Ramblings…

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A post with no theme, organization or message – let’s call it miscellaneous ramblings.  Hmm…well, it was an interesting week. Early in the week, I was in Gold River for a couple of reasons.  I stopped to take a photo of the magnificent view over the spine of the Island and was caught in a snowstorm for about five kilometres!   I spent some time helping neighbour G with his driveway, taking out the organic ready for gravel to be added and grading the area. We moved a huge pile of detritus out the back of his place. The next day his gravel arrived so Bob and I went over and graded it all out flat and level plus re-worked his existing driveway, filling in holes and smoothing the whole area. It turned out nicely.  It was my birthday this week and I got a great treat in the form of a Lucky cake.  One of Dad’s students from years ago is a talented cake maker and she crafted the masterpiece.  Thursday night we had a big burn, torching an absolutely massive pile of debris, an old doghouse, rotten boards and branches.  Bob helped accelerate the process as we piled up the material into a towering inferno of flame reaching at least ten feet into the night sky!  The fire was so hot that when I cleaned up the pile on Saturday morning, the bricks in the firepit were still too hot to grab without gloves.  Bob helped me clean up the burn pile area and I’ll seed this to grass in a couple weeks.  Oh, I started the other section of retaining wall as well – got to get that ready for planting in a short while.

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2 thoughts on “Ramblings…

  1. Tim Davies

    Great post… Good to be part of the big burn.. I had a good night that night and look forward to the next time we get together. love you T.

  2. Martin

    This was an interesting post Ben. Rambling is good from time to time. as I watched the video of the fire, I couldn’t help thinking of those who perish in fires and what that kind of death must be like. The article about L.A. and its decision to build bike lanes is very refreshing.
    Keep up the good work in the yard. Bob is a good buddy isn’t he.

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