Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 6th day of July, 2017.

Hot day ahead and over the few days days projected to be in the 30’s.

Too warm for me.

Thankfully I do not have to work outside in the hot sun.

I wish “cool” thoughts to those who do.

 

Last night on the bus ride home I had a conversation with a young man who is in Canada from Ireland on a work VISA.

I so love the Irish accent.

He is a bricklayer by trade.

Said so hot working outside.

He told me that Ireland has not come back from a recession.

No work or not much so he decided to come to Canada.

Came by himself.

We had a great conversation.

He said there is more to do here than back home.

Ireland he said has only about 3 million people.

Mainly Irish as people do not often immigrate there.

Said it is beautiful there.

I told him of my Irish roots.

Very nice young man.

Made the hot ride from downtown to West Edmonton Mall so much more bearable.

Good company always does …..

 

I was walking down the street heading toward home from the bus last night after work.

When I spotted a beautiful dog off leash going in and out of yards across the street.

I watched him to see if his owner(s) were about and there were no humans to be found.

So I tried to coax him over to see if I could check his tags.

He/She came across the street with me watching for traffic and ready to stop any vehicles.

The dog came across and ran onto a lawn and then up the steps of that house and stood at the door.

I followed him/her but the dog growled at me so I backed off.

He/She was panting so bad as it was mighty hot and I had no idea how long the dog had been outside in the heat.

So I ran to the next door neighbours hoping they were at home.

A man answered the dog and happened to have a similar dog in the house (by coincidence).

He said they had two Golden Retrievers next door but they are never out.

So I finally after a couple of minutes coaxed him to come with me to the house next door.

When we got there the dog was gone.

My heart skipped a beat.

I asked the man if they were at home and then he went to the door and rang the bell.

A woman answered and I relayed my story and she said her dogs were at home and I said “Are you sure?”

She came outside onto the porch.

A dog barked and then came around the corner from the back lane.

The woman recognized the bark and called the dog.

The dog came to the house.

I reminded the woman to give the dog water as “she” was clearly thirsty.

She said that her grandchildren had been over.

I was thinking to myself “So you did not miss this big huge dog?”

No matter – happy ending.

Dog and Human reunited.

She thanked me and I went on my way.

I thanked the man who had helped me.

So happy that it was a happy story.

 

So good conversation on the way home and a rescue.

Great way to end the day after a long day at the office.

 

Special Hello to: Family and Friends.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Thursday morning and today is June 21st, 2012….

The first full day of SUMMER ….. SUMMER….. Yes, S-U-M-M-E-R ….. has finally arrived.

Here in Edmonton we had about 17 hours of light yesterday.

When I went to bed last night at about 10:20 ….. it was still light outside.

Isn’t that incredible!

The morning sky here as I look out my office window is the most glorious pale blue with a few white clouds lining the horizon to the south.

WOW.  Love it.

Well, I am gearing up for the weekend (today is my last day of work-work for this week).  I am having a garage sale with my daughter and a friend from down the street.

Some of my other neighbours as well will be joining in ….. a back lane sale if you will.

I am so excited.

It is so great to meet new people and connect with ones that you haven’t seen for awhile.

Well it is almost time once again to put the finishing touches on …. before leaving for work.

I hope that wherever you are …. life is treating you kind, and that you are treating life, kind in return.

Remember what you reap …. you sow.

Wish me luck on my garage sale ….. I am visualizing empty shelves, tables and floor ….. having sold every single item in the sale.

Take care.

Special Hello to: all those folks who go to garage sales ….

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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