A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE JULY 18

Just give things enough time, UFO-type aliens putting implants in my computer and notes on upcoming airshow.

Special K and I have needed a real door on our bedroom for a long time now –an accordion door serves as a door now.

To put a pocket door in would require an electrician because the wall on each side of the door has some wiring in it. I could see this turning into one of the bathroom reno jobs you see on TV that cost as much as a new car.

I told Special K a long, long time ago about this barn door style that would have the door sliding along the outside of the wall.

She crinkled her nose and threw cold water on that right away. It wouldn’t fit the décor I was told.

So imagine my surprise and delight the other day when she showed me a picture of a sliding barn style door and said, “I want you to make this for me.”

‘Well, ain’t life grand,’ I thought. ‘If you just give things enough time then the wife will eventually come around.’

I was talking to Ann Rexin on the phone and told her this story. I was getting to the part about life being grand and all. But I only got halfway through the next line because Ann finished it for me. Her version goes, “‘If you just give things enough time then everything will wind up on the Honey Do List.”

I have a suspicion that Ann’s version is the more reliable.

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The background picture on my computer was changed the other day. Not by me either. When I turned on my computer one morning the picture that had been there was replaced with a picture of outer space. It looks like a galaxy – maybe even the Milky Way.

Folks who follow these things say there aren’t as many UFO sightings as there used to be. Some speculate that maybe the little green men have determined we aren’t worth the bother.

But another answer is suggested by this computer background picture switcheroo. Maybe the aliens don’t need to fly around anymore – maybe instead of having to beam us up to the mother ship and do all their probing and such they can do it all through the Internet.

Maybe my background picture is an implant.

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Lot’s going on over the next few weeks and folks are going to be busy. JLB Memorial Kettle River Run and the Kettle River Days this weekend; Riverfest, the Boogie Bash, Sky High Blues and a rugby tournament on the upcoming long weekend.

But the weekend between only has one event and we are lucky to see the return of the Westbridge Air Show on Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m.

The Kettle River Model Flyers are sponsoring the event. There is no gate charge – bring your own lawn chair. The site is at the Hansinger’s – 6 kms north of Westbridge on Christian Valley Road.

There will be a candy drop for the kids.

This event gives normal people a chance to see the model airplane people and their toys up close. There will be displays and demonstrations of all types of radio-controlled aircraft, helicopters, power launched gliders and gas-powered trucks. And the Borderlines 4-H Club will be on site with a food concession too.

So take the afternoon of July 27th off. You deserve it, and it will give you a chance to catch your breath before the long weekend.

 

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