Ever since we moved and I switched my instrument cluster from imperial to metric, I have waited eagerly for this landmark odometer reading. It rolled over as I drove to work last month, and in my carelessness I missed it, noticing only as I rolled into the parking lot.
We had a great Thanksgiving…back in October! Canadian Thanksgiving was October 14th — I assume because harvest celebrations came earlier in the colder North. Amy picked up a Butterball turkey breast (not a whole one, that would’ve been a bit much for us) with stuffing and cranberry sauce and other fixings, and we had a nice little Thanksgiving dinner. (Yes, I had my turkey with rice.)
For Halloween Ezra and I were an astronaut and a Star Trek redshirt again, same as last year. (The NASA outfit still fits him and we’re in a new place so no one here saw us in these costumes last year anyway. Amy was asked at least once if she was dressed up as Georgie but it was just a yellow raincoat.)
While trick-or-treating around the neighbourhood we ran into a fellow Trekkie at the local Wesleyan church, and spotted a Pac Man pumpkin.
To commemorate nine months of Nova Scotian unemployment, I collaged all my job application rejections over a scenic photo of the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove. This only covers a fraction of total applications; many other employers never got back to me at all.
As Hurricane Dorian arrived in Nova Scotia on Saturday 7 Sep 2019, I set up my GoPro in the window to record a time lapse of its passage through the Halifax region, capturing 10 seconds per frame from morning till evening. Cloud motion was too fast to get a decent sense of motion for most of the day but around 1m 15s into the video, the eye of the hurricane reached us and the clouds suddenly slowed and reversed direction. (Also watch for a tree suddenly falling over at around 20s, damaging a neighbour’s house.)