Well, with our late spring we got lucky and had a magnificent September with temps in the 20s and 30s most of the month - high 60s to low 80s even for you Americans. But October is now here, and the cooler weather has arrived. Snow is forecasted for tonight.
And with the arrival of cooler weather comes the arrival of hockey and curling! Amanda took her first try at curling on Sunday and threw lead while I threw second. After a rough start, she seemed to pick up on it quickly and did a decent job. We won 11-1 but the competition will get stiffer. It'll be a fun way to spend our Sunday evenings. We play with another couple in an eight-team league at the GARC in Sherwood Park.
Hockey is also here, which means reffing is back in the swing. I had my first game (Jr. B in Leduc) last Friday. This is the same league I used to play in and some of the games can get kind of wild so it stays fairly interesting for us linesmen. I am also of course following the hometown Oilers closely and helping a friend do colour commentary for him on Internet Radio when they come to Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove or St. Albert for a Junior A team out of Lloydminster, the Lloydminster Bobcats.
Besides that, work is going well. Amanda has picked up a couple part-time teaching online classes, but we are still waiting on her permanent residency stuff to get through so she can start to apply for some full-time work.
Hopefully we can keep updating you and get some pictures of curling. Our next curling isn't until Oct. 18 because Thanksgiving is here on Monday. Take care, and GO ESKS and GO OILERS!