Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Community Hall Job

We've been spending the last Four days painting the community hall. We've managed to get some money from Thompson Mining, a local, civic minded mine. That helped us fix the roof so that we could proceed with repairs as time and most importantly, money, allows.

We've painted the worst of the outside walls and will be finishing the inside, main hall ceiling today.

Our neighbors, the Read's and 400 guests will be using it this weekend to celebrate Audrey and Walters 50th wedding anniversary.

We're also looking forward to three friends or ours coming up this weekend to spend some time with us.

Here's a picture of the worst outside wall - of course the one you see when you drive into the hall yard. Will post some update after pictures when I get a moment.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Back Home

Had a bunch of company over the last week. A couple of sisters and husbands, my daughter Sara and her husband Kevin and my daughter Treena. We left the "kids" alone with Xena for a couple of hours while we went to town. They took her for a walk up to the pond where she demonstrated how good mud is for the complexion. Kevin decided to hose her off when they got back to the house. I don't know where that hose is going but Xena sure looks impressed!




What a blast we had. One of our adventures was a 60 kilometere bushwack on ATV's. What an adventure. We found a route to a local lake that I can get to from my back pastures.I even discovered that my Dog Xena likes to go for ATV rides.I finished painting the sides of the house with by brothers Tom's help and am now working on the safety system and pressure washing and acid etching the roof in preperation for painting. I am running out of "Safe" days to paint as it needs to be above 13 degrees for three days. It's been freezing down in the valley but staying abover 9 or 10 at night up here. Of course during the day it is hot.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Why do jobs always take longer than we think?

So we ended up down at the Coast painting the trim on our rental place down there. Boy, railings are a bitch. Next time I am going to try a paint glove.

It's been a really bizare weekend. let's just say relatives and drugs don't make for great traveling companions. I sure appreciate all the sober, loving people in my life. Can't wait to get home we will have a bunch of visitors and a really great time - complete with mega barbeques.