Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I enjoy writing in the fall. Reminds me of well.. writing in the fall, which is always a good time.

So we've lived in Dawson Creek for almost a year now; Martina and Tamara are back to school, Linden is almost a year old and I am still alive.

Moving has been a big part of our lives over the past year ( I have moved ALL our stuff 3 times) so we are hoping to stay in this place for a while!

Most of my job nowadays is sitting in my office listening in on conference calls - and occasionally participating. My office itself is not so bad, top floor of the hospital - attached bathroom and big window overlooking.. trees and stuff. No one bothers me, or tracks when I arrive or leave, and as long as all my tasks (minimal) are covered I don't even hear from my boss who works as an executive from another facility in another town.
The unfortunate reality is lack of job satisfaction.
My wonderful wife has suggested I work towards a degree! This way I could at least fill the time I am supposed to be at work with something productive. Great Idea! Only problem is.. what do I want to do when I grow up? I have been having difficulty selecting a 'program' that I think I'll be able to stay awake through. Doesn't school kind of sound boring? I am ready to try something else though!
In my time away from my 'day job' I have been working for a local contractor/friend. We have been building a spec house here in town! I've learned a lot and have been involved in almost every stage of the building up until now. ( just got the trusses on this weekend) There are some interesting/unique things about this particular building project! Working on site is a local architect who has designed the small ( 1000sq ft) house as his first residential project since graduating last year. Energy Efficiency is key nowadays and building green is the game. From potential solar power to an outside patio sliding door system this project is full of interesting ideas and cutting edge concepts. I'll post pictures as soon as I get some!
It's my turn to talk now.. back to the conf call.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dolly Varden Nothing.

This weekend was interesting...
It started with a phone call,


" Heeeey Pattycakes whats up?"

" oh, hey dude whats goin on?"

"Dolly Varden! Thats whats goin on man!, we're headin to Mackenzie! Pack your SHTuff and meet us at Duders!"

"Sweet. Um Let me call my wife."

" Hi honey how are you?"

"Ok, kids cranky.. been a long day.."

"oh. um. So I got a call from Dude"

" and..?"

" Yea so he's going to mackenzie! to fish.. big Dolly's I guess.."

"Nice! Tell him to have fun!"

"yea so he invited me! Uh what do you think?"

.....Discussion ensue's......


"Hey Dude"


"see you in 20 dude!"

Off we went, with visions of 15lb fish easy for the picking right off the shore of the river. Little did we know what was in store for us.

Williston Lake


"hey.. dude" kiCk" you're snoring"

"mumble muble"

"dude" KicK"Fork and Shutup man" ( I think thats what he said)

"wha?? " - I wake up ... apparently Tamara's not lying about my snoring...

7:30am or something we get up and have a hearty breakfast off Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, toast yogurt, melon, pineapple, oranges and coffee ( with Baileys of course)


"Sooooo, wheoeeeow! Where do we catch the fish?"

" Oh It's about 1/2 hr up the lake if we pull your canoe with our BOAT"

"Yea thats a.. great idea!"

So 3 of us pile into the canoe, while 3 others get into the 14' aluminum with their 2 dogs, and off we go with nothing but a 9hp motor and big dreams.

After an hour of insane waves caused by the boat towing us coupled with the waves from the 200km long lake I was starting to get bored. The water was coming in slightly slower than we could bail it out so it wasn't much of a challenge..... I'm actually quite surprised the canoe didn't sink.. It's a good thing know what we're doing I thought...

The idea was to come out and fish.. but I was kind of tagging along.. in the tag along boat. SO unfortunately didnt have much say in what we did.

3 hours later we pull into the "Dolly Varden Garden" and start fishing! About the same time, the driver of the powerboat checks the gas level. Myeaaa..

" Oh SpIT!"


" we have like less than half the gas left"

"o thats not good.. weather is getting worse"

"Yea we can't pull you guys back hey, we won't have enough gas"

"Dude we came like 30km.."

So we headed for land and started a fire while a few went in the motorboat to get more gas. After discussing how we would survive overnight if needed we all decided the first step was to take a nice nap since it wasn't raining yet. ( oh and in case you missed it. THere was no fish.)

Between naps, weapon fashioning and fishing for nothing the next 6 hours went by rather quickly. Meanwhile the 2 who left to get gas couldn't boat back as the weather was worsening and a tow back up the lake for 30k was out of the question.. They drove over 45km through logging roads and mudholes to get close to where we were. Fashioned a boat launch off a cliff to load the boat into the lake and dropped it in.

The hum of the boat was like music to our ears, they towed us across the bay and we loaded up.

So in the end it was too late to pack up camp that night so the 1 day trip turned into a 2 day trip and we never did catch any fish.....

I think next time I'll bring my own boat...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Might be an ok Church...

I guess strippers need God too.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Good times

In the last week or so I've gotten out quite a bit.. here's what I've been up to

Watchin the canucks!

Shootin Skeets!


Playin ma geetars!

Chillin out!

And Apparently I still have nothing to say on Blogger.

I'm starting to wonder if I ever will again.....

Peece Owt

Monday, February 25, 2008

Nicely Done.

Yay! The house in Terrace is sold!. I feel rich again.

For now we are continuing to rent as the place we are at is fairly affordable and well.. we're already there!

Dawson Creek had brought many changes for me, I have friends again! I have a shop that I can hang out in with my new friends. I have my nice bike in my nice shop with my nice friends in nice dawson creek. Nice.

My family is wonderful, read about them here .

I Guess I'll get back to my nice job in the the nice hospital here in nice Dawson Creek.

Its a nice day out.