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Cars, Bikes, Pedestrians and Craziness

trafficI’ve been working downtown on a contact for over a year now and I’m amazed I haven’t seen more accidents than I have.  Every day, in my walk from Union Station up to Queen Street and back again in the evening, I have witnessed hundreds of “near misses”, but surprisingly few accidents.  That, in itself, amazes me.

Between pedestrians who pay absolutely no attention to the walk/don’t walk signs and the crosswalk locations and have their heads down staring at their phones, to the cyclists who think that just because they have a bike lane they own the road and can ignore the yellow and red lights, turn into the oblivious pedestrians (even when said obliviots actually have the right of way), and the cars that cut off other traffic to make turns and use yellow lights as the signal that means “jump into the intersection to block the traffic, the cyclists and the pedestrians”, and those same pedestrians who step off the curb early and block the car who has jumped into the intersection, I’m amazed someone hasn’t gotten killed, injured, or just plain shot.

People ask me if I enjoy living in the country now.  The answer, every day, is “You bet!!!”

TTFN…. If I make it out alive!

New Postal Code Confusion

maiilboxWell, Canada Post, in their infinite wisdom, have decided that we don’t change our address often enough (we’ve only had 4 addresses in the last 33 years), so on August 15th, 2016 they decided that our Postal Code would change from the old L0G 1E0 to the new L4A 1Z3.  As of today, THEY still haven’t updated their postal code lookup site 🙁 and they’ve told us we’ll have mail forwarding for a year, but you might want to update your Christmas lists now, before you forget.

Oh, and by they way, they tell us we live in any one of “Cedar Valley”, “Stouffville” or “Whitchurch-Stouffville” as well, so use whatever fits in your address book for the “city”. 🙂

I’ve also been having “fun” updating the various accounts to reflect the new address/pcode change.  It seems that some companies see the new postal code, and others don’t.  Some allow me to put the city in as “Cedar Valley” or “Stouffville”, but won’t allow “Whitchurch-Stouffville” as it’s too long. Some won’t let “Cedar Valley” go in, because the postal code maps to Stouffville in Canada Posts’s data feed.  So far, it’s been a complete pain.  Thank goodness CPC has said we will get 1 year to get it all sorted out.  It took FAR less effort to get the address changed when we moved 2 years ago.

confusion[BTW, the one very curious thing was that when I called the insurance company to let them know of the new address/pcode, they informed me my house insurance would like drop a bit.  Huh?  Apparently the L0G 1E0 was very generic and covered a wide area, whereas the L4A 1Z3 code is much more specific.  Makes no sense to me, but I’m certainly not going to argue.]

TTFN

Jokes — Yes, I Know They’re Really Bad

Found this list of oldies the other day and I couldn’t resist posting them.

“Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says: Dam!” “Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again you can’t have your . . . → Read More: Jokes — Yes, I Know They’re Really Bad

An “Interesting” Month

As some of you know, it’s been a very ‘interesting’ few weeks for us in the Lahn household with some ups, and some downs.

On Friday, Feb 5th, we picked up an 8 week old Border Collie puppy that we’ve named Chloe. She is a joy with all her energy and we can hardly wait . . . → Read More: An “Interesting” Month

Merry Christmas 2015!!

We want to wish all our friends a Merry Christmas, and we pray God’s blessings for a great coming year!

In case you are interested, here’s a copy of our Christmas letter for this year. Check it out here.