Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Helping Hand

We've been hitting the ski hill at a pretty good clip, but it sure took some doing to get over that initial hump and just make it to the hill in the first place. A week or two back we were determined to make it to S6 to get their great mid-week deal, but we had many logistical hurdles that at first glance seemed insurmountable. First off, I had to do some work and A had to finish her editing on her video. Both A&N had hockey practice that evening, and of course R had to get to work. This meant that we had to come up with a plan, because N was ready to hit the slopes.

As it turned out, we found a helping hand in our good friend, AM. She was planning on skiing that day, as well, and she was happy to pick up N and get him to the slopes. Hallelujah. I made lunch for all of us and sent N off with his lunch and ski gear with AM. I then finished making supper (ratatouille) and packed lunch for A and I, then stuffed the car with hockey gear and ski equipment for all of us. I took A to the studio and then headed out to do some work. Afterward I got A, took her to the ski hill where we rendezvoused with N and skied for the rest of the day.

As the ski hill was closing, we got ourselves together and headed over the rink where we had hockey for the next two hours. Then it was back home where mom was waiting with a hot meal and warm fire. Needless to say, dad was quite exhausted and ready for a nap, but happy to have pulled off a fun day that was in theory a logistical nightmare. Thanks to AM for coming through for us. It wasn't the first time, and somehow I don't think it will be the last.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to englishme community for the pic. 

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