It was a great first meeting for the Huron-Bruce EDA Initiative the other night. I had the opportunity to sit down and talk about a variety of issues.
I had the opportunity to go for a walk on Thursday morning to a conservation area near Lucknow. I remembered to take my camera and I will be adding the photos to my Flickr albums later in the coming week. I have three days off during each of the next two weeks. I would like to think it is a nice break from work but instead I will be busy with prep work for the PPC EDA and other projects.
I do not like when companies think they can take advantage of their employees and exploit them to do jobs that are not part of their job description. We are in a work environment today where employers are now desperate for employees. Employees need to empower themselves to not be treated poorly by their employers. They do not need unions to do this, they just need to see that in our job rich environment employers need their help a lot more than they realize. This exploitation must stop.
Someone tried to break into a cottage a few blocks from where I live. They were caught on security camera and now the police are looking for the suspect. This is the wrong community to try and break into. It might seem like an isolated cottage community but there are a lot of year round residents and neighbours talk to neighbours. They will get caught.
The weather has turned crappy lately and they keep mentioning flurries, I guess it had to come some time but it is still too soon.
I am trying to find more routine and stability in my life these days. I have a number of side projects I want to work on but finding the time is key. It is hard when you think you have something arranged and then someone else messes it up. My request for a regular schedule that I filed two weeks ago did not get registered until yesterday so that has complicated things. Fortunately I talked with my boss yesterday and they are working with my schedule to bring me some stability.
In addition to work, my political endeavours, and my photography, there are some online courses from Coursera I would like to explore. I discovered the service earlier this year and there are a lot of free courses that interest me.
I came across an amazing product a few weeks ago, actually it was on sale at Canadian Tire. It is called Auto Glym Vinyl & Rubber Care. It conditions and protects all interior and exterior plastics and rubber, according to the print on the bottle. And it does! It is amazing! It blows Turtle Wax and other cleaners out of the water. I sprayed down all of the vinyl and plastic inside my truck about three weeks ago and I did it again about two weeks ago as a 'touch up' (mostly to get the spots that I missed the first time) and it continues to look brand new. It is amazing stuff and worth the money. If I can find more of it next time I am in town I will buy a couple bottles. I will include a picture link for it below.
The weather has been beautiful this week, too bad I do not have the time to get out and take photos of the fall colours. I hope next week my schedule affords me a day I can just drive around and take pictures.
I am back to work today after having five days off. I had a bad tooth extracted last Wednesday morning and, today Monday, I am still not feeling one hundred percent. It is not the first tooth I have had to have pulled out and, unfortunately, will not be the last. It is my genetics, bad teeth with strong roots. Ouch. I was quite pleased with the results this time. The dental surgeon knew what she was doing and had it cleanly removed and it is healing nicely. My visit took less than half an hour.
It is holiday Monday here in Canada, Thanksgiving Day, and likely a busy day at work. I had Thanksgiving dinner with friends yesterday. The food was delicious and the company like family to me. I do not really celebrate holidays anymore but it is still nice to have a day off to enjoy things in life, other than work.
I spent the last couple days working online promoting the People's Party of Canada and updating all of my information. I am looking forward to the first meeting of the Huron-Bruce PPC this Thursday in Goderich, should be a great turnout. I shared the event listing on Twitter and it has over thirty re-tweets and fifty likes in just two and a half days. Wow. I have been working with Justin (Justin L. Smith, organizer of the Huron-Bruce EDA) to prepare for the meeting on Thursday. I hope we get people to sign up for the People's Party of Canada and get a feel for the concerns of local constituents.
I hope my schedule has been sorted out. I really need Sundays and Mondays off in order to manage things like the PPC, plus be able to have two days off to visit my father more. I do not like the single day off strategy of having one day off, a day or three on, then another off, then two or three more on. I am exhausted over half way through the week and get almost nothing done on my days off.
I decided it was time to re-focus myself and make a fresh start online. I have re-created my Google Plus and Twitter accounts, and, as you might know, my Facebook account is back. My ethics and opinions have not changed but I felt my Twitter account had become too focused on the analytics instead of the content.
I am going to spend more time on my political interests and less time and energy on people who simply want to troll me. It is time for change in Canada and we are not going to get ahead without better communication and unity. Diversity is entropy and it is time Canada gets back to its culture and beliefs that made our country somewhere people wanted to run to in times of peril.
I can not promise this blog will be only politically motivated, from time to time I am certain it will explore personal thoughts and feelings a little. But, in the end, it is me and my view of the world.
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