Friday, August 24, 2012

I have been scolded for not updating often enough so here goes again. 

Bye the way---Hi Dave!

I can't believe how fast the summer has passed.  It must be officially over because the Christmas Wish Book is out already.

August has proved again to be busier than July.  It seems to have been that way for a few years now. 

I finally have an amusing story to tell.  There have been many this summer but most I am not able to share over the internet.  It wouldn't be good for tourisim.

However Matt and Penny Nichol from Highland Wilderness Tours on East Lake Rd were in for dinner last night.  They have a great opperation there.  They offer snowmobiling and ATV tours as well as horsebackriding and they even offer a week long riding camp.  Matt was telling me that a woman called up to inquire about ATVing. Her most urgent question was how fast do they go.  She wanted to know that she could go fast enough that she wouldn't be attacked by a bear!!!  Matt assured her that he could gaurantee 100% that she would not be attacked by a bear while ATVing.  After asking a few more questions she then asked if she got a larger group together would it be even safer still concerning the bear attack.  Matt replied  again that just like the small group a larger group would not be attacked by a bear.  That was the last he heard of her.  I am thinking that this lady should NEVER leave the GTA.  Bowmaville to Oakville should be her limit and no farther north than Steeles Ave.  Even Hwy 7 is too far north.

Oh by the way--Hi Dave

Our float down the lake, although amusing, was not as successful as we had hoped.  Who knew that two men with a total weight of 550 lbs would not be able to control a paddleboat very well. It seems they work better when they sit higher in the water.  We did get rained on but we were lucky enough to find refuge in a friends gazebo. (Thanks D.B.) Each time we struck out to head back to the truck it would rain again.  Finally Doug just walked back to the truck (while we had a bevvy in the dry gazebo) and picked us and the various floating things up and we came back home for a BBQ and a post mortom on the day.  Oh well another chapter in the book and we will try again next year.  Back to the drawing board.

Oh by the way--Hi Dave

This will be the last year for the loggers games in Maynooth so if you haven't been over the last 20 years you should give it a look see this year.  The Mud Dawgs will be holding there event on the Sunday as usual.

The great weather is back again so I'm sure it will be a busy weekend aroung the village this weekend.  There sure are a lot of trailers driving by every day.  Algonquin must still be hopping.  I know the LSP park is still busy.

Well that's it for now.  I have to take the stinky dog to the groomers for a bath.  He smells like the dried out swamps he has been finding all summer and I can't stand it anymore.

By now you must have figured that it was Dave that scolded me.  He said that even if I wasn't updating could I just say Hi Dave once in a while.  So Hi Dave.

Have a great weekend and long weekend if I don't get back before.
Hope we see you soon.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Whew-The long weekend has come and gone and it feels like August is almost over.  I notice it getting darker in the evening and the mornings are duller now.  I came over this morning about 5:45 and it was barely light. 

We are finally getting the long needed rain this week.  It is not enough to life the fire ban yet because it just rains for such a short time then stops. 

The internet theft continues and so do the games that go with it.  I wonder if this could ever be an Olympic sport.  Now sneaky thieves are coming to the diner after 8:00.  Do they not think that I won't come over in my PJ's and unplug the system.  A woman came by three times yesterday.  Twice during the day and once after 8:00.  Now wouldn't it just have been easier to come in, spend $5.00 do whatever it is you have to do and be done with it.  It was a lovely day.  Who wants to get in the car and drive over here three times just to steal internet.  Really some people do not put enough value on their free time.  Just like the Olympics ending so will this game.  I am learning how to change the password and will do it regularly.

But just when you think you have seen it all, and I really should know better, someone comes in to add to the list.  I had a couple in here to use the internet this morning and they wanted to share a cup of tea.  Seriously how do you share a cup of tea when you both want your own cup to drink from?  Give me strength before my head explodes!!!!!

Our second annual float down the creak has to be rerouted.  There is not enough water in the creek to float down.  So we have decided to float from the culvert at the north end of Lake St. Peter down to the culvert on the South Rd.  So if you see a bunch of yahoos this Saturday (weather permitting) you can either join us or just wave knowing that we will be gone soon.  I hope the weather cooperates we have been looking forward to this for a long time. 

That's it for this week.  If I don't drown on the weekend I will be back next week.