Saturday I can remeber a little better. As Ken and Jim were wiring up power to the shed Bev and I decided to make a quick run in to town so I could make a stop at the Bank. As we were coming back to the house we recieved a call from Ken let us know that the power was out for a 3rd time. Upon returing we all headed out to get firewood. We ended up with truck loads in no time at all. When we returned and unloaded all the wood the power still wasn’t on so proceed to try and pressure-cook the ribs on the bbq. Well that failed, could get it hot enough. So on to the sausages, Oh wait, there it is, the Powers back. By the time the ribs were done the truck was packed full and I didn’t really feel like eating.
The last few days are now a blur and I can’t even remember what I did on Thursday. So knowing that I will have to start with Friday, which was the day the truck had to go back to town. Bev and I left the house around 9am and arrived in Dawson about 9:45 and were able to quickly go get a chain and blade for one of Ken’s chainsaw. By the way never have I seen more Northern metallic Stores in my life there were about 5 different ones (all for different things) with in seconds of each other. It was confusing to say the least. By the time we finished there it was time to take the truck over to Fountain Tire to get them to fix the alignment, so that I could drive straight once again. It took them just under 2 hours to do that and in that time Bev and I walk down to Tim Horton’s where I enjoyed a Bagel Belt and Bev had a Double Toast Blueberry Bagel. I quickly had to go to Canadian Tire afterward to get some decal stuff for the truck which I will not be able to put on unless I get it into a heated shop because it is apparently cold here in Yellowknife now. Anyways we walked back up town and proceed to see if the truck was done, which it wasn’t. We continued on to VHQ and as we did we saw my truck leave for the test drive, so after we finished at VHQ we made our way back to Fountain tire where I got my truck back. Which drives in a straight line. We the hit up Co-op building store for electrical wire staples, and then to Peavey Mart. Which is now my ultimately favorite store, enough said. The store has it all. Its pretty much a Farmers dream, a hardware/clothing/princess auto store! I was able to get 2 pairs of bib-pants one being insolated for almost half what you would get charged at Marks Work Warehouse (previous favorite…). After we retired to Robins Donut Shop, the most relaxing place in town. I personally think it is a few notches slower than the rest of the town, which is nice because no one is ever in a rush to get in and then out again. The place is normally full of old farmers, who are there with their buddies enjoying life. It’s awesome. While we were there I took my truck over the Swervin Kervins to get the Thermostat fixed. I dropped it off at 1pm and he told me it would probably take just over an hour, so I went back to Robins and we sat talking there for another 45 minutes. Just as we were about to leave to go walk around downtown some more I got the call from Kervin saying my truck was done already. That was amazingly fast and I am very grateful for all of his help. We got home, as Ken was finishing work, as we did we found out about the wonderful new that the power was off Yet again. We as a group, DECIDED to go cut some more firewood. As we were driving out to the spot, I think some one lost some ambition. ….. Not going to name any one, Ken. But the lack of ambition and the fact that it did start to snow were both factors in the decision to go back home. Upon returning from the drive, we found still no power. After a quick discussion and a change of plan we left for dinner in Dawson. We had originally planned on pressure-cooked rids for super and then to Grand Prairie for super on Saturday. Tony Roma it was, but for some reason it just wasn’t as good as pressure-cooked rids. The power was still not on as we returned and did not come back on until 11pm that evening. The cause of the constant power outages was the 80km/h winds we were getting in the area. The trees would fall and would instantly short out the power wires. Friday was Eventful!
Yesterday was another day in town. I needed to pick up my truck from the shop, where you should know it was getting a small lift installed with new shocks. We left East Pine at about 10:30am and arrived in Dawson around 11:30pm. I proceed into Swervin Mervin Auto. where I was met by the owner/mechanic Swervin who showed my the truck and what he had done. By the way he also fixed my gear shifter which was slipping. I think thats what I was excitented the most about, wierd eh. Anyway he also told me that my thermostat was leaking and he said we would be able to fix in no time at all, so on Friday I’m heading back in for a couple hours. I thank him greatfully and we left for lunch after lunch I dropped the truck off at Fountain Tire where it “supposedly” got an alignment, but when I got it back the steering wheel was 45* to the right when I went back they were shocked and apologized but said that the mechanic had left. I said thats fine I will be back Friday can I get it fixed then, he told me that was good and I left. That evening I took the shots of the truck, which you can find here on the site or on my Facebook page.
Today though I have not travel near as much. Just from the Kitchen to the living room and back. I, which turned out to be Bev and I attemped to make Caribou Stew for super today and I write this as it simmers in the Kitchen. I will let you know how it tastes and throw up some pictures of our concoction later this evening if it is not too late. After we eat tonight were going to go on the hunt for firewood.
Today is October 21, 2008 today is also Tuesday. I had a pretty plain day, it wasn’t filled with any excitement, it was just another one of my days. My truck is currently in the shop where it is undergoing surgery more or less. It is getting installed the lift components that I purchased in Edmonton and picked up this past weekend. The work is being done in a nice little shop in Dawson Creek, not at nationally known shop but yet have a shot run by local. For some reason I seem to trust this man more than a I would a national company. He seems like an honest man, a hardworking man, someone who’s just working because it’s a way of life. Not to get rich quick, or to try to cheat people out of money but just because he enjoys doing what he does and does it to help everybody else. Hopefully he was able to get all the work done on the truck today and I’m going to go pick it up tomorrow and around lunchtime with Bev and Deb. But that is tomorrow and this is today. After Ken finished work, he wanted to go off and see if he could find a Moose or an Elk. I went off in his truck with him. We drove about half way to Groundbirch and then turned off the road. Up and down we went along the narrow road in search. In search of what, I don’t know because we didn’t see it……whatever it was. We stopped a couple of times and got out and ventured around for a bit. At one point Ken got ahead and I went a different direction and as I walked I listened. Slowly I went a couple steps at a time listening ever so carefully. Waited and watching for anything. I bet you didn’t know that trees spoke; they have stories to tell if you’re willing to be patient and listen. I stood there for awhile appreciating life and the beauty of it and then proceeded on to find Ken. We regrouped and headed back to the highway and then home. Unfortunately we did not get any animals but we did find lots of tree that had been cut down that would be excellent for firewood. But that will be for another day.