Merry Christmas Canada Post! Thanks for delivering all of the misaddressed and postage lacking Christmas cards that my friends and family have sent to me this holiday season. :)
Seriously, we’ve received a number of cards this year that only had our name and “Kemptville, ON” as the address. No street number, no PO Box number, no postal code. Yet they still showed up in our box at the post office.
We even got one that was redirected from our old apartment that had no stamp on it. Thanks again Canada Post!
Oh, and to all the people we know who might be reading this right now, your Christmas card is in the mail. Blame Canada Post if it doesn’t get there on time. ;) hehe. No, don’t blame them, blame us. We’re the slackers who have been working on those cards for a couple weeks now but only recently managed to get them all stamped and ready for the mail.
So once again, Merry Christmas Canada Post! Thanks for getting all those Christmas cards to their destinations, even if they don’t have all the information they need.
In my Spend Money to Save Money post I mentioned Noma LED Christmas lights as a way to save money. I went and bought 8 strings of their “clear” 70 light sets, 3 with the medium sized bulbs and 5 with the little bulbs. I’ve been rather impressed with them so far. The medium sized bulbs are outside and appear to be pretty good. They have that bluish glow to them which has grown on me. They aren’t quite as brilliant as a regular incandescent white light but they do have a certain amount of dazzle if you view the bulb from the right angle.
I put 5 strings of the smaller bulb Noma LED Christmas lights on our Christmas tree inside. Again, same bluish glow for the most part. One string has a slightly different hue though. It looks like it’s closer to being clear than the other strings. Not a huge deal but it would be nice if they all had the same bluish hue to them.
Anyways, I’ve been impressed so far. It takes a little bit to get used to the light they produce but as I mentioned, if you get the light pointed the right direction, they are really quite bright.
I’m planning on buying more next year for decorating outside. The best part is the ones we bought for inside are actually indoor/outdoor lights so if we decide to do something different inside next year, I’ll just move them outside somewhere else.
Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah to you!
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According to this CBC News article, Charlottetown needs a long term snow storage solution.
CBC Prince Edward Island – City seeks site to dump snow
“We need to look at a site just to store our snow permanently,” (Terry Bernard) says.
Damn, it makes it sound like Charlottetown has snow all year round. ;) I know it feels like there are only two seasons in Prince Edward Island (winter and construction) but we don’t need to have stories like this suggesting that there is snow all the time.
On a more serious note, I know what it is like in Charlottetown during the winter. Since the downtown core doesn’t have very much open space, snow usually gets plowed into the middle of the road. It is then put into dumptrucks by huge snow blowers to be taken out of the city core. It was always interesting driving in the downtown core the day after a big snow storm. Every street was basically a boulevard and you often had to plan your trips to make a couple extra turns so you would be on the correct side of the road to get where you wanted to go.
So I can understand why Charlottetown needs a long term snow storage solution. Since there are so many concerns over the snow, or more specifically, what is mixed in with the snow, it only makes sense to find somewhere less “public” to dump it. A chunk of vacant land (not park land) would be much easier to clean up in the spring and fewer people would be as concerned.
Rick Mercer’s Blog: Children are the Future but Beer is now.
Oh Rick Mercer, why is it that you are able to make me chuckle with everything that comes out of your head?
I’m on my way to sign the Beer not Kids petition now!