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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

House Renovations Cont...

We we are back at the exterior renovations for our house. My husband finished the sofet and facia boards on the porch. He has also put up the sofet and facia on the south facing wall along with the rest of the siding on the peak of that wall.

Last night Jack & Brenda came out to put the frames on the doors and help Al with the sofeting.

While I was out bbqing our supper I noticed alot of wasp flying around the sofet in one area. The noise was making my skin crawl. I hate bees of all hope they are not back this afternoon. We're pretty sure that they have a nest in attic area. Just thinking about them my skin is crawling.

Driving down the drive way our house is starting to look really nice. Al should have all the sofeting and facia boards on by the end of next week. The company that is coming to install the new eaves troughs told us on Monday a week to 2 weeks and they will be at our house.

Next on the agend is building the deck off the future dining room and parging the basement walls then we will be done the outside for this year. Then we will start working on things inside the house. Within the year we should have an old house that is like new. I am really looking forward to a new kitchen and a dining room.

Thursday, 20 August 2009


Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind
that enables a tea kettle to sing through
in hot water up to its nose.


Well the physio seems to be having an effect on my hip. I have had two electric shock type treatments and today was a different type of treatment where the therapist stretched out my hip joint. I am hoping that this helps with the bursitis. Like a fool I waited until it got unbearable to put any weight on my hip before going to the doctor. When I first felt the symptoms I thought it might be from how I slept on hip felt better in a few days so didn't think anything more about it until early this spring it started bothering me again...and I chalked it up to the damp weather thinking once the weather cleared up I would feel better......Ya Right! Wrong.....the weather changed and my hip still hurt so finally off the doctor and now I am in physio. So far things are going okay!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


Seeing it has been a while since I posted, figured I should give you an update.

We had a nice holiday.......lots of rain except for the 2 1/2 days that really counted. We had nice weather for travelling on Monday July 27th but that night the rain clouds started moving in. For the entire week it rained off and on until Friday afternoon when it started to clear up. This was perfect as the wedding rehearsal was late Friday afternoon. We enjoyed a BBQ at Ted & Kim's cottage along with some of their family members from Munster as well as local family. Saturday morning we woke to a slightly cloudy day but by 9:30 the clouds were all gone and the sun moved it.

It was a beautiful day for a wedding on Aug 1st for an outdoor wedding. The temperature was just right not too hot but definitely not cold. Even into the evening the day was perfect for the outdoor wedding. The bride looked absolutely beautiful! Everything was perfect.

Sunday was another nice day for the gift opening....the rain came at about 9:30pm or so that night so again another perfect day.

The wedding was held out at Baker's Narrows Lodge about 20 minutes out of Flin Flon MB. The lodgings were wonderful. The cabins were really nice and kept very cool, the advantage to log cabins. We are thinking that next year we will rent a cabin for a week of our holidays and spend time at the lake. To check out the lodge go to Bakers Narrows Lodge

Upon our return home I ended up sick. It was close to 2 weeks before I felt back to normal and my daughter Brittany ended up in the hospital overnight for a severe Kidney Infection.

As of Aug 4th my hubby and I get to travel to work together as he is working in the office in PA until the end of October but is hoping that they will extend him until Dec 31st. I am hoping that he will be in the office until after Christmas as well. It is nice to have him home each night. It has been many years since we lived with him home every night....I could really get used to this.

With Al being home all the time now, will be able to get a few more things finished on the house before the snow flies.

Well that is about it in a nut shell.