Fixed Photo Albums

Posted by Phil on Mar 31, 2008 in Phil's Thoughts

The Photo Albums are working again. I edited the original plugin to use a different syntax to avoid the conflict created by the update.

BTW, I really like the Photo Albums I am using. All it takes is creating a folder and putting the pictures in. The software takes care of the rest. I’m really glad I got it working again and that it didn’t take too much work.


Broken Photo Albums

Posted by Phil on Mar 30, 2008 in Phil's Thoughts

This morning I just upgraded to the brand new and shiny WordPress 2.5

Everything works just fine, except that this new version has added a photo gallery feature right in the core. Up until now, I had done the galleries using a plugin. This new code blows that plugin up. So now, my galleries don’t work. I won’t get a chance to look at it until later. Sorry about that.


You Can Never Have Too Much Bacon

Posted by Phil on Mar 26, 2008 in Phil's Thoughts

A comedy troupe came to Tyndale and one of the lines in a skit was, “you can never have too much bacon.”  That has kind of become a guiding principle in my life.

I’m glad I’m not the only one.


Newfoundland…."The Rock"

Posted by Cindy on Mar 17, 2008 in News

In March, Philip was planning to travel to St. John’s, Newfoundland, for Tyndale business. In the past he has traveled without me, but this time I got to go!!! Philip says he was tired of hearing me complain that “I never get to go anywhere,” and so here was my opportunity. Heading North in March doesn’t make very much sense, but hey, I wasn’t going to complain. We headed to the airport early Wednesday morning for a 7:30 flight. The flight stopped over in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This was my first time in the province, but it didn’t really feel like it counted. We landed in Newfoundland around 1:00 their time. Newfoundland is 1 1/2 hours ahead of our time in Toronto. We drove to our Bed and Breakfast (The Roses) and got settled in. Shortly after we met with the folks that the trip was all about. I played the role of secretary during the meeting. Later that evening we were treated to dinner at the Keg. I got Atlantic lobster tails! They were absolutely delicious!!!

During the times Philip was to be in meetings I had planned on geocaching. There is no better way to get acquainted with any place than by having the locals place caches in interesting spots to visit. I was all geared up to go out on Thursday morning even though we had heard that the weather was not looking favourable. I donned my snowpants, warm coat, wool socks and boots. I should have worn a raincoat and carried an umbrella. About 500m into the walk the snow turned into freezing rain that turned into rain. After finding one cache I was quite wet. After not finding the second cache I returned to our room completely drenched and disappointed. There are TONS of geocaches in St. John’s and I was determined to get as many as possible. This was not a good start.

***Update*** Here is the link to the Photo Album of our trip


Snow! Snow!! and more Snow!!!

Posted by Cindy on Mar 17, 2008 in News

Saturday, March 15th, we received app. 50 cm of snow.  That’s about 2 feet for my American readers.  Talk about the shoveling.  We already have a 4 foot high snowbank that we now had to heave the new snow up onto.  Philip and I were both thankful that the snow was light and fluffy.  Check out the pictures in our gallery.


In this Showcase Showdown – A NEW CAR!

Posted by Phil on Mar 17, 2008 in News, Phil's Thoughts

I’m sure I could have taken over for Bob Barker.

But anyway, our van had to be “put down” recently. A transmission replacement was going to cost us more than it was worth. The “White Tornado Van” is no more. So we decided to get another vehicle. After searching around and getting advice from everyone about every car, we finally picked one up.

I say “finally” but the whole process only took one week from start to finish. We picked up the car drove it home, parked it in the garage and promptly left it for a few days while we were away on a business trip.

New car

Now to end the suspense: we bought a 2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS with the Sport Package. It will be the car that Phil drives in to work everyday. Its got most of the bells and whistles you can get. Pictures are in our Photo Album.

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