Time this morning for a ride up McCulloch Peak, just up the road from Ciel's place. I need to ride more!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
|In with the new, out with the old|
|We put french doors to replace the sliders which were very hard to slide|
|Very fun to replace the microwave and the "drop down" range|
Luckily the guys that helped us put in the doors, had a router to cut out the space for the new range.
The drop down ranges cost $1400 + so we decided to go with a stand-up
|It's really difficult to get work done when the dogs force me to give lap time. My main job!|
|The end product with new fancy fridge with ICE machine and dishwasher hiding to the left of the pic.|
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Hi 80 °F
Lo 51 °F
Hi 78 °F
Lo 50 °F
Hi 68 °F
Lo 48 °F
Hi 70 °F
Lo 46 °F
Hi 61 °F
Saturday, April 21, 2012
It was a beautiful day at Becky's house. Too bad we weren't here for it because she laid in the sun after working hard. The enchiladas were really great and the flower bouquet was sooo Corvallis. Is it close to 80s today? All of Corvallis is mowing their lawn and getting a sunburn. We worked up at the house today and are relaxing now with good friends and good ice cream (and chocolate syrup).
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Here's to a peaceful bike season!
edit: Ciel wants everyone to know that she still speaks 'merrican. She even talked to the Danish car salesman longer than I did. Why a Danish guy is in Canada selling Japanese and Korean cars to a Kiwi-Canadian and an American, I don't know. It does sound very international though.
And I guess I should explain that the 4runner is still going strong, but would cost too much to fix up to pass the BC out-of-province inspection (silly rules...there are plenty of trucks registered in B.C. with more rust than mine, it's just that they've been here all along). Anyone want to buy a great used 4runner? It's only got a bit more than 1.1 light-seconds on the odometer.
And the new car will get much better gas mileage. (Ok, it's not really new, but pretty close...a 2010 model with 34Mm on it - that's 34,000km for those unfamiliar with SI unit prefixes. Luckily it cost much less than a brand new one would have.) Considering that I've probably spent over 3 times as much on gas for the 4runner as I spent on the purchase of the vehicle, this should be a cheaper vehicle in the long run. (and Ciel says much better for the planet with less CO2 emissions!)
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
A family friend from New Zealand wasn't so fortunate and our families are in mourning. Granted, not snow since it's warm there, but heavy rain and snotty roads and a working man who drove truck and couldn't choose the conditions to drive when he was working. So sorry - RIP and you are all in our thoughts and sending comfort your way across the big Pacific.
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” –Marcus Aurelius
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — Stanley Kubrick
We love you Bree Family!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
If you're feeling like you have the energy, this link will take you to see Eddie playing ball -
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
|I have to say, I'm looking forward to it|
Canadian Tire money
Loonies and Toonies
$1 for grocery store cart
Red and white
High priced cheese and milk