Category Archives: Work

Anything work related – typically it would be my current employer only, not previous employers – those posts likely go in “Rants and Raves”…

Traditions

Last night was my annual MLB All-Star game dinner with a former co-worker from BDO.  The tradition started when I first moved to Calgary back in 2012.  A friend was visiting from Ontario and on the evening of the MLB … Continue reading

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A busy week…

Planning for the move is still under-way.  I don’t have my boxes as yet so no packing gas started.  They will be delivered on Monday and I am off, so I will get to it in a few days.  The … Continue reading

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Mountain Man

I have decided that the dogs and I are moving to the mountains.  I found a place in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, just west of Coleman, Alberta.  It’s about 250km from Calgary but I don’t really have anything holding me in … Continue reading

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Short work week…

I umpired at New Brighton park last evening, AA Giants @ AA Angels.  It was a pretty good game, took until the 7th for the Giants to get anything going offensively but was a pretty even game otherwise.  The Angels … Continue reading

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Three weeks of vacation? Nice.

In just over two weeks from now, I am off work for 24 days.  I don’t think I’ve ever taken three weeks in a row off before, not that I can remember anyway. The first week of my vacation, I … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day !!!

Well, this past Sunday was Canada Day, so that means it was a long weekend.  Happy Canada Day, 151 years old, Canada is. It was a pretty good weekend.  I had Saturday off from umpiring so that was a nice … Continue reading

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Busy weekend…

This past weekend flew by, as most weekends do.  I umpired a total of 4 games and did two of them alone so I will get paid for 5 games.  Not a bad weekend, profit-wise.  It was some good ball … Continue reading

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The long weekend – summer is here?

It’s almost the first long weekend of the summer.  Well, summer isn’t really here as yet but May 24 is traditionally the start of summer.  It’s cold here today, 10C and supposed to rain later on in the day, but the … Continue reading

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August already?

Wow – It looks like I didn’t post at all during the month of July. July was a good month.  I had two weeks off of work, a staycation.  Babe Ruth was hosting back to back Regional baseball tournaments that … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day

Just a quick update.  My second 4-day weekend was good, nice and relaxing.  I umpired a few games, took the dogs to the park a few times, had a few naps.  Sounds like I am ready for retirement.  Well, who … Continue reading

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