Thursday, October 25, 2012


This same vehicle has been on the sidewalk twice, and now it's parked in the disabled parking space... The one used by DATS to pick up passengers in wheelchairs.  No, it does not have a placard.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I think this is the same vehicle that was backed over the sidewalk a few days ago.  Perhaps they are moving in?  Not making a good impression with their neighbors, if they are.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012


I have to assume there is a reason for this.
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A Moment

Heading out to the van, I had just moments to try and capture the sunrise before the spectacular colours where gone.  The photo does not do it justice.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

All that glitters is not gold

My older daughter is working on her Halloween costume. Part of it reqires washing the glitter off of some Christmas decor/plastic plants.
This was taken after they had already been washed once.
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian viewers!

While a lot of people have had their big dinners on Sunday, we're waiting until Monday.  We're not going to be doing a turkey or ham this year - the girls asked for bacon wrapped chicken thighs.  I tend to buy bulk at Costco, so I got a 4 pack, leaving us with plenty of extra bacon for other things.

I used 1 1/2 of those for our Sunday supper and made my own version of the Bacon Explosion, using what I had available.  I had some ground beef, which I mixed up with seasonings the way I would normally do for a meatloaf, rather then the sausage they used.  I didn't have the seasoning mix they put on the woven mat of bacon at all.  I also used a mix of shredded marble cheese and dry feta where the Bacon Explosion uses cooked bacon pieces.

 That made for a rather large roll!  After wrapping it in aluminum foil, I baked it for about 2 hours, opening the foil for the last half hour or so to brown the bacon. 

When it was done, my daughter helped me take it out of the foil and transfer it to a dry pan, upside down.  Since the underside had been sitting in rendered fat and was looking pretty pale, we popped it back into the oven under the broiler for more browning.

It was incredibly delicious!  Surprisingly quick and easy to make, too.  I think this is something we'll be adding to our list of recipes for special dinners!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Frost and Fog

A view of our valley this morning.

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