• Roses!

    February 6, 2023 by

    I’m sending the girls a dozen long stem red roses each. There’s a florist in town that has a super fast turn around time and if I order now, they’ll be on the afternoon delivery truck. I think I’ll send Alyssandra a dozen long stem yellow roses too. -VIS

  • Monday Morning Meeting

    February 6, 2023 by

    It was a lot nicer just walking into my office instead of having to drive half an hour to work this morning. I like it. I had a meeting with the director of operations. I told him my idea for changing heavy cardboard boxes to bubble wrap envelopes for shipping. He says that 86% of… Read more

  • Dinner and Conversation

    February 5, 2023 by

    I’m sitting in my office enjoying a glass of Scotch, a pipe, and a fire. We’ve had dinner already and Amelie cooked. She made honey garlic chicken with steamed rice and steamed broccoli with sweet butter. It was absolutely delicious. We had garlic bread with cheese as an appetizer and ice cream for dessert. Very… Read more

  • What To Do?

    February 5, 2023 by

    I was thinking about the limousine and what to do with it when we get the luxury van. I figured, “ah hell, I’ll just sell it and get it out of my hair.” But then I thought, “Daniel could use it to start his own business.” So when he dropped off the limousine today, I… Read more

  • Daniel is Bringing the Limo

    February 5, 2023 by

    I’ve called Daniel and asked him to bring the limo to my new home. It’s a bit of a drive for him to now take us out, but he says he wants to keep doing it – it’s a good gig. I told him we’ll increase his wage to $700 per week to make up… Read more

  • My Office Kitchenette

    February 5, 2023 by

    Friday and Saturday, the guys were working hard on my kitchen in my office. The sink, counter, and taps were installed and so was just about everything but the fridge. I just found out the fridge arrives today and will be hooked up to the water supply today. We can’t turn it on until tomorrow… Read more

  • Dinner Last Night at Home

    February 5, 2023 by

    After we were done moving, Amelie asked me to have a shower because we would be having dinner together. I showered and got dressed into a suit. Then I met the girls downstairs in the dining room. Amelie told me it wasn’t supposed to be a big meal. We started off with Hungarian meat soup… Read more

  • Success!

    February 4, 2023 by

    We successfully moved everything, including my cabinet humidor, paintings, books, clothes, furniture, everything, into my new home. We’re going to stop for the weekend and I’m going to transfer $500 to each of the people who helped today. Tomorrow we have to set everything up except the humidor. It’s so fragile that we set it… Read more

  • One Last Thing To Move!

    February 4, 2023 by

    Everything is moved, now there’s only my cabinet humidor to move. It’s a huge cabinet, too. It’ll fit into Mike’s pickup truck, but it’s mostly glass so it’s going to need a lot of padding. I’m worried about it. It’s a $5,000 humidor. -VIS

  • SuperBowl Party

    February 4, 2023 by

    Now that I’m living in my new home (I can say that and not be ashamed), I’ve decided to invite the guys up for a Superbowl Party next weekend. We’ll watch it in the theatre. I’m inviting Jennifer, Amelie, my son, my daughter-in-law, my grandson, and my friends Mike, Ross, and Will. I’ve already asked… Read more

  • Private Barber!

    February 4, 2023 by

    Jennifer called my barber, Vince, and asked if he does private appointments at home. He said no, but that one of his employees, Leo, did them in his spare time, so she got his number. She called Leo and they set up an appointment in my office for 2pm Monday. That’s great! Now I can… Read more

  • Morning Thoughts

    February 4, 2023 by

    I did NOT want to get out from under the goose down duvet this morning. It was -35C (-31F) outside. The house was cozy warm, but the duvet just seemed appropriate. Sleeping in Amelie’s house was weird, but comfortable. It’s always warm in here (as opposed to my old house which is almost always cold… Read more

  • Day 1 of Moving is Finished

    February 3, 2023 by

    Well, we’ve decided to end our day on a positive note. All the paintings are moved in (they still have to be hung) and the furniture is in the house, but not placed where I want it. Most of the paintings and furniture are going in my office because we’ve decided on our personal spaces.… Read more

  • Shower Thoughts (Cost Savings)

    February 3, 2023 by

    I was having a shower and thought about how to cut costs for the company. We do a lot of business online and ship our product in cardboard boxes. What if we went to a lighter material or just shipped in a bubble wrap envelope? That would protect the product and cut our shipping costs… Read more

  • We’re Moving ALL My Stuff!

    February 3, 2023 by

    I called my son to see if he’d help me pack some stuff this weekend and he suggested just packing it all up and moving everything. I called Amelie to see if that was okay and she said, “of course it is!” so I’m moving in this weekend! I’m just going to stay in their… Read more

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