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Last Updated 7 February 2024

News - Feb 7, 2024

Happy February! I am too lazy to update the appearance of this site this year. Maybe later. So, we had a great Christmas season and as always, Santa was good to us all.

It has been several months since I finished with my Ozempic routine and so far, I am holding steady at my 60lbs lighter weight. Except for a few weeks when it was stupidly cold (as low as -52C/-61F plus windchill), I have been taking Spike for walkies every day. I’m sure the exercise is good for me too.

My one day a week volunteer driving gig with the Cdn Cancer Society continues as does my enjoyment of the time I get to spend with these patients. If you want to give back, there are lots of groups that are happy to have you volunteer a little time to their cause.

Since my last update a couple of months ago, the Mustang project named Jolene has been put on hold

due to the weather. I have acquired a parts washing sink, a set of Ford 16” aluminium rims that will look great, a set of dollies that go under the tires to allow the car to be moved around, and a storage shelf to hold some of the parts scattered around the garage.

The goal for 2024 is to complete the steel work behind the rear seats - new trunk floor, gas tank, trunk lid, tail lamp corners, wheel houses, etc., etc. I have to stay within my budget so depending on the extent of the rust I can’t see yet, it may take until the end of 2025 to finish the back end.

We have decided to take a bigger than our average RV trip this summer. The plan is for about 6 weeks from home to Vancouver Island. No dates yet and no route yet either. There are at least 5 routes available to us, all of which we have done before. The trip will be 3,000+ kms with probably the most expensive gasoline in the country plus $700 in ferry fares and $350 per week in campground costs. We are saving our pennies already.

Family tree stuff continues to take up several hours per day. I’m surprised at how many distant cousins I have found scattered throughout New Brunswick, Massachusets, Virginia, and Georgia. Distant means 3rd, 4th and 5th cousins a few times removed. I stop collecting information at the 5th cousin level in an attempt to keep the size of the tree manageable. As it is, I have found 18,725 family members in my tree and 1,595 in Tess’ tree. Wow!

That’s it for this update. Take care and stay in touch!

Greg, Tess, & Spike