We weren’t planning to spend the day at Victoria Beach, as it was quite busy for me in the upcoming week .. (deadline for self-employed personal tax returns) – but I borrowed my folks’ MiniVan and filled it up with some goodies before the restriction starts for parking.
I brought out:
* ONE LARGE BBQ – Santa Fe “Fiesta” model, from Walmart ..
* TWO Inflatable Kayaks – from Canadian Tire, with 2 Kayak paddles
* TWO Lounge Chairs from Walmart..
* A Floating Beach Chair cased in Styrofoam from Yvonne’s friend!
I was just going to drop it off, but Yvonne wanted to jog – so I assembled the BBQ. Can you believe it? At the last minute – the part to attach to the propane tank was broken, and it didn’t work. We ended up putting it all back into the MiniVan, fully assembled, with the large box it came in, with all the wrappings and packaging.
On the way back into town, we went straight to the Walmart store and exchanged it for a brand new one. It took about 30 minutes in total – we found a really helpful guy and a flatbed wheeler who sped things up immensely! We even took that old superheavy 1970’s TV that didn’t work into town, and asked him to junk it and he hauled it away for us.
So – Now I had another BBQ (in a HUGE Box sitting in my living room for another week)
It’s that time of the year, and we went to the cottage on Sunday for the day – it was 27c and no clouds.
* My left forearm is totally sunburt
* My forehead and nose it as red as a rose
* As for the rest of my body .. some color with a “Farmer’s Tan”
And to quote Maxwell Smart from the famed TV show “Get Smart” …
Karen & Warren et all were out there Saturday and Sunday and did most of the work cutting grass and raking and opening up the cottage .. The TV blew up last year during an electrical storm (we believe) and we agreed that he would pick up a cheap 20″ TV from Wal-Mart or Canadian Tire and a cheap DVD Player. This week, I will be picking up a new BBQ to compensate difference. That old one not only SUCKS .. there was only 1 place where the propane was shooting out .. it was quite a challenge to BBQ anything (although not impossible). We just figured – enough was enough .. quit complaining about it and do something about it.
Should be a nice warm Summer! While I’m getting the new BBQ .. I will be sourcing some cheap Kayaks .. they look like fun 🙂
Well .. on October 17, 2006 it was my folks 50th Wedding Anniversary and I took tons of photos. Two other people took pictures too, and it took until mid-January 2007 to get them in my possession.
My how time flies! Because, it was finally on my ToDo list and I cleared it … I took the combined 163 photos and tried for the first time Wal-Mart’s 1-Hour Photo place in the local Unicity branch, at 19cents CDN each. All and all it wasn’t too bad experience getting the pictures printed in 1 hour.
Of course – I took about 90 pictures myself, and my camera sucks. I would have been only able to take 19-20 or so pictures at High quality (2048 x something) and the other two amateur photographer’s camera were capable of taking 3100 x something … So, the decision was made at the time to take as many pictures at the lower DPI (or slightly above Web Quality) and see everything, rather than just a few choice pictures.
It was an easy decision – then! Now .. looking at the pictures, which don’t get me wrong – it’s not THAT bad … but you can definitely tell the high DPI quality pictures from the other two cameras than from mine.
Well .. you can see for yourself .. All of my pictures started with PA…… the other two pictures started with IMG_ .. or 001_01.. etc
I thought it would be a complimentary Mother’s Day Gift to bring them along next Sunday.
Happy Birthday Dad
It was my dad’s 72nd birthday on January 26, 2007
Mmmmm .. HART’s Famous Pasta Salad .. Yummy! 🙂
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