Saturday, June 30, 2012

Well ... today I moved one step closer to being ready to sell this place.  I had a chicken coop and a ram barn that were useful for my purposes when they were built ... but they were too 'specific' for potential purchasers.  So they had to go!

I placed an ad on Kijiji listing these for free and got a LOT of replies.  The folks who I finally went with are AWESOME.  The coop went today and they cleaned up so well that you would never even know the coop was there.  

They'll be back over the weekend to disassemble the other building so they can take it away ... and there is a third small shed that they may take as well.

NOW ... before you all think that I am a redneck yahoo for having all of these structures ... PLEASE remember that I have, in the past, raised SEVERAL breeds of chickens, turkeys, ducks, and even geese.

The place is looking GOOD ... and ... Life is good!

AWWW ... and for those who may not have heard ... Pete and his Mom have moved to a lovely apartment in Belleville ... 4th floor of a four story WALK UP.  Next time I am asked if my truck can be borrowed ... I will just hand over the keys ... LOL.  I am WAY too old to make that many trips up four flights of stairs.  But ... they are settled and happy ... and I survived ... what more matters.

Life is good!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Pictures From Painting Weekend!

 In Progress!
Hard at it!
 Looking Out For the Kids!
A Well Deserved Break!

I seem to have forgotten to take pictures of the kids!!

Kerri ... do you have some to send me?

And now ... it is all done except for the trim touch up!
Looks good doesn't it!

Life is good!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

July, 2006 ... 
June, 2012 ... 
 I think that we 'done good' ... 
 a LOT of work, though ... :-)

Pics From Chris and Kerri!

I am SOOOO looking forward to having this place ready to be listed, because once it is listed ... I can see these wonderful young people more often!!
 Will ... the soccer player ... 

 ... and Sloane, the mistress of cuteness ... :-)
Pete and his Mom have rented an apartment that they can get into very soon.  
I have found someone to hire who I HOPE will be a good worker and able to help me with a lot of the 'grunt' labour that needs to be done right away, in order to be ready to list.
Tim is coming on Saturday to install a back splash for the downstairs kitchen.
All kids and grand kids are coming the next weekend to camp out, have fun ... and paint the barns and part of the house.
My friend Doug has made space in his barn for me to store a lot of 'clutter', fencing, etc that will be going to the new Willow Garden ... and he is helping me deal with this.
And my neighbours, the Bosleys continue to help by repairing everything that I break ... AND by roofing my garage ... and doing anything else that they see that I need help with.

Life is good!!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Anna's Art Show

Last Thursday, Anna's JK/SK class had an Art Show opening at the Belleville Public Art Gallery!
Grandpa took flowers for the artist.
 Here is a piece, inspired by the work of Eric Carle ... 
 ... and a piece inspired by the work of Picasso ... 
 ... and finally a piece inspired by the work of Van Gogh.
What a fun afternoon!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Otis Update

Otis fills my life with such JOY!!  I love him to bits!!
 He is turning into quite the working farm dog, rounding up stray chickens and the like.
 But, oh does he get tired by the end of a day ... :-)