Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thanksgiving...and a bit more pimpage


It's the long weekend in Canada. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Monday. My wife, son, the big black dog and myself are off to spend a couple of days at my parent's house 'round the bay. A pity the weather isn't cooperating more. At least it's not snowing yet. Yes, I said the 'S' word!

You may recall, a couple of months ago, I mentioned in a post about searching for a cottage. We were very interested about a chunk of land with a small house on blocks. We emailed the couple with no fixed price, but asked for a property survey or some legal document showing the amount of land and its boundaries. They got back to us after about a month with a hand-drawn sketch of the property. Not quite what I had in mind. The property had a well, but it kept running dry in the summer so he had it filled in for safety reasons. There were too many "iffy" factors for our liking and, despite the stunning view, it wasn't worth the risk. We had decided, during the month we waited for a reply, that we were going to put the money the bank had approved us for into renovating the kitchen/living room of our house (a four level back split). If anything is left over after that, the siding could use re-done as well. I guess at some point sanity kicked in for us and we had to make the more rational choice of upgrading what we had instead of over-extending ourselves for a week end getaway place that would also require some TLC...even if the view was to die for.


That provides a nice little segway into a bit more pimpage I'll throw at you. While attending the night school classes in creative writing in 2007/08 I met a woman called Debbie (who is one of my NaNo buddies this year). Her husband is a talented landscape photographer by the name of Terry Adey. I would recommend you check out his website for some stunning and haunting images of the Newfoundland coastal regions. The attached photo is from his web page.

Have a great week end everyone!

11 comments:

Laura Eno said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful photography, thanks for the link.

Aaron Polson said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful photos...haunting is a good descriptor. Enjoy the extended weekend.

Natalie L. Sin said...

That cartoon makes me laugh my ass off : )

K.C. Shaw said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You all have your Thanksgiving at a much more reasonable time than we do. It's too bad about the cottage, but it's exciting to do remodeling to the home you've got too.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Happy Thanksgiving from BC! Gorgeous photos that take my breath away. Best of luck with the reno; do it quick to get the tax credit!

Elspeth

Cate Gardner said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Alan.

Danielle Ferries said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy the day.

katey said...

Oh wow, GORGEOUS photography, thanks for that link. Man, just fabulous.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! It's always one of my favorite holidays-- what? Even vegetarians like to eat. And watch football. (Or, ah, hockey? Yeah.)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Thanks, all, for the Thanksgiving greetings! I toast you all with a large drumstick (and a special toast to Katey with a veggie wrap).

Thanks for checking out the link. The photos really were amazing.

Helen Ginger said...

That is an amazing photograph. I like the mist around the rocks.

Happy Thanksgiving. Eat turkey and pumpkin pie, then take a nap.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Jarmara Falconer said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Alan. And wish the turkey well from me....lol I'm a veggie so pass me another piece of pumpkin pie, ta.