Wow! A pretty exciting time to be in Toronto. The Blue Jays just clinched a spot in the American League Championship Series. It was an amazing, hard-fought victory. And these were the highlights…
Oh, right. I forgot. My place in Toronto only offers the most basic of channel selections. I may not get the sports stations or food network or AMC, but I do get The Aquarium Channel. Look at that blue fish go!
Although it’s not all bad. After a long and exhausting cross-country flight with the dogs (on which they were mostly well-behaved) we were finally able to settle in to a place that, if not exactly clean (Akemi, who complained that the dishes “smelled funny”, ended up spending an hour wiping down the counters, refrigerator, and washing the cutlery), WAS cleaned out of the pantry supplies left behind by the previous tenant. Well, mostly. The landlord was kind enough to gift us a whole garbage bag full of expired herbs and spices –
Also the former tenant/landlord’s prescription medication. What’s Champix? Well, whatever it is, it should be taken twice daily with plenty of water.
Oh, they DID end up picking up a dust pan – which they helpfully left propped up on the wall, right next to the pile of spilled dirt.
So, when WAS the last time this place was actually cleaned? Hard to say but, in the interim, THIS big-ass spider had time to spin one equally big-ass web in the living room –
Because Bubba is suffering from separation anxiety, and because I didn’t want to miss a second of
that exciting baseball game hearing my neighbours’ reactions to that exciting baseball game, we elected to eat in…
Which allowed us to break in the already-well-broken-in dining room table.
So, how was YOUR day?
Hey, it’s time for another mailbag! Post your questions in the comment section and I’ll field them this weekend!