Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Where did the summer go?

Holy sh*t its been busy! I last posted on June 18th and it's been non-stop since then. Lets see, where to start....

Well things are going much better with the new land lord. He's been doing a lot of work around here to improve the place. We've got patio doors now and a deck to put the BBQ on. The tenants below have left and he's put a new side door on that is all full of fuck for now. We've got a new floor in the bathroom as well as a new tub surround and a new toilet. I think that's about all he has planned for us until he's done fixing everything in the basement. Now begins the count-down to the rent increase. Man I'm negative eh?

Our little camping trip to Radium Hotsprings went off quite well. The only hitch was the hotel had no record of the reservations when the family got there. I thought my mom was going to actually kill the guy. Seriously. Anyways after a whole lot of bitching at him he found us some rooms next door at the next hotel. I was feeling quite invincible as we had reserved a camping site at Red Streak and I wasn't worried about having a place to stay. I was just worried about having to share the campsite with the whole family. ;)

Here is a picture to wet your appetite and the rest are on my putfile account.
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The rest of the photo album

As you can see from the picture I had a lantern with me, a big one, I took a Coleman 236 from 1942 that puts out 500 candle power. I was lighting up the 3 adjacent campsites aswell! I also had a Coleman stove with me. You can see it in the photo album. It is a model 500 Speedmaster from 1938 that George gave me for free.

We took it easy and spent every day in the pool as well as going on a couple little road trips to other areas. One of my favorite parts of the trip was the rental car. We rented a 2007 Dodge Charger with the 3.5HO V6 and the 5 speed auto. Mmmm... 230 hp. I was absolutely surprised with the amount of power the V6 had in this large car. I had no problem passing and abusing the posted speed limit on many occasions. Even with me bag driving it we still averaged 31 mpg for the trip. I would imagine our mileage would have been a lot better if we didn't drive up and down the mountain from the campsite to the town a few times everyday.

After that trip we got to stay at home for a little while and then it was off to Delaronde lake to visit Lindsay's Mom and step dad Tim. We had a great time and I got to get some fishing in with Tim. He knows quite a bit about fishing so I'm hoping to learn some stuff from him as I love to eat fish. We had a great fish fry over the open fire on the first night. Mmmm.... is all I can say.

The next weekend we were in Emma lake with Lindsay's Dad and step mom Gloria. Well we were there with a shit load more of her family than that. It was basically a family reunion to mark the family being in Canada for 40 years. There was about 30 Edgars and various offspring running around causing shit. It was a great time. The only downside to the weekend was it rained everynight so the inside of the tent was a bit damp. Everyone was impressed with my sand dyke that I built infront of the tent to keep the water away. I do believe we were the only tent to have no water issues. We had a blast and spent some time relaxing as well as some time on the beach and on the boat. Melissa's got a great picture of me in the water drinking a beer and eating a sandwich that I'll post when I get it.

In between the two trips Lindsay got me an early birthday present. She got me a XM radio. An Audiovox Xpress to be exact. It rocks. I can't believe how great it was to have on the road. The next thing I want is a boombox that it fits into so I can listen to satellite radio everywhere. I've got a bid on a cheap one on Ebay as well as a cheap home kit. If I don't get the one on Ebay I'll put it on my b'day list as I can't affort too much right now.

On the Friday before the long weekend when I got home form work the city of Saskatoon had a present waiting for me in the mail box. They sent me a red light camera ticket! I should scan it and put it on here as I must have been on crack that day. It is verrrry obvious that I ran the light, it wasn't even close. Damn left turn impatience. Well I figure that 5 years of going through there atleast 2 times per day it was bound to happen eventually. So I'm $220 lighter now. Ouch.

Well its been a long post and I think I've covered everything. I've been addicted to crackbook(facebook for the noobs) lately so come check me out on there.
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