Daniel Kligerman

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Cold and Dark

The ice storm that hit Toronto on Friday and Saturday has left our house without power since Saturday night. It is now Monday night

Moving

Alas, I have not found the time recently to post anything here.

Furnace

Summer is officially over: last night we officially and momentously turned on the furnace. This morning the thermometer read a chilly six degrees (that

Bat-Mitzvah

One of my cousins had her bat-mitzvah on Sunday at a brand new sanctuary in the new Hillel building at the University of Toronto. It

Neighbours

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

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.

Furniture

Yesterday we decided on and purchased a new bedroom set and coffee/end tables.

Settling In

It’s been almost two weeks since we moved into the new place, and things are feeling much more comfortable and settled in.

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