Monday, October 09, 2006

It's the end of the Thanksgiving long weekend. Heather and I just finished dinner (lamb with rosemary, with sweet potato and green beans). We also had a little infestation of little bugs, that looked like baby mosquitoes. They were all over the back door, and about a hundred flew in as I was going in-and-out to barbecue the lamb. They were all over the ceiling, and we weren't sure how to get rid of them. Tried painter's tape to catch them, which sort of worked. Then I used the hand vac, which was very effective. I was nabbing them in mid-air. They're all gone now; we've just left the back kitchen lights on for the rest of the night, and I'll vacuum up anything that's remaining at that point.

The weather was perfect the last three days, about 21C and sunny. On Saturday went golfing waaay up north at Heritage Hills (about 90 minutes north of Toronto, where the 400 splits to Highway 11 and 400). There was a frost delay, so we had breakfast and finally teed off around 11am. I hit the ball fairly well, and my putting was on. Shot 96, but could easily have been in the low 90s. It's probably my last time out this season. I should have taken my camera, because the scenery was beautiful. The leaves had all changed to red and orange, and the sky was a perfect blue. The course was in nice shape, but I thought it was a bit pricey being so far away from Toronto and October ($79 including cart).

Yesterday and today I worked on the front deck. Replaced the front two posts with 6"x6" new posts, and used my brand new heat gun to remove the paint from the rear two posts. The heat gun was really cool; the paint just scraped off. (It wouldn't have worked different substrates like brick). The heat gun's quite dangerous though; there's no visual cue of the heat, and I can see it being easy to accidentally burn yourself. But I made it through unscathed. Used Elmer's wood filler to patch up the holes. Unfortunately it may be too late in the season to paint the rear posts (the temperature is forecast to drop to a high of 12C tomorrow). I still want to finish the railing between us and our neighbours before winter.

Oh yah, I scored two goals on Thursday! We won 3-1, it was a fun game. Only Craig and I went up for wings and pizza after the game. Heather was trying to watch the game on the web, but they don't have it fully working in real time yet. (The scorekeeper is supposed to be hooked up so as a goal is scored, it's available on the web).

There's a detached house on our street that just went up for sale. Surprisingly, they're only asking $389K! A house on Pape around the corner recently went for $589K. I think this one will go for $450K - $475K. Maybe they're asking low to attract a offers and a bidding war?

Anyways, that's it for now!

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