June 23 Fog starting to lift....
I put the new game
up last night about 9pm and already have a right answer! Since
it's so easy I won't give any more clues today! Finally resized
all the interior pictures of our cabin last night... "Cabin at 309 Douglas Manitou Beach SK" . Manitou Beach
the western Canadian resort in the 20's and 30's and has had numerous
ups and downs since then! My cabin was built as a house in the
early 20's for CN railway workers! (it shows up on a survey plan
from 1928). G spent all day yesterday cleaning 'seagull droppings'
of Money-Pit ... with no mast is was a Seagull Magnet for the
month we were away... It now has it's sails too... so..now
all it needs is the wind vane that he took off while he was manhandling
the mast and forgot to put back on before he put the mast up.. He's
talking bosun's chair with me as the ginny pig to get it
up! I don't thnk so. (Especially since it sounds like he's
building the chair!) Update on the Double Helix Glass... Jill
didn't get her glass either, even though the site took her money....
but they had no glass left, so she's getting her money back but no
glass, which means I don't get any either! Will add a scan of the
little seed purses later! Here is one...(these are slightly bigger
beads than normal 10's instead of 11's I think) now for straps... any suggestions.
June 22 Will try to come up with a new quote later today! Another
nice day here... Yesterday I made beads... see what survives
today all my encased red lauscha beads (from Tuesday) cracked
yesterday... but that's OK they were just encasing experiments so
the fish just got some new beads! The afternoon was spent weeding
what else is new... just about got through everything once.. no black
flies yesterday... they've grown up and are now horse
flies! Em didn't arrive this morning (well he did at 2:30 and got
turfed at 3:30!) But duddies staked out the deck this morning so Emmy
couldn't get up to his personal door! Actually he went up once
yesterday morning... we weren't there, so he sat on the roof and howled
until someone went up and let hm in! He could have a long hot day
if he goes up and we aren't home! Doesn't seem to have a clue on
how to get down!
Spent a lot of the trip knitting seed bead amulet bags ...
should scan a few of them and get the pictures up... Need to figure
out straps for them too... Tara, the winner of the Puffin Gum
Ball Machine sent me the makings for the first one... they are a
really good way to waste time as a passenger in a vehicle! I even
managed to transfer the beads in the truck once... I almost did it....
until I got to the last strand... the end pulled loose and the beads
June 21 I guess
hot pink is appropriate for the longest day of the year! Sunny
here again! There is a new glass out there being manufactured in
CA... the company is double helix, this is the glass that is
showing up in a lot of the bead auctions that are going for more than
$1000 on ebay.... OK so I want some... everyone else does too! It
goes up for sale every Tuesday at exactly 10 am Pacific time... I
follow instructions log on at 10:00 am Pacific (2pm Atlantic) put
my 1/4 pound of glass into my shopping cart so far so good... calculate
shipping (choke when I discover that the shipping is $17.95 for $20
worth of glass... carry on anyways!) go to pay my shoppping cart is
empty... well the site says that glass stays in carts for 24 hours so
not sure how the glass is disappearing between a and b but I know other
people have lost their glass too... But that's not the end of the
story.... a friend in Portland bought some at 11:30 am Pacific time...
I was told it was all gone by 10:10... sorry folks you need to fix your
web site/shopping carts and get your Candian shipping prices
realistic! Parcel Post should be an option... Global Priority is a
major waste of money!
Yesterday was the day that Money Pit got her mast
erected.... Gord motored over to the warf at low tide and I get
to opperate the winch from Hell from the warf... Of course the wind
picked up about the time we were starting I had my toes hooked
over the edge of the warf and was hanging out 20 feet above the
sailboat trying to pull the mast over so he had enough slack on his
lines to attach them.... and he tied the knot to tight on the
rope attached to the winch too, so that was also untied hanging off the
dock.... I thought he fired me last year... no such luck!
Actually I managed to get the winch to behave very smoothly
yesterday... in spite of its anti social nature! G would say we
should get along well!
Went to the local Credit Union AGM last night, deposited a cheque
earlier yesterday and had the after meeting menu read off to me...
sounded much better than what I was making for supper! There was
a door prize too... no I didn't actually win it but I was asked to draw
the winner and it was a neighbour, Haydon got 8 or 9 live
lobsters so two of them came home with me.... Guess what we're having
for supper tonight!
I did make beads yesterday, tried out some of my new glass....
June 20 The fog has lifted but not high enough to see the sun, rained
last night so all my newly planted plants should be happy ...On a
medical note... who needs BOTOX when there are black flies... Yes my
forehead was entirely wrinkle free, all you have to do is figure out
how to get them to bite your entire face not just around your ears
& forehead.. believe me when you get enough bites your face really
does go entirely numb! You don't even know where to start
scratching! On the way into SG to get groceries yesterday
we saw a doe and a fawn, think the fawn was just a couple of days,
weeks, hours old, not much bigger than my cats, really cute! I guess
the wrong team won the Stanley Cup, I gave up after 2 periods, but
Yahoo Sports says NC won.... Beads are on the agenda for today...
gotta go try out all my new glass!
June 19 Late afternoon.... We were working out
in the yard today and the local RCMP stopped and asked about the 911
call from our phone Friday..... I guess when the weather gets
really wet and windy the local phones start making spontaneous 911
calls, then stay engaged for some length of time after that so
phone backs don't work. Our RCMP was working off island on
Friday and the St George detachment didn't see the need to send someone
over to check! Since we were somewhere in Ontario at the time it
was either Duddly (the cat) or the house that phoned! Tursday
night I went out for super with the Toronto Lampworkers group...
think there was about 11 of us, we met at a Chinese buffet on Yonge St,
I have never seen so much food ... and it was good Chinese
buffets are usually so so... I left Gord down the street at a little
pub Called the Duke of Kent, problem #1 he discovered that
their kitchen was closed for renovations... so all he could get was a
sandwich (he showed very little interest in all the food that I had,
had, when I finally arrived at 10.....) problem # 2 about
8:30 hords of rugby fans showed up (in Ontario they have stand up bars)
.... well by the time I arrived it was all I could do to elbow my way
through to G's table and the noise level was horrendous..... Can't
imagine that their liquor permit actually allows that many
people to be in there at one time!
Most of my plants got planted this afternoon... We dug up another
couple of square yards of lawn.... (less grass to mow! [actually G
wants to remove the lawwn down to bedrock... so that we have no
lawn.....]) This morning was grocery shopping and buying another
wheel barrow, the one we have here doesn't have a wheel and is full of
holes... I have a bad habit of leaving piles of weeds lying
around in the yard, now that there is a wheel barrow again I guess I'll
be expected to collect them all! Em arrive on our deck again this
morning at about 7... I'd really like to know how he's getting there!
Hope to get some beads made tomorrow... I have a few new colours of glass and some enamels to play with.
June 18 Happy Father's Day!!! For all
you Hockey fans out there the Oiler's won last night.... Glad I'm not
still in Edmonton, Mom & Dad live way to close to Whyte
Ave where all the wanna be rowdies hang out... the noise level the
night before the anniversary party (when they won the Western
Conference) was quite incredible! Think that Edmonton will
have the riot squads on hand this time, right from the
beginning of the final (next) game!
Oh and by the way I'm home! We brought Emmy home with us
from SJ since Stuart is in Calgary for the summer, he left about 20
hours before we got there, so poor little Emmy wasn't abandoned for too
long! They seem to have a semi truce if they are outside, but
Duddies starts hissing and chocking the minute he walks in the house
even if Em is outside! The house was hiss free last night from
2:13 am until 6:00 am... Em arrived on the bedroom "balcony" at 6 am,
unless a sea gull dropped him we have no idea how he got there,
It's a small deck suspended in the air at least 8 feet above the real
deck... you can get onto part of the house roof from it but don't think
there is anyway to get onto that roof.... And this is the cat who
didn't used to be able to jump onto anything that was more than a foot
off the ground! Duddies would like to give Gord a chain saw for
Father's Day... So that G can cut down the tree that Emmy is hanging
out in.... Maybe Duddies growled at Em and he ran straight up the side
of the house!
It is actually sunny here, It rained from the day we left
until Friday.... I have outdoor plants that never got watered,
other than by the rain. G is currently mowing the hay field,
could almost bale it and sell it as hay! Once he's done I have to
plant all the plants that I brought with me from SK... I brought way
more than I was going to as it started to rain on Thursday in SK and it
was still raining on Sunday when we left so the plants almost floated
out of the ground... (Normally in SK in the summer you need a pick to
even make a dent in the garden!) My back garden there looked more like
a water feature than a garden, I rinsed my shovel off in a depresion in
the lawn.... Finally found an Unsecured wireless connection
Friday night in Edmonston, so got to try out my new/used lap top,
the space bar is really sticky so I end up with a lot of really
long words when I'm typing, so the lucky recipients of emails
from that computer get a free decipher game! This is long
enough.....Off to rescue the jewellery I'm cleaning in my tumbler and
June 10 Still in Watrous/ Manitou and still at the
library, The weather now sucks, it's rainy and cold and we have a
lawn that really needs to be mowed before we head for home tomorrow! Spent yesterday in Saskatoon, too rainy and cold to do anything beach like!
June 6 Still sitting in the Watrous library, the
weather all weekend was hot and sunny and I got even more
sunburnt! Yesterday it rained... but today it was sunny and
windy. Started painting the bathroom door today, so now am
covered in red paint! Yesterday we went into Saskatoon for the
day, figured since it was raining it was a good day to leave!
June 1... Sitting in the library in Watrous... Today was
really sunny and I burnt myself pulling weeds! Will try and
update the anniversary party etc later! But everybody had a good
time and my salmon all disappeared! We had fun decorating the