Mild days

By: plapman , 1:05 PM GMT on April 17, 2007

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Not much in the forecast today. It will be sunny with cloudy periods and a high of 18 (64f). It's just about time to bring out the sunscreen with a Uv index 5 or moderate. Tonight a few clouds will linger with a low of -1 (30f).
A bit of excitement in the walk to work this morning. An old house was being torn down. It sure doesn't take a large backhoe long to demolish a house. They just start at the roof and pull down. The house had a fire last fall and wasn't worth the cost to repair I guess.

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8. Frozencanuck
1:26 AM GMT on April 18, 2007
The thing here is these homes are really quite reasonable to buy. That one sold recently for 244,000. Now if it would have been in Toronto it would have easily fetched 2,000,000.

I have seen a couple more on the market ranging from 200,000 to 300,000. Depending wether you like Victorian or English Tudor...Lots here as this is a historical city.
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7. nsphotog
12:57 AM GMT on April 18, 2007
WOW!! That is quite a place.There's still a lot of the old original houses here in the historical section of town.Canada's Rock n' Roll Legend,Bobby Curtola lives in one of them.He moved here a few years ago....has a massive concert planned for here this summer (info).This one is going to be bigger than the free one he gave 2 years ago.
One of my pics from that one:


Don't know if we'll get to the one this summer or not....I see him in the grocery store all the time so the novelty has worn off LOL.
Anyways,back to the old house.I don't know why this one was left to fall apart.The land is prime real estate.It was just sold for around $1.5M!!It overlooks the ocean and apparently is going to be developed into a high end sub-division.I can see our taxes going through the roof....they're bad enough now on this 7 year old house.
BTW,the storm has died out quite a bit.And,yes Tony,I surely wouldn't want to have been on the water today.I've been out on some rough days,but never in anything like that.

Al

After the THIRD edit,I think I have all of the mistakes fixed.Been a long day....I was in the process of rebuilding a light box for a local DJ when the power went out and then I had to finish it when the power came back.Then he dropped another one in this evening and I have to have that done for a booking he has for Saturday.Oh the pressure of deadlines LOL.

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6. Frozencanuck
12:10 AM GMT on April 18, 2007
This is one of the reasons for moving to Chatham Ontario. We still maintain many of these old Victorians and yes they are beautiful.

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5. plapman
11:45 PM GMT on April 17, 2007
That was a nice home. I'll bet when it was built the owners were proud of it. I like the veranda, it would be great for sitting and having a few cool ones on a hot day.
Hope your not wet. That is quite a storm going on there. I can't imagine a wave 25 feet high. I worked on lake Winnipeg for 5 summers and we got some 7 or 8 footers there. I thought the motor was going to stall climbing them.
have a good evenng
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4. Frozencanuck
11:34 PM GMT on April 17, 2007
yes unfortunately alot of these beautiful old homes were left derelect and with time, they became a hazard. Too bad that some of the best parts were never salvaged. We had an old farm house similar to that one NS on the property next to us that had been vacant for many many years. Part of the problem of combining small farms in to large ones, houses come with them. This house as I remember it when I was a child, had the most beautiful pocket oak doors and floors that separated the formal dining to the living room. When I visited the property in later years, they had all gone to rot. What a shame. Not too many young folks want to live in the country anymore here in Ontario so these beautiful old homes are left to their demise.
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3. nsphotog
9:47 PM GMT on April 17, 2007
Found it!!! It was shame it was demolished....apparently it was quite a mansion in the early days:




Al(again LOL)
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2. nsphotog
9:41 PM GMT on April 17, 2007
HA!! Funny story,FC.

It sure doesn't take long to knock a house down that way,Tony.There was a big old thing on the property across from me that was a fire hazard and last summer it was demolished the same way.Unfortunately,they started at daybreak...about 5AM....all of our windows were open,of course.I was awakened to the tune of breaking boards and what not LOL.By 5 PM you wouldn't have known a house was ever there other than a patch of new ground that was used to fill in the basement.
It was a real shame for the old place but it was vacant for many years and the hands of time did a number on it.I have a picture of it....I'll see if I can locate it and post it.

Al
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1. Frozencanuck
1:36 PM GMT on April 17, 2007
Canadian Wife

Three men were traveling in Europe and happened to meet at a bar in London. One man was from England, one from France and one from Canada. They got acquainted and started talking about their problems with their wives.

The guy from England began by saying: "I told my wife in no uncertain terms that from now on she would have to do her own cooking. Well the first day after I told her, I saw nothing. The second day I saw nothing. But on the third day when I came home from work, the table was set, a wonderful dinner was prepared with wine and even dessert."

Then the man from France spoke up: "I sat my wife down and told her, that from now on she would have to do her own shopping and also do the cleaning. The first day I saw nothing. The second day I saw nothing. But on the third day when I came home, the whole house was spotless, and in the pantry the shelves were filled with groceries.

The fellow from Canada was married to an enlightened woman from the prairies... He sat up straight on the bar stool, pushed out his chest and said: "I gave my wife a stern look and told her, that from now on she would have to do the cooking, shopping and housecleaning. Well the first day I saw nothing. The second day I still saw nothing. But on the third day, I could see a little bit out of my left eye."


Have a wonderful day dear friends.
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