Kara Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

Grandparents in town

Note: This post was written before I realized I was trans and/or before I came out online. As such, I might refer to myself as a man or use my deadname. Please read my name policy to understand how you should refer to me.

Well, my paternal grandparents arrived from Waterloo on Wednesday to visit with people they know from Thunder Bay. My brother and I got to see them a few times. On Thursday we went for lunch with them and my Uncle George (who is in fact more like my Great-Great-Uncle; he is 92). I had fish and chips, ordering 4 pieces of fish thinking they would be tiny and being confronted with several large pieces. I ate them anyway.

We got to see them again on Saturday, where we went fishing on a place called Sunshine near Kakabeka Falls. I didn't catch any fish, but it was worth a try, and fun, eh. :D

On Monday we went out to their friends' camp on Island Lake. We went swimming, my brother did a little more fishing, and then went out to the island on the lake; I paddled there in a canoe and he took a paddleboat. I enjoy canoeing. There was a dog called Cue who had accompanied us to the island in the motorboat with the smaller children, but decided to return to the shore via the canoe. Not only did I overcome my fear of water, but I also endured my fear of dogs, at the same time.

Today we went to the optometrists, and my eyes are still blurry from those eyedrops they give you. Apparently I have 20/40 vision, which means that what I see from 20 feet away, a "normal" person can back up and see the same from 40 feet away. The optometrist is giving me a stronger prescription, and I'm also getting nice prescription sunglasses, which will come in handy during the summer.

I've got a slew of features and upgrades planned for VSNS Lemon. At this time I think they will be included in version 3.1, although that isn't a final decision. As soon as I get around to getting the site back up, I'll include a new feature list, although development is still under way.

Lastly, for those of you who left some nice comments in the July 8 article, you may notice some disappeared. I didn't delete them, it's that we switched servers and I couldn't update UNI.CC's DNS until a few days ago because of their stupid "maintenance" (the service doesn't work anyway). I can't wait until I can get my own domain....