Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Winter problems

It can almost be like clockwork...The temperature drops and whatever is not ready for winter fails. The problem is in attempting to predict where and what will fail. Two years ago in my new job it was like a "baptism by fire". Some who had been around for years said they never had seen it issues as troublesome as what was being experienced that winter. Last year almost the opposite, major troubles were infrequent and far between. This year so far it beginning to build with major issues that were quite unexpected. Will it continue? that is the question which has no answer. I do no one thing for sure: the guys doing the work around here are diligent at ensuring that we have done as much as knowingly possible to keep the surprises to a minimum. For that I am grateful.

 MOvember is upon us:  Check it out my progress and leave a donation towards prostate cancer research here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Saskatchewan Party Victory

The people of Saskatchewan voted for continuation of current direction of the province yesterday. Some call it an "Orange crush(ed)" or landslide. I prefer just to say that the majority of the people in the province are satisfied with the current government. I was very satisfied with Brad Wall's acceptance speech. He acknowledged all of those stepping forward allowing their name to stand. Indeed it is incredibly important and one that was fought for by our armed services and put into place by the peaceful people of great nation. Will the Sask Part govern for along time? Not likely, There is always an ebb and flow to these things, which is good overall. For now though, the majority is satisfied.
 MOvember is upon us:  Check it out my progress and leave a donation towards prostate cancer research here.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Election day

OK I'll keep this short: If you read this today, November 7th - GO AND VOTE!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snow has begun

Woke up this morning at about 4AM with this brighter than usual light streaming through all the windows. In our new house I found it rather startling \. I looked outside, not knowing what to expect and found snow! Just a couple or three inches laying on the ground but enough. I am grateful there was not a 1/2" of rain first. That always make winter  more treacherous for walking or driving.

One things for sure: my upper lip is warmer. Check it out my progress and leave a donation towards prostate cancer research here.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Funny but serious little tune!

I got Twittered this from @maddie273 today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vCsriXUzJY&feature=youtu.be. It is a great little tune telling it like it is. By the way I am @dosvader on twitter. Not that many tweets but once in awhile I got something to say.
One guy was teasing me today saying " I thought you were growing a mustache!" Haha! Love the banter. In any case go on over to http:\\mobro.co/rderoo and check out my web page, make a donation and don't forget to rate my page, like it twitter it etc.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Movember! What is it? It's  a time for us men to join together to create awareness for men's health in general and prostate cancer specifically. This is my first attempt at this. Yes I've had a moustache before even a beard, but it has been awhile. Seems rather exiting actually! Yes I live a boring life. :(

I really want to encourage all of you wherever in the world you are to go my "MO" website at http://mobro.co/rderoo Please make a donation on-line, leave a comment (you can be encouraging, have some sort of fun remark, whatever), you may even have a style suggestion for me. Keep in mind the testosterone ain't what it used to be so I'm expecting a pretty slow growth.

Check back as I will try to make some daily updates for fun. I may have to wait for some stubble to appear before I post a picture though.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday Greetings or O come Emmanuel?

So this is Christmas...the song lyrics say, but what is it really? In this country it used to be a celebration of Jesus Christ's birthday. Now it would seem that has gone by the wayside, to our detriment. Yes, we Christians fool ourselves by thinking we celebrate in our churches and among other friends we greet each other with "Merry Christmas" thinking that it is the birthday we are celebrating. Yes the odd school still promotes Christs's birthday but they are becoming rare. On the radio the other day was a discussion on one school, not wanting to offend anyone had a "summer concert" rather than a Christmas concert. Trying to find meaningful Christmas cards this year was next to impossible at least in the chain stores. Most of what was available was "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays" or Santa themed cards. Imagine what it will be like in another generation. Will there be anyone of the general population who will remember it is Christs' Birthday? Emmanuel - God is with us? The Word made Flesh? The birth of our Saviour? The birth of God's Son Jesus Christ?

It would seem the secularization of our society is nearly complete. The north pole has replaced the manager. The Christmas lights were to remind us of the light of the world that has come, a "Joy to the World", yet for many they are simply a way to make Santa, the reindeer or Charlie Brown light up. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the lights too but where are the manager scenes in the store fronts?

For those who continue to celebrate Christmas as Christs' birthday I commend you. For those of other faiths who have come up to me and wished me a Merry Christmas knowing full well I celebrate His Birthday I say "Peace and Goodwill to you". Let us be not afraid, the "Light of the World has come"! Let us celebrate, and so in that vain I wish all of you a "Merry Christmas"