Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A long awaited posting

We are finally getting a new bathroom!

Current bathroom:
  • old chipped white tub
  • plastic cracked shower surround which scares me (what mould lies behind there??)
  • red/yellow/brown glass tiles on floor
  • yellow faux marble sink
  • ancient lighting
  • sink drain does not drain very fast
  • tub drain does not drain very fast
  • water into sink is not a nice smooth flow
  • shower is hot then cold then hot (the diverter is mostly broken and half the water goes down instead of out the shower)
  • standard large flat mirror
  • no exhaust fan - steam from clothes ryer enters bathroom every time the dryer is used
New bathroom:
  • tub gone
  • large shower
  • new tile floor
  • smooth glass shower door
  • new tile wall in shower
  • new sink
  • new taps, plumbing
  • new lighting
  • ceiling exhaust fan

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Second Summer Trip

This trip was to Kingston, via Belleville. It was also a trip to drop Emma back at Queen's.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

SLA 2012 - swag from today

Chicago in July

I, Carolyne, am in Chicago for the SLA Annual Conference.  After a rough start, they did not have a record of me for registration, all is well. The room is great. Two beds Two bathrooms.

They told me that Chicago was a "union town". Now I know what that means -- Each floor in the Hilton has a large elevator lobby. On our floor there was a washcloth and Kleenex sitting on a table. It was there when I checked in at noon yesterday. It is still there 28 hours later. I told a housekeeper about it and she said "That is not my job. I'll call someone."

Ok, she is housekeeping. She gets the washcloths from everyone's bathrooms, yet she cannot pick up the one in the lobby as it is NOT HER JOB.

Union rule more important than customer satisfaction.

In the top photo you can see half of the elevator lobby. A mirror set of furniture is behind me.  Look closely at the table on the left. Closeup is the bottom photo.

I'll let you know if it is still there tomorrow!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Dog Guides

I just signed up to walk in the Purina Walk for Dog Guides. 
It got me thinking about all the Dog Guides we have had in our house over the years.
  1. Casper (RIP) – ours for a year. Went to Newfoundland and was kill by a car less than a year later.
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  2. Carmel – dog sitting for a couple of weeks – she had so many problems she never graduated at all.
  3. Mitchell – strange dog. However he did graduate from Canine Vision.
  4. Ajax (AJ) – ours for a year. He is a Canine Vision dog for a lovely young lady in Barrie now. His name is now Thompson
  5. Jamie – She visited when we had AJ. Lovely dog.
  6. (memory failure) – a black miniature poodle for a few weeks that none of us can remember the name of Sad smile
  7. Dewey – Had him over the March break this year. Since dogs are not allowed in our condo, Emma and the dog went to Lindsay for the week

Monday, March 26, 2012

We have been shopping

New 3 piece reclining leather furniture.

Antique china cabinet from auction.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Our biggest journay


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