Sunday, January 29, 2012

Early and late

When I was putting the blog entry about the garage together, I realized that I didn't take any photos of the garage itself, so I am including a few photos that Freda took with her cell phone.

This photo was taken after the garage door frames were moved. We asked for 9'6" doors, which was the biggest that could fit in the space so that's what she drew on the plans.  The contractor realized that size of doors wouldn't fit because of the chimney, but he built it that way anyway, and then had to go and change it!  Doh!  Note that the window on the far side of the garage is not installed yet in this photo.

This is after the window was installed.

This is the view of the door to the back yard.  Tawny is standing on the steps to the new mud room.

Tawny enjoying sniffing at the Bruce Pit dog park.  A gorgeous day.

Taz and Tawny saying hello to another dog at Bruce Pit.  You would think their tails would get tired, because they are wagging constantly for the entire time that they are there.  Perhaps that's one reason why they are totally exhausted afterwards.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Christmas doggies

It was really nice to be home in Ottawa at Christmas.

Tawny often came and sat right in front of me.  Sometimes she laid down on my feet like she does.  She's a good girl.  It's hard to believe she's going to be 9 in March.  Time has flown by and now she's considered a senior dog.

Snow - Christmas Day
It seemed like the temperature plummeted and the snow started as soon as I got to Ottawa.   When I arrived from Regina, it was raining but it turned to snow on the drive home.

Taz, the big whiny cry baby, loves curling up in this chair, so Freda keeps a sheet on it to try to keep it clean...  Taz is a senior dog too, as he will be 9 in June.  He's been with us for four years now.

Waiting for Freda to come home
Freda was out, either at work or shopping or something, and the doggies were expecting her.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tandoori Kabab Touch restaurant review

We were there for the supper buffet on a Saturday. The place was not too busy although there was a large group there for a celebration.

There were a number of selections in the buffet (veg, chicken and beef) and all were very flavourful and the meat was nice and tender. The papadum had a nice bit of spice to it, and the naan bread was really very very wonderful. The hostess brought around a plate of chicken (not tandoori) which was very tasty and very hot (temperature hot).

My favourite dish is usually beef vindaloo (I like spicy dishes) but my favourite dish at Tandoor Kabab was the butter chicken, it was one of the best versions that I've had.

The only negative I would say is that the curries were thinner than I like.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Painting at Christmas

I had planned to do some work on the house when I was back in Ottawa at Christmas, but I changed my plans on what I was going to do when I got there.

The garage had been framed in and the mudroom was constructed. So it was ready for paint. There were a few nail pops on the wall facing the garage from the construction which needed repair. This was alright, however, since Freda wanted to paint that wall a different colour. I took this photo after I did the nail pop patching, and primed the patches as well as priming the mudroom.

I took this photo when I was halfway through painting the first coat. I took this photo so you can tell the difference in colour. The brown is a nice warm colour and it really looks amazing. Freda did an awesome job of colour selection.

I took this photo after I had completed the two colour coats on the dining room wall, and had started to paint the colour coat in the mudroom. It's a nice, light, warm colour, but looks dark relative to the primer, which is bright white of course....

This is the photo after all the painting was all finished, although there is still some stuff to clean up in the mudroom.

Finally I was able to install the handles on the closet by the front door. I think it looks quite sharp.