Sunday, July 15, 2007

Well the project to fix the roof over the front porch (I was informed at work that it's the back deck and front porch) got larger as I took down the layers of old alumimum and wood. A lot of the wood (except the rafters) was rotted which I've since removed. Part of it looks like it could be termites, but I have to do some research on that. (The wood had tiny tunnels and wood dust and broke apart very easily). Fortunately the roof only connects to the brick of the house, and so there's nowhere else for the alleged termites to go.

I had to build a temporary support column so that I could remove the cross beams. The whole job has been rather awkward given the position of the roof structure. I've been using my 16' ladder from the ground, and my 6' ladder from the porch. It would be easier with scaffolding, but much more expensive.

Anyways, I've finished gutting everything as of today. I've called Tony (our electrician) about putting in pot lights (which is easier while it's gutted), and I may end up getting professional advice about the supposed termites. Then I can start rebuilding the whole thing.

We got a few things done for the wedding this weekend. Heather's dress came in, so we picked it up and called the seamstress to arrange for adjustments. Then we went to my suit guy (a friend of Craig's who works at a men's store near Yonge and Eglinton), and picked out and bought my suit. It's a Hugo Boss suit, with accented stitching that makes it look not like a work suit. We both really liked it.

We also booked our honeymoon at the Inn at Bay Fortune. We'll be staying there for a couple nights after the wedding.

It was a really busy week last week. Monday was Ultimate (we won 17-10). Maricar and Robin had their game at the same set of fields, but their opposition didn't show; and so they subbed with us. We stayed out quite late after the game, having a few beers (MC drove my car home and then I walked her home).

Wednesday I got out golfing for the first time since my rotator cuff was hurt. Went with Craig and one of his co-workers to Lakeview. I didn't do too badly -- shot 51-55, but was hitting the ball cleanly with my irons. My short game sucked -- I need to practise my pitching to get my touch back.

Tuesday was a big fiasco. I wanted to go to the driving range at the Docks, (to prepare for Lakeview), but couldn't find my golf shoes. I think I either had them stolen from my trunk, or threw them out because they were falling apart. Anyways, I decided to quickly drop in at GolfTown (on King W), and then to the Docks. Found a pair that fit, but then realized I had forgotten my credit cards. So went back home, picked up my Visa, back to GolfTown, bought the shoes, onto the Docks, hit a bucket, to Loblaws to buy groceries for dinner, and then home. We had the salmon planking away on the barbecue, and then we ran out of propane. Fortunately there's three 24-hour gas stations that fill propane within 2 minutes of us; so filled the tank and continued cooking.

Thursday was the annual United Way soccer tournament at work. All the departments enter a team, and it's held up at VPC. The IT team has not fared well in recent years (we hadn't scored a goal in the last two tournaments), and we didn't do too well this year. However, we did finally score! It was off a corner kick, which nicely arced over the defense and hit my head and bounced into the net. Yes, I scored on a header! I have never headed a ball before in my life, and was had closed my eyes and was cringing in case it hurt. But it didn't hurt at all, very odd. Apparently the goal looked pretty cool according to the specators. We stuck around to watch the rest of the tournament (the Mailing Room team won). (At the Star, the Mailing Room is where the papers get flyers inserted, and bundled into skids and organized onto the trucks).

Well it's quite late and I hear Heather puttering about (sounds like she's done writing for the night), so I think I'll call it a night.

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