My Canadian Experience
July/August/September/October 2008


During July I headed down to Port Crewe to have dinner with Nola and Harold and their friends Al and Pat, their next door neighbours.


Al and Pat

I did attend the Chatham Highland Games for a wee while and they had a downpour. I will be attending the Selkirk Faire and here is a picture taken of me with the Faire Folk.

Did manage to go to the Fergus Highland Games but got totally soaked with a thunder and lightning storm and torrential rain so had to head back early.


Mother and Son that run the Scottish Banner from North America and Australia


The Chief of Clan MacTavish and his wife

 


We were all battling the weather

As our web server went down on the night of Friday 15th August we had to use our new server that we hadn't got around to building into operation.  We were rather surprised at all the pretty lights :-)

On October 1st I sent in an application to apply for Canadian Citizenship.  I can in fact retain dual citizenship so can keep my British citizenship. This is actually handy as that means with the British EU passport I can visit all EU countries as a local :-)

I fully intend to spend the rest of my life in Canada and think it only right to take out Canadian citizenship.

October was a month where I got some wee repairs done in the house including getting a new power socket for my bathroom and resolving a plumbing issue with my bathroom sink. I also needed some work on my furnace as it was making a terrible racket. Seems the bearings need oiled.

Also went down to the Scottish North American Leadership conference in Chicago where I was one of the speakers. I was amazed at the sheer amount of toll roads around Chicago and if it wasn't for my GPS Tom Tom I don't think I'd ever have found the hotel.

We moved our servers from Kentucky to their new location in Michigan and had quite some problems with our new Internet provider meaning that instead of being back up Monday morning it was Wednesday morning before we came back. We also doubled our bandwidth to make the site faster to access.


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