This was Thangsgiving weekend up here in Canada. We celebrate early.. you know.. so we can still have a barbeque rather than shivering on the deck in late November.
There is always plenty to give thanks for and this year was no exception. Family, friends, a house and good food. What more can we ask for?
My brother-in-law is currently re-siding our house. Hardi-plank is pretty amazing stuff. Solid as a rock (weighs about as much too).. looks great… and since its’ made out of cement, it has an R value and is relatively fireproof. A good upgrade from cedar shakes.
We’ll be painting the house a deep burgundy… you can see a sample on the side, I couldn’t resist trying out the sprayer. We also discovered a rather large nest of carpenter ants. Nasty little beasts had eaten out all the outside planking (yes, planking! House was built in ’45.. and built well!) so my father-in-law cut out all the eaten bits and $10 worth of wood and trim later we had a solid wall and new window frame.
Lots of other stuff going on too.. there was a “Millwarts Express” ride this weekend… the local steam train took probably 100 screaming Harry Potter fans up to the old Mcleans Mill to do lots of Harry Potter inspired sculdugery. I was just a boring Muggle though and stayed home…