Odds and ends
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Our curling season opened this week. To get things underway, the first rock was thrown by Guy Hemmings. Guy is a very popular curler from Quebec, a fan favorite of those who have watched him live or on television. I was asked to hold the broom for the ceremony and two of our junior curlers were the sweepers.
Guy and two assistants were touring Canda for the Canadian Curling Association to promote the sport. They were visiting all the clubs in the area, working with local curlers. A reception was held at the club where he signed a lot of autographs and had his picture taken with many of those present.
I wore my vintage curling sweater for the event, one I knitted myself over forty years ago.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
My name is Kayla. Fireguy adopted me and brought me home. My age is unknown, and I'm told I should lose some weight. I'm a little tired now after playing " The Flight of the Bumblebee".
Sometimes I take the SeaDoo out for a spin on Lake Milo.Fireguy said theTitanic had sunk in the lake so I thought I'd take a look.
Traveling Man was out tending the Sports Heritage Museum this morning so I thought I'd see what was on the radio.
Here I am in solemn prayer, hoping I won't be booted off of here. I wouldn't like to land in the doghouse!! It took quite a leap to get up here in the first place.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
It had to come. SUNDAY SHOPPING, I mean. After all, how many of those who voted against it never ate out, gassed up their car, got sick and had to get treatment, needed the fire department or police - on a Sunday. I know the Sunday Brunch at the Prince Arthur restaurant is always well attended.
I suppose I should have waited for a customer to show up before pressing my shutter at the Sobey's pumpkin pile, however, there were lots of cars in the parking lot.
At least I got a scene to remind us of Halloween and the myriads of trick and treaters who will be coming to visit in a couple of weeks.
Yes, I'm still alive, your infrequent blogger.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
On the weekend of September 9th, Halifax had its International air show. In Yarmouth, it was motorcycles. They came in droves, hundreds of them, from all over eastern North America.
At noon on Saturday they assembled on main street in downtown Yarmouth and traffic was closed for a while. They came in all shapes and sizes, all shined and polished to perfection
Here is a three seater, almost like a car, but steered with handle bars remotely connected to the front wheel. Great for a small family outing.
Here is a real sporty model. Imagine doing about about a hundred and fifty klicks down the highway on this. Hang onto your hats.
Now here's one for the young fry - or maybe there was a midget in the group.
After lunch they all proceeded to the airport where races were held on the runway not in use. They went one at a time making timed runs . In starting off, several of them did a wheelie when picking up speed. A good crowd was there to watch the performance.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Around 10:30 this morning Fireguy fired up his Blazer and took off to get a music fix at a CCR concert in Antigonish, with a stopover in Stellarton to visit with Tuffysmom. So I am left with a batch of felines for company. First is Kayla, sometimes referred to as "White". Her age is unknown, and she's about as wide as she is long.
Next comes Katie, a hand-me-down from Tuffysmom some years ago She has a cute little sprig of hair, almost like a horn in the middle of her head. She's long and lanky, but not very brave, and is often bullied by Shania.
Shania is at the head of the feline pecking order and bosses both the other cats. All these cats have one characteristic. They are lap cats. When visitors arrive, they won't be sitting long before one of the cats will jump up on their laps. This is fine if the callers are cat lovers, but that's not always the case. Shania often keeps my lap warm while I'm watching TV. Fireguy seems to be the favorite of the other two.
Anyway, I hope everyone has a nice time over the long labour day weekend. Cheers.
Friday, August 18, 2006
The old deck looked fine, but a while ago I went through one of the deck planks and when replacing it, I noticed the sills underneath were rotten. Not good. Better a new deck than a broken leg. Here are Black and Decker at work on the new one.
The new deck was finished today
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Well, I finally managed to get three pictures posted. You have heard of the eventful weekend from another source, corn boil, barbecue with big meal, etc. I had a picture of the dark cloud as it rapidly approached while we were barbecuing, but it wouldn't load until I entered all the text.
As for Tuffy, he wouldn't be in plain sight when it was time to go home. No, he was not on the dining room table, or anywhere else where he could be seen.
Now to publish, hoping it will look the same as on this compose page.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Following is a copy of an e-mail I sent to Parks Canada.
"On 1st August, when returning to Yarmouth from a meeting at Bridgewater, I decided to spend a few minutes with my daughter who was camping at Kejimkujik National Park. At the gate I was told that security regulations forbade them to tell me the location of her camp site. They suggested I check at the tourist information centre a short distance down the road. I paid the entrance fee and continued. At the information centre I was again denied my daughters location, but that I could continue and search the camping areas myself.Would you kindly explain what security risk would have been involved in helping me locate my daughter's camp site. My time was limited on that day so I turned around and came home."
I had a passenger with me and we didn't have time to start searching the camping areas.
Friday, July 28, 2006
Noah and His Ark:
There's not enough water in existance to flood the entire globe, even if it rained for forty days and forty nights. Among his animals, would he have had room for a pair of all the sorts of dinosaurs, wooly mammoths, etc? We know such creatures existed. It would take a lot of feed to keep all those animals alive for 150 days until the water went down.
Adam and Eve: Who did Cain and Abel marry to perpetuate mankind? And when the big flood came, the only people saved were Noah and his family. Everything else on the earth was destroyed.
I believe all life evolved and that the earth underwent many changes along the way. Din0saurs once roamed the earth in Alberta, and when they came to an end that same area was covered by ice. I believe that the Earth was hit by a huge meteor which knocked it off its regular orbit and that spelled the end of the dinosaurs. Areas once tropical became polar regions covered by ice. Remains of a wooly mammoth have been found in Nova Scotia.
I believe that Earth will be hit again by a huge meteor and will undergo another big change. If man doesn't blow it up first using neuclear power. Fasten your seat belts.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Tuffysmom asked for some pictures of planes that I gave her rides in.When she was about three years old I took her up in the Piper Cub shown above. She was in the back seat and shortly after takeoff I looked around to see how she was making out. She said "Watch where you're going Daddy'" I guess she was afraid we would run into something. She also had rides in the Stinson. One of those trips was to Digby.
Out hangar was across the highway from the airport, and each morning we would taxi across the highway to get onto the airort.
Friday, July 21, 2006
This is just to reply to a comment regarding the size of my font. This is a larger size. Actually, my old font was easier to read on my monitor than either Marsha's or Michelle's.
Now I'll publish it to see if Mr Blogger has frigged it up. Time for bed.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Shania and Katie pose for the camera man.
Kayla is musically inclined and is pretty good on the organ.
Katie is cooling off in the grass. Tuffy comes to visit once in a while.
This whole exercise is just for practice. Me and Mr. Blogger don't get along to well together and I have a difficult time getting images and text to come out where they should when the blog is published. Using the preview feature doesn't help as it looks different than on the compose page and is also different than on the published blog. I would not say that the program is very user friendly. Anyway, here goes, I'll publish this and see what kind of a mess I have made.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
A golfing we will go. On the right is Tiger Crocker, who provides the cart so that we two old crocks don't have to walk. I help provide the gas. We go out each day when the weather is fine. The ball doesn't go as far as it used to but we have fun and get good exercise.
Dick, ready to tee off on hole # one.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
On our lawn were two old stumps, cut off at ground level, where two big spruce trees once stood. I decided to replace them with new spruce trees, which seemed appropriate for the address, Sprucewood Drive. This little blue spruce is shown as it was in mid July of the last three years.
I found the little tree on the left growing under our front deck, up alongside the foundation wall. It must have sprouted from a seed which had lain dormant for over fifteen yeats, and then decided to sprout.
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