"The Ridge" Durham On.
Busy, busy where has the time gone. In my last post, I mentioned the "Bunkie" we have been working on. I am happy to say it is near completion. As I write this, there are a few pieces of trim to put up, a door handle and latch and a couple of pictures to hang. I am pleased with the outcome and should make a nice guest cabin or when I am in trouble with Pat, a really nice dog house.
|New smaller door|
|Even a TV|
|SW painting from our old home|
What keeps me busy you ask, after all, "you're supposed to be retired." Yes I am retired, but would go stir crazy if I sat around too long. I have my grass cutting to do, maybe three acres. Hey, just thought of something else to do, measure the area and see just how much there is, I'll add that to the "to do list". The mower I use belongs to our brother-in-law. It is an old one he picked up used a couple of years ago. I have wanted a better one to cut with and call my own. That way, if anything goes wrong with it, It is me fixing it and not paying to fix someone else's, crazy thinking maybe but that's me. Pat found a used Cub Cadet on Kijiji just up the road from us, so went and had a look. It is in good shape and only five years old and the price was right. So now I have a mower of my own.
|Trying out my new to me mower|
Another project I have on the go is the redoing of my cargo trailer that I keep my RC airplanes in. Since we sold the house, it is the only storage space that I have for them. I am always looking at what other guys do to their cargo trailers to house and transport their planes. When at the event in Chatham this past July, I got a couple of ideas that I think will make mine better, so I am working on that too.
|Shelves on the right are new|
This past weekend was Labour Day, and for the last few years my cousins have a " Cousins Family Reunion" held at the cottage of one of them in Inverhuron. It is a come for the day or come and camp for the weekend type of thing, we go for the day. Our Aunt Ruth is the only one left of our parents, that's why it is a cousins reunion, of course, we have to have her there. We had a great time and the pot luck was tasty as always.
We wanted to make our gravel area a little wider, so had a load of gravel brought in and a local fellow come and spread it.
|Aunt Ruth and three more generations|
|Best Contracting brought the load|
|Brian and his tractor|
|Nice job, all done.|
Well I think that catches you all up to date on my busyness. It is hard to believe we are into the second week of September, the kids are back to school and the fall fairs have started. We are down to 47 days before we head to the southwest for the first time as snowbirds, so we are starting to plan all of that and which route we may take, exciting yes. We still have Thanksgiving and a RV show in Toronto before that happens and of course shutting down "The Ridge" before we leave. Busy, busy, busy, what can I say, we are having fun and enjoying retirement.
Thanks for following along and until the next time, be safe and take care,