Flat Sarah from California visited
Dale Hubert in Ontario
January 31, 2014
Flat Sarah arrived. At first, she didn't want to come out of the envelope. That might have been because of the giant snowbank or Pirate, one of my German Shepherds.
Flat Sarah played in the snow beside the fishpond in my backyard. I keep the pump running all year so it won't freeze over. The fish need to have some open water. Last year, a mink showed up and ate all of my fish.
The bird on the left is called a red-bellied woodpecker even though its head is red and its belly has only a faint shade of pink. It visits my birdfeeder in the winter.
Once she got used to her new surroundings, she seemed to enjoy herself. She looked out the window to my snowy backyard.
The picture on the right is from the backyard looking in at Flat Sarah.
I took Flat Sarah to the Covent Garden Market here in London, Ontario.
A friendly manager of a coffee shop asked to say hello to Sarah.
February 5, 2014
A grey squirrel used his tail as an umbrella to keep the snow off of his head as he ate seeds.
Then a black squirrel showed up and they had a bit of battle over the sunflower seeds. Everything was a fast blur!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
I am working on an iPad app called "Say Some More AAC." It's a programmable voice-output app for people with communication problems such as kids with autism or developmental delays, and also for older people with Alzheimer's or who have had strokes or accidents. I'm fortunate that a local college has chosen me as a client for a team of business students. They are going to help with the digital marketing. We had a meeting today, and Flat Sarah attended. One of the students on the team has a sister who took part in a Flat Stanley exchange a few years ago, so she knew all about it. Flat Sarah was a very good listener!
The app is called, "Say Some More AAC" and the site I'm preparing for it is
The team said I should tell people about myself, so the About
section of the site includes a picture of me from a long time ago when I sang on the streets of Europe for a year. When I was teaching grade 3 I'd show this old picture to my students and they'd always ask, "Mr. Hubert, which one is you?"
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