This is the latest fashion trend around town. Crazy hockey fans can be seen all over this region.
This is my hubby after the Vancouver Canucks won the Western Conference finals and now head into the Stanley Cup Finals. We will be Playing the Boston Bruins. The Best is the West versus the Best in the East.
This is my house last summer. I took this to show off the new path that we had laboured over to install with our own hands! Later we installed the 4x4 ties around the garden beds to finish it off. It was sooo pretty with the nice new grass sod. Today, this is what it looks like.
The reason for all this is that our neighbourhood, including the closest 4 streets was flooded. We have been battling near misses for years. When we get the Monsoons that we are prone to, all the neighbours are out with pumps and gumboots working hard not to allow the water into their homes.
The last bit of the path got unpaved and the corners of the ties had to be pulled up. We had to lift these out because we were worried that the workers would just bulldoze over it.
When they dug up the road, they blocked the drain near us. That night, we had a huge rainfall and all that water ran into my next door neighbours house, flooding her basement yet again!!! She called the citys emergency line but nobody came to help her because there was a hockey game on! Keith and I had gone to that game. By the time we got home from Vancouver 90 minutes later, the rain had stopped and the crew still had not shown up to assist her. Dont you love how they chuck their pipes into my flower bed? Well, if it fixes the problem for the neighbourhood, I suppose it is worth it!