Monday, May 17, 2010


I waited.....

and waited......

and finally... today.....


It sure was worth the wait!

By the way, here's an updated status on the vegetable garden.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Vegetable Garden

I've been bugging Roger for a long time to build me a vegetable garden, and this weekend that was what we decided to do.  So, we bought some wood..

And we laid it all out at home:

Then Roger started screwing all the pieces together:

We did some math in our head and realized that we would need 60 bags of topsoil to fill the thing--you can see the poor RAV is a bit back heavy....


We filled the box with top soil:

And now, I have my vegetable garden!

Thanks Roger!  I love it...

Now we are pooped!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A mysterious package!

We received a package in the mail today...

I was at a loss as to what it could be for a brief moment until I saw the BC address and the Swedish colors:

Some of you may remember this from a few weeks ago:

Well, voila!  Inside the package was my ball of yarn returned to me wonderfully UNtangled!


Thanks Hans!  You know, you might be on to something very lucrative here.  I might have to start advertising your services as a yarn untangler.

Monday, May 10, 2010


I planted some iris bulbs last fall and they took so long to surface that I thought I had buried them too deep and that the bulbs had long rotted, but...... look what I found under my tree yesterday!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's day weekend

This weekend we headed down to Calgary to spend some time with my mom and dad.  While we were there we took in a few sights:

We had a delicious lunch:

You can tell it was delicious because we're smiling!

My parents also recently got back from a visit to China.  They brought back a few things.  Some of the stuff they brought back was really cool...


That's a mug that changes images when you pour hot water into it.

Some of the stuff they brought back was obscene....


I guess some folks never grow up!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A response to a fan

It has recently come to my attention, that a "fan" of my blog wanted to see the recent renovations to our basement.  Well fan, here they are!

Welcome to the tour, if you'll kindly proceed down these stairs...  careful!  watch your step.

That dark rectangular box you see at the bottom of the steps is an artificial fireplace.  It throws off a little heat which is nice because it's a bit chilly down there.

So here's the main room which you could partly see from the stairs, and there's the fireplace on the right. Those other black boxes are bike carriers--my birthday gift from Roger!  You can just see the tiles on the floor from the bar.  

Voila! the bar...

That white closet you see to the right isn't actually storage space, it actually cleverly contains our panel box!  

Next up, you'll see our lovely guest room for everybody who is hopefully making plans to visit!  There's no furniture in there yet, but wait until you see how cozy it will be when we're done with it.

Here's our furnace room... there's not much I can see about the furnace room except that it looks very... furnacy!  There are some storage shelves near the back.

And the bathroom which we're still in the process of finding a mirror for.

Lastly, we have the storage closet..

Hey wait a minute!  Is that a door in the closet I hear you ask?  Why yes, it's a door in the closet.... Which leads to...

The Harry Potter Room!

Well, it's just a room under the stairs for storage, but it sure does remind me of Harry Potter's Room.  

Hope you enjoyed the tour!  We are taking reservations for those who would like to visit.


The sun's out today and it feels like spring.  In preparation for the new season we raked the lawn yesterday to help get rid of all the cigarette butts and dust left on the lawn after our basement renos.  There were so many cigarette butts left on our front lawn that Roger's convinced that we might end up growing a tobacco plant.  We've also started to see the first shoots from the bulbs that I planted last fall.  

Also, here's some photos of what I've started indoors and will be planted outside for when there's no risk of frost overnight...

Those leaves shown on the right are pumpkin leaves.  That's right, I'm attempting to grow pumpkins as well as sunflowers, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, carrots, spaghetti squash, zuchinni, lettuce, poppies, pansies, moon flower, morning glories, sweet peas, cosmos, forget me nots, dianthus, japanese lanterns, holly hocks, babies breath, bachelor buttons and.... the elusive Himalayan Blue Poppy.  So far, most things are growing except for the blue poppy.  I don't have much hope for that one, but at least I'm trying.  

Anyways, I'll be sure to post photos when (or if) flowers start turning up!

By the way, who thinks that this plant has a hope of surviving?