I rose early this morning. It is not quite 10:30 AM and I have all my domestic duties done. It has at times been a struggle. I am now 16 weeks into the whole ‘no hot water’ debacle here at home. The challenge of bathing and cleaning and adopting the guise of water bearer, and one with a bad back at that, has been tough. Home hasn’t felt quite so homey. The end is now in sight. June 12th, 2015 marks the completion date for the re-piping of the building.
My anger peaked around six weeks ago. You may recall the rant I offered up on this forum which was a little on the melodramatic side. 🙂
The biggest issue has been the lack of communication. All we;ve seen are posts of when they’ll need access to certain suites wallpapered on doors as the walls and ceilings in the hallways are now exposed.
Just one progress report was forthcoming after my rant. Why they can’t take the time to write and post a short paragraph weekly and upload it to our building’s website or to our property manager is beyond me.
Had they done this I don’t believe the tempers would have flared the way they have.
So I am still working on a rather intense post regarding time. I’ve also joined Toastmasters and will be reading my first speech on this coming Tuesday. I’m working on distribution for the book still, working me arse off and will be entering physical rehab with a kinesiolgist. Hopefully this will be the final hurdle to help me regain the level health I enjoyed two years ago.
I just want to feel good.
I’ve given myself the challenge of writing a poem everyday for the next thirty days. Just thought it might be a fun thing to do. If at day fifteen I’ve become a mad woman, obsessed and manic…
No, wait a moment…I already am.
I’m being silly. I have been out taking a few photos so I thought I would share those with you on this beautiful Sunday morning.
This first series was taken a week ago down at False Creek South in the Science World and Athletes Village portion. Major construction has been underway in this area over the last five years converting this former industrial wasteland into a vibrant community.
Talk about a beautiful evening sky. Downtown Vancouver and BC Place can be seen silhouetted below
BC Place now has a remarkable retractable roof though it often reminds me of a spaceship and the iconic Woodwards ‘W’ once a beacon in Vancouver.
Science World at dusk
Science World as the sun sets
Spacey looking walkways and giant birds!
Canada Geese goslings. Too cute! The Vancouver Salt Building is now home to CRAFT a gastro pub. False Creek has been home to many breweries over the years. There is now an explosion of micro-breweries in this area. From Molson’s, Granville Island Brewery, Steel Toad, Red Truck, Craft and the Flying Pig just to name a few.
And yes, we make damn good beer!
Looking westward along False Creek South. Downtown Vancouver rises in the background.
Lighting features that compliment some to the buildings’ cosmetic makeup in the area. Geese having a early evening bath.
I am in desperate need of decent tripod. I had purchased what I thought was a pretty good one and it turned out to be sadly lacking. This was a photo walk with my group titled ‘Dusk to Dark’.
Unfortunately, once night fell, without the benefit of a tripod I could not continue on. Next time I’ll have a good one.
The next series found me going for a stroll along the river very close to my home. Spring is in full swing as is evidenced by the florals and bees are busy as are ants!
I just happened to be admiring the sky when this eagle happened to slip into my viewfinder. And here a bee bumbling about.
The Fraser River is really low at the moment. We didn’t have much of a winter at all and while we’ve had some rain, we need more.
Capturing images of ants and water droplets.
Beautiful flowers that line the river’s boardwalk.
The colours are exquisite this year!
Baby ducklings swim where the coy fish usually are. The fish weren’t poking about the surface but this little guy and lily pads were.
The mighty muddy Fraser River.
This is taken from the Quayside overpass looking east along Columbia Street which is the downtown core of New Westminster.
They’ve covered this power utility box with historical images of the police force. The center image is the Hyack Square which now is home to the ‘Wait For Me Daddy’ monument.
Some images of the Anvil’s Centre’s angles. Beautiful building.
And this is at one end of the boardwalk on the Quay. Now Downtown New West is indeed a short walk from here. Metrotown, however, is a shopping mall in Burnaby! It is NOT on the river at all and well it would be an incredibly long walk. Not too sure why this sign was put up.
Below is a map. It would take approximately two hours to walk their and the distance is 7 1/2 km. A lot of hills on this walk as well.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this photo montage. Have a great day.