A Labour Day Personal

Some friends who are new to Canada (they just squeaked in before the world shut down) were asking about Labour Day and how Canadians celebrate it. Relatively few people actually it in any meaningful way. Mostly we treat it as a coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d25345 goku ultra instinct 2 samsung galaxy s10 5g case day that marks the end of summer. That because the days are getting huawei p 30 pro coque a little shorter and a little cooler and it obvious we are rapidly approaching the fall season. But it also because in most provinces this iphone xr coque fleur blanche is the last coque huawei p8 lite resistente day before coque huawei p30 en silicone schools start up again. So generally people stay pretty quiet and get themselves ready coque iphone xs deux face for normal life to resume now that summer is over. If we do much of anything it tends to coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 coque iphone xr mercedes j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d24680 friends baby yoda groot stitch 1 samsung galaxy s9 case be a walk coque iphone xr oeuvre d art or a backyard barbecue or something relatively simple. It dishing rain out there just now, coque huawei p9 lite chocolat so that may well put a damper on the outdoor activities.

The school year typically begins the day after Labour Day, though this year, at least in our region, it has been delayed by a week as the schools finish up their COVID prep. coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d26011 guns and roses gnr samsung galaxy s10 e case So my youngest, who is about to begin ninth grade, has an extra week of vacation. Then she goes back into one of those strange hybrid experiences which will see her attend classes for three hours per day Monday and Tuesday of one week and Wednesday to Friday of the next week. Having completed those morning classes, she will head home and log on to take her afternoon classes through an online learning platform. Apparently 38% of students in this area are doing the online only option while the rest, like her, are attempting to do as much in class as possible. It going to be a strange school year!

My two older kids are both set and settled down in Louisville, Kentucky, my daughter as a freshman at Boyce College and my son as a junior at both Boyce College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Both are doing great and neither one seems to want to come home anytime soon. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, my son quickly got engaged once getting back down to school, so as a family we are looking forward to a wedding in the spring. Just to one up the old man, he will be coque huawei p20 pro foot a few months younger than I was when I got married!

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As for church, we have had enough of our members return that we now have two identical services on a Sunday morning. We are actually ideologically opposed to multiple services, but with capacity restrictions the choice coque silicone p30 pro huawei is either to have multiple services or to keep more than half of our members home any given Sunday. Faced with that choice, the former seemed superior to the latter. We hope these restrictions will end soon, though we aren really counting on it until sometime next year.

Anyway, thanks for reading this far (if you made it this far). I leave you with a picture I snapped during our little one week foray to a cottage this summer. I woke up early (a theme in my life) and snapped a very early sunrise over Lake Calabogie…