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I've finished my work period with Statistics Canada 2 weeks ago, feels weird not asking people personal questions and getting paid for it :). I was doing census work, followed by doing what is now called the National Household Survey , which used to be the mandatory Long Form Census.

Right now I am in St John's, Newfoundland, visiting at my brother's house. Except he's still at work off Greenland , and my sister-in-law went off to New York City with 9 of her friends to celebrate her 40th birthday for a week! That leaves me and my parents to babysit Maggie, my 3 and 3/4 year old niece. She can be a handful sometimes, but is full of joy and wonder that makes up for it.

Been looking at a few trucks with my father, he wants to upgrade from the F250 Superduty diesel that he has to a newer version (2003-2008 model year). Very hard beast to find, only 8 at all the Ford dealerships in all the Atlantic Provinces (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island)

It's been over a year since I had my Lasik surgery done, and can't say enough good things about it. Being able to wake up and not fumble for glasses, or stumble to the bathroom to put in contacts is worth the money. The only downside I've found is that my eyesight is a bit off at twilight, but once it's fully dark I can see perfectly again. This may be to old age (45!!! in 3 weeks) instead of the surgery, as is my lack of being able to read extra-fine print. But, thats what the optometrist said before surgery anyways.

Wow, doing a lot of typing today.

Amy: hope your surgery goes well and you recover quickly. Kick that cancer in the ass, and twice more on it's way out the door!
Gneech: Have fun at Dragon-con, don't let the ponies eat you :)
Sue Rankin: I know you're out there somewhere, don't make me come looking for you! I miss the many posts you used to do. Need someone to live vicariously through on the Wrong Coast ;)
HossBlack: Heya to someone who actually responded to a few of my ramblings :)
Everyone else who actually reads this.... who are you and why is the rum gone?

Hmm, I really need to add some userpics or avatars.
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Yeah, I really do need to update this more often.

Been playing a lot of Call of Duty:Black Ops recently. Which means I've been neglecting LoTRO and Bad Company 2. Why must they make video games so good? Have most of my Christmas shopping done, which is very hard on a reduced budget. I know what to get, just can't afford it. Maybe I should add a Paypal button for donations :)

Still no luck on the jobfront, this is hard on the mind and body when you have mild depression. Getting out of bed does require a conscious effort. Last month I was managing 7-730 am starts , but then the time change screwed everything up again! I am slightly miffed at my case worker, trying to recover travel costs from July.

Speaking of July, I had LASIK surgery done on my eyes, thanks to a generous donation by my aunt Agnes , may she rest in peace. I would recommend this to anyone who wears glasses. No more fumbling for glasses when you wake up, no looking for contact solutions, no more poking myself in the eyes with the contacts. But I still go to the washroom at 10 pm to take them out, even though it's 4 months later. Guess a 15 year old habit is hard to break.

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