Thursday, January 31, 2008

F*** ! January is over!

Dropped by Toby's Blog today and swiped this.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tom's debt clock

Tom Marshall is using a visual aid at his pre budget consultations. The finance minister wants all of NL to see that each minute we spend $1,400.oo on our debt. Great idea there Tom! To bad we didn't have one of those clocks ticking when MHA's like Paul went out purchasing artwork and fine wines . We might of noticed it sooner and changed that clock(or Rolex) to Daylight saving time. I bet Tom even has a subliminal message or two flashing on that clock.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Seems almost mandatory.............

Each time the Southeast winds blow in our area a Tractor Trailer being blown over in the Wreckhouse seems almost mandatory! Last night the wind speeds peaked at 121 kph and we had another Tractor Trailer blown over. A police cruiser that went out to offer assistance had its roof lights blown off or damaged. This scene seem to repeat itself and after a while all the photos seem the same. Years ago the local Zone Board had a proposal to install Digital signs showing the wind speeds in real time on both ends of the Wreckhouse but those plans seem to have blown away also. Will,anyway,here are a few pics of last nights accident.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

The local water hole,Cape Ray.

Recently the premier announced the government will spend quite a bit of money this year to make the quality of drinking water in this province better. The shot above is how a great many residents of my community get their drinking water. Several years ago our community tried to obtain a clean source for the households of the community but failed when we could not come up with Ten Thousand Dollars, our share of the water study. Lately we have seen a few new homes go up in the community and the way things are turning around in the province work wise i suspect we might see a few more homes constructed in the future. This year we have saw more people getting work locally rather then going West to seek work at their trades. Maybe the local Zone Board can help us seek out or plan a water source with the money that may come from government.

It's 2008 and time to drill a few wells in Cape Ray.I'm sure we have enough drilled in third world countries by now, so lets see some charity at home this year.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Just another day in The Wreckhouse !

After the S.E. winds calmed down yesterday i decided to drive to The Wreckhouse to see if any Tractor Trailers tried to run the gauntlet. As usual the scene was what i expected when i arrived. A series of accidents involving the large Tractor Trailers and a few smaller vehicles. The top photos shows a container truck carrying Milk that swerved to avoid several other tractor trailers that had already collided in the high winds and w
hiteout conditions. This scene is not uncommon here and will repeat itself many more times before the end of 2008.
few more from yesterday......................Click to open: