Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Movie Star Floathome

The last few weeks we have had a couple different movie location scouts come down to the marina and take a look around. This morning we got confirmation that Nickleodeon wants to use Davids floathome for for some scenes in a movie. Filming is slated to start end of October.

I was talking to the location manager and told him I thought I would make a good location scout and he is willing to teach me some things about the job. I'm soo excited. I've wanted a career change for quite awhile now and had no idea what exactly. I think I could be good at something like this, either that or set/ props decoration kind of stuff. Either way,I would love a job that uses more of my creative skills and offers me fresh challenges. I hate routine!

I'm so proud of David for all his hard work in making this place such a cool home. We always get a good reaction from people walking in the door, but to have a roomfull of Hollywood bigwigs all in love with the place just the way it is, was grand to see. Sometimes my life is like a fairytale!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Good for a Laugh

Check out this link for a good laugh. Its a blog type of thing , where a young man named Justin, records all the funny things his old man says.

Heres a priceless example......"It's just a fucking june bug, calm down. Jesus Christ, what happens when something bigger than a testicle attacks you?"

Friday, September 4, 2009

Why am I always Laboring on Labor Day??

I am having camera issues ( can't get one of them to work and seemed to have lost the cord for the other), so I do have pictures but will have to post them some other time..... Now for our regularly scheduled post.

Davids big barn of a house is finally getting the roof insulated. I found an ad on craigslist for 26,000 feet of free insulation from a tear down of an old folks home. We rented the biggest truck we could get from Budget and spent a day driving out to Maple Ridge and grabbing as much as we could.

At one point,I fell through a hole in the floor at the job site and thought I broke several bones, but was just badly bruised. Gave myself a good scare though. A few minutes for the shock to wear off and I dusted myself off and got back to work. I wasn't giving up on all that insulation. Winter is on its way and this place is a popsicle as soon as the temperature drops. I was sure we had more than enough to do his place and mine, but I think most of it will end up in here.

This job can't be over fast enough for me. I have been lugging insulation around for three days now and can't stand the pain anymore. I have had more cold showers than a horny teenage boy. The place is looking great though, such a difference already. I think one more hard days work and it will all be done. Next chore is get the woodstove in the kitchen hooked up with a chimney and we should be able to survive winter.

I have collected a few more things for my place lately. I got a beautiful hutch that I am going to place either at the end of my built in bed or the far bathtub wall as a place to have a tv and some storage for books or bath goodies. I also got a beautiful antique dish sideboard that will either go in the kitchen to keep with the country kitchen theme I am going for or it will end up as a dining room china cabinet. I have to play with things once I get some walls up and see what looks best.

I have been going to alot of concerts at the PNE this year and some house parties with live bands. Its been nice to be around so much music again. I have been sucked into the vortex that is Mitchell Island and it's so hard to get away from here for even a few hours most of the time. I went to April Wine, Headpins, Randy Bachman and got some decent pictures and an awesome video of April Wines finale. I think I could be a rock photgrapher. Sounds like a fun job to me.

I was at the beach last Friday and I have a funny feeling that that was the last real summer day for me. It was a good one tho. Every musician I know was there and they jammed all day long. I was surrounded by music in every direction. Jamie brought his drum kit to the beach and a bunch of guys had battery operated speakers and electric guitars and basses etc. There were a few banjos, a violin, sax, trumpet, flutes, handdrums, shakers, tamborines, you name it. Best Beach EVER!!!!!!! What a fabulous day. Wish I didn't have to wait another ten months before I have another day like that. That was the best summer I have had in fifteen years, can't believe it's over already.

I ended up selling my 18 ft runabout and the 80 hp motor the other day for the paltry price of $500. I basically gave it away, but it was taking on lots of water and I didn't want to deal with it. I'd rather get my house built, then waste money on an old boat.The thrill of cruising up and down the river wore off quickly once I saw what a gas pig it was. Next boat will be a sailboat for sure. I still have a kayak if I feel the need to go for cruise.

Well its back to the showers for me, I can still feel fiberglass tickling away at me.
Happy Labor Day all, hope your not working too hard!