Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Liberals have nothing on us

I know, I know, since we hail from the Conservative Province of Alberta, just typing Liberals makes me shake :) However, since we live in a Liberal stronghold now (even though we still vote PC) we feel it is our duty to invest within our community, creating sustainable jobs etc etc...and anything that makes my lawn cutting duties easier, is just icing on the cake. We decided to fill in the ditches in front of our property, to save my blood and sweat for more important things. Howard, if you still read this, you should have warned me about ditches! A couple of phone calls, some high tech financial wizardry and before you can say "hey! you need a permit!" We were off and running so to speak. Roy Excavation was hired to do the work and what can we say? A reasonable price, excellent attention to detail, competent and friendly workers, timely completion of the task, I would heartily recommend Norman (the owner) and his company in a heartbeat. See below for our adventures in landscaping :)

Lynn vs the Machine!



The digger operator says "we have men who can take that out for you" Lynn replies "no thanks" and takes it out herself!...that's my wife :)

Optical Illusions 1



Prior to filling in the ditches, you need pipes, in our case seven of them, and man oh man they are huge, I could even get my portly self into one and crawl around (but I save that for under the deck while staining).

Optical Illusions 2



Put those giant pipes in the ditch and presto chango, they aren't so big!

Dirt..oh yes, a little dirt




Let's cover up those pipes, it should only take a dump truck or two....

A lot of dirt...I mean a lot of dirt




Ditches only look deep when you're mowing them...but wait until u have to fill them with dirt...lol...it takes an awful lot of dirt, it was dump truck central here for a while.

Finished




Perfect, well except for the grass seed, that's for the Spring :)

Staining a porch, retired style


You may ask, what is retired style?...well, that's where u go and stain the porch in four hour intervals...with three or four or five days off in between lol...but as you can see, it does eventually get done, before the snow flies...next year, the back porch....can't rush these things u know.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Beachfront Lot for Sale - Charlo NB cont

50’ X 200’ Beachfront property for sale on Bay of Chaleur, NB Canada

Beachfront property on Bay of Chaleur opposite the Gaspe Peninsula in Charlo NB. Beautiful view of Herron Island with 50 feet of frontage on the Bay. Property has a Winnebago and a 14 X 12 foot Gazebo with windows on three sides for a magnificent view. $37,000.00 Please contact 506-826-3031 for more information




Beachfront Lot for Sale - Charlo NB

50’ X 200’ Beachfront property for sale on Bay of Chaleur, NB Canada

Beachfront property on Bay of Chaleur opposite the Gaspe Peninsula in Charlo NB. Beautiful view of Herron Island with 50 feet of frontage on the Bay. Property has a Winnebago and a 14 X 12 foot Gazebo with windows on three sides for a magnificent view. $37,000.00 Please contact 506-826-3031 for more information







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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I warned you...I was an addict





Yes, it would appear that Facebook has truly become an all consuming passion. I know I am not alone, there's even Facebook for mobile users. Thank God I never got into Tweeting. Mark Knoop ex member of EPS, was doing the Torch Relay for the Olympics and since it was crossing Canada, he decided that he would meet up with us somewhere in Atlantic Canada. We arranged to meet in St. John, a place I had never been to. I've been to St. Johns in Newfoundland but that is another story. We did the five hour drive down and spent a great couple of hours hanging out with Mark. Funny he hadn't seemed to have changed at all, but then neither have I :) He took a couple of pictures and sent them up to me so I have attached them here. The picture with Mark and I is in front of our now most favorite coffee shop in the entire world "Java Moose", we bought three pounds of Coca Moca there and man is that the best coffee ever? But I digress, for those who may have noticed that our address has changed, it actually hasn't. The Retired Members Guild finally updated our address from the temporary one (my mother in laws) to the address we have had all along in Petit-Rocher. Enjoy the pictures, send me a line if you happen to see this in your travels and if you need to find me, well, just look me up on Facebook :)