This past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the beautifully colourful and warm long weekend with multiple get-togethers and hard work. Saturday and Sunday we worked on installing glass block windows in our basement, and then I helped Jon dig some stubborn fence post holes with a jack-hammer in rock-hard Grimsby clay on Monday morning. We ate Thanksgiving lunch in Grimsby — bringing along sweet-potato caserole, blueberry torte and 7 layer jello–three dishes I cannot do without at a Thanksgiving meal! After lunch we went to see Heidi’s cousin Lisa’s new baby Sophia, ate more dessert and then continued on to another Thanksgiving dinner with our Homechurch friends. We enjoyed getting to know these new friends better — hanging out into the evening hours with a glass of wine, watching our young children interact.
Tuesday was a day for voting! The Canadian federal election was held and after we got back from the polling centre we filled out our American absentee ballots — voting in two federal elections on the same night. We thought that was pretty cool.