January 2013



 10:00  EST Tuesday 1 January 2013


New Years Day 2013

New Years Day 2013

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Condition: Sunny Temperature: -9.5°C Wind Chill: -17 Wind Speed: NW 18 km/h

Today: Mainly sunny. Temperature steady near minus 10. 
Tonight: Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of flurries late this evening and overnight. Low minus 13 with temperature rising to minus 8 by morning.



New Years Day 2013


I decided not to go into work today in spite of 2.5 times pay.





New Years Day 2013

Not perfect, but least a workable cash flow scenario to start 2013.

Gimp in a pink bunny suit 2012 in a nutshell page.

If you don't mind. It does not matter.

Still breathing and beginning to question the wisdom of delaying the inevitable.


New Years ?Day 2013


The die is cast and a new plan must emerge for 2013.






Robin Christmas 2012Lower property values, health and increased debt from the year off guarantees there will never be a run away south for robin.

What I have is all there ever will be.

I will continue Technical  support and try to get a training position for future.

I will find a hook up with a compatible person and share this place.




now this is no nonsense close up aty christmas 2012


close up of robin 2013
There emerges an overriding motivation as I no longer need reams of medical tests. I  know that my body is slipping away very quickly at this point. My decline in the decade since Edgar's death is staggering and the decay is increasing exponentially.

For me with the worlds worst financial and retirement planning it is work or burn, so I work. Working at the sheltering doing technical support is probably maintainable to my end. Equally  technical support is interesting, almost recreational in as much as I get paid to sort out techno puzzles.  For me and it makes days slide by quickly.

If I pointed a medical finger at my bodes failure it would be difficult to pick just one.  A great deal of the long term remedial work can probably be traced to the osteoporosis. I burse and break so easily these days it is no wonder I live in fear of another fall. The shoulders are dropping like a stone.

I warn todays young that you must not count on Canada for your old age.
Pension  security is below subsistence living.

Two  thousand and thirteen marks a fulcrum.

I finally pegged my core era. Somehow, I have clicked in to 1959 as where I anchor.

Currently listening to Teen Angel, Guardian Star and many more oldies.


Super Lotus Super Seven Tow rig 1973 Ghia 450 SS

The memories of Alberta back roads, illicit sex and alcohol flood my mind. Run hard, life to the limit.

Today, I reconfigure the space for 2013

I am moving back upstairs, allowing for another.


04:30 EST Thursday 3 January 2013


after work backyard

Condition: Light Snow Temperature: -16.2°C Wind Chill: -23 Wind Speed: NE 11 km/h
Tonight: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 16.
Thursday: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning in the morning. Amount 2 to 4 cm. High minus 2.




Jimmy takes on snow blower repair with supeervisors

This is redicilous early but I could not sleep any more and that is probably a good thing as I have been doing a Rip Van Winkle far too often.Jim came over and gave the snow blower a service. Critical intervention as it was about to do some damage. All OK now but due masintainance.






05:00 EST Friday 4 January 2013


city snow blower

Condition: Light Snow Temperature: -0.8°C Wind Chill: -8 Wind Speed: WSW 37 km/h gust 48 km/h
Today: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature steady near minus 1.
Tonight: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Clearing overnight. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 7.


city snow blower


Time to collect myself as of today is the final test for Android . This one will be tough as it is closed book and our training was shortened by an entire week due to need. It will however be closed book and there is a lot to cover so I need my game on.

Sunday I am back live full time, which is $ good, time bad.

Ah well 2013 better employed than pensioned alone.


07:00 EST Saturday 5 January 2013


Saturday morningCondition: Partly Cloudy Temperature: -3.0°C Wind Chill: -6 Wind Speed: WNW 8 km/h Today: Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High zero.
Tonight: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming west 20 km/h before morning. Temperature rising to plus 1 by morning.





Half the day gone and I have not set foot outside.

Yet stuff is getting done.

I only report what is.









home honky tonkThe living room space would be best used by providing a dance floor in front of the bar with a cuddle corner in front of a fire sharing the north side of the room.

I am once again listeniing to ircountry.com laying down a bit of Saturday morning two step and enjoying the AM.


Lookm at the difference in the floor. I never put a before Oink (bad tenant) image on same page before boo hoo.


January 5, 2013


Robin digging a Saturday AM offbooging down Sat Jan 5 13


Decisions made.

If I am to remain in Belleville boswell there are some changes that need to be made.

Private sleeping quarters must move upstairs as there is not enough space for a kitchen eating and entertaining as the propert is currently configured.

My stumbling block has always been the center supporting wall as the entire house is supported here. If I mess with this structure it must be 100% overbuilt.



bar to kitchen wall

hewn beam structure

hewn beam kitchen

However, now that I made the decision to try to include another in the space it makes deciding what to do as far as a reno theme much clearer.





The only way I can open the space up is by going heavy timber frame such as seen in the pictures.






I do know where to purchase old 12x 12 barn reams. Sandblast and fireproof* them anad there is 500 times the required structural strength, all the way down to the foundations and bedrock.



The digs Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Old living room config before the Oinks destroyed my floors. But wood can be refinished


living room




Just some real pictures of me as is 2012-2013

backyard with Survuvorrobin Survivor


Not so glamerous


Robin 2012Robin 2012