OK, so we didn’t manage to get the apartment painted before the cold weather set in, so we’re rescheduling that for the spring.
Neighbour Lady Lisa is now only a neighbour in a purely metaphorical sense. She left for England after a meal-in-the-dark experience at Ganges indian restaurant, when the power went out. Despite that minor setback, a good time was had by all, and Lisa received many fond farewells, and the odd present.
Last week I was sent to Edmonton, to see the users of the software I’ve been helping to develop. Edmonton is cold, and flat. It went down to -10 most nights I was there, and winter hasn’t even started yet. The view from the window on the 23rd floor of the office building I was in was stunning, as you could see for miles, with nothing more than a hillock to perturb the flatness. Made for some very pretty sunsets and sunrises (which I saw both of thanks to the interesting hours I was working). Five days was enough though, and I was glad to get back to Montreal in time for Thanksgiving weekend.
After watching the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday night (congratulations Mr Schumaker on a great world championship win), we headed up to the country with Jen’s grandmother for a delicious Thanksgiving meal prepared by Elisabeth and Richard. A perfectly cooked turkey, with all sorts of interesting accompaniments, followed by homemade pumpkin pie.