Monday, March 09, 2009

It was nice to leave work this evening and still have it bright outside. I like having daylight savings time start earlier in the year.

We did get a new car last week, with the lease ending on our old car. We were looking at a Jetta, Prius and Mercedes B200, but ended up with an Audi A3. We got a really good deal, it's a good time to be a buyer in the car market. It all happened really fast once we signed with Audi. On the Monday morning, I dropped off the BMW, signed the lease-end stuff and got my plates (the license plate contains my initials so I like it). Was in-and-out of BMW in about 15 minutes. They even gave me a courtesy ride to the subway. Back in the office, faxed the details to my insurance company. They were quick and efficient; and at 5pm an Audi courtesy car came by the office to pick me up. Signed some more papers, and by 6pm I was driving home in the new car. I've had it for a week, it's pretty zippy. I really like the bluetooth connection for my BlackBerry, although I'm having problems trying to sync my address book.

Two of our house plants have been growing nicely, well enough that they needed repotting. I ended up getting two big pots from Canadian Tire, and a big bag of potting soil. They look really nice, I'll have to take a picture.

The Roy opens up today! I see they have updated their website, and there it is, on page 4 of the menu, Keiths!! I also see they have "Coronation Street" Sunday afternoon specials (! for Heather). It's not good for Heather's back for her to be standing around for long, so we may try to check it out on Wednesday (avoiding the opening night).

There was an article in this month's Toronto Life about people who bought industrial sites and converted them to residential. (The old firehall on Boston Av is a good example). So now we're looking around for a good site in Leslieville (or maybe Corktown) that we could buy and do the same thing.

Heather and I both signed up for organ and tissue donation. It's a bit of a process, but the ministry was pretty quick to send us back confirmation, and little stickers for our health cards. I still have one of the old original red and white cards without a picture. I wonder how long before they have everyone convert to the new photo ids.

Well we're having grilled pork chops with garlic lime sauce and tomato and black bean quinoa, I better get cooking if we're to eat today!

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