Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekends are never long enough

We had an electrician friend over this weekend to help us with "a quick job".  We had been told by our home inspector that there was knob and tube going to one of our fixtures and that needed to be replaced.  Turns out that the home inspector missed that there was tons of other knob and tube so that quick job ended up taking 7 hours on Saturday.

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Once again Garret taped up the plastic, which I think helped with the dust a bit, but lathe and plaster work = a crazy amount of dust no matter what you do!  As much as I hate to admit it, this job ended up being slightly easier because there were already holes in the ceiling (yay...I guess?)  So they only had to cut one hole above the front door.

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So a large part of Saturday was dedicated to finally fixing out this super fun part. Now G tells me we can move on to some of the prettying stuff.   My friend Meagan is coming for a visit next weekend and has specifically asked to be put to work.  I am going to have fun this week trying to figure out what snazzy task we can tackle.

Sunday we headed down to Toronto in the morning to have a long awaited Engagement photosession with the lovely and talented Tara Noelle. We were laughing because we have been engaged for a year and a half now so I guess these are more "pre wedding" photos?  It was really chilly but we braved the elements for some outdoor shots. I'm really looking forward to getting them back--she does a great job and we are excited to see how they turned out.  On our way back to Barrie we got hungry and decided to stop at our favourite Pho restaurant (across from the ROM) for a bite to eat.  After parking we realized that the restaurant was no longer there...all the businesses in that building have been closed as it is about to turn into Condos!  So we ran across the street and tried the restaurant at the ROM. C5.  Delicious with some nice views.

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So all is all it was a nice weekend. We got to spend some quality time together and accomplished a lot of stuff around the house which always makes me happy. But the highlight of the weekend came Sunday night around 730. ..and it requires some backstory. Once upon a time Nanny bought G and I  a video camera. And we loved it.  We took it on vacation and had a blast getting some really funny videos of the family with it. One day it disappeared, and we mourned.  There had been some break-ins at our old apartment building so we were concerned that maybe someone had come in and taken it?  But it has been gone for over a year now.  We discussed buying a new one which just seemed insane so we have been using our iPhones as video cameras ever since. We usually aren't careless with stuff like that so it bothered me to no end that it was missing.  I thought that it would have turned up when we moved, but I looked everywhere and it just had vanished.  Fast forward to last night.  Garret was *cough Finally *cough going through a bag of his random stuff that has been sitting beside the bed for ever.   Can you guess what was in that bag?

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I couldn't believe it!  It was definitely one way to end the weekend on a high note!

1 comment:

Barbara Welch said...

So glad it "turned up". I know it bothered you as it was a special gift from Nanny and you are careful with your things. Yay!