Sunday, September 11, 2011

I couldn't let today pass without saying something..I could talk about the lives many...about the firemen and police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice just doing there job...The many theory's about what really happened that day....Who did it  what really happened?
All the changes in my life...some small some big that are a direct result of it all..
But  I guess being the eternal optomist that I am I just want to think about hope...for the future. I want my kids and grandkids and there kids to live in a world that is safer than it seems to be right now...I don't know exactly how we achieve that...but I think if we all just concentrate on raising good children who grow up to be caring adults , who value life it would be  a good start.

If I had one wish I would wish that this never happened..
I hope God will look out for each and everyone of us on this 10th anniversary and keep us all safe.
Till next time  Frances

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pollards Auction Barn

I Went to Pollards Auction Barn on Labour Day Monday.  They save all their good stuff for the long weekends. The next one will be Thanksgiving.

 Here's the barn, its on Kennedy Rd in Keswick Ont.   I have been going there since 1983.  Man am I old.
 Here is a shot of Danny Can't really see him that well. He is just under the light.  Danny took over from his Dad who sadly passed away a few years ago.

 I love going to the auction and today I had a mission.

Managed to get these canning jars for $2 each.  And they are the blue ones I have been looking everywhere for.
 But here is my real prize.. I have been trying to replace a sail boat I had bought at Restoration Hardware a few years ago,,,that I had given as a gift...but had never been able to find another one I liked as much till now.
Now Danny says this is a replica of the BlueNose but I am not so sure of that..I love it anyway and It was only $100  kind of high but I know they are few and far between in my neck of the I am happy..

 Don't know where I am gonna put it yet but I will figure it out.
A month or so ago I was at the auction and they had an Ikea sofa with a very ugly red cover...but underneath It was in perfect shape...I had a cover for an Ikea sofa that did not fit my for $65 I got the sofa and it also came with a second cover that is white and beige is perfect now I have a all white sofa...It has been 6 weeks or so and I have not had to wash it yet so that is good.
Just have to find the right spot to put my boat....
Till next time   Frances
Here's a link to Pollards if your interested