Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
This weekend was canoe camp. We travelled on the Rideau canal: http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/map-waterway.html
We left on Friday from Edmunds lock station and paddled to Kilmarnock.
Saturday morning, we got up and went through the lock on our way to Merrickville. It was a little cold and it rained on the way, but we persevered. By the time we got through all three locks in Merrickville, it was 4:30. The girls went off on a scavenger hunt in town.
Sunday morning, we were back on our way. We went through three more locks on our way to Burritts Rapids and arrived before one. By 2:30 we had everything packed up and the girls started to leave.
It was a good trip.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
It starts on Friday. We're getting on a bus and heading to Toronto for a province-wide rally all day Saturday. ("All day" means we leave the camp at 7 am and get back at 11 pm - it will be exhausting).
The next weekend is canoe training - 9-5 both Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend after that is canoe camp.
All of these are going to be good events, and I definitely want to go to all of them, but man I wish there was a free weekend in there.
At one point, my manager was talking about us going to India on June 16 - i.e. the day after canoe camp - and I almost lost my mind. Luckily, that was moved to August.
I spent my last relaxing weekend finishing up the various house projects that I started before Easter. I hung blinds in the second bedroom, made another Roman blind, and put an empty bin downstairs. I even started getting organized for next weekend (although I'm not done by any means).
I also took apart a desk I made in high school.
I like it, but it takes up a lot of space. Wanda wanted the desk part, and it (finally) occurred to me that if I removed the sides, they could be used as separate book shelves.
Of course, it wasn't that easy. Each of the two sides had 2 casters, not four, so they wouldn't stand up without the middle section. Thirty seconds after I realized that, I was on my way to Rona to buy 4 more casters.
Except, of course, I made the desk 25 years ago, and I suspect the casters were scavenged from somewhere by my dad, so they were even older. Rona had nothing the same size, so I removed 2 casters from one side and put 4 new casters on that side, then moved the 2 from that side onto the other side. Simple to do, and now most of the desk is downstairs (and one side remains upstairs).
It wasn't a super busy day, but I got a lot done.