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Merry Monday: Father's Day Weekend

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For Father's Day, I took a trip to visit the family. The drive was frustrating as people wanted to go about 10 below the speed limit. Also, there were some motorcycle enthusiasts who couldn't pass cars in an appropriate amount of time.

I arrived Friday around 4:45pm, chucked a gluten free pizza in their oven, ate half the pizza, and got gussied up for a wake. My next door neighbor of almost thirty years passed away earlier in the week. He was very ill due to diabetes and kidney disease and is no longer suffering. But he will be missed. He made a mean Rusty Nail and loved getting into mischief.

On Saturday, I shopped. I had forgotten my phone charger and was trying to make plans with friends as I watched the battery dwindle. It shut off mid conversation with my brother. I bought some other things as well such as several new to me LPs between $2 and $5 each including:
- Fine Young Cannibals "Fine Young Cannibals"
- Bryan Adams "You Want It, You Got It"
- The Buddy Holly Story
- The Sound of Music
- Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe
- Amadeus
- Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
- Warsaw Concerto
- Beethoven "Moonlight Sonata" and Chopin
- Classical Music for People Who Hate Classical Music (Boston Pops Orchestra)
- Morton Gould and His Orchestra "Greensleeves"
- 101 Strings Play The World's Great Standards

Yes. My music taste is all over the map, though it's predominately Alternative Rock if I had to pick a favourite genre.

I also got the two other Uncharted games for the PS3 and one dungeon crawler because those are fun and bring me back to the Dark Age of Camelot and Diablo days. They were used games, so inexpensive too :)

Oh, yeah it was Father's Day Weekend, but also it's close to my birthday, so I got presents too. My mom got me the parts to make pasta and grind meat for my mixer. Also two gluten free cookbooks. And all that stuff I bought was with my birthday money.

Saturday afternoon had me relaxing in the air conditioning while watching Thor 2. Somehow I didn't know it existed but 2013 was a rough year for me. Next was dinner with the family. Then I hung out with friends and played the commander format of Magic the Gathering, which was a lot of fun! Now I want to find a green deck...

Sunday morning, a brother and I took dad to hit some golf balls. I didn't do too bad! I should definitely check out the places in Ottawa this year.

I arrived back home on Sunday to sweltering heat. It wasn't fun cleaning up for the maintenance guy to install a door this morning. I took it slow and drank plenty of fluids. Once the sun began to set, I opened my windows more. Also, not wearing pants helped with the high heat ;)

I didn't get a chance to fit in some geocaching with the family commitments and the outrageous heat warnings. I'll hit some up soon, though.

My allergies are killing me today!

Still waiting on the install guy. If he doesn't contact me by 10, I'll be calling him because he said 9 or 9:30.  I'm supposed to be getting my balcony screen door today...

Ciao,
R~

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