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Where have I been?

Well I haven't written anything recently. It's not that there isn't anything happening, rather it is that there is too much happening.

When we first started this little venture on the net, I had just taken a lay-off from a job that was 70 miles away from home, and I went from almost no time at home to always being at home. This gave me a lot more time to work on this web site and house renovations and many other things. Now I have just started a job with one of the local potato processing plants. I'm doing QA (quality assurance) and working on upgrading the computer network and processes that are currently in place.

This is a big job with a lot to learn. Not only do I have the potato quality to learn, but also the procedures and people as well. In addition to the new job, 95% of my co-workers speak plaudietch as their primary language. I know, I host Carl's plautdietch content, but I'm not that good with understanding and speaking yet. So in addition to everything else, I'm starting a low-german course with Red River Community College at the Winkler campus. <em>Etch mot Ein bate meia plautdietch readen.</em> (spelling in plautdietch is not my strong point)

The house renovations got stalled when I started the new job, but we did manage to tear apart a bit of wall tonight, by the end of the week, our bedroom will be larger, and we'll be able to close off one of the doors. Maybe even put in a bookshelf where the door was. The house is small enough that every bit counts. We also picked up the ceiling panels today. I don't know when we're going to put them up, but we spent the money on them so it will have to happen eventually. I'm hoping that the living room is actually finished before Christmas. And by finished I mean every last bit done. I'm not sure if that will happen, but it's a goal.

Well one of these days I'll get it finished and then post some before and after pictures. I'm sure you'll agree that it was worth the effort.

Spam

There has been a lot of spam in the recipe forum recently. I guess this means someone has noticed us. I have taken some steps to reduce spammer registrations on this site. IP addresses will be logged for all postings. All spam will be deleted and the user blocked as soon as it is discovered.

15th Annual Reinland Golf Tournament

The 15th annual Reinland Golf Tournament is on for Tuesday, July 27. As in other years, it will be a best ball/Texas scramble style of tournament, where you choose the best shot of your foursome and use that as the starting point of your next drive or putt (subject to certain rules to keep things fair). As in other years, it will be held at the Walhalla Golf Course, a scenic 9-hole course with a nice mix of par 3s and 4s. You can enter as a foursome, or have the organizers put you into a foursome. Cost is green fees plus $1.00 (Canadian), and remember that you'll need your passport to cross the border. Tee-off will be between 4:30 and 6:00, and prizes will be awarded afterwards.
 
Experience not required, although it may be helpful. What is required is a willingness to spend time with Reinlanders and have some fun doing it.
 
To register, call Werner at 325-4495.

Community Breakfast

There's a Community Breakfast at the Community Centre this Saturday, 7:30-10:30 a.m. I've already made arrangements to have that morning free so I can help out in the kitchen. It'll be a bigger event than some breakfasts, because we're the designated breakfast stop for the Eden Tractor Trek.

Line of tractors

Come and enjoy a hearty breakfast (or a light one, if you choose) with us, and admire the beautifully-restored tractors as their drivers get ready for a leisurely fund-raising drive. Proceeds go to the Eden Foundation, which provides mental health services to Winkler and the surrounding area.

Breakfast is open to everyone, and we'll be glad to take your order and serve you breakfast. And the cost? Your donation.

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