So after Peggy I was on my own for 11 years.Did I ever get lonely not that I can recall. we sold the house on Byton Lane and I moved to The Glen on Salisbury Avenue. I originally wanted a three bedroom condo, but the only one available was a 4 bedroom condo in The Glenn complex. I was not to worried as I at the time considered it an investment. this turned out to be wrong , as when I did come to sell the housing market was in a real slump.
And I landed up selling the unit for twenty grand less than when i bought it.Plus I had for 10 years been paying off the mortgage.
The first girl that I went out with was Heather.i used to like to hang out at the Kiwi Pub. I was in there one night and I sat with a woman that i knew from somewhere, can’t remember where . But she had this woman sitting with her. her name was Heather. Well , it turned out that Heather was from toronto and was visiting for the week end. So I shoe horned my way in and arranged for me to go down and see her on the following week end.
i had just recently bought a silver Mazda Presidier it was a small car with a V6 engine in it. That baby could fly.
When they brought it out at the dealership everybody came and had a look at it.
I treated that baby like it was a baby. regular oil changes synthetic oil. Washed it once a week. I was devastated when I got T- Boned by a GM Firebird. The car was a write off. I got $555.55 for it .
So I went down to Toronto and met up with Heather. I did that for about a year I would guess. Then Heather decided to move , yes she moved to Cambridge of all places. So Heather bought a house on Nutcracker Drive. in Cambridge Then the wheels started to fall of off the cart. With Heather living in Cambridge it was not the same as her living in Toronto.and after a while
I stopped go over to see her. We could of have got together permanently but it was not for me. She had a younger son and a older daughter Melisa who was in her late teens . We got along really well. I could foresee trouble down the road I thought that’s all I need. Time to move on.
At the Cambridge old Y there was a couple that i chummed around with . Stu and can’t remember her name well they had a friend Pat who was from the islands Trinidad and Tobago.
So we all hung out together during this period of time Stu and his girl friend got married and they moved on. finally there was just Pat and myself. even that relationship fell of off the rails . It was the beginning of the end when one week day night i had to show her how to operate the microwave I spent at least an hour a night for a week showing her how to . At the end I realized that she had no Math skills,so, thereby making it hard to get by day by day.
Pat had a sister in the banking world, Pat’s sister came to Canada with her mother ,therefor missing no school. I found out that Pat was left in Trinidad and Tobago by her mother from the age of 6 until she was 12 when her mother sent for her. So what happened to her in the 6 years she was left behind is anybodies guess. But they were important years when it comes to education, which she will or never did get back.
i got the jist of what happened to her , Nothing. She was allowed to play everyday no schooling.pat had a job here in Cambridge but was fired , it was a job that called for simple math , so there you go. I spent a few years with Pat because she was fun to be with , and nobody had a bigger heart the Pat. Nobody.But eventually i moved on.