Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Spirit

Over the past week, the weather in Atlantic Canada has been frightful !  Snow and ice storms have created havoc, especially in the southern part of the province.  Many had to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day without power!  We are fortunate that we did not loose power, but I feel for those who have lost power/utility service, especially at this time of year!  Despite the circumstances, a few of my friends put a positive twist by having a good old fashioned Christmas.

Yesterday, I received a most pleasant Christmas surprise!  I was in my yard chipping away at the inches of ice in my driveway trying to get down to the asphalt...the driveway was a complete mess!  While I was working away, a courier van stopped at the end of my driveway and the delivery guy handed me a package; I signed for it and wished the delivery guy a Merry Christmas.  I looked at the package and figured that someone in my family had purchased something online for me.

I checked with family; nobody ordered anything online!  I was left wondering what could this be and decided to open the package. Inside, I found a copy of the book "Ghost Rider" by Neal Peart and a note from my good friends Jeff aka @joerocket and his wife Stephanie!

For several reasons, this gift instantly brought a smile to my face! First, because it was from Jeff and Stephanie, this makes the book extra special!  Second, it is a book that I have wanted to read and third, I am a huge Rush fan...I have seen them live three times and think they are one of the best rock bands in the world!

A big thank you and Merry Christmas to Jeff and Stephanie, I look forward to reading every page of this book!  Also, thank you for sharing the Christmas spirit; I am already looking forward to Spring and a time when we share some of the same road!

Wishing all a truly Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!

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