NORTHLAND OUTDOORS The Dreaded Kamatsi Squirrel
KAMATSI LAKE, Sask. -- Wed been told about the bear that occasionally wanders into this northern Saskatchewan outpost camp, and it made an appearance one morning during our recent weeklong fishing adv... Posted on 7/21/18 at 7:00 AM
Nothing gets me more excited than organizing! I love walking into a client’s home and seeing the chaos and knowing that I am trusted to make it all better. I see it as a puzzle that was dumped on the floor. I start by sorting the edges, then grouping like items together. I start moving pieces around and soon I have a complete puzzle.
There are a few things I’ve learned in my 40-plus years on this planet, including that it’s hard to feel motivated to exercise when you’re wearing an oversized Cookie Monster T-shirt and dreaming about pancakes.
Vacation is great. Travel is another issue. Over the years, I’ve logged thousands of miles driving and flying around the country, sometimes with delays. Then there was a recent return trip from Atlanta, a scheduled six-hour trip that took 50 hours, including 44 hours and two nights of sleeping in O’Hare Airport due to weather and technical malfunctions.
As a “wine sipper” I don’t worry about how long to keep a particular wine vintage to increase in value over time. If I find in my modest wine collection, a bottle that has been overlooked to consume and it has since spoiled, I simply dump it and chalk it up to lack of being better organized. It usually comes at a cost of something less than $15 or $20.
I was recently going through some boxes in our basement when I came across one filled with beautiful wooden trays and carvings from our time in Indonesia, where we spent several weeks while working aboard the M/V Clipper Odyssey.
I've got an Amazon habit. Like many of my other habits - coffee drinking, newspaper reading, excessive profanity - it's one that I've cultivated and refined over the years, ever since I made my first purchase on June 24, 1996, for a new copy of Dan Wakefield's "New York in the Fifties."
Fargo - OK, so maybe it wasn’t the prettiest game. And it won’t make visiting teams fear coming to town. And it didn’t instill a whole lot of confidence for the hometown crowd. But the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks home opener, as we say here in the upper Midwest, it could’ve been worse.
An early morning headache called for a couple ibuprofens. I raided the office stash, pouring two tablets into the palm of my hand.
When I looked again, there was only one. I started scanning the office floor frantically for the missing ibuprofen.
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