Thursday, March 27, 2008

Since the election

Since the election I have been busy with getting my work load caught up and getting back into a regular routine.

Well, at least as regular as it can be with the new addition to our family, but Cor is home now :) :) :)

.... and he can keep Stewie distracted while I get some blog posts in.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Introducing Stewie ! !

This is Stewie. He was born in the USA, but we paid the GST to get him across the border; so I figure that officially makes him Canadian.

He is an English Bulldog and is 10 weeks old today.











Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Election thank you.....

I have not been been able to catch up on all that has been posted on PA, I am sure there is some very interesting postings in last couple of days. I wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped me during the election, especially MikeR, Canuckistan and my son, Justin.

I am still feeling very up beat, except that I just dropped Cor off at airport for the last leg of his Arctic contract. :( We spent all day yesterday picking up signs and with stilll being a tad hung over from Monday night....we are pretty tired. My son and I are leaving this morning on a "mini" trip; when we return we will have a new addition to our family. :)

Last few weeks I have been telling people I would be quite happy to garner more support than I did in Elbow.....accomplished. More disheartening is the fact that Kyle Fawcett was elected. Having met Pat Murray (Liberal candidate); I know he would have been a far better MLA. Unlike Kyle, Pat and I both live in the area (in fact we are neighbours) and we have seen some things during the campaign that the PC's need to be held accountable for. We may not be able to do it "in" the Leg, but they have not heard the last from me.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Election moments........

BAD DAY HAS HAPPY ENDING
.... early in campaign; breaking valve stem off of one my tires, late in the day. It had to go to dealer and I had appointments to attend to..... this had the potential to be a stressful incident; but Graham at Renfrew Chrysler gave me the royal treatment. Got me into a rental and had my Top Banana #83 / 250 fixed up within 24 hrs.

I think it was the WAP signs in the trunk; Cory thinks it was my green eyes....LOL

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LUCKY BREAK
..... officer holding radar gun waves me to pull over; as I slow, he sees sign on my car and waves me on..... I am pretty sure the fella behind me was going faster and was a better catch..... It certainly wasn't my green eyes that time.

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EMBARASSING MOMENT
...... late on debate night; running a bath; phone rings..... I answer, but can't hear the caller; so I say "One sec" ...... "Sorry about that, I was just about to step into bath."

Caller, "Are you sure you want to be telling ME that?"

Jane, "Oh,... who's calling?"

Caller, "This is Kirk Heuser, from CTV."

Color me RED.

Out of courtesy to Kirk, I will refrain from regaling you with the balance of the conversation.....LMAO

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EYE OPENER
....... Saturday, March 1, all candidates forum at Carewest Dr Vernon Fanning centre. Candidates in attendance; Pat Murray, Lib; Jim Wright, SC and Jane Morgan, WAP.
We met with residents who shared their stories of life in the centre, which was heart wrenching. Due to staffing issues, they are only able to have one shower a week ! ! ! They receive paltry AISH payments and if they are able to work, they face clawbacks to the payments. I likely will blog on this one more, down the road.

Sign Story # 1 - part 2

Final weekend of campaign and the sign destruction continues. This time they were not so selective; nearly every party had mass destruction along 10 Ave. NW by Confederation Park.








Yes, those are tire tracks..... evidence to be submitted to CSI.....LOL