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This and That

Nicholas L. M. Allen

Nov 8, 2023

I have a loose assortment of things to talk about this week.

I have an assortment of things to talk about this week and they are only loosely related. First of all, I have my new phone and number. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is so cool and will make life so much easier when looking at emails, reading pdfs and even adjusting photos from my camera.

I will share my new number, so feel free to contact me with any story ideas now or in the future. I will always try to respond quickly. You can now reach me at 403-583-4632. I know I will be getting a lot less questions about me being from Saskatchewan in the future, although it may still come up from time to time.

I have to talk about the experience setting up my new phone. Looking back I find it funny, but in the moment it was incredibly stressful. A big thank you to the members from Telus who walked me through the troubleshooting and got me set up with a new SIM card that day.

I guess I should start at the beginning, When I received the phone and inserted the SIM card nothing happened. It would not connect to service. I assumed the activation went wrong. Hours of troubleshooting later and we determined it was a faulty card. I’d need to drive to Sparwood to get a new one. 

Frustrated but still excited to use the new phone, I travelled on the snowy roads to Sparwood and was helped almost immediately as I walked in the door. They set me up on the Wi-Fi and made sure everything was connected before I left the store. 

The combination of help I received in person and on the phone has made me sure that Telus was the right choice. Lets hope I’m not proven wrong!

I also want to speak about how wonderful it was to attend the NJHL game betweent he Edson Eagles and the High Prarie Red Wings.

Seeing the stands packed with people was exciting to see as the visiting teams quickly put on a show for the local crowd.

I was most amazed at the play of the Eagles. It was like watching magic on the ice when they entered the offensive zone. They even had one player score not just one, but two shorthanded goals. An impressive feat!

There was also the unveiling of the Crowsnest Pass’ team name for the next season of NJHL play. They will be known as the Crush and feature a red and black theme with a viking-like figure sporting a red beard. 

It was a cool logo, which the owner of the team shared was part of an online design contest. The winning design was actually from a teenager in Indonesia oddly enough. Great work on the logo!

I’d also like to point out the time change has happened and I have been left feeling exhausted. I am still adjusting a few days later and it has really disturbed my sleep schedule. I suppose this is something I will have to get used to living in Alberta.

I guess it was far more confusing when I worked at Cenovus. I would experience the time change every  week when I went to camp and came back. Those were some difficult days. 

Shout out to anyone who had to work night shift during the time change. Seeing that clock go from 1:59 a.m. to 1 a.m. again can be brutal and you have my respect for making it through. I only experienced that once, but it was enough for a lifetime.

Wishing everyone a swift adjustment to the time change. I hope we can all one day just get rid of Daylight Savings Time or make it permanent as I am not a fan of changing my clocks twice a year.

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