Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday

It is 96F at the moment which is very hot... and humid!!

A lot of people were in the lake yesterday afternoon... not much today though.

Just a reminder...

Wii Bowling on Tuesday nights.

7:30 to 9:30 in the dining room at the clubhouse.

EVERYONE WELCOME.

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Hump day happy hour on Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm.

The Outback hosted by Kevin. 

The middle of the work week is fondly referred to as Hump Day. So why not come join us each week throughout the summer to kick back and enjoy a late afternoon cocktail and some munchies. It will be hosted at a different site each week. Please bring chairs to sit on, a snack to share (if you like) and the beverage of your choice.

Tell the day visitors... as everyone is welcome. 
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This coming weekend events.

Saturday
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Everyone is encouraged to decorate their site to celebrate Illumination Night. There will be prizes awarded for overall best illumination based on the decisions of our secret judges. There will also be a people's choice award. For more information on the Illumination Night activities and the history behind the event, see the flyer at http://bareoaks.ca/social/flyers/illumination2015.pdf .

Walkabout starts at 9:30pm.

Sunday
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Sun, September 6, 12:00pm – 1:15pm (deadline is 1:15pm).
Drop off your chili at Front Office

It's that time of year again. Join us for the Bare Oaks Annual Chili Cookoff. Do you have a favourite Chili recipe? Why not make up a batch of your homemade chili and enter it into this year's Chili Cookoff competition. Details for submission requirements to be posted at a later date. Judging commences after 1:15PM.
 
Details available on the flyer at http://bareoaks.ca/social/flyers/chili_cook-off_2015.pdf . Don't make your own chili, or would just like to try some other varieties? Then join us at 6:00pm for a potluck dinner and try out some of the chili that was made by others. Not a fan of chili? No worries, there is always plenty of choices to eat at this potluck dinner. Please bring a dish of your own to share with others. Everyone welcome.
 
Note: Deadline for submissions and payment of the $5. fee is 12pm THE DAY BEFORE.  Do not be late.

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6pm is the potluck dinner in Beckett Circle.  If you wish to participate in the pot luck, bring a dish. If you don't bring a dish, see you next year :-)

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7:30pm – 8:45pm is Playbill Two: 10,000 Cigarettes and Upton Manor

 
At the Outback, admission is $10.
 
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Other than that... not much else going on ...

 

 
 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday

 

Just a reminder... and thanks to Rainy for reminding me...

Wii Bowling on Tuesday nights.

7:30 to 9:30 in the dining room at the clubhouse.

EVERYONE WELCOME.

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Hump day happy hour on Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm.

Site 123 (JL and Judy)

The middle of the work week is fondly referred to as Hump Day. So why not come join us each week throughout the summer to kick back and enjoy a late afternoon cocktail and some munchies. It will be hosted at a different site each week. Please bring chairs to sit on, a snack to share (if you like) and the beverage of your choice.

Tell the day visitors... as everyone is welcome. 

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More photos of the park from Judy... thanks!  Good thing someone takes pictures... as I don't :-)  Well I do but they are usually blurry...


Judy: "These were taken yesterday within minutes of each other. The stormy one first, then the bright sunset one, then the dark sunset one."


 
 







 
Here are some cool photos of the lake...








To end the blog... (as it was only a short reminder blog...)


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday

Time flies... it's been a busy week and I was away all weekend.

Hope the volleyball went well.

Hot this week and very humid.

It rained last night... which is good as I don't think it has rained for a while.  This has not stopped the plants and grass from growing a LOT. 

School in a few weeks... which means summer will be over.  A shame as it just started to get hot.

By the way, just a side note.  If anyone is thinking of buying a Rheem water heater... DON'T DO IT.  I'm on my THIRD heater in 5 years, all defective.  No help from Rheem. Their warranty is not worth the paper it is printed on.  Cost me around $700. so far.  Now I need a new heater due to the EXTREME amount of noise this one is making...  ho hum.

That felt better... :-D

No park events this weekend... next event is Illumination night on September 5.

There is not much to report on these days. 

The 'dog beach' at the south side of the lake has been used quite a bit the past few weeks.  It is right beside the aerator.  Dogs get hot, they need a place to cool off and there are a LOT of dogs in this park.

Quiet time around the lake is between 6pm and 9pm when the fountain and aerator are off.  It is nice to be able to hear the birds during that time.

I haven't seen many people in the seasonal area the past few weeks... maybe they are getting their kids ready for school... or vacationing in other places.

Some photos of the lake ...  Thanks Judy.  She said: "Took these yesterday while it was raining with the sun shining. Crazy weather!  If you look REALLY carefully there's a 2nd rainbow above the clear one."





Well... that's it... what a boring blog today... :-D

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday

Lovely day today, sunny and was between 70F and 75F.  It went down to 62F last night.

Rained most of yesterday and a lot of last night... plus a few sprinklings today.

No photos today...

Volleyball weekend coming up starting Friday.  See schedule for more information:

http://www.bareoaks.ca/index.php/en/events.html

Hump day happy hour tomorrow (Wednesday) from 4pm to 6pm.

Site 227 (Greg and Rainy )

The middle of the work week is fondly referred to as Hump Day. So why not come join us each week throughout the summer to kick back and enjoy a late afternoon cocktail and some munchies. It will be hosted at a different site each week. Please bring chairs to site on, a snack to share (if your like) and the beverage of your choice. Everyone is welcome.

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Last week at the Outback, hosted by Wendy and Kim, there were over 40 people.  Please tell the visitors in the park to come to Happy Hour too... everyone is welcome.

There is a new bench at the beach, it is permanent and can't be moved. 

So, someone thought it would be a good idea to have an amateur artist (artists?)  paint all over the nice big rocks and my new bricks at the Outback gardens... permanent graffiti.   Perhaps they should have used watercolor paints which at least would have washed off.  What a mess.  Now I need to replace the bricks, yet again.

Turtle spotted in the area between the lake and the back pond ... plus a baby!  So they are hatching!  If you see any babies, point them towards the pond. 

Not much going on here... I think people think the weather is bad.  It is only cool at night... not during the day. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thursday

What is with this weird weather?

Last night it went down to 48F.  Hello?  People are trying to camp here.

It is now 79F with a cold breeze.

Thanks Judy for the following photos, except the path.  I took that photo with my phone as my camera takes blurry pictures.  Seriously, there is something wrong with the camera as it really can't be me :-D

Baby rose-breasted grosbeak. There were a LOT of baby birds this year.




A storm last Sunday night... high winds.  At one point the green raft that is tied to the raft on the lake was straight up in the air.  Didn't have my camera.


The lake between the storms.





We lost the willow tree past the Outback right before the bridge to the seasonal area.





Gabions on the lake near the aerator. Judy said: "The rock filled gabions will stop erosion of the lake sides and prevent muskrats from making dens in that part of the lake. Denis, Tony and I have been working on them - still need lots more work!"





JL's garden. 



All gardens are doing well this year but only if you water them. :-) (You know who you are...)

I've noticed that the photos in this blog are being used in other places on the internet.  Feel free to use them UNLESS they are cartoons.  The cartoons are copyrighted and trademarked to me.  Now, if the photos belong to someone like the ones above (Judy)... you really should ask the person for permission and ... you should give them credit.  :-)
 
The Ribfest on Sunday was well attended even with the storm.  It was moved to the Clubhouse.

Hump Day was attended by over 40 people yesterday!  It was at the Outback and I, finally, was able to attend!  Lots of desserts... lots and lots.  Lots of chatting.  Wendy and Kim hosted ... thanks guys!!

Speaking of Kim... he has been working on the path in front of the lake for DAYS.  Check it out... it is fantastic.  Please walk on it, it needs to be tamped down.




Bare Oaks Players at the Outback
Playbill One:
“As night to the Day” by Dan Ebbs : Forty-year-old Michael returns home to help his mother who is struggling with memory loss. Over the course of a morning, Michael sees her through the eyes of another and learns that there's a side to her he didn't know. 
 
“The Death of Me” by Norm Foster : John dies unexpectedly, only to discover that his bucket list in life is a rolodex of missed opportunities. Perhaps he can get a second chance?  This theatrical gem of a comedy is written by Canada's most prolific and produced playwrights.
 
Ticket reservations can now be made using email bop@bareoaks.ca
 
WHEN:  Saturday August 15th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
            Saturday August 15th, 2015 @ 9:15pm (if required)
 
TICKETS:    $10/person
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For sale in seasonal area:

31 foot 2008 Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel
Site 261
Price: $32,000
Equipped with:
Standard Furniture bed, dining table, couch/bed, and two lounge chairs
Design features:

 3 slide outs
large awning
front jacks
multi speaker stereo
dual operational water heater
fridge
air conditioning
furnace
3 burner propane stove
central vac.

Boasting a 3 piece bathroom and lots of storage space for your every need.

Centrally located with plenty of lot space.
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Hump day next Wednesday.
Wed, August 12, 4pm – 6pm
Site 227 ( Greg and Rainy )

The middle of the work week is fondly referred to as Hump Day. So why not come join us each week throughout the summer to kick back and enjoy a late afternoon cocktail and some munchies. It will be hosted at a different site each week. Please bring chairs to site on, a snack to share and the beverage of your choice. Everyone is welcome.
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The potholes were all filled in with nice gravel!  Then it rained, then they were fixed again with gravel... then it rained.  Ya can't keep up...
 
No scheduled 'event' this coming weekend. 
 
There are only 5 weeks of summer left until SCHOOL.  heh heh.
 
It has been reported that someone's (male) weiner (can I say that here?) was nibbled on in the lake.  Well okay then.   ;-)
 
 
 
So when are fish biting? 
 
Go for a bike ride.