Monday, August 29, 2011

Good Bye My Mazda Sport Wagon

I'll never to able to understand or explain the attachment I had for my 2007 Mazda wagon. I purchsed the car in December 2004 and drove just about all of it's 123,000 miles. I had no idea on the morning of August 26 that the next day I would have to replace my wagon. I drove into the dealership at 10:30am on Saturday and drove away with a new CX7 at 3:30pm.
It was very sad for me to say good-bye to my wagon. I asked my salesman to take a photo of me with the car but decided against it since I didn't want to cry in front of a stanger.  
I was spending a lot of money on repairs every couple months and the final straw came when the engine light came on after a week of $400 costs. I hope the CX7 will be as good as my beloved wagon.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Our hospital held a benefit golf tournament last weekend. It was the 15 annual and I don't think Mick has missed a year.

Mick's partner was George. George via Scotland, Toronto, currently Boston and soon to be Calgary. I'm going to visit him once he gets settled in. I'm also taking a side trip to Vancouver. I've always wanted to visit that part of Canada.
The entire team.
I kind of liked the looks of the carts all lined up at the end of the tournament.
Bonnie, has organized all 15 years of the tournament. On the right is Renee, the daughter of one of my faithful blog readers. Good Morning Kay!! In the middle is one of the doctors from the hospital. He didn't golf but came to the course to show his support.
Nat and Mike spent some father & son bonding time on the course.
It was a beautiful blue sky, sunny and hot day. It was also the last day Mick will golf. He has decided to give up the sport. I told him just golf once a year at the hosptial tournament.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bathroom Remodel

Finally it feels like the remodel is shaping up. Mick spent a long time cutting all the molding for above the wainscoting. I'll have to count how many pieces there are.

Just like the family and kitchen models he built window frames to match the original molding in the rest of the house.

The modeling makes the biggest difference in the look of the rooms.

Yesterday the drywall primer went on and the ceiling was painted. Today the color is going on the walls.

Hope I made a good choice on color. Choosing wall color is always the hardest part.