Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Helen and Gordon Gemmill

These nice Folks are my old friend Karen's parents. Sadly, Gordon is not with us anymore. I've known them for 30+ years. There's not too many people on this Planet that have been nicer to me than The Gemmills. When I was in a bit of financial trouble at Parksville Insurance Agency, because of a cockroach thieving partner, Helen lent the business quite a lot of money and asked nothing in return - not even interest! Helen is the only person I ever correspond with in writing by mail. It's no mystery to me where Karen got her abundant grace and charm from.
Update March 21, 2015: Helen Gemmill has recently passed away. I'm going to miss this Grand Lady, but she had a good long life and will be lovingly remembered by many people.

Bob & Rosanne Johnston are Grandparents!

This is Bob and Rosanne's Daughter; Alesha's Baby, "Xavier" - Born October 13, 2007. (That was a tough sentance!) CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL. Two observations: Cute little Guy and Bob always reaches life milestones before me.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Ebay Store Closed

I closed my Ebay store: DKP Ventures. New lesson learned: it's possible to loose money while sleeping!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Dale's New Car

I bought a new 2007 Toyota Matrix today - fully loaded - a very nice little car. The very best part; 40 mpg city / 45 mpg hwy - yeehaw!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

New Laptop PC for Dale

I bought a very nice HP Laptop just for me. It's Super-duper! Does everything but cook dinner. It's not as fast as our home PC, but having "Wireless" access to the Internet more than makes up for this. The good part: I'm the only one that uses it!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Opened an EBAY Store Today

DKP Ventures. Yes. . . I want to make money while I'm sleeping! We'll see how this goes. There not much there now to look at. But, watch out! I'm going to be one of those EBAY Millionaires!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Our Pals Father's Day Look-a-Like Photo

Here's a great photo of our Pals: Zen and Robert. We spotted it in our local Newspaper's Father and Son Look-a-Like Photo contest for Father's Day. Good One Guys!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Burst Hot Water Tank

You sure don't want this to happen to you on a Sunday! It's a good thing we were home and not too much water leaked out. It was still quite a clean-up job. ADVICE: once your hot water heater is past it's waranty, start getting quotes to replace it.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Vancouver Aquarium

We had an excellent visit to the Vancouver Aquarium at Stanley Park today. The "Fish" in this tank were so cute, we brought them back home with us.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Kidney Stone

You definitely do not want to have one of these! I was getting ready for work last Friday and suddenly I'm in serious pain - in my back, on the left side, below my rib cage. It would not go away. In fact, it got worse; came right through to the front like a kick in the groin. I was home alone and didn't think I could drive. I called an ambulance and ended up in Surrey Memorial Hospital for the day. Had a CT scan and about 2:00 p.m. I was told I had a kidney stone, given lots of pain killers, told to drink lots of liquids and sent home. I passed the stone at about 9:30 p.m. and the pain was completely gone. I'm supposed to call a Specialist on Monday. The Ambulance Crew and the Hospital Staff took very good care of me. I went to Costco on Sunday and bought $25.00 worth of pens (nice ones) and gave them to the Staff in the Emergency Ward of Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Worse Than a Root Canal

I work in an office. The worst injury I should expect is a paper cut! Getting my finger slammed in a heavy desk drawer, on the first day at a new job, was no fun at all. It's very sore and just will not stop hurting. You get the photo to see and cringe at.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Road Race Set

Bobby's Christmas present took over three hours to put together! It was well worth it though, my little Guy really likes it. Angela won't admit that she likes it too (because it's a boy's toy) The set is much better and bigger than I ever had as a young boy. . . so Dad gets to play with it too. I'm just not looking forward to the disassemble job!