Thursday, June 18, 2015

Too close

They found the gas leak.  No one knew the line was there.

People have been saying for years that the lines aren't deep enough.  Even so, you would think the powers that be would actually know where they are.

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So we have our nice new retaining wall installed.  Then one of my neighbours came home and smelled gas.

No idea if there is a connection;  the crew didn't hit anything, but it's possible one of the rebar they drove in hit something.  Problem is, nobody has any idea where the gas lines actually are.

So they shut the gas off last night, affecting about a third of the townhouses.  Not having a furnace this time of year is fine, but it also means no hot water.

Hope they can fix things soon!

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Our door

This is what we see when we open our door.

I had to walk through the taped off area where the guys are working, then duck under tape,  to come home.

But this is a good thing.  The retaining wall and dangerous stairs are being fixed.  It's all been slowly tipping into the lower sidewalk for years, and it's part of what's holding up our parking area.

Three days of this, and it should be done!

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Saturday, June 13, 2015


I got some new additions for my dash, including this T Rex.

This is what I see when I look through my steering wheel.

I found three tiny dinosaurs while with my daughter at Scholar's Choice.  As we walked in, my daughter told the woman we were looking for tiny animals.  Especially frogs.

"I take it you don't mean live ones," she says, then comes out from behind the counter to lead us to the display.  My daughter begins to chuckle.

"Ah, ha ha ha huh? ah!  What?"

That's when she spotted the tiny tanks of frogs they had in an end cap.  As we follow the clerk, my daughter turns to me with, "I thought she was kidding! "

Too funny.

Friday, June 12, 2015


Freya likes my hair.  She likes to roll under it.

Which can get very painful when she starts to fall off my shoulders.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This is the end...

‎...of my ability to drive the van without a certain amount of self consciousness. Anna seems to have discovered "car bling" :D 


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Monday, June 8, 2015


My darling daughters had a surprise for me on my dash.  They raided their own tiny animal collections and left 8 new critters, including these ones, for me to enjoy.

I love my family.  They put up with me. Lol


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Craft open house

‎So today is open house for crafting. Anna as crochet instructor has her wares on display. We joined for a visit and daughter brought her drop spindle to spin yarn. 

Funny, the spinning seems to start more conversations. 


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Friday, June 5, 2015

The start


As you may have noticed in my last few posts, I have been collecting critters on my dashboard. 

And they make me happy.

As one of my daughters pointed out, for all the time I spend in my van, I may as well! Lol

This is the one that started it all.  One frog.

I like frogs.  They are so interesting and cute. 

I intended to fund more, but aside from the toad hiding by my gauges, I couldn't find any nice ones.  The toad was part of a kit of venomous creatures.

I like those, too.

I am still on the lookout for more little frogs to add to my collection.

My children laugh at me.  I wonder why?


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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Turn it upside down

I see the frowny face and it makes me smile.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bridge cleaning

We have lived in Edmonton for more than 10 years and, until today, I had no idea what colour this bridge was.

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My daughters are amused by the things that I do.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I see you

It's the little things in life that make me happy.

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