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Where's the Beef ?

I'm not sure if I'm alone in this, but I'm too often guilty of talking about doing something and never actually getting around to doing it. For a few years now we've talked about "buying a side of beef". Well, the time has finally come. Of course I pushed the preparations off until it was almost too late, and one of the things we needed was additional freezer space. Not knowing if this would be a regular thing, I decided to compromise and just by a cheap upright, just an 8.5 cubic foot model. It's a manual defrost unit, and since there is "cooling" in the 3 main shelves, they are not adjustable. However, time was of the essence, so "get in my van"... So, I got it wrestled into the house (alone) and headed off to the Butcher to claim my 1/2 Nellie :) Here it is, T-bones, Prime Rib, Hamburger, Roasts, Stew meat, you name it. It's a little better organized now than in this initial picture, where I just threw it all in there to get it…

Novemblog 4, Nova Sinfonia Concert

Nova Sinfonia, after practicing hard Saturday & Sunday, presented their fall concert last night...

Not my cup a tea, but it seemed to be a god time for all involved, and there was quite a crowd out...

Novemblog 3 'tis the season...

Around this time of year, our church gets extra busy hosting various school concerts, music programs etc. It's good to be able to be of additional value to various folk. The building acoustics are favorable so the demand is growing. See examples below of a Halifax All City Schools Concert...




Then of course, there's the normal Sunday Morning crew:
 Finally, our Sunday night services now take place in various outside locations, such as the Dal Student Union Building...

Novemblog 2

Physically, October was a horrible month; it began with a cold that I just could not shake, and progressed to bronchitis and a chest infection for good measure. I was rendered even more useless than my norm for uselessness, if that's even possible. Thanks to the walk-in clinic, and giant horse-pills of Amoxicillin / Clavulanic Acid, I "think" it's been eradicated. My fall & Winter preparations have been compromised so I think I'll need to take a few vacation days over the next month in order to catch up.
It's not all negative though...my favorite hockey team is in first place, with a 9-0-1 record so far. Woo Hoo !!

So it's onward to Christmas...and beyond !!

NovemBlog...

I'm hoping to write a few Blog entries this month. As the days shorten and winter approaches, it's a good time to look back with gratitude and acknowledge that in spite of my petty gripes, life is so good, and could be so much worse. I'm also hoping to use recent failures and shortcomings as motivation to do better next season/year. The past offers up so many good lessons. The fact that our Malawi Trip was 3 years ago reminds me to redeem the time a little better...it all goes so fast (I sound like a broken record).
Just to end on a nice recent memory moment, a shot again of the only real VW Camping I squeezed in this past summer...