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Summer wandering

...short jaunt to Newfoundland with son #2. Nice trip...

Soda Bottle "Pre-Forms"

Even at my age, I often come across stuff that intrigues me. I recently acquired some soda bottle "blanks" or "pre-forms". They are basically a 2 litre pop bottle just before it is expanded and shaped. They are just over 5 inches long, and only hold an ounce or so, but they are very thick, and strong. They contain the same amount of plastic as a 2 litre bottle. With a standard screw-on cap, they make great containers for misc "stuff"...




'Coons !

No less than 3 raccoons have taken up residence in my attached carport/lean-to/storage area. They kept me awake last night with their antics...not a good move on their part. It looks to be a mother and two youngsters. I tried rooting them out with a canoe paddle, but they eluded me by hiding and running back and forth in a 32 foot section of roof eave/soffit. This means WAR...

Jerky !!!

This is going to be fun...a recent trip to Princess Auto resulted in some Jerky seasonings...


Each box contains five different flavors: Original BlendMesquite BlendHickory BlendCracked Pepper N GarlicCajun BlendMandarin TeriyakiPepperoniSweet & SpicyInfernoPepper Now to dig out my dehydrator, jerky gun, and make a trip to the store for some extra lean...stay tuned... 

Family Camp = Relaxation

...attended a church Family Camp over the last 2 weeks or so. This time, we had a little cabin, even though I sneaked to the VW bunk whenever I could. It was good to get away...I don't think I looked at a computer screen for a whole week, maybe longer. Both the morning bible teaching sessions and the evening services were of great benefit to my tiresome mortal coil. Sometimes, I shun the concept of "retreating" or "getting away", but it does have its benefits. All things in moderation... The "cabin" needs work, to say the least, but our 2 sons enjoyed it anyhow. Of course they went armed with a PS3 for "rainy days" etc. I think they enjoyed the freedom, late nights, lots of friends... Most cooking was done on a "Powerfist" one burner butane stove, Chicken Stir-fry for example...  Of course packing up to leave was interesting. Over the 2 weeks, both myself and Debbie made a couple of trips back and forth from home to camp, with work sc…