Archive for February, 2002

We survived the weekend! The

Monday, February 25th, 2002 by Ian

We survived the weekend! The last week was really busy, with funerals, dinners and guests arriving along with the usual stuff. Crazy.
So, for a quick recap of the last week:
Tuesday started with Elenor’s funeral. Depressing, but nice to see her kids again. I suggested that we, “Children of Canford”, should get together some time. Mike, Joe and Therese live in town and only Tim wouldn’t be around. Sounds like fun, that. Anyway, after that was over I spent the afternoon (and evening) ripping out the carpet downstairs. (sarcasm on) That was alot of fun (sarcasm off). The people who added on to the downstairs actually built the wet bar, desk and closet walls ON TOP OF THE CARPET! So I had to just cut the carpet as close in as I could. I decided it wouldn’t be good to try and pull it out from under.
Wednesday, the new carpet came. Looks good (and smells better!) Actually I just like the fact that we know it’s clean. The old carpet was really repulsive once we pulled it up and we bleached a fair bit of the floor underneith.
Thursday, Shelley’s sister and family arrived.
Friday was … well .. just Friday
Saturday, I took the kids skiing to Nakiska. It was alot of fun actually. Not too crowded, maybe a little cold but Dylan certainly had fun on a rented snowboard and Quinn was just starting to get the hang of skiing by the end of the day.
Sunday, we had a dilemma. We had scheduled Quinn’s birthday party weeks in advance and didn’t know that the Canadians would be in the gold medal round of the Olympic Hockey Tournament! Doh! So we had Quinn’s party right in the middle of the hockey game. we listened to the radio all along (with Dylan watching on TV and keeping us updated) and we made the kids stop and watch the
game for the last few minutes.
Now it’s Monday. And the same thing starts all over again…

Latest renovation news: Starting at

Monday, February 18th, 2002 by Ian

Latest renovation news:
Starting at the bottom of the house, Shelley, ripped out the carpet in the “hot tub room” and “wine room” and painted the concrete floors a sand colour. The idea being that the hot tub look like it’s sitting on a beach. She wasn’t impressed at first and had declared the project a failure, but she did head out and buy some plants, mats and beach towels to spruce it up. Personally, I think it will look cool when done.
In the meantime, I painted ceilings throughout the lower two levels (There is very little else to paint with all the wood). I think painting ceilings is proof that there is no God (Or at least he can afford to pay some other sucker to do it). It’s done now, that’s all I can say about that. [Shelley just came in and she’s downstairs seeing if she likes it any better]
On Wednsday, we get the new carpet installed. Berber down the stairs from the kitchen, the family room, the spare room and the stairs down to the hot tub room. Guess what that means? I’ll be ripping out carpet tomorrow night. The fun never ceases…

Happy Birthday Scott!

Monday, February 11th, 2002 by Ian

Happy Birthday Scott!

Yesterday was Quinn’s birthday (Happy

Monday, February 4th, 2002 by Ian

Yesterday was Quinn’s birthday (Happy Birthday Quinn!). He’s now seven. I’m sure every parent says it, but it doesn’t seem like he should be that old yet. Time flies.

For his birthday, he got the usual assortment of toys…Bioincles and a one man DJ thing…thanks Sue, you’ll be getting LOUD gifts when the time is right! He hasen’t even had his “kid birthday” yet. That’ll just be a home party…

From his folks, he got a trip to Monsters Inc. and an aquarium and Fire bellied Newt. Dylan got a newt too, so we have “Neptune”, Dylan’s newt and “Keeko”, Quinn’s newt.

Our internet connection at home

Saturday, February 2nd, 2002 by Ian

Our internet connection at home has been down over the past couple days (Not our fault — Shaw’s). Anyway, it seems to be back up and we are all contactable again.