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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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So, another exciting month has almost gone by. I've been doing a bit of driving again, putting money back in pocket after Christmas. Had to fix the snowblower yesterday. Seems a 12" cable for the drive gave out, and the local dealers have been having a run on them. Guess everyone's 5 year warranty ran out at exactly the same time mine did. Expect the neighbours machine to go soon :)

Been mostly healthy and wise (not wealthy) with just a touch of the cold. Unfortunately, it touched my throat, resulting in post-nasal drip (ugh) with strep throat(ugh x2) and dry hacking cough (ugh ..you get the idea) Doc has me on some anti-biotics, these things are HUGE! 875mg, about 2cms/ 3/4 inch long, and, of course, tasty.....

Been watching the_gneech and Susandeer get ready for the cons, wish I could join them. Lets see what tonights National Gambling Addiction brings. brb, pizza done!

*Burp*

Good news to pass along.. My brother had his first child born in December, a little girl named Maggie Theresa. Mother and daughter are both doing well. Pround grandparents left my sisters place on Dec26th and drove 1500 kms plus one ferry trip to go see her. Planning on staying until March or so. Poor kid's going to be spoiled rotten! :D

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