Saturday, September 29, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Result of Tarion inspection

Well, since Charles hadn't addressed our deficiency list, we had to have a Tarion inspection. We hadn't heard from Charles and Tarion hadn't either, so we didn't think he would even show up. I had sent Charles a fax asking him to come with a replacement broom for the one he and Dave broke, and the replacement ladder bumpers that he and his crew took off my extension ladder. Charles made some lame excuse that he hadn't received the fax. I didn't believe it for a minute.

To make a long story short, Tarion found that Charles had a lot of deficiencies he had to fix, and gave him until October 17th to make it right, which is just over two weeks away. I will be surprised if Charles does anything.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pano Thursday Sept 27, 2007

Thursday September 27, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Beautiful fall weather

Besides having some record setting temperatures this past week (it was 30C on Wednesday!), we have been having some beautiful sunsets.

These fruits look like blueberries, hang on a vine like grapes, and taste like a very tart grape but have a large stone. I wonder what they are called.

A picturesque fall country scene, complete with a horse.

Sat Sep 29th - we saw three deer run across the road right in front of us when we were taking Tawny for a walk this morning. They were about 15 feet away from us, and Tawny almost dislocated my shoulder because she wanted to run after them. She hasn't learned that deer are way faster than her...

Monday, September 24, 2007

fall colours


Saturday, September 22, 2007

laying sod

Friday ~2pm: The sod arrived on Friday afternoon - 180 rolls (2'x5'), about 2 1/2 pallets worth.

Friday ~4pm: Here we have spread out peat moss - this represents about 25 bales of peat moss (3.8 cu ft each). This is to help the sod hold onto the water as the soil is very poor.

Saturday ~7am: We laid out one of the pallets of sod on Friday before and after supper, and then set the sprinkler up.

Saturday ~11am: Here the sod is all down. And how pretty it looks too.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Pano - Sep 20, 2007

September 20, 2007 - morning

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I saw this little turtle on our sidewalk

Yes. it was very petite.

It was also shy - it tucked its head and legs inside the shell...

Another beautiful sunset!

Still a bit of summer left

Still having a few amazing roses

And the insects like sunning themselves on the stucco in the warm sun

There are still some buds on the roses.

And the deer like munching whatever is back there...
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Monday, September 17, 2007

Lake inhabitants

Lake inhabitants: Tawny chasing the geese.

Lake inhabitants: baby turtle

Lake inhabitants: frog (blue heron's favourite snack)

Lake inhabitants: another species of frog (also a favourite of the blue heron)
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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Some panos

September 13, 2007 - morning

September 13, 2007 - evening

September 20, 2007 - morning

The Mirror Lake

Neat picture!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Another beautiful sunset!

Another beautiful sunset!

Friday, September 07, 2007

More things

A fossil - I'm guessing this was a creature with iron in it's blood (like us humans).

A little chipmunk peering out from his little house in our rocks.

We had 5 elm trees removed as they were killed by the Elm Borer this year.

Here you can see two stumps from the aftermath of the tree removal.