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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Busy Times...

The last few days have been hectic. I decided to take living out allowance and rent a place in Kitimat where I am working. Camp life is getting a little old to say the least. I am renting a place with one of my fellow workers and we are in the setting up phase. We are both on time off and will be driving back with all the gear beds etc. to get set up. It is a two day trip and for me three days (long weekend ) dealing with BC ferries and getting off the Island. I will get to see my Dad and have a little family time on Friday, spend the night then hit the road early.
It has been two years since the truck has been on the road, had to do a little maintenance then start to figure out what I should take. Everything must fit in the cab or the covered truck box (rain is on the way). The truck is named Ruby after my Mother-in-law who gave it to me.

The fish netting is to cover the blueberries next time out.
My Mother's Peace Rose in all it's glory. A deer out back, Taz and Buddy. Campion flower and the toilet replacement project.  Everyone have a great long weekend be safe in all you do.

Thanks for visiting.
Rob

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Contrian Folks...

I had the good fortune to meet 60 plus like-minded folk from around the Comox Valley while I was home. My wife was the one who set the wheels in motion for my partaking in the meeting. It was held in a private home and was very informative and positive. The subject was the the abuse and fear mongering by the BC provincial government and BC Hydro trying to force Smart Meters on those who object and don't want anything to do with them. The Bullying and Coercion is criminal and against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. My Dad taught me to stand up for what I believe in and for that I am forever grateful.

On a lighter note it has been great to get in the garden and to get a little dirt on my hands.


Getting ready to go back to work and the good fortune to shoot a Monarch
While running about a friend showed me her pride and joy, The Settee Table, it is priceless, a shot of Mount Washington and a very nice 50's Cornbinder.
The character feels like life sometimes, an antique cast iron door stop and cabinet, a gate arbor and some fencing and planting going on.
I hope everyone is taking some time to do some relaxing and reflection have a happy day!
Rob


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Monday, May 19, 2014

Meditation may work for me...

Where I work 20/8 with two of the 8 days for travel I find that most of my fellow workers are homesick after two weeks and the last week many have a glazed look in their eyes. I have been thinking of meditation as a way of dealing with the stress of camp life. I do like my job and my fellow workers and working on being positive is important to me.

This years new flower bed and Rhodo's
Last years blueberries and Buddy having a chew.
Making seaweed tea and an old wagon wheel
This years flowers against the new fence
Thanks for visiting.
Rob

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rounding up the usual suspects...

Having arrived home after three weeks in camp, it is time to fire up the gardening gene...


The usual suspects getting ready to go. Last falls Garlic is looking good!


The Daffodil's are still happening, seeds from Rhodo. Horizon Monarch a first I have seen will have to try them. An interesting tulip and Rambo a small Rhodo.


A rainbow coming into Campbell River, Eskimo Art at Vancouver airport and land, cloud reflections in propeller.


Flower heaven, last nights sunset.
Potatoes are in, plants in overflow bed need to be replanted in new bed today.
 How does your garden grow? 
Happy Gardening!
Rob

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Happy Camper...

A Happy Camper I am...when one is not expecting a sudden happy change. With the start of my second shift at the new Aluminum Smelter I wasn't expecting to end up with the perfect job for me, far from the maddening crowd in what is called the North 40, working with friends in Receiving and Shipping of scaffolding to various crews on the project. It feels good to get into a routine.
Buddy, My Mom's Peace Rose, a favorite Maple, Mr. Pickwic

A friend I was working with introduced me to Old Billy. A Medalta Jug
Ruskin Dam soon to be rebuilt, Daffodils, a cup of tea
A Farmer out standing in his field and a Presidents of USA plate. A picture gathering seaweed, a family phone sure beats cell phones for me. A painting looking at Quadra Island from Campbell River.   

Thanks for visiting.
Have a great week.
Rob

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