You'll have seen the photos of the snow we got earlier in the week; today we're forecast for a high of 16C (61F). Now what season of the eleven is this? BTW, I can't take credit for the 11 Seasons in Canada - my brother found it and sent it to me.
Looking back over the week, I spent a lot of time on Ancestry tracing family members, catching up on television I missed while watching curling, catching up on housework that didn't get done while I was watching curling, and oh yeah...watching more curling. :)
The latest event began Thursday morning and runs through to Monday. It was delayed one day, not only to allow for the changeover of the ice surfaces but to ensure that there were no further concerns with Covid-19. This is a Grand Slam of Curling event - not associated with Curling Canada. Many years ago the top teams in Canada boycotted the Curling Canada events and created this separate division. I don't recall the reasons but it had to do with the need for rule changes. For example, in years past a game could go ten ends (think innings in baseball) with no one scoring until the last end because it was a very defensive game. The GSoC changed the rules to require first a three, then four, and finally five rock role. This means that rocks in front of the house (called the free guard zone) cannot be hit by the opposing team until the fifth stone has been thrown. This usually ensures there are more rocks in play, resulting in a more offensive game, and much more entertaining game for the audience to watch. It's interesting that many of the rule changes that came about because of the GSoC have been adopted, not only in Canada, but in World curling as well.
On the Ancestry front, I've mostly been researching more current family members, from about 1850 onward. They still continue to name their children the same names so things get a bit confusing at times but in most cases there is a second name and the records I'm viewing are much better. This week I came across a distant cousin who married a scoundrel. The couple had three children together, but it appears he was already married to another woman at the time, and remarried the same year that his youngest child with the distant cousin was born. There is also evidence he changed his name and went to live in a religious community when he abandoned the family. It's not clear how many wives he had (potentially six or more) or how many children he fathered. This all occurred in the early 1900's in Canada and the United States. She and her children appear to have been separated at as well and she may have lived in a reservation in the U.S. for some time. Perhaps the children were adopted as I cannot find information beyond the late 1910's.
I have not done anything with my knitting or crocheting this week. Perhaps today, or not. I did get some tomatoes and peppers seeds started this week. The little peat pots are sitting in the kitchen window looking out over the sun room. It's the sunniest space in the house so hopefully I'll see some sprouts in the next week. If not I'll have to purchase some plants. I watched a video on FB (where else), of a gardener planting a pot including a red pepper plant as the highlight, with coleus, trailing petunias, coral bells, a grass and one other plant that escapes me all in "hot colors". It was a big pot! But I loved the idea of including the vegetable with the flowers and may try to emulate this, in a smaller version on my back deck - it gets a lot of sun. I know that tomatoes and marigolds are companion plants as well. Hmmm....I'm thinking it will be very colorful back there. There are garden centers opening up here, but I'll wait because I have no desire to be dragging plants in and out of the garage for the next month.
Speaking of weather, the blowing snow created quite the piece of art, covering over the chair in my wordless Wednesday post. Here's what it looks like this morning. The sun hasn't quite got around to the south yet, but I expect this will be gone by late today or early tomorrow.
I checked the weather forecast and we're doing the yo-yo for the next while, warm weather, then cooler, then warmer. So it goes.
It's just about time for the next draw to be televised. So I'll close this off by wishing you all a great week ahead.