Sunday, October 30, 2011

Odd Shot

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, you know with fall here its a busy time.  All the things you didn't do in the summer and all the things you need to do before winter.

Well this is a day early for Monday's Odd Shot.  But here it is A huge stump in this truck.  Now I find that a bit odd as how did they get that big of a stump in that truck. Also why is it just parked there with no work anywhere around. I mean if that was in my truck I'd want it out as fast as I could.  It would be pretty heavy. And imagine if it shifted when you were driving, now that would cause some serious damage to your truck or another car or person.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

After the rain

Rained most of the mornng and afternoon. So after Watching the Canuck game on tv we headed out for a short drive to Esquimalt Lagoon.   This pic was taken there .  Kinda a nice view of the grass and log by the ocean.


Friday, October 21, 2011

another fun video

Just another fun video to watch. enjoy

Sunday, October 16, 2011

At it's finest

Here is the video clip of the final game in the World Horseshoe Pitching Championships held this year 2011.  In the red is the World Champion the last 7 yrs  Allan Francis. He has won it 16 times.  And the other fellow is the challenger Brian Simmons. He has won it 2 times.  Watch and enjoy.

World Championships Title match 2011 


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hockey Trivia

Here is a hockey trivia question for you.  Lets see who is the first person to answer this question in the comments right under this post. 


Who was the first NHL player to sign a million dollar contract?

Answer in 2 days if no one gets it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Heading to Parksville

If you have been following this blog for the last little while, you know that I am on a trip from Langford to the end of the Vancouver Island and back.  Well I am now on a leg from Nanaimo to Parksville. (sorry don't have time on this trip to see my sister).  This is an imaginary trip.  I keep track of my walking and then measure it against walking the island.

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Well this leg takes 7 hrs.  I am 1 hr into the leg.   Ok after I have done this maybe this could be done as a fund raiser for something who knows.  This time is just a test to see how it works out.
Happy Walking.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Well the job is finally finished. 10 hrs on Saturday and 7 hrs today for a total 17 hrs of wood splitting.  Of course with that loved wood splitter.  It would have taken us all year to do this without it.

I am so Thankful the job is done and a great group of friends came and spent a few hours on one or both of the days to help us get the job done.

We will be warm for years to come.   Drop by sometime for a coffee or tea by the woodstove.  Ok till next time

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Too much wood

Just that too much wood.  We had the splitter going for 9 hrs and still only got 2/3 of the wood split. But lucky we phoned the rental place when we realized it would not get done in one day.  And got the splitter for the rest of the long weekend.

Took today off for Thanksgiving but we will be hard at it tomorrow morning starting around 8am.  Don't forget if your free drop by and help out.  We had a lot of fun working together splitting , stacking wood, and just having a great day working together.

I want to thank all who came out on Saturday , especially a young guy from down the street who saw what was going on and came and joined in to help.

Ok if you can see you tomorrow morning.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The 5 min job

Well as you know we have our wood splitting work party this Saturday.  And I reserved to rent a wood splitter from the local rental shop. 

I enquired as to what size ball I needed for the wood splitter and was told you need a 2 " ball.  I looked at my truck and it was a 1 7/8" ball.  So I bought a new 2" ball.   

So unscrew the old ball , put on the new ball, 5 min job right.

I went to use my wrench on the ball but the lip of the bumper on both sides didn't allow me to get it off that way.
So I didn't have a socket big enough to fit that so had to drive to a friends house. 

   We used the socket got the ball off and went to put the new one in , and guess what.   the shaft of the 2" ball was bigger than the hole on the bumper.   GRRRRRRRRrr

So now to track down a ball with a smaller shaft, take the other one back, then back to my friends to use his socket again.   

The time was just under 2 hrs for a 5 min job.   Don't you just love those simple jobs.

Ok well tomorrow we dig in and work together to get the wood all stacked and moved to the new wood shed.   Hint Hint.
come on by.   remember pizza for lunch.

ok till next time  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

someones fence

Remember I said I would post what some people put in their yards for decorations.  Well here is another example. Again this is on their fence.  The house is on the main street of Ft. Langley, BC.