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Pictures Of My Home In East Vancouver Built In 2004

I was cleaning the files on my computer a few days ago, deleting files that I didn’t need to help speed up my computer and I came across a bunch of photos. These photos were taken during the construction of my home.  It’s been 2004 since  we built our house and I think it’s important to document all important parts of my life and have them on my blog so I can look back when I’m gray and old and see my life years before.

Anyways it’s interesting and cool for me to to see and document my own personal progression….

Enjoy the photos:

the first level is up…

view from backyard, garage form and house…

custom built 2900 square feet

putting up the tar paper…


stressing out…

the living room covered in paper to protect the hardwood floors…

in the front yard pouring the stamp concrete…

pouring the stamped concrete in the back yard…

and there you go, the end product minus some banana plants , railing and a few shrubs.

Also remember this:

Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and then wait…… My place cost me about $600,000 for the lot and to build it, now it’s worth $1,000,000!  Try making $400,00 at your job!!

Buy real estate and wait.

Time to make some breakfast, I’m hungry. Ciao…

When The Power Fails All Boredom Breaks Loose

So yesterday was my basic day get up then bike ride to the coffee shop, come back, eat dinner blah, blah, blah. Last night I get home and notice the alarm was acting funny, the yellow “trouble” was on. The last time the  “trouble” light came on was when we got back from Mexico to notice our home had been broken into. Last night was a different reason………

I looked around and everything was secured (no forced entry), so that was cool. I asked the neighbour if she had power, nope. Apparently there was a big B-A-N-G around 3:35 PM and then the power faded into the sunset. Personally I think a transformer blew and that is the big bang that sounded like World War 3.


I was like “sh*t now what am I going to do?”. I figured I would be a good husband, since the power was out and clean up, I would vacuum the floors. Um, vacuums need electricity you cluck. OK I guess no vacuuming for me then.

Actually anything that I wanted to do I needed electricity:

  1. Pour myself a glass of cold filtered water, electricity is needed to power the fridge that has the water purifier built into it. Doh!
  2. Check my email, um yeah obviously electricity is needed once again.
  3. Weed eat the back yard since I can’t do the above, oops you need electrical power again bud!

Anywho the list went on of all the things I thought I couldn’t do. I figured I would call BC Hydro (on my cell phone, cause my land line is DEAD) and see what the hell was going on. I got an automated response on the phone with BC Hydro with a message stating they “are aware of the situation and power would be back at 7 PM”.

I get off the phone with BC Hydro and my wife calls asking if I want a precooked BBQ chicken from Superstore. Little did she know that we had no way to cook food and actually the food in the freezer was slowly defrosting. So yeah I want the precooked bird!!

Long story short, I kinda forgot how much we ALL rely on power. It’s pretty scary how life would be without it. Personally I think I have would started rioting on Rupert Street, here in East Vancouver and looting the 7-11 if the power wasn’t on by 11 PM . Oh and the power estimate was off a little, the power came back at 10:15 PM.

Let me tell you how boring it is to have candles lit up, no TV, and watch precious daylight disappear only to be surrounded by dead silence and blackness. Yuck! BC Hydro, you bastards owe me a Friday night!

** PS: We went to the mall to keep ourselves occupied until the power was supposed to come back on.

brentwood mall

Brentwood mall

Rain Go Away, Leave Vancouver Alone Please!

[ad#ad-1]Kinda depressing outside (it’s raining in Vancouver right now) so a nice sunny shot with baby Stefania is a great way to brighten up my day. Wow, it feels like winter here in Vancouver, but it’s May ! When the hell is the rain going to leave Vancouver alone, argh!!!!! I wish my satellite was working, cause no TV and rain do not mix together very well….

Now I know why I was feeling crusty all day, it’s the fucking weather. I was looking at the computer screen and the screen was looking at me, we both didn’t get ANY work done today. I feel like a tool. That’s it I’m too bored to blog tonight, ciao! Tomorrow will be a fresh start, and I have to do list to help me focus.

Stefania at New Brighton Park, East Vancouver / Burrard Inlet

Stefania at New Brighton Park, East Vancouver May, 2008