Daniel Kligerman

Walking the Earth

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Loss

A family friend was diagnosed with leukemia last fall, and passed away yesterday evening.

Oreo

After a disappointing start to the summer weather-wise, it has been a wonderfully warm, sunny weekend.

Neighbours

Walking the dog on a regular basis gets me out into the neighbourhood, and lately I have noticed that I

Friends

Yesterday was the wedding of two friends of ours. I have known the groom since high school, and Merita has know the bride since childhood, so we were in the wedding party, and I was the best man. The wedding was beautiful from start to finish.

We start off at 7am at the bride and groom’s houses, respectively, helping them to prepare. We took lots of pictures and videos, then were off to the church for the ceremony. It was the first time I’ve seen a Greek Orthodox ceremony (or anything Greek Orthodox), and I found the differences and similarities between it and our traditions to be interesting.

Then we spent a few hours at James Gardens taking more pictures; the park provided lots of scenic backdrops and was chalk-full of bridal parties. The limo then took us to the banquet hall where we had the reception, which was full of food, dancing (I now sort-of know how to do the Greek circle-dance), speeches and, you guess it, more pictures.

After being out for nearly twenty ours, we got home and immediately passed out. We’re very happy for our friends, who were the second to get married of our group of friends (we being the first), and wish them all the best.

Friends

Yesterday was the wedding of two friends of ours.

Family Housewarming

We had my side of the family over last weekend for the first of three planned housewarmings. It was a good time; a little funny to actually be hosting a family event at our own place, but nice at the same time. The house was a hit, which was satisfying considering the amount of work we have put into it over the past couple months.

The second housewarming will be for our friends, and the third for the other side of the family.

But first, our good friends’ wedding is this weekend.

Parties

This weekend we had three pre-wedding parties: a Jack & Jill on Friday, I had a stag on Saturday, and Merita had a lunch on Sunday. Each was unique, both in terms of who attended and what took place, but all a good time.

My dad and I did some work on the front porch yesterday, re-seating some of the stones with new concrete to even it out. Next weekend some of the family is coming over for a housewarming, so I need to make time before that to finish some odds and ends.

Cutting the Grass

I just finished cutting our grass for the first time. A friend of mine, who is moving from a house back to an apartment, gave me his lawn mower as a house-warming gift, so all I had to do was pick up some gas, and wait for a dry day. This afternoon seemed like a good time, and the grass-cutting experience seems to have been a success; our lawn is no longer embarrassingly long.

Last night we hosted my sister-in-law’s birthday get-together, which was lots of fun. Some interesting people, mostly a few years younger than me, who brought along with them some music which they consider retro but which I remember from a few years ago. It was nice to see our house filled with people enjoying themselves.

Today being mother’s day, we decided to bake a cake for each of our moms. The recipe was called “Best-Ever Banana Cake”, and it did not lie; the cakes were well-received and, I must say, delicious.

Lunch with Liat

Today we took my parents

Working Weekend

Work has been much busier than usual lately, and especially this weekend. There were several maintenance windows planned, which required more effort due to problems than expected. As a result, I haven

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