2018: Year in Review

ok so 2018 is very close to grinding to a halt, here are some small tidbits of what I did during the year that was 2018.

January: New Years Eve/Day

February:Winter and Nothing Big

March: In Hospital with Flu like symptoms

April: Ski trip to canmore and a visit with the bro./Snow Melts

May: Rolling grass and starting to cut, and hopped on reddit bandwaggon

June:biking alot

July: Canada Day/Biking rest of month

my friend visited me and a we stayed at my sisters house for 2-3 days.

volunteered at the folk festival in ingersoll for the 19th one they have ever had.

we lost survivor, we couldnt find him and our neighbor just so happened to have seen him running around their yard and late at night we found him again. He was limping and hurting but he seemed to heal pretty quick, most of the months ahead leading to a point where he regained composure to walk again and put pressure on his hind leg and go back to normal.

I happened to ask my neighbor on twitter and she said she had found him and i was so happy..to see him alive again was such a relef...heres my chat on twitter

    "Darren: Hey Karen do you have an all brown cat over there.. we are missing survivor.....

    Neighbor:Darren did u get my note? Doug saw survivor yesterday at our place late pm. He was limping.
    Darren:We found him thanks for that
    Neighbor:I am so glad! Is he ok?
    Darren:Yes..still limping but will be ok I was so thinking we lost him for good

    Neighbor: Oh good glad he is ok!!!!"

August: biking alot

September:still hot and able to bike

October:thanksgiving with traci;s friend's daughters and friend after they went camping up north. It was really warm and we were able to toss a frisbee despite it being so warm.

November:a sad month, we did the normal rememberence day ceremony and had lunch. A few weeks later survivor passed. It was a blow to the system that really hurt alot of us. I have a special mentions at the end of this.

trying biking in winter for first time, post a video on youtube about

December: so far in the 7 days weve had this month, nothing big has happened except for the passing of U.K (and i dont me the kingdom). U.K one morning had blood coming out of his mouth and we took him in and he seemed to be feeling better but as we left him in the vet he succumed to cancer the vet said and they had to put him/her down.been a tough year so far..

Special Mention

This year had been one of the toughest from the heart kind of year,where things just happen out of nowhere, like the passage of survivor. Survivor had a tough upbringing as instead of he was moved from his family and never seen them again and they still live, no. Survivor was born when all of his family perished and were hanging from the rafters. He lived a life and survived a heck of alot of run ins among other things. I was not looking forward to him passing at all though i knew he had to be close to 10 years or more.

Then in U.K's case he had been around for many years and had been more of a tomcat than anything. He lived a happy life and kinda misses cruiser since he/she left/vanished a few years ago. He still had his claws front and rear and had only had a few clippings in his life. He was named u.k because my brother was living there at one point and also because its kind of an ugly cat. I dont see that resemblance and wasnt the one to start calling or naming that..

Yoda still lives and is the last of the mohicans to say the least. There once was four original cats that came to this place near 2007-2008 and that was yoda,survivor,uk and cruiser, and now she lives alone in this house truly missing  her freind survivor.

 Rest in Peace 

Survivor 2007ish-2018
UK- Same-2018


An update on life in Ontario

How has life been the last few months, it's been ok. 

Been reminiscing of Banff and that girl again. I know it sounds stupid when I cry over her but it isn't that I love or need here in any loving way..I'm just a little sad/mad that we aren't friends anymore and we can't talk to each other anymore. It's tough, but I'm getting through it one  step at a time.  I am not crying as hard as I once was but I'm still sad we aren't friends going through good and bad times.

Anyways you're welcome for the update..