October 10, 2012
After Mark’s team won it’s seventh football game of the season (and is still undefeated), we drove to Arlington Beach and the cabin to spend Thanksgiving weekend. We drove the remarkable 2013 Ford Flex (more on that later) and got in time for a late lunch. After lunch Jordon cut and taped up some hockey sticks and changed a hockey blade on Jared Siebert’s aluminum hockey stick. Oliver and Mark found some time to check out the road hockey rink and shoot the ball around while we chilled out at the cabin.
I kind of lost track of Oliver and my friend Brooke took this great photo of Oliver and Owen checking out the hockey sticks. They were both born the same day at RUH but Owen was a lot bigger. Time has a way of evening everything out.
Later that night, I was showing Kath the Ford Flex and in doing it, the fob was in the vehicle and I was leaning on the door when all of the doors locked. Now the doors are not supposed to lock with the fob inside it but it did. We had no way to open it. I’ll be honest, I panicked. Jordon looked online and found out what went wrong and I called roadside assistance. An hour and $133 later, a tow truck came and opened the door.
Our new infrared heater worked well and in combination with our hot oil heater, the cabin was quite warm despite the really cool weather. While the temperature dropped below freezing outside, we were toasty warm. We are heading back in early November and I expect it will be quite nice then.
Sunday morning Mark and I went to get some water and came back to an empty cabin. Jordon and Oliver went “fishing” with Ollie’s new fishing rod.
Sunday saw me hanging out with Katherine while Jordon, Jared, and a couple other “responsible” adults by the name of Kelly and Adam decided to arm all of our boys with guns and slingshots and take them out shooting. Including Oliver and Owen because according to them, four years old is a perfect age to shoot things.
Later on Lee and Brittany came up bearing Ninjabread cookies. We figured out Christmas (it’s at their place and we are having lasagna) and then had Christmas dinner at the lodge. There was turkey, ham, potatoes, salads and most importantly according to Jordon, turnips. Now Brittany and I need to plan a meal that has turnips and lasagna in it which is going to be hard as Lee wants lasagna with a side plate of lasagna.
Monday we packed up and headed back after coffee with Dennis and Wilda Camplin. We were home in time to see the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the Toronto Argonauts. It was another great Thanksgiving weekend. Hope yours was nice as well.