Category: Durable Goods

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Durable Goods

Front Porch Step Four

Today was a very productive day on the front porch steps replacement project. And even though the scope of the project has expanded we are still (almost) on budget and on schedule. Once the existing steps were removed it was obvious that the opportunity had presented itself to clean-up and clear-out the area under the stairs. I […]

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Front Porch Step Three

Today was my favourite kind of construction day; a day to wildly swing a sledge hammer and wield a mean pry-bar. Today was the de-construction day of the construction project. However, let me step back a bit to the time before the de-construction began. When I originally went to Sunbury Cedar I bought two 7′ […]

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Front Porch Step Two

Step Two of the front-porch steps rebuild process involved traveling out to Sunbury Cedar on River Road in Delta, BC to get the lumber. There is an interesting observation I have made in this front-porch steps rebuild project so far. Let me back up a minute to explain my observation. I recently bought a little […]

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Front Porch; Step One

The first and most important step in any home renovation job is to go a Big Box Retailer and buy as many massive power tools as you can reasonably rationalize. That was exactly what I did this morning. I went to the local Home Depot and bought myself a cordless drill like device. Next up […]

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Front Porch Stairs Replacement

I am psychologically and emotionally preparing myself for the job of replacing the stairs that lead to the front-door of our home. Although I have never done a job like this before, I’m thinking, how difficult could this be? Really how hard could it be to build a set of stairs? I was a master at Lego […]

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Fairmont Empress Gold; the Rooms

Yesterday I wrote a little thing about my lovely experience with the Fairmont Empress Gold Lounge. However, the Lounge experience is only part of the service; guests in the Fairmont Gold also stay in completely renovated and up-dated rooms in the Gold part of the Fairmont Empress. While I love the heritage feel of the […]

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The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, BC

Last Wednesday I left Metro Vancouver and headed over to Vancouver Island to chase down a couple of the BC Liberal leadership front-runners on behalf of The Left Coast. While in Victoria I was put up in the “iconic” Fairmont Empress Hotel. Walking into a hotel lobby like the Empress is like walking back in […]