It’s 39F in Winnipeg Manitoba as I write today’s entry…

We’re now just a week away from to our trip to Winnipeg and things have shifted into a higher gear. Confirming plane tickets, hotel reservations, and making certain our phones will work there without the need for a roaming plan. I haven’t yet rented a car but that’s the only thing left on my to-do list other than pack. We’ve got tickets for NHL Jets games on Tuesday night and on Thursday night at Bell MTS Arena - a five-minute walk from our hotel.

There’s also been the matter of arranging pet sitters and the like. It’s going to feel good to sit down on the plane for the short hop to Minneapolis and then on to Winnipeg Sunday evening, but we aren’t scheduled to arrive until almost midnight Manitoba time, so Monday is going to be a lazy, sleep as long as we want day.

It’s 89F in Muncie, Indiana as I write today’s entry…

We had a tiny taste of autumn for a few days before this terrible hot weather returned to taunt us for another week. I’m not sure I still believe the weather prognosticators, but they are saying to expect cool, fall weather to begin later this week.

It will be welcome relief to be able to shut down the air conditioning and open the windows. A nice fire in the backyard along with a bottle of something red would be nice too. If only…