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    K9 Owned
    Mon May 27, 2013 10:53 pm
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    That sounds really productive! I like the idea of window quilts. icon_cool.gif

    There has been a tutorial in Critters for ages. It's kind of neat beacause you can practise there too - it doesn't have to be a picture of your pet. Many of us use/used it. Help yourself icon_smile.gif

    Posting Pictures Tutorial
    Tiggrr
    Mon May 27, 2013 11:31 pm
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    Window quilts, never heard of them but sounds like a neat idea. Sure hope you can figure out how to post pics Lambkyns.
    We have a large picture window at the front of the house that we have never been able to agree on what should go there, so it sits open with no window treatments now.
    K9 Owned
    Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:38 pm
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    So, what has everyone been doing this past week?

    At this end packing of course and I just realized as I typed that I've been 'packing' for 1 1/2 months! icon_lol.gif I'm not quite that lazy... I have been sorting, washing, reading then scanning documents then shredding. I've donated at least 2 bags each week - sometimes more. In between I still have a life. icon_smile.gif The heat is on now though.

    Other than that I spent today with a gf who lives in the country. Sitting on her deck, nattering, munching on Subway Subs as we caught up. I also started giving the garden a tidy up for the new owners. Batchelor Buttons and Evening Primrose are trying to take over before the sea of Forget-me-nots swallows everything. A great afternoon. icon_cool.gif Tomorrow I am playing golf and having lunch with Mum then it's back to the 'P' word.

    Hope you have been having fun.
    Lambkyns
    Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:24 am
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    K9...sounds like "P" for Pretty darned Productive to me. You really are tackling things in a more organized fashion than I could/would ever do.

    It is a cool day for golfing, hope you enjoy it. But still a great way to simply take a break from your P@(#!^&.no matter the temperature.

    We stayed home from the cottage this past weekend and managed to get most of the "things" done around here that were needing attention.

    Our daughter moved into her new apartment in Toronto on Saturday. As my back is bad I wasn't much help. But I decided that I could at least do up some herb planters and pots of tomatoes. She is quite a blossoming chef and really loves to use fresh herbs. She messaged me today to say that last night's dinner included a Caprese salad using fresh basil from "her" herb garden. Tonight...pizza using "her" thyme.

    Back to the cottage Friday night. We still have a couple more pseudo window quilts to make. I say pseudo, as they aren't very "professional" looking. But they do serve our purpose -- keeping hot summer sun from coming in two stories of windows...and keeping the heat indoors to a liveable temperature....also allow us to cover windows when we are not there & reduce fading of upholstery due to sun shining in. Sorry, haven't managed to get photos downloaded. But this link (if I get it to work icon_confused.gif ) shows a photo at the bottom which is somewhat like what we have done (ours are stationary and we hook the frame onto nails) http://poweringdown.blogspot.ca/2010/01/home-is-where-heat-is.html

    The rest of my time has been spent trying to garden...without injury to my back. Seems to get more and more difficult to heal the older I get. DANG!!!! : icon_rolleyes.gif icon_mad.gif But I keep at it, and I try to be careful.

    Enjoy the rest of your week! icon_smile.gif
    Tiggrr
    Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:49 pm
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    We have gotten our garden in and it seems to be taking hold quite well. I plant my herbs in a big pot beside the garden and love to take from it when I am cooking. Our meals lately have been pretty poor as we run in the door from work and out the door to baseball. By the time we get home at 9:00 we are all tired and only grab something quick or pick up on the way home.

    Lesley sounds like you are well on your way to be packed up and ready to go into your new place. I have appliance envy going on.

    My GF called me on Friday and asked if I wanted to go to Graze the Bench this past Saturday in Beamsville. What an awesome time we had. 7 wineries had joined together and were featuring bands and singers at each one, with food and wine also at each one. People were walking from one to the other with glass in hand. The music was fantastic, something for everyone. Would highly recommend as something to do next year.
    K9 Owned
    Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:04 pm
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    Tiggrr wrote:
    We have gotten our garden in and it seems to be taking hold quite well. I plant my herbs in a big pot beside the garden and love to take from it when I am cooking. Our meals lately have been pretty poor as we run in the door from work and out the door to baseball. By the time we get home at 9:00 we are all tired and only grab something quick or pick up on the way home.

    Lesley sounds like you are well on your way to be packed up and ready to go into your new place. I have appliance envy going on.

    My GF called me on Friday and asked if I wanted to go to Graze the Bench this past Saturday in Beamsville. What an awesome time we had. 7 wineries had joined together and were featuring bands and singers at each one, with food and wine also at each one. People were walking from one to the other with glass in hand. The music was fantastic, something for everyone. Would highly recommend as something to do next year.

    I so get those frantic times! We know junk food is just that but there are times. Mind you I just tossed a box of Presidents Choice 'Lollipop Shrimp' They were gross imo and I am glad they were on sales!

    Good to know about 'Graze The bench" Give us a heads uo next year. Maybe we can make an outing of it. icon_cool.gif
    mums the word
    Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:45 pm
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    icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif HI LADIES!

    I am late to this party, but I am here now. I know I said I would drop by the Canadian Forum more often, but apparently I fibbed!

    I hope everyone is doing well. I am still waiting for summer to actually arrive. Our pool has been open for a month now and only my daughter has gone in it and that has been maybe 3-4 times. Glad I am spending lots of money on chemicals and electricity to run the pump. On the upside, my AC hasn't been on more than twice yet, so we're saving energy there. I hope this isn't what our summer is going to be like. I don't mind if it is a bit on the cooler side but I'd like sunshine all day and rain at night.

    K9 I am curious to know if you ever got the slip covers made for the sofa?

    My son will be graduating from high school next Thursday....I can't believe that! How can I have a son graduating from high school already when I am only 29? Guess I'll have to change my story soon, people are probably starting to catch on. Maybe the grey hair gives me away a bit? icon_wink.gif
    Tiggrr
    Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:59 pm
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    lol...nothing a few highlights or a dye job won't fix icon_wink.gif ... 29 is good, I just turned 28 last month

    We are in the same shape with the pool. Only kids have been in..it has to be 85 before I get in.

    Baseball is upon us but has been pretty wet lately. My DS said the other day that he felt like he had thrown $60 out in the rain. In some ways he did. Three games he was to umpire and all were canceled because of the wet weather.
    On the bright side my vegetable garden is loving it. Blossoms on the tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and I see the cucumbers are spreading. Going to be a productive summer
    K9 Owned
    Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:17 pm
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    Slip Cover? What slip cover? icon_lol.gif
    That project was put on hold when it became obvious that someone had to pack. Worst case is that I will finish it when I am there.

    We were there on Tuesday and met a couple of our neighbours. This could be fun and interesting!!

    Neighbours across the road are awesome. An older couple (strange how I don't think of Don and I as that) icon_lol.gif - I said hello and offered my hand she threw herself in to a big hug. They have a great veggie garden that I am told to help myself to even if she isn't there. She has Rhubarb which is great - I won't have to wait 2 years to harvest. icon_smile.gif
    They have an 11 lb dog Maddie will never be allowed to see.

    Also introduced myself to the neighbours on the left. Early 40's couple with 6 kids from 3 - 15 ish - home schooled, 2 dogs, what seems to be a dozen cats and they keep chickens. Securely in terms of the chickens. Madison is going to kill the cats I just know it. icon_sad.gif
    Fencing is a priority as is a short learning curve for the cats.

    The house on the right boasts 4 kids also home schooled a small dog and two cats. The house behind is owned by a widow who used to have 9 cats but has cut back to 3 or 4.

    These are just the ones I know of and they are all indoor/outdoor kitties who are accustomed to dogs and may not be afraid. This could get ugly.

    I know for sure I will never, ever offer to babysit!!!! icon_wink.gif

    I'm totally sick of packing and Don doesn't seem to get the whole packing thing. I found out today the freezer being delivered tomorrow won't fit down the basement stairs. *sigh* I called Sears and asked if the delivery guys could remove the freezer door - they will. I neglected to mention that the back door may have to be removed too. I am hoping that if Mum and I can appear sweet and fragile they will get it done. icon_wink.gif

    Gosh I hope it fits. Don told me at the time that it was too big, more than we needed, blah, blah blah but it was not much more expensive than a much smaller one. I hope I don't get teased about it - I hate eating my words. icon_smile.gif


    Bummer about the weather and all but selfishly I am almost grateful. Who wants to haul stuff when it's in the 30's? Also the AC in my vehicle crapped out. It will cost more to fix than I am willing to put in to a 13 yo car. I'm really not wanting to think of replacing the van right now. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Have a great weekend all!
    mums the word
    Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:51 pm
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    So what you are saying is that you are so far out in the boonies that people just home school their kids because the bus ride to school would take half a day? icon_lol.gif

    What possessed you to buy a large freezer when there are only of two you? Funny how things look smaller in the store isn't it? Brian and I bought an Ikea couch for our basement about 5 yrs ago, and when it was delivered, there was no way they could get it down the stairs, try as they might. I had to send it back and get a sectional instead and we paid for delivery twice....yeah I am smart like that! These older homes aren't made for large furniture.

    My friend got the keys to her new house tonight and so we went for the grand tour. It is a tiny bungalow with 2 bedrooms on the main floor and a third in the basement. I swear she can clean that house in 20-30 minutes. A big change from the three floor home she lives in now. She has 2 weeks to slowly move over and do some painting etc.

    This is going to be a lovely weekend. We are going to the Sound of Music festival in Burlington at some point. I want to see April Wine on Sunday but right now they are calling for rain so I hope that changes.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    By the way, Happy belated 28th Birthday Tiggrr! icon_wink.gif
    K9 Owned
    Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:42 pm
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    I'm not so happy with your Sound Of Music Festival right now. I dropped Mum off at home a couple of blocks from Mapleview. It too me TWENTY minutes to get to Brant and the North Service Road. I'd rather drive an hour over country roads than endure heavy city traffic for 15 minutes.
    Maybe it's an age thing? icon_lol.gif

    The freezer.............
    I bought my first and current freezer (a 12cf upright) in 1981. It is no longer reliable. Last year it malfunctioned and we lost a lot of meat. Prime Rib Roasts bought on sale thrown out. It made me feel ill. It is also quite a bit too small. Although there are only 2 of us we buy freezer orders of organic meats - about 6 months worth. I would cry if we lost it.

    I also feed the dogs a raw food diet and that takes up quite a bit of space - they eat 3 lbs of meat a day. I like to make full recipes of things like meatballs and freeze them. Might as well cook 2 Meatloaves as one. I am desolate without a freezer stash of Oven-Dried Tomatoes. Don loves them too. I really do utilize my freezer and things fall out when I open the door.
    It is manual defrost and takes hours and a dozen thick towels to dry it off.

    Thus was my justification when Don thought it was too big.
    How do you argue that? icon_cool.gif

    Great day with Mum at the new place. The appliance delivery guys were great! Without a murmur of protest or a nasty look they calmly measured the opening, removed the handle of the freezer and subsequently had to remove the back door. Not a scratch on the walls and I would have sworn they would have needed Vaseline to get that thing in. I called Sears Delivery Service to say how great they were. I love my new 'stuff' icon_smile.gif

    Seriously, about the Sound Of Music Festival, I would love to go. Enjoy - fingers crossed that it stays sunny and you get to see/hear April Wine. icon_cool.gif
    Tiggrr
    Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:14 pm
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    Glad you had a good experience with Sears delivery. I still remember when I bought my new house in St Catharines, my big move from Oshawa. I had bought a queen size sofa bed to be delivered to the new home the day after we got the keys. The 1 guy was good but the other short stocky one cried like a baby that he couldn't do it, that it was too heavy ( what are you doing working for a moving company if you can't handle the weight). They ripped the cushion on the couch and Sears had to pay someone to come fix it.
    K9 Owned
    Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:24 pm
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    Yeah Tiggrr, they outsource the deliveries so their service is only as good as the Transport Company they have contracted. I'm sure it makes for dramatic differences in experience. I like mine much better than yours icon_wink.gif
    mums the word
    Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:10 pm
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    I cheated with regard to the Sound of Music. Brian and I went in the boat and parked 30 ft from shore and watched and listened from there. (There were big jumbo tvs so you could see the performers.) To heck with the traffic and parking in Burlington! Seriously, I don't know where people parked unless they went to the malls and were shuttled in. Can you believe there were even rides at the festival? Spencer Smith Park is puny and they had rides? I was stunned. My daughter went lastnight with a friend to watch "Lights" in concert.....loved it. But she came home covered in mud because the grass is now non-existent at the park. The city of Burlington will have fun replacing that sod.

    Sadly, April Wine didn't play more than 3 songs that we even knew. What was up with that? I was disappointed but at least it was a gorgeous day to be on the water.

    Yesterday was a total right off for me. I had a killer migraine and was in bed for most of the day.

    I am glad to hear that you love your new appliances and that the movers were so nice.
    mums the word
    Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:26 pm
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    What a gorgeous day it was today. I spent it at my friend's new house waiting for the "gas" guy to come turn on the gas. They were supposed to come between 12-4pm and I left at 4:30 and the bonehead still hadn't shown up....grrrrrr! That kind of stuff ticks me off! No phone call to say they will be late either! At least my friend hadn't taken the day off work to wait for them. On the flip side, I met her new neighbour and he is a lovely older man. He chatted to me about the plants and how to care for them. Then he mentioned that he is having a party this weekend which he refers to as a "wake". A friend of his is getting married for the first time....he is 79!

    icon_biggrin.gif Ain't that the cutest thing?
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