Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The New Pool No One Likes!







Day 2 with the pool and so far NO ONE has gone in

Friday, July 26, 2013

Too doo doo


Zinging around Lynn Valley on a scooter! Bwahahah


Monday, July 22, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rethinking The No Kill Zone


Seriously!!!!! this is the 3rd mouse this week.

I've never had mice in the house, I can't be sure but is FrodoBodo bringing them in or are they coming in the window I leave open for him? I can't imagine after all these years they would just start to stroll in

This little bugger has eluded me for 3 days now. I've caught him twice but he scurried up my arm and down my back and gone in a flash!

Today found he was stuck in the basement wall, UUUUrrrrgggghhhhh

I couldn't wrip the wall open from the best spot which would have been under the stairs, oh no, had to tear the paneling in the family room

More work to be redone now



He was just sitting there and I thought he would be all tired and hungry. Simply reached in to grab him and WHAM


He got away again....here I sit talking to you with the basement door wide open, hoping he just walks right out that door

Thought I would at least plug up the hole in the wall that got him into that mess to start with. No doubt he will find another way to get stuck somewhere


3 cats in the house, he is some illusionist

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Little Back Porch Grease


Yikes! I'm so slow off the start. Just cleaning up the back porch now

My little bean knows me so well, she bought me a $50.00 gift card for Value Village for Mothers Day. Today was my day

Got these great red curtains. I live in a row house, shit! hate it. Anyways I digress. My goal at all times is to block out the neighbours and their crap

These curtains offer a better view

I have other goodies to add at a later date. Ran out of steam and light. This is just a preview really, curtains need to be cut and hemmed as well





Got this fabulous chair a few visits ago. It was so cheap I couldn't believe it. Had to literally tie it TO my car because I couldn`t get it into the car or trunk




Sorry can`t really show you the other side. There`s still a toilet and a vanity sitting there that's too heavy to move any further on my own

Friday, July 5, 2013

Abort Mission!!!! Pull Bbbbaaaccckkkk


You know when you hear that eerie screeching and rustling around noise that something has either gotten in or been brought into the house

Spent an hour hunting out this fella. Had him until a rouge ninja flew out of no where and knocked him right of my back, SHIT!

If I didn't find him I would have certainly had to listen to a murder at one point or another, probably like 3am

Pulled my whole bedroom apart including taking apart the bed and uploading the dresser. I finally found him inside my clothes in the drawer

I had already looked in this drawer a couple of times, was clinging to the clothes as I pulled them out



I see you


everything out and just one piece touching the drawer and he was scaling up to it


finally reached the top and then waited


cute little fella, hope he didn't get hurt in all the fuss

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Living in the Forest LOL!!!!!!


I prefer a really woodsy look, however, this is insane

Before:



"Things that make you go hmmmm" when you can only see the top of the cats tail walking through the grass




After:




My friend asked me the other day how often I do yard work, my reply: 3 times a year

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Good Old Days


Went out with two of my besties from High School for dinner. We met up in our old stomping grounds, North Vancouver. It will always feel like home

The great thing about old friends is that no matter how much time has passed....no time has passed

I saw Dave for the first time in maybe 30 years a few weeks ago

I ran into Dale at the bank about 22 years ago





Greek food, gotta love it!




Then down to the Quay to try to walk some of it off





This yacht belongs to a German bazillionaire


Wow, wonder who is visiting in this picture, its not an orb or maybe it is an orb trying to run away







Dale is snuggle puss, I'm snaggle puss ...we need a puss name for Dave....hmmm



Vancouver, the city I love



This is the first train station in North Vancouver, it was refurbished near Carson Graham School years ago and now obviously moved here. It now sits beside the old Cates Tugs building. Cates was sold to Seaspan


Feel sorry for the guy with the yacht on the right, he must feel inadequate


The old Burrard Dry Dock ship building site is gone now. This restaurant is there and a huge square


In the 1800's someone would blow this horn to guide in ships. I say if the ships could not see the dock, how could the person see the ships?



The old crane for building the ships has remained


Also some pully things



We found this super cool exhibit. I'm the daft one that didn't take a picture, go figure. Got this one online

Image couresty of Google Images
 
It was a filing cabinet drawer filled with metal employee cards. You could read every word. The year, how much they were paid, when they were laid off and rehired

Paine Hardware was the most lovely hardware store. It had not changed a bit since opening in 1911. In 1998 it was destroyed by fire. No wonder it was all the most superb looking wood shelving inside. We used to love to go in and walk around. Its the red brick building on the right. They left the shell and built another building right inside to preserve the fa├žade



Lots of fun, hope to see the boys again