Not Exciting. . . . . . But Life Around Here
Here are few photo of Life around here.
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This is an early morning shot of the school bus backed into a ditch. What was she thinking!
The students next door are the first to get on the bus. We had a few inches of snow overnight and the plow had not been along yet. The bus driver must have thought she could shorten her trip by pulling into the neighbour's yard and back out to return down the road. Bad choice! It is against the rules. The bus is not supposed to go on private property. The driver is supposed to go by my place and back into the lane down to the river at the other side of my property. She then comes back and picks up the students where they do not have to cross the road to get on the bus. Luckily, the bus could sit there for an hour and a half without another vehicle coming along.
I imagine the driver had a conversation with the boss when she got back to the yard.
My friend Denis headed out for his drilling job, again. I get to collect up his empties. Here are some I have set out on the porch.
Last week, Denis left for three weeks and ended up coming back when they found a problem with the drill when they were getting it ready to ship out of the yard in Timmins. So he is off again for Timmins. I thought originally the job would be drilling near Timmins in the gold camp but as it turned out they are off to Marathon, on the North Shore of Lake Superior, which is the site of some big gold mining properties. With gold worth over $900 an ounce, ( thanks to the faultering US dollar and the coming recession), there is a big interest in gold exploration. In Northern Ontario, base metals are bringing prosperity to some while the depressed lumbering business is inflicting hardship on others. Such is a cyclical resourced base economy.
Denis left me his tractor to use while he is away. he bought this and a four wheeler with the money he didn't spend on beer. Denis lost his driver's license years ago so he will be able to drive his tractor around. Tractors are not licensed to go on the road. If you put a slow moving vehicle sign on the back anyone over 12 can drive it on the road , driver's license or no driver's license. Somethings in life are not rational!