Monthly Archives: Dec 2011

Here I sit

I found a newer van, Dodge Caravan,
bought it, fixed some things, had Mechanic Fix some things, drove to my Parents house now it is in their mechanics, getting some things fixed. (much higher price)

So here I sit, should have been doing a job or two today, but no, vehicle problems again. I did not bring any tools with me this trip as I had just picked up the Dodge, well that will teach me.


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Doggy packs

Hey Dog Lovers,
Be careful with larger dogs. 1 yr old is still a puppy, Large breed dogs fully mature at 3+ yrs.
I started my dogs at age 1 with full sized and medium sized packs but they were only filled to about 1/3rd capacity. By about age 3 the dogs had full sized packs fully loaded, in the winter I used a harness and let them pull around logs and toboggans. This they loved to do, we made it a game, always a game.

When the old dog was too stiff and tired to walk, the younger dog was volunteered/voluntold to pull the old dog in a buggy or a sled, they did not like that, but got used to it.

When I grabbed my pack, they went to theirs and got exited for an adventure! The contents always had the same basic kit, Food and water, then the contents changed per the season. In each of their packs was some small dried tinder, fires starters and a locking blade and flashlight. Small and just in case, sometimes doubling up or tripling up will save your life. I never used ours, but always took them along.

I also included a home-made doggy rain coat. If you get stuck out in the rain, they do not like to get soaked either and they will get sick just like us. There was also a smaller sized tarp to be used as a makeshift dog house. keeps the rain off, gives them a sense of security and gives them a place to sleep that feels like home, so they stop trying to get into the tent.

Have fun with your Dogs, take them on the trails, let them help out and carry packs, they have been doing so for 1000+ yrs now. In the old days, Dogs were made to carry smaller travois as well, they pulled their own weight for the group or were probably eaten for supper. Times are easier now and they get to retire instead of getting put in the stock pot. Every wonder why it was called the stock pot!

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Another Grandparent died yesterday!

So, this is a quick post.

Another of my Grandparents died yesterday, my Dad’s Mother this time. I regret not spending more time with her this year, now I never will. Do yourself and them a favour, call or visit more often, life is short!

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Simple title, not so simple in reality though is it.
Family stress, work stress, living stress, Christmas stress, deaths, health, lost people who might have been murdered, threatening Landlord who is a bully with a huge ego just found out, he reached my wall pushed it and got bounced back Ten feet.

All this coupled with my Memory issues and this last two weeks have been more than stressful is there an end in sight, we will see. It would help me to remember to take my Vit B12 and D3, but I keep forgetting. So now my memory is slipping and the stress building, hhmm let me just sit here in my Van, write this and come to grips with some of it as best that I can.

My Nan Died and was Buried;
My Mother was diagnosed with a Cancer like infection in her lungs called I.P.F. non curable, 3-5 yrs
My Sister has been missing for years and may have been murdered, info from a Detective that I spoke with. I need to give him some more info. There have been lots of women similar to her to have been murdered in the last 10 yrs. There is a predator out there, killing and leaving no traces and very few bodies either. So when to tell Family of this?

Landlord threatened me for the last time, he came up to me shooting off his mouth and bounced his chest off of mine, and got a Martial Arts shove in return, he staggered back about 10 feet, quite surprised. He then called me out to beet me up, I laughed at him, told him right now, right here, he said outside I said ok let me hold the door for you. He got 1 foot out the door and then backed down like the coward/bully that he is. Do not be afraid to stand up to bullies, or get Police involved, do not let them get to you, ever.

So now I am moving out of the office / storage this month, downsizing and selling off stuff. Made arrangements for parking some floor machines at a buddies business to be sold and give him a percentage for keeping them there for buyers to see. Now the only reason I am upset is that it disrupts my plans to go to the property and work there for the weekend, next weekend, so not happy.

Tomorrow at 4pm at Envirosponsible in Whitby, there is a Preppers meeting, I am hoping to be going, it all hinges on work and timings.

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