Old Red Jacket Talker

Just an old RCMP dispatcher’s ramblings . . .

A Little Strange

For the first time in over two years I actually had a morning off on Wednesday. I found a young fellow who wants to deliver the papers, however, he doesn’t want to do it when school starts. I figured what the heck, let him do it for August and give my old legs a few days rest. I took Stefan out last Friday and Saturday and let him go solo on Wednesday. Of course I got up to make sure he actually got up to deliver the papers, which he did.

I had spoken to his parents and they were behind Stefan all the way so I figured I’d have no problem at home. His dad leaves for work around 6:00 a.m. normally, so I figured he would make sure that Stefan was up and at em. So far, so good.

Seeing as Stefan is going to handle the papers, I figured I might as well head to the lake this weekend and try to get the roof sealed a bit more. Craig, Sam and I were making the plans and wouldn’t you know it, the Hardware called at 5:00 p.m. and wondered if I was available this weekend. I hated to say it, but I did advise them that I was planning on the lake this weekend to finish up the roof. I know how much Vickie and Kevin enjoy a weekend off and I wish I could have helped them out this weekend, but I also don’t want to have my hard work from last week go to vain. Craig and I ripped up the whole floor at the lake and installed 11 sheets of 4 X 8 plywood last weekend. We need to cover it with some flooring, but first we need to ensure no water is getting thru the roof, hence the trip this weekend to seal the roof.

However, back to my morning walks . . . This morning I did in fact have to make the 3 mile walk as I needed to deliver the flyers this morning. This wasn’t part of my deal with Stefan, so I handled it. I also need to deliver the Sun’s on Monday as that wasn’t part of my deal with Stefan. Still with him delivering the papers I can at least snooze a bit longer (once I’m sure he is doing okay). Of course at the end of the month I’ll take over the route once again and do my morning chore throughout the winter. My thoughts are that next spring I will hang up my paper bag and someone else can look after it. Four years is just about enough… I’ll miss the morning walks, but I’m sure I can find time to take a leisurely stroll throughout the day …

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August 5, 2010 - Posted by | Lake

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