out after the evening

POD: A Day at Toronto ComiCon


Today Jacob and I headed down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for ComiCon. It was quite an experience, though we didn’t get to see the two Power Rangers Actors that Jacob really wanted to see, and there was a real lake of any Power Rangers Merchandise. We did find a couple of booths with Japanese power ranger toys, that Jacob really like.  Overall it was a fun day and I think we might brave Fan Expo in September. Though the promise of a big Japanese Power Ranger booth has Jacob trying to convince me to go to Anime North. It also has me thinking back to when I went to Penguin Con in Detroit over 10 years ago. Wondering if I can convince Melissa I should head there again.

POD: Chicken and Shrimp for Daddy

Tonight it was just me for dinner, with Melissa working and the kids hanging with their Nana and Papa. So I thought I’d try something a little different. I made up a stir fry with Chicken and shrimp. It was delicious.

POD:Waiting for Windows


Yesterday Microsoft released the latest build of Windows 10 into the wild. I spent the day working at a clients so I couldn’t install it on my testing computer. So this morning one of the first things I did was set up my second computer to install the latest build. Unfortunately the first attempt failed, and it was only 10% done when I left for the day. I’m hoping to arrive at work in the morning with it all done, but I fear it might have failed again.

The one thing that surprised me is how much I missed having the extra two screens during my work day. It’s only been a bit over a months since I added them, but I’ve been come really attached to the extra screen space. Not to mention having somethings running on a different system is handy too.

POD: Soccer Ball for Jacob


Today Jacob headed to one of his classmates birthday parties and he came home with a new soccer ball. It’s a little different from the usually party loot bags, and will be handy for the kids to get ready for their summer of soccer.

POD: Saint Patrick’s Day


Today the kids were excited to dress in green for St. Patrick’s day. Jacob was a little disappointed that we didn’t colour his hair green, but he’s swimming at camp today so it didn’t seem worth it. One interesting thing about today’s post, this is my first Picture of the Day for St. Patrick’s Day.

POD: Last DQ Cone


Today was free Cone day at Dairy Queen, so after dinner our little family headed out to get celebrate the warming weather and Dairy Queens 75 birthday with a cone. We were greeted with a sign on the door saying the free cones ended at ‘6 pm sharp!’. With two kids excited for ice cream I had little choice but to pay for a pair of cones. When I asked the staff about it they were flippant and dismissive saying the free cones ended at six. I should have left right then and got the kids ice cream somewhere else. Instead we stayed and the kids tried chocolate dipped cones for the first time. They both loved them. It saddens me that I don’t want to take them back there again.

On a side note, I want to say it’s not about the money. I probably would have bought myself a blizzard instead of having a free cone myself. What bothers me is that they advertised all day free cones, that’s not what they delivered. What they delivered feels like a scam, bring customers in for a free cone, but don’t actually give away any cones. I’m sure more people bought something then just walked away. It may not have been their plan but sitting there with my kids watching the people line up it sure looked like it to me.

POD: Pizza Night


Tonight we made home-made pizza. The kids loved picking the toppings and putting them on the way they wanted it.

POD: Final Game / First Goal


Today was the last game for both Jacob and Violet’s hockey teams. Both had great games, but Jacob surprised us all by scoring his first goal of the season. We are so proud of our little guy, he always tried his best and was finally rewarded.

POD: Dinner Is Served

Finding healthy and different choices for dinner each night can be a challenge. Tonight I made a bbqed pork chops with broccoli and a side pasta.

POD: Almost Baseball Season


Today for my picture of the day is another sign of summer. It’s a picture of my pass to a summer of baseball with Bill. . This little pass will get us into every home game, but the opener.