Another year...Another sports day!

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October 18th 2009
Published: October 27th 2009
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Another year has passed and another annual sports meet has taken place. Sports days are a big event here and take place in every school in the country at least once a year and sometimes twice. Maple Leaf is no exception. Picture a typical high-school track meet with a few elementary school events thrown in for good measure. A huge opening ceremony with lots of marching, speeches, and flag-raising....and no spectators. It is a fun time but is pretty much organized chaos over a nine hour period. Rules can change by the minute right to the moment of starting and there is a lot of "discussion" about how things should take place and/or be judged lol. This is not a society where things are planned well in advance other than what day it will take place!! But, despite everything, a great time was had by everybody. The weather was great and temperatures reached the high 20s.

On the vehicle front, Nancy has purchased a 110cc gas trike to replace her electric one. She is selling her old one to one of the other teachers. Meanwhile, my wheels sat in the underground parking garage for a week with an electrical problem that I finally realized was just a broken connection. Once again, it is on the road and I and my girls are once again commuting to work every day. The temperature is in the high 20s this week so still great for biking.

The next big event around here is the Halloween party later this week so a bunch of us taxied over to Tailor Street last week to order costumes of various sorts. Who knows what any of them will end up looking like but stay tuned for pictures in a few days. Most were made using pictures we got from the internet along with our measurements.

Well, not much more news for now. The sun is still shining and the temperatures are still in the 20s so no complaints. Hopefully, this weather sticks around for awhile longer. And finally, with this blog, I have passed the milestone of over 1000 photos uploaded over the last couple of years! Hard to believe!!

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