Sunday, February 17, 2008

Fire and Destruction!

This may be the first time since Europe where we write a blog post about something which happened on the day we are writing it! But today was so eventful we had to blog about it immediately.

We are at Natasha's parents in Saskatchewan for the Family Day Weekend and helping them get a head start on their major home renovation. Today we focused on the basement. First of all we had to move some stuff out of the basement to the quonset (a huge shed behind their house.) We carted two truckloads of stuff out there.

The first truckload is ready to go.

Then we had to get rid of a wall. That was fun with an opportunity to swing a REALLY BIG sledgehammer!!!

Dave practises first!

Swing that hammer Dave! Just don't hit Natasha's dad.

Natasha demonstrates the proper technique of "bashing through gyproc"!

Dave: 1 Wall: 0

Once we had knocked down the wall we had to haul the wood which wasn't being saved out to the yard and burn it. Since it was a few degrees above zero we also indulged in a wiener roast. First though we had to build a REALLY BIG fire!

Once it had burned down a little we could roast wieners using wiener sticks and ... pitchforks.
Natasha's mom roast a wiener using the more traditional wiener stick.

Natasha's dad demonstrates the pitchfork technique.

After the morning's hard work, it was an excellent lunch.

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