After 8 years I decided it was time to move back in to my house which I had owed since 2001. The two main reasons for this were that I took an engineering job at my old company Colt Worley Parsons only 8 blocks from the house (which is why I bought the house in the first place) and it was time to evaluate just how hard the renters had been over the years. The house was exposed to a single mom with two young kids for 1 year, 4 x 22 year olds for 3 years and a non-english speaking Korean family for 4 years. Each tenant had their own way of beating up the house, but all-in-all not too bad after 8 years and none of them missed a rent cheque! Needless to say it was time for a paint job after 12 years and some other touch ups.
Nice to be back in the place for sure and to be able to walk to work. Great!
Little intro to inside the house, tired Brad.
|Bare bones after moving in
|Looked like mould on the ceiling,
but it turned out to be bug larva
|No dusting or windexing here.
|Never defrosted freezer
|Lint trap in the dryer, likely 1 yr since it was cleaned out
|Greasy and dirty above the stove,
never cleaned in 4 years!
|Water damage from over flow up stairs
|Signs of a possible fire from a
night light. Lucky them and me
that nothing happened!
|A photo after the painters began
some prep for the new paint
|Looks great, Po-tash grey
Second week on August, back to work again. Just before that I incorporated in order to be a proper contractor and my own boss, sort of. "The Life Of Brad Inc." established on July 31, 2013 a company that encompasses Engineering, Movie Production and Inventing. There is no stopping me!
The first official work for TLOB Inc came after a couple offers with various engineering companies which included my first employer. The reason I was drawn back to my old stomping grounds was to take on a new exciting role as an Horizontal Directional Drilling Engineer. What? Well, it's a newer discipline in the Pipeline Industry and basically used when you need to go under a water course (river, creek, lake, etc) and some other places where they don't want people and equipment on the surface. Basically we drill a curved hole underneath the water course from the low side to high and pull a section of pipeline back through. Pretty cool hey.
Highlight - Back in to my old house which is about a 12 minute walk to work, awesome!
|6:20am every morning for work
|The key - fruit smoothies
|15 hour day as i had to review 72
calculations and drawings
Later in the month I attended a charity event to blow off some steam and dust off my 80's outfit. Good old "Sonny Crocket" from Miami Vice. The charity event was run by a couple people from "Heartland" and nice to reacquaint myself with some of the cast and crew.
|Check out my 1984 vintage glasses Rose was sporting
|Shaun Johnston one of the actors
joining the band on the harmonica
Next Month - Being a Model Father and CCC Silver medals
Other Stuff (lots of random stuff this month)
Counting your piggy bank the easy way at TD bank. Now I know how much my coin tower holds.
|When you drink too much women
will get you to try anything
|Back yard fire pit at my house. Nice with a beer.
|Oh, Chicken wings and Ribs. Helps
to put on the winter insulation.
|Drinking bud Markus, ready for his
bike ride home at the end of the night
|Why canadian parking rules are stupid. We are actually
forced to park our motos in car spots.
|More yummy sushi
|Calgarians and their big trucks
|Ikea. Disposable tape measures!