Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

Finally getting around to posting some pictures from Christmas.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Flash & Couple New Pics

Picked up a new flash for my camera. I never liked using the built in one. Being able to reposition or bounce the light from the flash should produce some interesting results. So far I like the results,

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

The little ones were over tonight for Halloween,

Sunday, October 20, 2013


We went out to Gammondale Farm today for Pumpkinfest. Dade and Levi had a good time but Sofie couldn't stay awake.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


I got to take some pictures of Sofie this evening while she enjoyed a snack. She likes to sit in the high chair and play or eat snacks. It's hard to believe she is 9 months old already.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Too Short

We just got back from a 10 day holiday that ended up being 7 days. It started out a day late and then I was into work Tuesday for half a day and again all day Thursday. Combine that with all the rain and it felt more like a 5 day holiday. We did get some hiking and fishing done but even the fishing was poor. I did get to finish a trail that we tried last year but had to turn back because it was too tough for Roxy. This year we made it to the end to the lookout over Joeboy Lake.

We went fishing almost every day but it was slow. A strange year for fishing as the fish are not in the normal hiding spots.From out last trip June 21 the water temperature has dropped from 71 to 65 degrees fahrenheit. We did manage to catch 4 or 5 for the week and the sizes were larger on average.

Below are some of the pictures I took during the week,

1900 Grave site

Joeboy Lake

Number 94

Yum Yum!


Looking out Perry Bay


Silver Islet General Store

Silver Islet Harbour

Silver Islet

Sunday, June 9, 2013

New Accommodations

The 89 Starcraft served us well for 7 years. I put a lot of work into it, replacing the interior roof, suspension, and all the walls. But it kept us off the ground and dry. We've always wanted something a little bigger and a little less work to set up. So we moved up to a hybrid, a 2006 Bantum Flier 17'.

I has spent most of the week doing some small modification to it to make it more comfortable.
The trailer had no stereo but was wired for it complete with speakers. A little internet searching and electronic cable locating and I was able to cut the hole in the wall exactly where the stereo was to be located. All the wiring was there. I even had a stereo, it was from our old Taurus wagon. An almost new aftermarket Panasonic am / fm / cd player. It fit perfect.

I also added an extra outside outlet cause we do all our cooking and clean up outside. The existing outlet is shared with everything inside so I added a separate circuit outlet.

Our tent trailer had a built in 1500 w electric heater which I wasn't willing to part with. I removed it and replaced the cabinet end with some matching plywood that I still had left over. Some stain and urethane and it's like it was never there. After cutting a 8" x 16" hole in our new trailer, doing a little framing and wiring, the new heater looks like it was always there. It should be more than enough to keep the trailer warm.

After that it was on to the table. It had, yes had, two sets of folding legs just like the big 8' tables. Way to easy to bump and knock over and it was about 8" too high. It was more like sitting at a bar table. I removed the legs and converted it to hang from the wall and stand with a single fold down leg in the middle. Dropping it by 8" made it feel more like a kitchen table.

I have some more things I would like to do but they will have to wait until fall. Yesterday I hooked up and pulled the trailer out to the park to leave it in the storage area. That way I can bring the boat when we go out next. On the highway the trailer handled very well. It only weighs about 3600 lbs but you never know how it will handle with the tow vehicle. Now it's a two week wait until we get to use it.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Been a while

It's been a while since I posted last. I had a year end and inventory, May long was cut short and yet another computer crash.

I'm still not done inventory but there is just the warehouse left to go through. A list at the door will account for what comes and goes until I decide to finish counting.

May long weekend was cut short due to rain. The lake still had lots of ice and many of the sites still had a good deal of snow. It didn't stop Dade from having a good time.

I was doing some paperwork on Monday when I stopped to call my parents. One of the kids called and said their road had washed out. I was in the middle of doing some invoices and while on the phone my computer went to the screen saver. When I tried to bring the screen back I found it had locked up. Not a big deal, just unplug and restart. Yea, not today. Seems the hard drive crashed, couldn't even hear it try to spin and read. But I was prepared. I pulled out my clone drive from December and put it in place. It started like a charm and after about 15 minutes of updating I was back in business. Then to the accounting software. I was out by 2 days after restoring from a back up. But that was on paper so it was just a matter of entering the transactions from the printed journal. An hour total and the crash of the hard drive was repaired. Although I lost a lot of stuff there was nothing of great importance or anything that could not be downloaded again. The next day I purchased a new hard drive and performed a clone of the clone. The new hard drive is in and running and my previous clone sits until next time.

Went to Kakabeka with Christopher, Leslie and Levi tonight. We went to walk the park trail and see the falls.We stopped for ice cream on the way back.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Did a little photo shoot with Sofie this evening. Here are some of the results,