Saturday, April 9, 2011


So I have made the move from the north to Victoria British Columbia. So nice here. I have found a full time job in a hotel, working as a handy man/maintance man. The pay isn't the greatest but I am working everyday, and staying busy. which is the point to all of this isn't it.  Here are a few of the pictures that I have taken in the last little while.  It is so nice being back in a city, with people around and warmth. I just love the fresh food, and the lower prices not having to remember about the freight.  I am sure that I will return to the north sometime, there is part of me that misses it already. But for the next little while I am going to call Victoria home.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What a night for the lunar eclipse, it was fantastic. The weather was great, and I even got a great shot or two. It is 130 am, and I was trying to wait for the other side to come out but I may have to get going to bed.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


After a while you learn
the difference
holding a hand or changing a soul
and you learn
love doesn't mean leaning
and company doesn't mean security
kisses aren't contracts
presents aren't promises
and you learn
with your head up and your eyes open
accepting your defeats
and you learn
to build your roads today
because tomorrow's too
uncertain ground
and futures have a way of falling down
and you learn
sunshine burns if you get too much
plant your garden
decorate your soul
instead of waiting for flowers
and you learn
and you learn
with ever good-bye, you learn....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This is my new puppy, she is a 4 month old husky cross. She really likes the outdoors, and walking. Last night we went for a nice long walk then too bed early. Kuma woke me up with a generous face licking, and out we went, she hasn't gone to the washroom in the house.  She likes just handing out right beside me...last night she slept right at the foot of the bed.
The wind has really picked up again, but it is not really snowing just blowing around.  We went out for about 45 mins, I had to were the goggles that I bought for the blizzard.  I have never trained a dog on my own before...This should be fun, but Kuma seems to be pretty smart. I hope that its not a difficult task.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

These are just a few of the shots that I took while the blizzard was on... The wind was so strong, I was being blown around. After the snow passed the town was still closed for a full day, the snow drifts in place were 15 feet tall. I will post some more photo's of after the storm tomorrow. I am really enjoying Cambridge Bay, it is a very friendly community. Tonight there is a fundraiser for the daycare, with a dinner and silent auction then some dancing...I am NOT a dancer, but I am sure that the dinner will be fun.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blizzard Warnings

The weather for the next three days from Enviroment Canada

Blizzard warning in effect.
Blizzard. Wind north 60 km/h gusting to 80. Low minus 18. Wind chill minus 34.
Blizzard. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Wind north 70 km/h gusting to 90. High minus 14. Wind chill minus 32.
Monday night
Blizzard ending near midnight then cloudy. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind north 60 km/h gusting to 80 becoming northeast 30 near midnight. Low minus 22. Wind chill minus 35.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 12.
Am I insane?

Friday, November 19, 2010

The wind was blowing at 45 mph, and gusting up to 60 mph. It was insane today, then I was told that this was nothing!!!!  I think that this is a great invention, it might work in the city not very useful around here.  Currently it is 10:41 pm, and the wind is blowing so hard that my second floor apartment is moving, enough that I can feel it.  It is a kinda freaky feeling...

So today at work was an interesting day...This afternoon, a gentleman came in requesting something that the store does not do, when I advised him that it was against head office policy he told me that he no one needed to know about it.  Then I reiterated that we would not be able to help him in the way he would like. Well I was called every name in the in the book, plus a few other choice curse words. I was needed at one of the other tills, when he told me he was going to be waiting outside for me...Before I moved here some of my friends in the RCMP in Tuk told me about how rough it was here, I think that I know what they mean now.