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Jul 20, 2014 - 45 years ago today!

Hello Everyone! 45 years ago today.....July 20, 1969 - Where were you when the Eagle landed? Apollo 11 landing on the moon. I (Connie) was 9 years old, at home in Burnaby, watching the landing on our black & white tv. Tonight watching the ch 9 news - all 4 of the news anchors said they were not even born yet when this happened - makes me feel VERY old! LOL - hope you enjoy the memories, Peter & Connie

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Jul 20, 2014 - A few changes...

Hi Peter decided he did not like the valance covering his view in the front kitchen window. I did not like the pull down blind. I kept fighting with it every morning to get it to go up again! Very frustrating. So, we took it off and I sewed a new curtain. Got the material from IKEA in the as is section. It was a couch cover on sale for $5.00. A pretty good deal. I have enough material left over to cover the throw cushions in the living room. We had a couple of issues with this window. The wall is angled out, which makes it touch to have...

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Jul 14, 2014 - Record Heat! Yeh!

Hi Friends, Another record heat record today in Campbell River. We decided to take the hottest day and open the trap to under our bathroom tub. Our tub is a bit squishy in the middle which tells us the wood underneath has shifted. Today we got under and readjusted the wood to make the tub floor sturdier. Must admit we were drenched from the exertion and heat by the time we were done. I tried to talk Peter into going for another bike ride tonight. But, he declined, happily.... I went for a 3.5 km ride by myself. However, he did not get off...

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Jul 13, 2014 - Bike rides

Settling down with our new home. Everything's unpacked. Still love the extra space! Finally got Peter to take his bike in and get the derailleur fixed. Then he came home and cleaned off some of the rust. Once it was presentable enough (according to Peter) to ride, I dragged him out for a 4.2 km ride. Had a little hill along the way that he decided to walk up. Got 1/3 of the way and he was turning back, I convinced him to keep going. It really didn't hurt him! Today I said we were going again. He was not happy! LOL. But, I found a 2.5 km...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Lots of work!

Hi Friends Today we were both off and home! A day for getting all those projects started and most completed. Peter got busy with repainting my swing frame. I started digging out the crates I hid a few weeks ago in the outside storage, in the bedroom cupboards, as well as under the bed. Got most of the a stuff organized and put away in their proper areas. A few more cupboards to organize - might be done tomorrow?..see how the day goes. Lots sent to the second hand store as well. Peter washed the truck and we got the awning rolled out. It is...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Family photos

Hi Friends, We now have 10 grand kids. Angela and Scott have Anika and Brody. Tanya and Anestis have Bailey, Thanos, Nasia, Valanti. The girls still live in Ontario and we get to see the kids via Facebook and Skype. Jon's kid as are Jared, Jeannette, Jordan. Unfortunately we have never met them. They live with their Mom and Step-Dad in the Calgary area. Erin has a daughter, Melanie. Once again we've never met her and we have not seen Erin since she was in her mid teens. We lost touch and hope one day we will find her again. Dee and Robin...

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Jun 27, 2014 - 30 years ago today!

Hi Friends On this day, 30 years ago, Peter and I moved in together. We moved to Uncle Bill Stauffer's home. The old homestead on the farm that Pauline & Edgar farmed. The house was 20x20 and had a trap door leading down to the basement where the girls had their room. We had a lots of fun time living there. Many times we have regretted moving away. But, the past is done and we live with our choices. We are so lucky to still have so many wonderful friends living in Alberta who we visit and who visit us here in Campbell River. Posted...

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Jun 25, 2014 - Change the outside too

Hi Friends. We got a new trailer...so we figured it was time to change the outside area too. While in Vancouver this weekend, we found a gable leg Acacia wood table. When one leg folded down we seat two. When both sides are up, we can seat 6 people! Gives us lots more room on the patio area. Next year when IKEA gets their new stock of this patio set we'd like to get the arm chairs and the side tables. But, we start with the table and two chairs right now. Also planning to take the money from the trailer sale and pay a few bills....hate...

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Jun 20, 2014 - One gone - the other is home!

Hi Friends! Sold the Salem last week. It went for a very low $$$. But it needed some work so we felt it was only fair. Tonight they came to pick it up. I felt kind of sad to see it go. We spent 9 years in that home. A long time. But, we are so very happy with our new home. A queen size walk around bed. Large living area. So many extras we did not expect to get for the price we were willing to pay. We are so very very happy. The other photo above of our grandson Thanos on his third birthday today. He is playing with his new fold up carry...

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Jun 13, 2014 - Salem for sale

Hi Finally got all the stuff out of the Salem. Took some photos and posted it for sale. Got three responses already. One is stopping by this evening. Fingers crossed! It took a bit but things are put away. The last bit (lots) of stuff was shoved under the bed and into some empty cupboards for now. Then next week on my day off I can slowly sort through and discard what we don't need and put away the stuff properly. So far so good.... Feels like we live in a home, not a trailer! Got to go and get moving....till next time, Peter & Connie

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Jun 11, 2014 - Getting there!

Hi We LOVE our new home. It's taking longer to move. We have too much stuff. I bring over about 5 or 6 boxes/crates. Empty, put away, then go back for the next load! Took a break to drive south to Nanaimo to drop off Westy to the new owners. They flew in from AB. It will travel up to Lac La Biche. Trailer has many new features we did not expect. Will give details next posting. Just wanted to add a few photos before I leave for work this morning. Till later, Peter & Connie

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Jun 5, 2014 - A Lot of Stuff!

Hi Friends It is amazing how much stuff we collect even while living in a small unit such as ours! I packed up the books and took apart the Ivar shelving. The corner looks so bare.... Peter took the skirting off the trailer last night. Once again looking bare. The maintenance guy, Gerry, came over and cut back the bushes behind the trailer in preparation of our larger trailer. If all goes well, we will have our new unit here on Saturday! The Westy is still sitting beside the trailer, the new owners will be here on Monday to pick it up....

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