Saturday, October 29, 2011

In Touch with Nature

Evie can pretty much walk when she needs to get in trouble, and she
can certainly climb too!

At the Dentist

Bryan's first appointment was on the 26th, and he did very well even
with full X-rays.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hanging Out

Swing time the other day at the park. New hair clips, can't really see
them though... They are candy corn peices.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Offense Withdrawn

So this is a post back to Feb, but I finally "had my day in court." At which time the ticket was withdrawn. I'm going to claim vindication, but moreover rededicate myself to vigilance when driving. Cars are weapons of negligence, and much hardship can be avoided if we use caution.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Basement Slowgress

Since going back to work, everything has slowed down a bit.  In part for lack of time, and in part because it is getting down to the hard bits that just take time, and thought.  All of the macro framing is complete, so that leaves the duct bulkheads you can see starting to take shape here:
We are actually going to do a drop ceiling, but you still need dry wall on all the vertical surfaces, even the stupid ones.

To go with the odd framing, is the electrical, this stuff is mostly slow because of thought, we keep having to check code books, and double check each others work (Erin is doing most of the box wiring, while I'm framing.)  We are trying to keep our options open with respect to the basement as a future mini-appartment, so we are wiring the "bar" as more of a kitchenette, so everything to code with respect to the number and wiring of junction boxes near the sink, and for the future fridge.  So that means 12 gage conductor for 20 amp boxes, and two full circuits of it.  Everyone you ask when it comes to code has a different answer, and it isn't because any of them are strictly wrong, but because code seems to shift every three  to five years.  Especially where it comes to water and electricity being close to one another.

Some good examples of receptacle and sconce junction boxes.
Our dead line is fast approaching, Monday the 18th is when I've self reported to the ESA that we will be ready for inspection.  The inspection hasn't actually been booked, but I figure I have a window of about a week from that day in which the inspection will be done.  I'm optimistic we can nail this on the first inspection and avoid any delays in getting the insulation done.

Speaking of insulation, I now have two more companies coming to quote, so I think I'll have some leverage and a good price.  This is probably going to be the single largest expense in the basement, so I figure doing my research is time well spent.

Anyways, all things go according to plan I'm thinking we will have unfinished drywall in place by Christmas.
Not withstanding the stuff going on in the basement, we finally put the pendant lights in the kitchen, and hung the art we picked up a few weeks back.
New kitchen pendant lamps, appreciate how in this brief moment in time my kitchen counter is emulating clean.

Art/Thing sill preposterously underpriced for how nice it looks.  Erin and I are now on the scout for any run down barns with old windows we can nab and turn into adhoc frames.

Going on Kinect Adventures

So it turns out I only play Kinect in my pyjamas so these pictures are pretty terrible, but B and I worked up a sweat to make them.  So please don't laugh to hard that milk comes out your nose.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

I like Myam sweaters!

Cute patrol to command: it's sweater season. Commence Myam sweater wearing!

Go the hell out and vote

Well there seems to be a lot of comment worthy stuff in the introwebosphere today, but I'm just not feeling capable of comment today.  So with lack luster effort my regular flag waving go the hell out and vote message has been reduced to this: "go the hell out and vote."  Half of the Arab world is on fire right now for the right Ontarian's are taking for granted, so "go the hell out and vote."  PS do it in an informed and conscientious way, don't vote out of personal greed, and elect a leader who will create the Ontario your proud to live in.