New toy

Here's some photos from the last week or so of work. After the chimney was carried out by J, the hole was framed in by Dad and then I sanded and mudded and painted until you'd never know it was ever there.
And then the fridge came. Hee hee.
It's awesome...

Tonight J is picking me up and we're going camping up at Baldy lake and hiking Gems lakes with some friends. One last camp out of the summer. It'll be a bit chilly but with good friends and a fire I think we'll have a fine time. Have a good weekend!!

Your Momma!

Ran across this where you are supposed to copy, paste, and fill in the answer.
I'll have to ask my dad to check if I'm right, but it sure brought back some happy memories thinking up the answers to these:

1. She is sitting in front of the TV, what is she watching?
Edge of Night, or Magyver, Unsolved Mysteries or Murder She Wrote. She didn't watch much TV other than these or the news.

2. Usually what dressing does she eat on her salad?
thousand island dressing

3. Name a food she hates.
brussel sprouts and hot spicy foods

4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what would she drink?
tea or coffee

5. Favorite music to listen to?
Simon and Garfunkel, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Abba and the radio

6. What is her nickname for you?
Little One or Heatherbeeee

7. What is something she would collect?
Photos and articles about the Royal Familyand Precious Moments figurines

8. What would she eat everyday?
toast and jam

9. What would she never wear?
short skirts or high heels

10. What is her favorite sports team?
The Saskatchewan Roughriders...but only because she felt like she should to be a good Sask girl :)

11. What is something that you do that she wishes you wouldn't do?
Work late, dress like a tomboy and walk home late alone

12.You bake her a cake for her birthday, what kind is it?
angel food cake with lemon pudding and cool whip icing

13. Favorite animals?
dogs altho she was allergic to most of them

14. What could she spend all day doing?
crocheting, picking berries or working in the garden

Hug your Mum for me today....I miss mine and wish I could.

Now you see it now you don't...

OK - so I ordered pizza for supper and skipped the laundry, but all the rest of what I was supposed to do yesterday is actually done. magic indeed. The old fridge is in the living room and some normality has been restored inside the house, although I'm sure I'll be cleaning up dust for weeks...

But I am happy to say the chimney is's so odd. That's it in my back yard in pieces...I'm gonna save some of the square bricks for planters next year, but the holes in the walls and ceiling/roof of the kitchen have been framed in and the drywall is up. J and my Dad certainly earned their pizza last night.

My job now is to patch and paint the drywall over the next few days. Dad and J will be running the water line for the new fridge today and putting the lino patch down onto the floor. It all went WAY faster than anticipated. There is so much more room in the kitchen and basement now with the chimney gone. Cool beans.

I managed to process the pears too - I just washed them and ran them through my juicer. I've popped the 16 odd cups of pear puree/juice I got out of it into the freezer for when I have time later to make it into some tasty mead. It'll keep and I'm sure it'll work just fine. Now is not the time to be starting mead...

Must dash. Lots to do at work. I have not worked out yet this week because of the rest of the craziness of life, but I will get out for a run later this week. Hope you all have a grand day.


Great weekend at the lake. Much reading (and snacking ahem) while visiting and finishing a book I've been trying to get to for ages.
Back to work and life. Dad is coming today to stay for a few days to help us take our chimney out. And a friend gave us 15 Lb of pears that I need to process tonight to make mead (they've been sitting all weekend and if I don't soon they'll be useless). I have to get groceries and go to the library...and laundry...and make food...
How will I do this all today?