Sunday, October 30, 2005

The only thing i killed this weekend was a few cases of Beer!

Just spent a weekend at a friends cabin knocking back a few beers and just clowning around. It's great to be able to get out at times because all to soon the work week starts again. On this little trip with the weekend warriors we met a few other groups doing the same and everyone enjoyed the little adventure.Here's pic of Cha Seymour showing Jerry Osmond how a Honda can ride over a Kawasaki anyday.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Just thought i would share this today. I've been a collector of Newfoundland Stamps for a while and have accumulated about 10,000 of them. Most are of little or no value and i sell them to tourist in the summer at our local museum craftshop. Got my hands on some old Nefoundland Checks with stamps on them. Apparently at one time in Newfoundland you could cash a check at a community post office just by purchasing a stamp.The cost it seems varied with the amount of the check. Less then $100 you would attach a three cent stamp,over that amount it was a five cent stamp,later increased to six cents. (yes,you guessed it,the post offices have always been crooks!) The practice continued even after confederation mostly because of a shortage of banks here. The one above is dated 1916.
As expected we saw one tractor trailer go off the road last evening.The winds had not gone down completely and a trucker chanced it.The guy got a ride to Port Aux Basques in an ambulance and the damages to his rig is unknown.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Weather warnings are up, as our region awaits the arrival of what's left of Hurricane Wilma.Looks like high winds and rain for the island.Once again im sure we'll see tractor trailers blown off the road in the Wreckhouse area.For some unknown reason truckers just don't get the message and suffer the consequences of their actions.
For wind conditions and a forecast of the Wreckhouse check here

Monday, October 24, 2005

First day at my new blog and i hope everyone keeps checking back for updates. I mostly post photos of my community and area and comments are greatly appreciated. I also have a photosite at so check it out if you wish.