This took awhile to get onto my broad behind and write about this month. Writings more fun than twitter, right? Apparently not.
We continued work on the deck we started in September.
Somewhere in there we both got sick. Maybe Covid. Felt poorly for a few days. Juanita first and less severely and she bounced back more quickly than I did.
I lost my sense of taste for a while. Stayed in bed for most of a day and had limited energy for a few days. Would do some little thing to move the deck project forward and that would take all my energy for that day. That didn’t last too long. We got the deck finished. With the type of work I do when employed I could have made my way into work and been as productive as usual but wouldn’t have gone out visiting in the evening afterward. There wasn’t much risk of having to go to work, in any case. With the completion of the maintenance turnarounds in the Alberta petro patch, jobs disappeared from the dispatch board at the union hall.
By the end of the month, we were back to full strength and ready to energetically tackle getting ready to go south for the worst of the winter.
Sonja came home for a weekend and dropped by with Kohen and Sasha one agternnon for a visit.
We went to Edmonton for Odelia’s second birthday party
I bought spark plugs for the car but didn’t get around to installing them until after we got back from the coast in November.
We travelled to Edmonton to help celebrate Eliana’s eighth birthday.
Blew the leaves off the grassy areas and into the forest toward the end of October.
Books of This Month
I read a lot in October.
Mostly mysteries, a couple of novels and three non-fictions.
One of the novels, Tropic of Stupid, I have no idea where the recommendation came from. I can’t recommend it. I might get around to writing mini-reviews of the books below but I doubt it.
The WWII book was fine. I like that type of history book.
The Apache Wars I found fascinating. Most of it happens in Juanita’s home state or adjoining areas. Lots of treachery and bad behaviour by most involved.
Full Metal Jack by Diane Capri (The Hunt for Reacher series)
Jack Frost by Diane Capri (The Hunt for Reacher series)
A Litter of Bones by JD Kirk (A DCI Jack Logan Novel)
Hornet Flight by Ken Follett
The timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray: A Thrilling new time travel adventure by O.R. Simmonds
Lions of the Desert: A True Story of WWII Heroes in North Africa (World War Two Series Book 4)
Post: A Bryon Tibor Thriller by Sean Black
Lockdown (Ryan Lock Book 1) by Sean Black
Jack of Spades by Diane Capri (The Hunt for Reacher series)
Yellowhead Blues: A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery by R.E. Donald
Sea to Sky (A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery) by R.E. Donald
Slow Curve on the Coquihalla (A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery) by R.E. Donald
White Liners: Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery Sketches by R.E. Donald
The Cascade Killer (Luke McCain Mysteries Book 1) Rob Phillips
Lights Out by Ted Koppel
Tropic of Stupid by Tim Dorsey
The Index Card, Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack
The Last Bodyguard: A Ryan Lock Crime Thriller by Sean Black
Ghost Man by Roger Hobbs
Vanishing Games by Roger Hobbs
The Apache Wars: The hunt for Geronimo, The Apache Kid and the captive boy who started the longest war in American History by Paul Andrew Hutton
A Murder of Crows (Sean O’Brien) by Tom Lowe
The Many Lives of Ivy Wells: A Time Travel Thriller (Ivy Mystery Series Book 1) by Michelle Files
That Time in Paris: Wolfgang Pierce Book 1 by Logan Ryles
That Time in Appalachia, A Wolfgang Pierce Story by Logan Ryles
That Time in Cairo: Wolfgang Pierce Book 2 by Logan Ryles
The Good Client (Mitch Turner Legal Thrillers Book 1) by Dan Decker