A voting adventure

I firmly believe that those of us who are privilege to vote have a moral obligation to do so. Therefore, yesterday morning (October 21) the first thing I did was head to a polling station.

Now, because when I moved in June I didn’t get a mailbox key in the first month, when I changed my addresses with official government agencies I gave my work address as a mailing address. Thus the voter registration card had 800 King St E as my address. And my polling station as The Aud.

However, the election website had my home address’s polling station at Rockway Centre, and that is where I headed.

I didn’t pay close enough attention to the card, because the start time was 9:30, not 9:00 as I thought. So after waiting in line (I wasn’t the only one who made that mistake) I got to the table for special consideration. There I was told that I needed to go to The Aud to vote, they would correct my address there.

So off I go (I’m walking this morning).

I get to The Aud and have to wait in another line. Finally, at the first table I was told that I really should have voted at Rockway Centre! However, the gentleman said, “I’m not sending you back there again,” and he sent me on to the second table try to get a ballot. The woman there was very understanding and said they’d let me vote at this address and correct the address after the vote. So I did, I made my choice and I cast my ballot.

By 10:00 I was on my way home again, pleased to have done my civic duty.

small dog sniffing coloured leaves
On an afternoon walk with Ms B

Spring is sprung!

After last week’s surprise snow storm, I think spring is here. Pictures from Lakeside Park yesterday and today. I didn’t get pictures of the 5 merganser ducks or the belted king fisher.

Photo of the day

I have been posting a Photo of the Day (but not every day) over on Google+ for almost 3 years; but as Google is discontinuing that platform I will now bring my photos back to my own website. You can find that page in the top menu.

Gingerich Family Christmas Update 2018

As our family continues to grow and as these little ones continue to grow up, it’s time for another update.

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And here are pictures from our Gathering this year. Rather a small group. Why don’t we try for a summer gathering in 2019.

Metamorphosis/New Life

On Wednesday, August 22, I spied a (Monarch) caterpillar hanging from the bottom of a leaf. I’m been checking on the chrysalis regularly, hoping maybe to see the butterfly when it emerges. (I will be adding photo frequently until the chrysalis is empty and the birds have flown away — or I have, as I will be heading to California for Mina’s ninth birthday.)

Right near the chrysalis was a bird’s nest — goldfinches are raising their brood. I try hard to not disturb the birds.