Yesterday afternoon I was in the kitchen getting some things ready for supper when Max decided to go crazy at the front window. That’s not unusual at all. He’ll bark at anything. People, squirrels, rabbits, other dogs, and the list goes on and on. If it moves, he notices. His barking got to the point that I decided to go to the front window and see what in the world was driving him so crazy.
It was my neighbour Mike who was going along our sidewalk with a bucket of sand. After telling Max to pipe it down for the umpteenth time, I opened the front door and thanked him for doing that. Mike had gone to one of the city locations that was giving away free sand and filled up a couple of 5 gallon buckets. I’ve said it before, but we have the best neighbours anyone could hope for. Everybody gets along. You’ll never see any of us on an episode of “Bad Neighbours.”
The toughest part of this cold snap we’ve been in and out of for the last 4 weeks or so, for me, has been trying to remember to unplug my vehicle before driving away from the house. It’s getting a little stupid and very embarrassing. The other night I had to go MC a show at Casino Regina. When I was about 4 blocks from home it suddenly hit me, I forgot to unplug my vehicle, for the 5th time! So I pulled over, got out of the vehicle in my suit, unplugged the extension cord from the front of my vehicle, and made my way to the Casino.
The next morning, before leaving for work, my wife reminded me to unplug my vehicle before driving away. I kind of chuckled and made my way out the door. As I pulled away from the house and down the block I remembered her warning, a little too late. I backed up to the front of the house, pulled the extension cord from underneath my vehicle, and plugged it into the cord coming from the house.
This morning as I left the house I kept saying to myself, “Unplug the cord. Unplug the cord. Unplug the cord.”
I’m happy to say, I remembered to unplug the cord.