Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday

Summer is over!!  Okay maybe not as it is very hot today. 

No rain for a long time.  I haven't mowed my lawn as ... it's barely grown.

Illumination night was fabulous!  Lots and lots of sites participated. 

Congratulations to Judges Choice winners Jeff and Shelley and to Peoples Choice Winners Jeff and Carolyn for their wonderful displays!

Congratulations to the New Social Committee, Greg ( Chair), Don ( Vice Chair ), Diane ( Secretary ), Shelley ( Treasurer), Stony ( Stuff Guy ), Suzy ( Member at Large) and Rico ( Member at Large), newly elected at the AGM on Sunday morning.

Hmmm, I didn't see any announcement about the social committee meeting.  It's not on the BareOaks.ca website.

There are no frogs left in the lake.  Either the Heron ate them, or they got out as it was too hot in the lake, or they died.  Ho hum.  I liked the frogs.  It was so nice to listen to them at night.

Thanks to Tony for fixing the aerator.  There is now a new lock on it as someone was screwing around with the timer. 

Lots of people on the lake today.  Plus a LOT of very loud screaming kids.  Playing and having fun is nice but when kids start to scream 'HELP HELP' ... I'm not really keen on that.

What's with the really young kids (3) on the paddle boat WITHOUT adult supervision and without life jackets?  I know that a few members here babysit other people's kids all the time but they have to be watched when they are in the pond. 



The box of film/hard drive equipment that went missing after artists week has not been found.  I'm assuming that if someone found it, it would be posted somewhere.

Yeah, yeah, I haven't been doing the blog on a regular basis.  There haven't been many events here.

That said....

Hump Day Happy Hour
 
Wed, September 7, 4pm – 6pm
Hosted by Manon and Bryan  Site #116
 
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 you like) and the beverage of your choice. Everyone is welcome.
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Someone posted this and I'm reposting... I did not write this but the person will give me permission to post it... so I'll email him after I post and tell him I did it lol.

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Yesterday, some members came across a soldering tree stump beside the path which goes around the pond behind the Outback. Fortunately there was no open flame yet. It was extinguished and the staff brought the pump to wet down the surrounding area.

The Fire didn't appear to be caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette. There were at least 5-10 different spots smouldering in a 5 foot radius, not a single point source.

Another member said that a Chinese lantern had been set adrift the night before. It's a small hot air balloon powered by a burning candle. These things will land anywhere.

It's hard to say if this lantern was the cause of this fire because of the time delay. However it doesn't seem like a good idea to me to be setting these lanterns adrift in a forested area.

It was fortunate that the fire wasn't located further from the path making it harder to discover before it became a more serious problem.

So if you see someone playing with a Chinese lantern, perhaps you can suggest that it's a bad, bad idea in the park!

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Chinese lanterns are banned in a lot of provinces.  Ontario is working on a ban.

It could be a lot of things:

1. Chinese lanterns.
2. One of those bags filled with sand and a candle but there was no evidence of that.
3. A cigarette.
4. A deliberately set fire ... not sure who would do that.
5. Magic.

:-D

Anyways... there has been a fire ban in a lot of places all summer due to lack of rain.  Please be careful.

The petanque court has not been used all summer.  Where are you guys?  I was used to the horn/announcement going off.

This is the court now. (Click image to enlarge)

The bottom left is a few corn plants, the top center is a sunflower plant ha ha ha.



The roads have been good this summer.  Very few potholes.

The river is nearly dry... whew.

Time to get your fall chores done.  I considered gardening and weeding but... I...  just ... didn't ... get... to ... it. 

Crickets and grasshoppers and white cabbage butterflies everywhere!  I've only seen two monarch butterflies all summer.  :-(

The new Salto gate system is working well with only a few glitches the first week.  Don't forget to turn your old fobs in for a $10. credit on your account.

Marg and Larry's owl has not been found.  K&M's compressor has not been found (that I have heard).

If you are looking for any missing shoes, flipflops, sandals...  go to Royce's lot and check the fence.  A certain feline drags them home.  ha ha ha.

According to the Used Trailers for sale page (http://www.bareoaks.ca/index.php/en/trailer-sales/used-trailers-for-sale.html)  most of the trailers have been sold... except for one.

Some long time residents are moving out (sad face).

I've been here for almost 20 years!!  People are coming and going constantly.

If you see a Toronto Star at the entrance to the park on Saturday (any Saturday).  Please do NOT pick it up.  I had to cancel it for the summer as people kept picking it up and either taking it to the office or putting it in their car and keeping it. 

I hear from the farmers that it is going to be a BRUTAL winter. 

Must stock up on wine... heh heh.

Go walk your dog.  I'm assuming you have one as I think there are more dogs than people here these days.   It's lovely that everyone picks up after their dog too.  The dog run got a LOT of use this summer.  We have frisbee dogs !! 

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