Category Archives: Renovations

Construction on the house

There is going to be a barn raising


Our trusses finally arrived yesterday.   A very handsome young man delivered them all on his own.  He was very skilled at backing up a huge flat-bed.  Using a small hand-operated crane, this guy lifted the trusses off the truck and placed … Continue reading

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Bling


I can’t wait. It is not finished but I must show you my upstairs bathroom, as it now stands.  It is so very sexy. Here is a “before” picture …. small, cramped, a tub, no shower, ugly paint colour, ugly floor.   So gross…  We gutted.  … Continue reading

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The last week has been crazy busy for me as we had the final push to move out of our Toronto home and into our new West Lake residence.  It is all done now.  The moving van has been returned.  … Continue reading

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Update on Warren’s garage


Today the workmen returned.  Fleets of trucks:  flat beds for the tractors, loaders, and diggers,  dump trucks and gravel slings.   They finally took away the old tree trunks.. The job today was to back fill  around the new foundation and … Continue reading

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The magical princess and the beautiful gypsy


This week has been awesome.  We had very special guests.  Marilyn has been my dearest friend for some 55 plus years.  We grew up next door to each other and have been playing together since we were both toddlers.   Marilyn … Continue reading

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Laying the foundation


I was away in Toronto for a day and a night this week.  I had some appointments, friends to see, family to support and a half-dozen items on a list to pick up or deliver or contact to change our address, … Continue reading

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While I was away


While I was away for four days this week, Warren did a month’s worth of activities.  He met tons of new neighbours. He walked Molly every day (that’s a shocker).  He finished building my garden shed – complete with shingles, windows … Continue reading

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