Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Today I...September 13th

Today I...

...am sharing this photo of Montreal's Christ Church Cathedral with you. It is the seat of the bishop of the Anglican church in Montreal and is one of Montreal's landmark churches. Dating back to 1859, it sits literally in the heart of Montreal's shopping and business district, right in between The Bay, Montreal's oldest department store (The Bay, also known as the Hudson's Bay Company is in fact the oldest retail company in North America, dating back to 1670 and they now supply the official uniforms for Canada's Olympic teams), and the KPMG tower which was designed to fit in architecturally with the Cathedral's neo-gothic architectural style. This is the first of a series of photos that I took while out shopping on Saturday, I'm so happy to finally have some new photos to show you!

...didn't feel tired until about a half hour ago despite not putting out my light until 12:30 A.M. after getting caught up in my new book, Kimberly Freeman's 'Wildflower Hill'. It is a perfect summer read, very interesting a easy to get through. I'll probably be done with it by Wednesday next week at the latest.

...am seriously considering investing in a Kobo reader. While I love the feeling of having a book in my hands and leafing through it, the fact is that ebooks are cheaper and I do not have much money. The less expensive way of reading is looking like the way to go for me and there is also the fact that it would be eco-friendly. I don't know, I'll have to really look at how much I could save and then make the leap once I've reconciled myself to the thought of no longer reading paper books.

...pulled my kitchen table out into the middle of the kitchen and managed to open up the plastic light cover over my burnt out kitchen light (good thing I had a spare lamp sitting unused on my living room floor when the light bulb blew the other day, otherwise I would have been in trouble) and was flabbergasted to see the most complicated neon bulbs I had ever seen. Two circular neon tubes connected to a 120V box...what the heck??? I took a picture of them and sent them off to my Sweetheart and am waiting for his advice on what to do with them, but one thing is for sure, I will not be changing them on my own as I have no idea where to begin and while I can reach them, I still have to reach a bit too much to be able to make full use of my dexterity and the last thing I want is to drop one of the bulbs and have it smash and spread mercury all over the kitchen with my cats around! I hate neon bulbs...especially when they're hanging from a ceiling that is at least 10 feet high.

1 comment:

  1. I hate all those long life bulbs. They may last longer but they are full of deadly metals. Bring back the old ones I say.