All Moved In
Now the builder just needs to come and trim the doors and windows and yes he can still get at them but not as easily as he could have last Monday when he was scheduled to come.
One project down .... three hundred and ninety two to go (or there abouts).
Everything fits .... even the humongous table saw (two of the arms are currently folded down). And there's even some empty space on the shelves.
Rosie, Martin (her oldest brother) standing behind her and Boudy (another brother).
Rosie and Robert, the youngest brother. Robert and Boudy did an excellent job of "roasting" Rosie.
Rosie with her retirement present --- that's a stuffed black poodle sitting in a bath tub. We all chipped in so she could buy a "dog wash".
Rosie and "the aunts", my mom and Tante To
The kids were having a great time. Why is it that whenever a kid sees a grassy hill they want to roll down it? I know I did way back when.
Flowers, Lots of Flowers
If I remember correctly the sign said they have over 550 varieties of peonies.
My mom and Zaph
A Chinese Dogwood.
Some of the roses at the the Rose Garden.
All mudded up.
Mud on My Wall
Only a couple more pieces to put on then the walls are finished.
Our supervisor is looking a little bored. Zaph insisted on being in the workshop with us even though we kept disturbing his naps.
Victor starting to put the mud on. They didn't quit till they finished mudding the walls.
The drywall lifter in action. Victor was fastening the drywall in place well the rest of us started organizing the next piece.
Anne, hold that piece in place. It'll only be a couple of minutes to the guys break is up.
Shopped Till I Dropped
Step 1 - Go to a store with lots of fabric choices. I picked Margaret up in Elora at 10am and drove to Guelph arriving at Lens Mill around 10:30. Much oohing and aahing occurred as we walked around what seemed like endless rows of fabric. After about an hour we had decided on the two fabrics.
Step 2 - Determine the amount of fabric required. The amount of brain power required for the calculations necessitated refreshments, so we headed to the Tim Hortons on the other side of the plaza for tea and a sweet (sugar is the starting agent for many brains). Knowing the width of the material and the dimensions of the couch, cushions and curtains we were able to determine the amount of material required. 6 yards of one fabric and 17 yards of the second fabric.
Step 3 - Return to the store and purchase the fabric. Sounds easy, but first we needed to make sure that we examined all of the isles in case there was something else we needed --- curtain ties, thread, elastic. The grandma to be (Margaret) did find some baby fabric she couldn't resist. Finally, we made it to the counter. The clerk measured the fabric that we needed 17 yards of --- oh oh there was only 16 1/4 yards. Poor girl, we asked her to measure it a second time but it didn't get any longer. Checked the row where we had found the fabric and there was a second bolt --- we bought a yard off of it so we were good to go. The best part was the 15% I saved by finishing the bolt. There was lots of the second fabric. By now it was 1:40 and we were starving.
Step 4 - Have lunch and regroup. We were both ravenous so we decided to try the restaurant that was in the plaza, Eggcetera. As we were being seated the two women sitting at the table beside us were served a meal that consisted of peameal bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast. Boy did it look good --- barely glancing at the menu we both ordered it. Everything that we saw served looked good, luckily our choice tasted good as well.
Step 5 - Check out the remainder of the store. Yes we had only seen about half of the Lens Mill store so we returned to see what else they had. There was clothes, shoes, picture frames, lots of rows of wool, canned goods, kitchen gadgets and lots, lots of more. We showed great restraint and only purchased a few items. By 3:30 the store was getting warm and we were shopped out --- hard to believe we'd only been in one store.
By the way, Ed says likes my fabric choices.
Good thing the napkin dispenser was on the table as we used several to make our calculations.
In the afternoon Zaph and I spent some time gardening --- though one of us doesn't seem to understand what is meant by the term "weeding".
My "flower child". Hope the plants will bounce back.
The new Indiana Jones movie is playing at the theatre in Hanover (about 10 minutes away) and as it's "a must see on the large screen" for Ed we went. In my opinion it wasn't as good as the first and third Indiana Jones movies but still worth watching ..... except for a few scenes. Now I really don't like termites. It was our first visit to the Hanover theatre and it wasn't bad for a small town --- we'd go back if another "must see" movie comes to town.
The workshop with insulated walls and vapour barrier.
Jack's on the left. They did a great job on some old Stan Rogers songs.
I Was Only Gone a Day
Looks like the ball is in our court now. Ed has to get the wiring done so the builder can send guys to insulate (Ed hates working with insulation).
Taking down the old exterior wall.
The outsides all done expect for the light fixtures.
The new section of the workshop.
I spent the morning planting my new flower bed. Looks pretty good if I say so myself especially when you see the plants that should be there and not the "actors" that are currently there. It's not a good time to split peonies so I've put rosemary, parsley and chives where the three peonies will go in the fall and I have Sweet William and Snap Dragons place holding for the Asian Lilies.
The new garden in front of the addition that's ready for the door and windows.
Around 9:30 Ed and I headed over to the local RV dealer to pick up our new trailer --- a used 2008 Titanium. We think the trailer was one of the first of a new design and regular plywood, not bendable plywood, was used to create a curved wall. As to be expected the wall cracked. After a month away the owners returned home with the "damaged goods". The factory offered them some compensation so they decided to upgrade to another trailer. The wall was fixed and trailer put up for sale at what we thought was a good price so we bought it. We even get the full year factory warranty. Doghouse II is a foot longer than Doghouse but it was three slides so it should give us more living space. I wonder how long it will take me to get use to the new layout.
Interesting place for a conference.
They almost finished the shingling --- took longer than they planned as they replaced the shingles on the existing workshop.
Our new trailer Doghouse II.
For some reason Zaph doesn't like going into Ed's office. Here he is lying in the doorway.
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