Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Still In Lake Shawnigan

I called the garage this morning and the car is not finished, in fact repairs have not really started! They could not do much on the weekend as it was a long weekend in Canada and the suppliers were not open. This morning they are going to replace the expansion tank and thermostat and see if that fixes it. If not then they will have to dig deeper. If it is going to be a couple of days then Linda says we can drive her car home and they will deliver the Mazda on the weekend. We really enjoy hanging around here but we have a ton of stuff to do to get ready to head South and this is not helping. Rae is going to be arriving on Thursday or Friday to park at our place for the winter and our motorhome is in her parking place. It will be a busy couple of days when we get home!

We knocked down a couple of walls in the huge shop on the property. Brooks and Linda are going to use it for a fabricating shop for their fencing business. It is so huge they had both pickup trucks and a flatbed trailer parked in it and that took up less than half of the space. It's previous life was an illegal marijuana grow-op that was raided by the police. They were not gentle in their search and all the doors were kicked open, the furnace ducting knocked apart and holes cut in the drywall, I suppose in a search for hidden cash. Anyway, after the interior walls are torn down, it makes a perfect shop for them and will allow them to build fence sections where it is warm and dry. This will let them work all winter if the jobs keep coming in. If you live in the Victoria to Duncan area and need a fence or a deck give them a call and tell them I sent you. Their website is:
Fencetera Fencing

1 comment:

  1. Love the story about the garage's previous life. It does sound like a good place to work in the rainy, Vancouver Island winter.