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July 31, 2012

I apologize for not posting yesterday as usual, but I had one of those golden opportunities

come up.  I was offered two weeks of work as a Traffic Control Person (TCP), and even on our

island there is traffic that needs to be controlled at 7 a.m.


So off I trundled to the woodlot of a chap I’d flagged for when he was clearing a right-of-way

for the power poles in our neighbourhood.  He’s falling trees right next to the road.  I got to

watch and hear 150-foot tall Doug firs go down for eight hours straight.


And I’m about to go do it again.  I was too fried to post when I got home last night.  After

supper, Jude and I watched some Olympic women’s volleyball, both beach and non-beach.

I fought off sleep until 10 p.m., then yielded.  I’ll catch you up on this exciting new career

when I catch up with it myself.  TTYS.

  1. July 31, 2012 8:09 am

    Working is good for the soul I hear. I miss working but at the same time I am glad that I am having a little time just to sit and catch up with things that I enjoy and never had time for, plus having the internet is a great perk.
    Will you be able to salvage any of the 150 foot firs for firewood or do they do something else with it?
    My BIL is working laying cable and he gets to see the fallen trees too.
    On one hand it saddens me to see those beautiful trees fall but on the other hand I really do enjoy being able to use the internet, phone, tv and etc….
    Enjoy your working days but I hope it does not tire you out too much!

    • August 2, 2012 7:45 am

      All the trees will be boards someday. It’s a bit weird being on the periphery of the lumber industry, but it is a renewable resource in the long run. How did your mom’s birthday go?

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