Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Shareskis get cultured

We spent a lovely Sunday afternoon in the park in Regina listening to the Regina Symphony. This was our birthday present to Paula's mom. About 4,000 people gathered. I even managed to get in a very short nap. Enjoy this 94 seconds of Mozart.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Meredith arrives safe and sound

Meredith has arrived in Toronto and spent her first day getting her room set up. We've talked to her a few times with Skype and she's obviously very excited and pleased to be there. Here's a link to some photos of her last week.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

See you in four months

We said goodbye to Meredith this morning as she and Kurt headed for Toronto. It will be a different house without her.

Last night we had a little farewell for her highlighted by a special presentation by her "boy friends". Here's the video of her reaction.
Meredith sees the calendar

There are also some other photos on our Flickr site from some other summer happenings.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Franny the Flamingo

Martha spent her money at the Build-a-bear store. Here's the story of Franny, her new flamingo.

Mom and Martha

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Skype Me!

I've been using a program called Skype for several months and now many of my friends and relatives are catching on to it. It's slogan is "the whole world can talk for free." It utilizes VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) and allows you to use your computer to call long distance to other computers for free. The quality is excellent. All you need is a microphone or headset. It's not recommended for dialup users but it still works. I'm guessing in the next 2 years, all phones will use VOIP. It's already available for regular phones in many areas.

So download it and give me a call sometime. My skype name is dean_shareski.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Reporting from Saskatoon

We're in Saskatoon today after 3 days of fun and shopping at the West Edmonton Mall. I've got a seminar here and we're heading out for dinner with Brenda and Terry.

Had a nice day with the Blocks in Waldheim before heading off to Edmonton.
milton and kelly

Martha was thrilled with the water park and amusement park.
Martha looking at the dragon

The thing that scared me most was she was as excited about shopping. That worries me.

Can anyone lend me some cash?

Friday, August 05, 2005

The Double Life of Meredith

The Double Life of Meredith

I've been wanting to get a picture of Meredith in both her getups for work and finally got it. She works at the Superstore Deli cutting meat in the mornings and plays "Fanny" in the Tunnels of Moose Jaw tours. As you can see it's quite a contrast.

She will remind anyone who will listen that she is the only one around our house who is doing any work this summer. Her perceptions are quite skewed as are most teenagers but she can continue with this illusion as she only has a few more weeks at home.

We'll be heading to Edmonton and Saskatoon next week for some holidays and a 2 day workshop I'll be attending in Saskatoon. The summer of 2005 is continuing to be a good one.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Our own Private Saskatchewan

The hot weather returned and we were able to escape by joining the Dombowskys, Barrs and Begins at a secluded beach on the east shore of Lake Diefenbaker. It's tough to find an ocean near our house but this was as close as it gets. Beautiful sand, clear water and privacy. The following video of two and a half minutes, captures the day.