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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September 27


A Regular Day
Today's errands included a short trip to Customs and meet the lumber truck for a small delivery of deckblocks. They are intended to function as a simple foundation for a shed. The shed will actually be an add-on to the garage. I plan to build it mostly out of recycled materials. But I have to see how far I get with that. I already know that I will need roofing materials and some OSB and plywood. 
After the delivery was made, I jumped in the car and was off to St.Stephen to pick up the repaired slide-out canopy at the uholstery. 
Lightning over Ethel Lake,Alberta
It was a beautiful drive in an outstanding weather. The U.S.-Hwy 1 is kind of snaking along the St.Croix River which also is the border between the U.S. and Canada. With the beginning fall colors and the deep-blue water I got a feeling of being on a vacation tour. When coming back I stopped at Walmart in Calais to get a few things.
Moraine Lake, Alberta
Back at home I mounted the canopy back on the slide-out, and it actually seemed to fit, though I suspect they have cut off 2 inch from the width, but it still works out. Hope it will hang on for another few years.


A neighbour is actually looking for a new FORD truck. So maybe he is interested in buying ours. Time will tell.


And I guess that's all for today. Thanks for visiting here and see you tomorrow.




5 comments:

  1. That picture of the lake is truly incredible.

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  2. Morriane Lake photo is beautiful. We picked up your blog from The Bayfield Bunch blog and are enjoying "catching" up with you. Have a curiosity question--would you mind sharing your reasons and thoughts on immigrating to Canada? Mike and I frequently say when the news in the US is particularly bad, "we're just going to Canada." Just spent three weeks in BC, Alberta and visiting John and Brenda.

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  3. Love your picture of Lake Morriane. My husband is a Canadian from Alberta and became a naturalized citizen of the US a few years back. We too, hope to get out on the open road and feel the wind at our backs. Love your pictures and stories.

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  4. To Janna and Mike: Thanks for you comment! Re. our immigration to Canada you might want to read this post: http://american-traveler.blogspot.com/search/label/Canada

    I'd be glad to elaborate further. Just fire your questions. But there is a big difference between emigrating from Europe or from the USA, as culture and customs are widely different in Europe, while Canada and the U.S. are more of the same.

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