Tomorrow is a day of fun for the children. They get to dress up in fantasy costumes and when it is dark they will walk the streets, going door to door and Trick or Treat for candy!
What most of the children don't realize is that some of the adults have as much fun as they do. My son usually does up a cool Halloween theme and a couple of times I have been there to help "dole out the candy" but what we really do is put on a show for the older kids. We scare them and they love it. Not too much of a scare just enough to get a jump or a squeal out of them. We are very careful to look who is coming up the driveway so as not to scare the little ones with our antics. We have had kids come back just for the scare and didn't even want candy!
Ghostly figures and scary things hidden in the shadows!
For all that goes bump in the night,
A few weeks ago I showed pictures of the railway bridge that went over the Credit River where I live in Georgetown. I have always thought it was a grand bridge due to the height and the wonderful valley seen from the train below. The photos I showed were interesting as they seemed to be examining the structure and I thought it was in need of repairs. I became curious as to when this bridge came into existence and what kind of repairs were needed. I was surprised to find out this structure was built in 1904! It is 104 years old!
- Westbound supervisor special rolls over the Credit River on this gorgeous Saturday morning. Work has begun to lay the foundation and bridge supports for a second span across the river as part of GO Transit's expansion to provide GO Train service to Kitchener-Waterloo.
The iron bridge (Grand Trunk Railway bridge) over the River Credit.
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I am out of ideas today. A little worn out I think! Just finished working 14 days in a row.
I have always liked the Watery Wednesday theme so today , I will indulge.
On a working trip to Nova Scotia I manged to have a day off with my working partner by driving longer hours and switching off drivers. This way we arrived late on Saturday and had the Sunday to our selves before starting work on Monday. Only having one day we decided to check out the Bay of Fundy, a World Heritage UNESCO Site. We queried the locals as to a good time to go as the tides are quite amazing and apparently the longest tides in the world. Bay of Fundy is a 270 km (170 mile) long ocean bay that stretches between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast. Each day 100 billion tonnes of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy during one tide cycle more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers! This is also in February so a little on the chilly side as well!
Just slightly over to left, it gives a better view of the bay and the tide level.
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I was bored and had a few hours, so off I went for a drive. I came across this lovely little lake on a back road and drove past it. Then, it registered how lovely the sky looked, in it's pale autumn blue and how wonderfully the water shimmered with light! I turned around and got the photo.
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I have been working at a part time job that has been full time days lately. It is for funds to help pay the bills until I start college in the spring. Even though I should get the funding for college, there are certain things they expect you to pay as well so I have to try to save some funds for that.
There are things I had forgotten since I haven't done work like this is quite some time.
- Your feet will feel like they are on fire after standing for twelve hours.
- You will go cross-eyed reading numbers over and over for 12 hours.
- Working 12 hour days for several days in a row after slacking off all summer will have you in bed by 9:30 - 10:00 o'clock.
I realize that I have become soft and am in the process of "toughening" again. I would hate to start college and realize I was tired out in the first week or worse yet first couple of days. I have to get my fortitude on!
I am grateful for the work though and looking forward to working on and off until school starts. It is cramping my style on blogging and I will have to see what time I have each week and when I can put up a post. I start out early and get home late so I have little time at night. Possibly the best time will be doing a post in the morning.
If you don't see me for a couple of days at a time, I am still around, just not active. I will visit and comment still though. I also expect it to slow at work so will have more time.
See you all soon!
I must admit I love the fall colours and the fall celebrations but not the way it is turning so cold so fast! It has been an extraordinary year for weather and I think we are going to be hit with a long cold wet winter.
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We had a great Thanksgiving at the cottage. My self and my sons family arrived Friday night. Holiday traffic was pretty good, and we managed to get to the cottage around 9pm. I always find it a bit unsettling going over to the cottage in the boat after dark at that time of the year. We settled for the evening with a nice fire on and I had my electric blanket pre-warming the bed! Saturday arrived in great shape, very sunny,around 5 Celsius, so nice weather to work in. First on the agenda was tearing away an addition on my Mom's cottage that had the soil run off and build up around it unfortunately rotting part of the floor and of the wall. With two strong guys going at it, it was surprising how quickly it was gone!
A chainsaw helped quite a bit!
The sun came out for a brief appearance and to display the beautiful riot of fall colours around the bay.
Watery Wednesday It is only 7 Celsius ( 43 Fahrenheit) and it is raining with high winds blowing all the leaves around. A true Watery Wednesday! On the weekend at the cottage on Kawagama Lake, the weather was pretty much the same as today with brief periods of non-rain. I took this shot in one of those windows of time but you can see it soon began to pour. Use the link and check out other posts for W.W.
is coming to an end.
Winter's round the bend.
Fall is piles of crunchy leaves,
orange, gold, and red.
Fall is sweaters with long sleeves
and blankets on the bed.
Fall is football,
Fall is pumpkins,
Fall's where summer ends.
Fall is coming back to school,
and seeing all my friends.
We found out a few years ago, by observing the stone around the fire pit, that rocks that are heated for long periods of time and then cooled, will split along natural fault lines within them. With a little help of a sledge hammer after this burning process to break the rock at the fault line, we have manged to remove several unwanted boulders that were far too big to move manually. This information became one of the best tools we have for removing unwanted large rocks. The long heating with an intense fire makes the rocks brittle and susceptible to breaking or fracturing.