May 4 – Wonderful weekend – wish I saw it. Finally we get a great weekend for weather and I am tied up indoors for most of it. Where’s the justice in that.
Saturday – Sport Oakville in conjunction with the Town held our inaugural “Family Sports Fair and River Oaks Community Centre. We felt it would be beneficial to both our association members as well as the general public to have a day where the local sports associations were all in one spot so that people could come out and see what they were all about. Ask questions about programs, and actually see or try some activities.
Overall it went well, but as any first year event, we could have used more spectators coming out. However, our members who were in attendance were very supportive, felt they had made some good contacts and it also served as member networking.
Chalk that up as a 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM time filler. Afterwards, I did get to zip over to the park at Lakeshore and 3rd line to watch my “grand-nephew” from Guelph’s team play the local OMBA Rep team of 8-9 year olds. Things were going great as Shaun and Becky brought the GKs over to watch as well AND THEN – the bugs came out.
We were literally swarmed by clouds of either gnats or baby skitters that just made life miserable for all of us as they tried to fly up your nose or in your ears or investigate the tunnel down your throat. Ugh!
Sunday – was a treat. I have a one and a half hour presentation on Tuesday that I needed to get started on so I decided I would be better off going into the office for a chunk of the day rather than relying on the access and download speeds I could count on from local internet and VPN.
So far so good – it was a great morning so I jumped on Big Red, scootered to my local CTP Gas Station / Tim Hortons for a Java and over to Clarkson for my 9:33 GO Train. I no sooner park my butt and open the coffee then this heavily accented voice comes over the tinny PA to inform me that the 9:33 train has been cancelled due to unspecified operational issues and that I could enjoy the fresh morning air while waiting for my next opportunity – the 10:03. Fine!
The 10:03 dutifully arrives and I milk run into Union Station only to find that Union Subway has been shut down and barricaded out of bounds such that they would not even let me walk through to get the P.A.T.H. shortcut to the King Subway. I had to walk the circle route to get there and finally made it to my office around 11:30 AM. Of course I was there by myself – not necessarily a bad thing – except that with no one working, the air conditioning was not either and since I face southwest on the glass. Let’s just say it very quickly became a tropical paradise without the paradise element.
Then I had to do the circle tour on my way home, got to Union between trains and ended up getting home around 6:30. Another glorious day shot (so I then get dragged out grocery shopping) – had to source some prime BBQ material so we got fresh chicken breasts and Chef Moi did his usual superb job in creating the signature BBQ Chicken Breast Burgers.
Moorehead Estates Winery – Had fun bottling our plonk on Friday night. Has a good customer experience at Vin Bon and get “sold” on ordering another batch of a special Red plonk. Shaun took his bottles with him, but I am holding Andrew’s hostage as he is now off golfing in Arizona.
Sunday night was the official “lay down” night for our plonk. Apparently you are supposed to stand it vertically for two days to do something and then you tip it on its side to get working on the aging process. We are now aging with batch 1.