How to Remove a Contact from Linkedin

It took me a bit of searching on youtube and the internet for a recent layout of linked in an how to remove a contact.  As of 3/28/2014, this is where I found the option:

  1. go to (sign in)
  2. at the top row go to: network > contacts Image
  3. at the page with a listing of all contacts, the easiest way is to hover over a contact where ‘tag message more’ options show up > select more > Remove connection Image

From the forums I have read, the user you remove gets a message that you have removed them.  I haven’t tested it out but I am assuming you wouldn’t care if you don’t know them 🙂

Hamburger Cupcake!

I was craving a cupcake (when am I not? haha) and Gary picked out this cute cupcake that looked like it had a hamburger on the top – which was really two cookies in between a boat load of icing.  I ate the cupcake part and the cookies.  Hopefully I am not up with a sugar rush tonight ;P


Gary’s First Triathlon Sprint!

Today, Gary has his first triathlon sprint. A 250 yard swim, 12.5 mile bike, and 2 mile run in under 2 hours!


We got to see him before the event started. When his turn came up, he did the swim . . .


then ran over to the bike where he put his running belt on with his number, toweled off, put his gloves, helmet, and glasses on . . .


. . . got back, mounted his bike, took off the gloves, helmet, and glasses, and then did the running leg of the race.


It was exciting to watch. I’m hoping the event photographers got the swimming section since spectators weren’t allowed in there due to the small space. I’ll post photos if there are any.

Gary is looking forward to his next race!

4th of July Weekend House Projects


The 4th of July weekend started off with an 8.4 mile hike with a few more friends that were also off for the 4th. We hiked the same trail Gary and I hiked on his birthday, but there were a lot more fungus varieties this time, and no turtles spotted.


That afternoon, Gary and I started on the weekend long list of house projects. Mounting the remaining counter top piece, grouting the countertop, installing the new microwave, prepping for tile backsplashes and prepping for painting.

On Friday we installed the tile back splashes (the Green things are just the spacers:

The next day we got to remove the spacers!


On Saturday we painted.

First, Gary had to finish installing some of the crown molding in a section that was added , and then we had to sand and apply two coats of paint on the previously existing stained crown molding, doors, and door frames.


Then (after prepping which I do NOT like; sanding, wall washing, etc) The kitchen and the bathroom/washroom were finally started.

Two coats of paint for the kitchen, one coat of thick primer and two coats of paint for the bathroom since it was a darker blue.

The kitchen went from a pink to a yellow (and while I still kind of miss the pink even though it wasn’t the shade I was expecting when it was on the walls), I do like the cheery bright yellow.


The bathroom/laundry room went from a dark blue to a sandy colour, which you really can’t tell from the pictures. It looks too pink with the light in the picture, and the other picture I did not post makes it look too white. But picture a sandy beach shade 🙂


Sunday we had to finish the second coats of paint because the prep work took so much longer than expected.

Then we started on the floor. We had to get and install the backer board and get the tile, etc. Gary cut the pieces, while I got to use the screw gun. My hands are still sore -lol. More prep work I didnt like, such as vacuuming and washing the old yucky floor.


After that was installed, we started working on actually installing the tile. The grouting putty stuff looks like frosting, so Gary and I used the terminology of butter-creaming the floors.  Gary left me this message after taking measurements and going outside to cut the tile piece so I saw it when it was my turn to butter cream 🙂


We finished half of the kitchen tiling on Sunday . . . on Monday evening after work, we  finished the rest of the kitchen and into the hall and bathroom/washroom.

Tuesday evening after work, we grout the tile

24 Mile Cycle!

Gary and I rode on a local greenway near us, and planned on riding for an hour and then and hour back. It was such an awesome ride, and had really pretty scenery. We ended up riding for the full two hours, and went 24 miles! Granted, a lot of it was flat, but there were some hills, and 24 miles is a long way for us beginners. The average speed was about 10.5 mph, and the max speed was 22.5.

Some of the areas that slowed us down in the beginning were the bumpy bridges, and I had to get used to the poles in the middle of the bridges (the kind that prevent cars or golf carts from going on those paths).

I was going to get a picture of the two of us with our helmets and glasses on, but we were mostly just riding and hydrating.

tifosi slipI got to wear my cycling glasses too! There are sun glasses you can remove the lenses from (clear lenses for evening riding, polarized for day time), but the ones I have are basically like transition lenses, and I like that I don’t have to keep up with two sets of lenses. These are made for cycling, and I noticed they have more of a grip on them so they don’t fall off as easily (Tifosi Slip Photochromic Sunglasses).

We then dropped off my bike to get a tune up, and then went home and showered.


Birthday Hike and Dinner!


Today, Gary and I went on a birthday hike.  When I texted a friend of mine this, she said “how’s that different from a regular hike?” (since we’ve been hiking basically every weekend).
I said “because there is cake at the end? -haha”

Anyway, it was just Gary and I on an 8.26 mile hike.  I was leading , and saw about 4 different turtles on the trail!  I guess because of all the rain we had, but we usually don’t see any.  There were a lot of orange mushrooms on this trail too.  There was one HUGE log with big orange mushrooms that almost looked like someone threw pumpkins down the hill.  It was on the way back, and if I hadn’t been so hot and humid and tired,I might have gone down and taken a picture.  But I was too tired and didn’t care at that point -lol

After getting back and showering at the house, we ran errands until it was time for Gary’s birthday dinner get together with some friends at a really great mexican restaurant.  I had gotten some mini individual sponge cakes and cut up strawberries and those were the birthday cakes.  Light, healthy, and super yummy 🙂