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Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 01, 2017, 05:51:14 pm
Happy 150th Canada!!

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 01, 2017, 07:26:31 pm
Dêmmit ek wens ek kon daai klomp gras in die agtergrond hê!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 01, 2017, 07:32:14 pm
Dêmmit ek wens ek kon daai klomp gras in die agtergrond hê!! :thumleft:
Ek wens ek kon jou help. Ons het al amper 10 duim reen gehad die somer.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on July 01, 2017, 07:37:26 pm
Jislaaik! Mis dit net net.... Sal daar wees vir 151! As ek my bike weer het daar dan kry ons mekaar half pad. Geniet die dag!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 01, 2017, 07:41:11 pm
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Splash on July 02, 2017, 12:50:57 pm
Happy 150th Canada Day.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on July 03, 2017, 03:40:57 am
Lekker Andrew!  :thumleft:


The rednecks here have been celebrating the 4th since the 1st with fireworks.   :xxbah:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Firecoast on July 03, 2017, 09:18:12 am
For some reason, I have always been drawn to Canada.

If THROTTLE wasn't such a 'summer' person, I think we would have done the 'Groot Trek' already.
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 18, 2017, 11:29:01 pm
It's that time of the year again.....

https://www.aol.com/article/weather/2017/07/18/canada-musters-military-to-fight-wildfires-39-000-evacuated/23036277/

And only a few hundred km away, my friends house, vehicles and canola crop got destroyed by hail yesterday

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on July 19, 2017, 02:06:36 am
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I hope he is insured  :o
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 19, 2017, 05:40:52 am
:eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:


I hope he is insured  :o

His crop was not insured. For the rest the insurance co. says he was "under insured" so they offered him 50% of the value because technically he was only paying "half the premiums". The guy is still in shock.
And I dodged a bullet. I was 40km away with my camper and boat at the lake. There would have been nothing left of them if that hail got hold of it.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: KiLRoy on July 19, 2017, 08:20:35 am
Camper and boat?  Where are the pics?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Firecoast on July 19, 2017, 08:29:45 am
I love that maple leaf flag!  :love7:

Grossly fascinated with the country... perhaps cos I was escorted out of it by a Mountie and never got the chance to experience it  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on July 19, 2017, 08:35:58 am
Camper and boat?  Where are the pics?

Will never forget the pics of immigrant's mans toys.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=115322.msg2884219#msg2884219  Have a look at the other images.
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I remember a pontoon boat of similar size.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on July 19, 2017, 08:42:03 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: KiLRoy on July 19, 2017, 08:52:13 am
Etter, die kapitalis :biggrin:

Very nice. Do you have some inside pics of that camper?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: roxenz on July 19, 2017, 12:31:35 pm
Congrats to all the Canucks! In my experience, a cool country with decent folks.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 19, 2017, 05:18:00 pm
Etter, die kapitalis :biggrin:

Very nice. Do you have some inside pics of that camper?

Thanks for saving me time and posting those pics SM

Kilroy, here are some pics

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=193832.msg3624223#msg3624223
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: BMWPE on July 19, 2017, 05:24:44 pm
I love that maple leaf flag!  :love7:

Grossly fascinated with the country... perhaps cos I was escorted out of it by a Mountie and never got the chance to experience it  :biggrin:

sounds like you were up to no good  ;)       tell us more
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: KiLRoy on July 20, 2017, 07:47:41 am
Etter, die kapitalis :biggrin:

Very nice. Do you have some inside pics of that camper?

Thanks for saving me time and posting those pics SM

Kilroy, here are some pics

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=193832.msg3624223#msg3624223

Hell thats cool.  I lately am having dreams of a motorhome and retirement...  Here a small basic modern unit will be around R1bar.  Very nice..
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Firecoast on July 20, 2017, 08:47:27 am
I love that maple leaf flag!  :love7:

Grossly fascinated with the country... perhaps cos I was escorted out of it by a Mountie and never got the chance to experience it  :biggrin:

sounds like you were up to no good  ;)       tell us more

Nah, nothing exciting.

We were at Niagara Falls and I had to get a visa (day pass). The office was unfortunately closed, but I was already on Canadian soil, so I had to go through the border and then out to the American side... escorted of course.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 21, 2017, 12:10:38 am
Etter, die kapitalis :biggrin:

Very nice. Do you have some inside pics of that camper?

Thanks for saving me time and posting those pics SM

Kilroy, here are some pics

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=193832.msg3624223#msg3624223

Hell thats cool.  I lately am having dreams of a motorhome and retirement...  Here a small basic modern unit will be around R1bar.  Very nice..
The downside with a motor home is that once you park it at wherever you want to be, you are stuck there. If you want to go get groceries or explore a bit, you need to tow a car behind. But if you really count the cost of buying, insuring, maintaining and filling it with diesel,  you're almost better off to rent a beach house every time you feel the urge to "hit the road"
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on July 21, 2017, 12:19:13 am
Etter, die kapitalis :biggrin:

Very nice. Do you have some inside pics of that camper?

Thanks for saving me time and posting those pics SM

Kilroy, here are some pics

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=193832.msg3624223#msg3624223

Hell thats cool.  I lately am having dreams of a motorhome and retirement...  Here a small basic modern unit will be around R1bar.  Very nice..
The downside with a motor home is that once you park it at wherever you want to be, you are stuck there. If you want to go get groceries or explore a bit, you need to tow a car behind. But if you really count the cost of buying, insuring, maintaining and filling it with diesel,  you're almost better off to rent a beach house every time you feel the urge to "hit the road"


I see these big RV's all the time down here. Many have a smaller car at the back on an "A" frame for driving around with when at the destination.

They park up in dedicated RV-Parks, with electrical hook-ups, water hook-ups, and sewerage hook-ups. Stuck in rows like sardines in a can... I'll bet you can hear the dude 3 RV's away farting at night... 


I prefer a beach house or hotel room, like immigrant says. Works out a lot cheaper in the long run.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on July 22, 2017, 12:00:13 pm
To me RV's are not camping...RV's are dragging the whole f#$@ house with you on holiday.

Camping is breaking away from the hum-drum of everyday life, getting out of the rut we have worn in for ourselves.
You learn to appreciate nature, doing without luxuries and life before electricity, cellphones and the internet.
You learn what conversation is.
You learn what trees sound like when the breeze blows through them.
You do stuff with rope and string and sticks and stones and get dirty.
Then you take off your clothes and go skinny-dipping to clean off.
You get to feel ALIVE gain.

RV are just ruts on wheels.
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 23, 2017, 04:22:46 am
I hear you Fudmucker, but this is different camping. When we go "camping" it's usually for 3-4 weeks at the lake. . Our summer "camping" is like you guys going to the coast in December to your strand huis. We make arrangements with a few families so we all go at the same time. The kids tube and wakeboard , the men drink beer and fish, and the woman do whatever it is they do. And at night we have a big fire and maybe drink some whiskey.  So we want our luxuries. We pull our campers in the trees a few meters from the waters edge and because the lakes here have sandy shores we leave the boats in the water the whole time. So no time gets wasted launching and loading every day.

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And the lakes here are huge. The one we always go has a 98km shoreline

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on July 23, 2017, 09:30:29 am
That looks lekker.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on July 23, 2017, 01:19:05 pm
Beautiful :-)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 31, 2017, 07:22:19 am
This is a cool story...
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https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4228355



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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 08, 2017, 05:46:27 am
I wish all thieves were this considerate

http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/redemption-b-c-thieves-return-child-s-dirt-bike-with-new-lock-gas-1.3536166
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on August 08, 2017, 11:28:56 am
I wish all thieves were this considerate

http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/redemption-b-c-thieves-return-child-s-dirt-bike-with-new-lock-gas-1.3536166

Cool story....honour amongst thieves springs to mind.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 24, 2017, 06:05:05 pm
Having a nap after a long day fishing.....
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 24, 2017, 06:17:45 pm
Having a nap after a long day fishing....

Hoopie daai mannetjie kan oorboord tip nie, seker vasgestrap indien die GROTE voor vasvat?!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 24, 2017, 09:27:13 pm
 :) Daai visstok is verseker moer toe as die grote sou byt
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 13, 2017, 11:12:48 pm
The build has started.... 2 new bedrooms in existing house, redo 2 bathrooms, new kitchen and a new dining/tv room/lounge in the addition. New tin roof and new siding!

First you dig a hole so you can pour your foundation under the "frost line" so that your house don't heave when the seasons change

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You make sure the hole slope to the middle to pump out any ground water that may seep in.

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You pour the foundation and make sure you add insane amounts of rebar to prevent any movement in the future. We also place drain pipes under the foundation so if water seeps in down the walls it can drain under the foundation towards the sump where it gets pumped out again.

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You fill the foundation with 2 feet of gravel and tamp it down.

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Then you build your crawlspace wall with treated wood. Now the beam can be installed on which the floor joists will rest

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: J-dog on September 14, 2017, 08:12:07 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: BOER! on September 14, 2017, 08:33:55 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pom17 on September 14, 2017, 08:41:33 am
SUB  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on September 14, 2017, 09:05:12 am
Interesting....how did you learn so much about building methods over there?

Please keep it coming - I enjoy reading stuff like this.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: 0012 on September 14, 2017, 09:15:48 am
schweet, sub  :sip:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 14, 2017, 09:35:44 am
Interesting....how did you learn so much about building methods over there?

Please keep it coming - I enjoy reading stuff like this.

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Youtube (And I worked in the manufacturing of OSB, and then became involved with quality control and customer claims.I had to know why and how the product failed - was it the product or the contractor?, so I had to know the basics of construction)
Water and wood are not friends, but if you do it right, it will last a lifetime. The plywood below my "old" front door have been below ground level for 22years but looks almost brand new.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on September 14, 2017, 10:01:19 am
Interesting....how did you learn so much about building methods over there?

Please keep it coming - I enjoy reading stuff like this.

 :thumleft:
Youtube (And I worked in the manufacturing of OSB, and then became involved with quality control and customer claims.I had to know why and how the product failed - was it the product or the contractor?, so I had to know the basics of construction)
Water and wood are not friends, but if you do it right, it will last a lifetime. The plywood below my "old" front door have been below ground level for 22years but looks almost brand new.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 15, 2017, 03:33:29 pm
Floor joists are up. Going to do the floor this afternoon. It is overcast right now. Hopefully it can get done before it rains.
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 15, 2017, 03:36:49 pm
Immigrant hoeveel van daai werk doen jy alleen of het jy iemand wat help?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 15, 2017, 03:38:25 pm
Ek het n pel en sy broer wat help..... as hulle opdaag...... Die concrete was gedoen deur professionals
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 15, 2017, 03:39:42 pm
Ek het n pel en sy broer wat help..... as hulle opdaag......
smaak my arbeid is ook ma onbetroubaar in Kanada?!! :peepwall: ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 15, 2017, 03:42:02 pm
Onbetroubaar en duur. Hier is moer baie werk vir eerlike betroubare hardwerkende mense. Maar daai kombenasie is bitter skaars.
Maar ek hardloop vinnig uit tyd en talent uit. Sal een van die dae n kontrakteur moet kry om die projek oor te neem
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on September 15, 2017, 10:24:16 pm
Ek is darm bly dit begin nou na 'n kant toe beweeg. Wanneer beoog jy om die ding klaar te he? WINTER IS COMMING!!!

Sterkte met die bouwerk. Darm al bo die grond. As ek naby was het ek 'n hand geleen...
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 16, 2017, 01:00:38 am
Dankie Ant. Ek weet jy sou.  Gepraat van winter. Die was die temp vanoggend oppad terug van werk

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The floor is on..... and my back is aching.....
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 16, 2017, 02:40:12 am
But enough work for now. Ons gaan nou braai....
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Buff on September 16, 2017, 07:00:25 am
Sub  :ricky: Love your work  :thumleft: I'm fascinated with these build threads, on both bikes and houses. Interesting to see how much extra work goes into prepping a house for snow & frost, it must add a huge amount to build costs. Makes me realize how fortunate we are in SA, and how badly we get ripped off for simple build methods.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 17, 2017, 02:22:28 pm
But enough work for now. Ons gaan nou braai....

So wat braai mens in Kanada, hopelik nie hamburger patties nie? Skaap is seker so skaars soos hoendertande. :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: >>Thump°C on September 17, 2017, 03:01:27 pm
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 18, 2017, 03:10:01 am
But enough work for now. Ons gaan nou braai....

So wat braai mens in Kanada, hopelik nie hamburger patties nie? Skaap is seker so skaars soos hoendertande. :eek7:
2 skaap boere binne 15 km van my af. Seriaas!!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: 0012 on September 18, 2017, 10:54:24 am
So wat braai mens in Kanada, hopelik nie hamburger patties nie? Skaap is seker so skaars soos hoendertande. :eek7:

Was hoeka die naweek om kampvuur met paar amerikaners... en hulle het..... hamburger patties gebraai   :imaposer:      :imaposer:        :imaposer:


2 skaap boere binne 15 km van my af. Seriaas!!!

NOU praa'jy!!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 18, 2017, 11:53:06 am
But enough work for now. Ons gaan nou braai....

So wat braai mens in Kanada, hopelik nie hamburger patties nie? Skaap is seker so skaars soos hoendertande. :eek7:
2 skaap boere binne 15 km van my af. Seriaas!!!
Seker n soort wolskaap?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 18, 2017, 01:02:45 pm
But enough work for now. Ons gaan nou braai....

So wat braai mens in Kanada, hopelik nie hamburger patties nie? Skaap is seker so skaars soos hoendertande. :eek7:
2 skaap boere binne 15 km van my af. Seriaas!!!
Seker n soort wolskaap?
Korrek. Meestal Dorset en Suffolk hier by my, maar ook n hele paar Dorper boere suid
 van hier
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 18, 2017, 01:48:11 pm
 hele paar Dorper boere

Kan nie wees nie?!! Stomme goed bibber seker lat dit vrek daar?

https://www.albertasheepbreeders.ca/dorper.html

Kan jy glo. Ek is bly julle het ordentlike vleis daai kant. :drif: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on September 19, 2017, 02:21:39 pm
Ek kan nie die selle se nie. Ek sal doodmaak vir 'n skaap choppie met 'n lekker boerewors...  :drif:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: NoRush on September 19, 2017, 03:46:22 pm
 :sip:, following for sure. Its a lot of work but it sure looks good afterwards.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Koet on September 19, 2017, 03:51:10 pm
Sub!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 20, 2017, 04:24:41 am
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The walls are coming along....slowly....  It's been raining here the past few days (for which we are very thankful for)


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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on September 20, 2017, 07:46:17 am
Quick progress  :thumleft:
Does the rain not damage those wood panel/boards?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Buff on September 20, 2017, 08:52:22 am
Looking good  :thumleft: When you get around to doing it, please post some detailed pics of how you secure those walls to the floor. Is it done with coach screws?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: silvrav on September 20, 2017, 10:27:44 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 20, 2017, 01:46:06 pm
Quick progress  :thumleft:
Does the rain not damage those wood panel/boards?
It will definitely damage the OSB after a while. It can handle a few days of rain, but you have to make sure it is probably dry before you put the house wrap and siding on. It is not an ideal situation that's for sure.

Looking good  :thumleft: When you get around to doing it, please post some detailed pics of how you secure those walls to the floor. Is it done with coach screws?

We just nail it down. 2 nails through the bottom plate of the wall in to the joists under the plywood.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Archer on September 20, 2017, 03:11:08 pm
Building with wood fascinates me, subscribed...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Buff on September 20, 2017, 03:21:03 pm
Looking good  :thumleft: When you get around to doing it, please post some detailed pics of how you secure those walls to the floor. Is it done with coach screws?

We just nail it down. 2 nails through the bottom plate of the wall in to the joists under the plywood.

Wow, now I would have over-engineered that for sure  :o It surprises me that the roof needs to get tied into the top of the walls but the bottom simply nailed down. I guess once all the walls are tied together the weight alone is more than enough to hold it all down?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on September 20, 2017, 08:41:24 pm
Looking good  :thumleft: When you get around to doing it, please post some detailed pics of how you secure those walls to the floor. Is it done with coach screws?

We just nail it down. 2 nails through the bottom plate of the wall in to the joists under the plywood.

Wow, now I would have over-engineered that for sure  :o It surprises me that the roof needs to get tied into the top of the walls but the bottom simply nailed down. I guess once all the walls are tied together the weight alone is more than enough to hold it all down?

Same, would also over engineer it.

Does the side panels or external panel help to bind the walls with the floor?

With your low temperatures I presume you have to achieve specific u-values. How do they check that? Approved construction/insulation method?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 21, 2017, 05:12:51 am
Using bolts to secure the bottom plate will not really improve the "strength". Remember, the vertical studs is also only nailed to the bottom plate with 4 nails per stud.  So the same force that could rip out the nails that go through the bottom plate in to the floor joists, will now rip out the nails holding the studs to the floor plate if the bottom plate was bolted down. So if you want to bolt the bottom plate to the floor, you should also bolt the studs to the bottom plate, and then bolt the top plate as well, and so it goes on.
Code requires R24 bat insulation in the walls and R31 in ceiling. If my calculations is correct a U value of 0.041 for walls and 0.032 for ceiling?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 21, 2017, 02:19:27 pm
Building with wood fascinates me, subscribed...
I never miss a program on TV where they build these log homes. I'd love to be able to do that. I have just the spot where I'd like to build one.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on September 21, 2017, 06:04:58 pm
That is the one thing that bothers me about the standard method of timber construction in USA, Canada, Australia and NZ...

Nailing.

To me, constructing something that you want to last 30+ years, you use a more secure, more permanent fixing method.

"Glue and screw" ?

A bit of acrylic glue and good threaded shafts can only be better...?!

Just my 2c worth.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 21, 2017, 06:35:03 pm
Nailing.

Jip and not with a hammer but one of those airguns. No wonder the wind blows them houses away. :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on September 22, 2017, 03:23:19 am
Just a word about nailing...

The technology around nails has improved. Nowdays it is almost impossible to pull out a properly inserted nail from a piece of wood. The nails have serrations on them, almost like the threads of a screw, and believe me when I say that they SIT. Trying to get stuff apart for repairs is a hellofa mission. Easier to insert the sawsall with a steel cutting blade and just cut the nails off between the two pieces of wood.

And the speed of insertion with those big nail guns cannot be beaten. Not to mention that its pretty cool to shoot 4 inch nails into wood...  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 22, 2017, 03:36:51 am
Just a word about nailing...

The technology around nails has improved. Nowdays it is almost impossible to pull out a properly inserted nail from a piece of wood. The nails have serrations on them, almost like the threads of a screw, and believe me when I say that they SIT. Trying to get stuff apart for repairs is a hellofa mission. Easier to insert the sawsall with a steel cutting blade and just cut the nails off between the two pieces of wood.

And the speed of insertion with those big nail guns cannot be beaten. Not to mention that its pretty cool to shoot 4 inch nails into wood...  :biggrin:
Very true Zog!! I also wish you were here to lend a hand.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypM4U0ftSqc
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 22, 2017, 03:41:46 am
The walls are standing. Hopefully I can use my neighbour's crane to lift the trusses up. It has rained 3 inches since Tuesday morning, and walking back and forth on the disturbed soil is creating a muddy mess.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on September 22, 2017, 03:53:49 am
A crane would make the job of lifting the trusses easier.

But a way I learned when I helped a local buddy out with his shed was to push each truss into its spot upside down. Then to just flip it over and secure it. The first two were difficult, because there was nothing to secure them to. But after that they went easy.

But I'm sure that you know that method.  :biggrin:  :thumleft:

I'd love to come up and help, but just started the new job and not going to get any time off for a long time...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 22, 2017, 08:01:06 am
3 inches since Tuesday morning,

Drie duim sommer net so!!!!
As ons nou drie duim kry verklaar hulle ons n rampgebied.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on September 22, 2017, 10:48:33 pm
Hy kom darm mooi aan! Nogsteed so snaakse ding die hout huisies... Verstaan dit darm nie. Daar het 3 huise in die laaste 2 weke in my gebied af gebrand... NIKS oor nie, net 'n gat in die grond.

Sterkte met die klaarmaak! JOE KAN DOOOOO EEET!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 23, 2017, 04:26:19 am
Hy kom darm mooi aan! Nogsteed so snaakse ding die hout huisies... Verstaan dit darm nie. Daar het 3 huise in die laaste 2 weke in my gebied af gebrand... NIKS oor nie, net 'n gat in die grond.

Sterkte met die klaarmaak! JOE KAN DOOOOO EEET!
Bliksem Ant, alles was fine tot die Saffers intrek en dan brand julle alles af. There goes the neighbourhood.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 26, 2017, 02:19:39 am
So we made some progress the last few days. It is going very slow because I also had to do 9 x 12 hour shifts at work. The roof trusses are coming along. Slower than anticipated because somewhere there was an 1/8" (inch) miscalculation. To keep the original roof lined up with the addition, we have to shave off this much...
 
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...where it sits on the top plate...

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But it is not too much of an issue

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In order to "waterproof" the crawlspace, we prime it with a green sealer and stick "blue skin" over it. This stuff is amazing. It is a thick, tough membrane that sticks on the wood and prevents the soil from sitting directly on the wood, prolonging its lifespan

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Then we fill and level off the gravel (that acts as drainage) and cover it with sheets of styrofoam to act as insulation between the cold frost that will be driven down from the top and the absorbed heat of the ground from the bottom.If the frost makes it in under your foundation, it will literally push your house up one or two inches, cracking the drywall and breaking your windows.  The trick here is to make sure the gravel is level so that the weight of the backfill doesn't crack the styrofoam, and then you have to backfill so that there is a natural slope away from the house. This is absolutely critical when you do your build. If you get this wrong you will have endless problems for the rest of your life

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This animation explains the frost (look for the dark blue dotted  line that represents 0 degrees)

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 26, 2017, 02:35:19 am
The other decision we have to make is the window sizes. Originally we were thinking of having these huge windows, but we are reconsidering. Not only is the bigger windows a lot more expensive, but we also have to consider the added cost to the heating bill because of the heat loss through these windows. What do you guys think. Go big and enjoy the view (2 openings on the right) or save paying heating costs for the next 50 years? (2 sample windows on the left)

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on September 26, 2017, 02:44:58 am
The heating bills will add up over the years. And in 25 years the cost of that heating will be exponentially more too.

I'd go with smaller windows, and maybe even upgrade to those super-duper triple glazed ones that help save on the heating.  :thumleft:


Place is starting to look brilliant A


I see some "pillar" bases around the edges. Are they for a deck?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 26, 2017, 05:40:49 am
The heating bills will add up over the years. And in 25 years the cost of that heating will be exponentially more too.

I'd go with smaller windows, and maybe even upgrade to those super-duper triple glazed ones that help save on the heating.  :thumleft:


Place is starting to look brilliant A


I see some "pillar" bases around the edges. Are they for a deck?
Correct. They are for the deck.
The triple glazed are they same price as a new bike!! Not sure if the cost is worth the benefit....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on September 26, 2017, 07:34:11 am
The other decision we have to make is the window sizes. Originally we were thinking of having these huge windows, but we are reconsidering. Not only is the bigger windows a lot more expensive, but we also have to consider the added cost to the heating bill because of the heat loss through these windows. What do you guys think. Go big and enjoy the view (2 openings on the right) or save paying heating costs for the next 50 years? (2 sample windows on the left)

Although the bigger windows are probably double the size in area (heating requirements) you don't lose half the view with smaller ones.
Personally I would have gone with two smaller windows and have four windows in a row (if I understand you correctly)
How about a horisontal window?

Finding this thread very informative.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: J-dog on September 26, 2017, 09:08:05 am
The other decision we have to make is the window sizes. Originally we were thinking of having these huge windows, but we are reconsidering. Not only is the bigger windows a lot more expensive, but we also have to consider the added cost to the heating bill because of the heat loss through these windows. What do you guys think. Go big and enjoy the view (2 openings on the right) or save paying heating costs for the next 50 years? (2 sample windows on the left)

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Immigrant, what is your current heating bill in winter?

With minus 25 degrees centigrade outside, it must be significant?  :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 26, 2017, 04:54:39 pm

Although the bigger windows are probably double the size in area (heating requirements) you don't lose half the view with smaller ones.
Personally I would have gone with two smaller windows and have four windows in a row (if I understand you correctly)
How about a horisontal window?

Finding this thread very informative.  :thumleft:
It will be 4 windows of the same size. (4 smaller windows or the 4 larger size) But we talked last night and decided to go for the smaller size.
J-dog, heating bill is $135pm.( $54 of that is fixed  cost for delivery and line maintenance) They equalize it over 12 months. For February, our coldest month, I used 387m3 of natural gas to keep my house at 21C, to heat my garage and geyser. Electricity cost me $0.1374/kw.h. Basic monthly charge of $31 and roughly 850kw/h usage pm
The gas delivery cost is high. Back when they built this house the gas company had to install a 3 km gas line just for this house. they thought as the area developed more people would connect to this line, which in turn would lower my delivery charge. the more people share the line, the less each person pay for delivery. But 20 years later only one person connected to the line. My neighbours son is building a house and had to get permission from me to hook on to the gas line running over my property to my house. This is the shortest route to get to his house. They quoted him $18,000 just for the hook up and line install to his house 700 meters away.  :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on September 26, 2017, 06:34:49 pm
Wow. You pay less for electricity than I pay in Pretoria.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Splash on September 26, 2017, 07:30:18 pm
Could you not just add an additional glass shutter window for winter. Seems to do the trick and you can then keep the bigger windows.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on September 26, 2017, 10:17:26 pm
No double glazing?
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 26, 2017, 11:50:56 pm
No double glazing?
All winddows are double glazing. Here are the specs on them for interest sake

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ri on September 27, 2017, 01:37:26 am
Just a word about nailing...

The technology around nails has improved. Nowdays it is almost impossible to pull out a properly inserted nail from a piece of wood. The nails have serrations on them, almost like the threads of a screw, and believe me when I say that they SIT. Trying to get stuff apart for repairs is a hellofa mission. Easier to insert the sawsall with a steel cutting blade and just cut the nails off between the two pieces of wood.

And the speed of insertion with those big nail guns cannot be beaten. Not to mention that its pretty cool to shoot 4 inch nails into wood...  :biggrin:

How big are those nail guns? I've been fantasising about fastening one underneath my car with a tracking system, to *ahem* nail any errant taxis in rush hour traffic. Give them a reason to stand in the emergency lane, so to speak :evil6:
But then someone said I wouldn't find one strong enough in SA  >:(
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on September 27, 2017, 02:46:28 am
Just a word about nailing...

The technology around nails has improved. Nowdays it is almost impossible to pull out a properly inserted nail from a piece of wood. The nails have serrations on them, almost like the threads of a screw, and believe me when I say that they SIT. Trying to get stuff apart for repairs is a hellofa mission. Easier to insert the sawsall with a steel cutting blade and just cut the nails off between the two pieces of wood.

And the speed of insertion with those big nail guns cannot be beaten. Not to mention that its pretty cool to shoot 4 inch nails into wood...  :biggrin:

How big are those nail guns? I've been fantasising about fastening one underneath my car with a tracking system, to *ahem* nail any errant taxis in rush hour traffic. Give them a reason to stand in the emergency lane, so to speak :evil6:
But then someone said I wouldn't find one strong enough in SA  >:(

You can get some really big ones... will shoot a 6" nail right through a car tyre. But the compressor needed to power it would cost a fortune.

Much better idea would be to get a windscreen wiper washer motor, connect it to a wiper washer resevoir, and a small pipe that exits the side of your car at the edge of the front bumper. Then fill the washer tank with brake fluid, and give each errant taxi a quick squirt.

When you see them again tomorrow they will have a nice shiny metal stripe where the paint used to be. Next week there will just be a rusty stripe...  >:D

This was my fantasy when I still lived in SA. Now I live in the USA and there are NO minibus taxis. Like heaven...  :biggrin:

Hijack off....  apologies immigrant  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 27, 2017, 03:12:56 am
A few steps closer. The building inspector will come tomorrow  and if he is happy I can backfill and do the landscaping before the snow and cold comes (that should come in 3 weeks)

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on September 27, 2017, 02:33:25 pm
Looking very good there! You think you will have it almost done before the snow sets in?

Good luck with the inspection...
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 28, 2017, 02:28:35 am
Ant if the rain stays away we should have shingles off and the tin on all the roof by next week Thursday. We could do the windows and siding after that and then the snow can come. If the outside shell is done we could carry on inside without too much problems. We got half the roof sheeted today. Maybe have the tin on the new roof by tomorrow night.

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All this timber still have to be used somewhere..... not exactly sure where.....
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on September 28, 2017, 02:49:22 am
Quote
All this timber still have to be used somewhere..... not exactly sure where.....

Ah... I spy some beams that would support a deck. Then also a pile of decking (flooring), and some roof sheets...


Before you know it that pile will be gone...  :deal:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 28, 2017, 04:44:50 am
Quote
All this timber still have to be used somewhere..... not exactly sure where.....

Ah... I spy some beams that would support a deck. Then also a pile of decking (flooring), and some roof sheets...


Before you know it that pile will be gone...  :deal:
Ahh, I forgot about the deck  ::) But most of the decking still needs to come. :patch: We decided on the "composite decking" so this guy will never ever have to sand or stain a deck in his life  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Buff on September 28, 2017, 08:38:19 am
It's looking awesome and you seem to be making very good progress  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on September 28, 2017, 03:18:02 pm
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All this timber still have to be used somewhere..... not exactly sure where.....

Just don't burn it all. It is not that cold yet!

Its going fast! Well done.  :sip:

Our temperature dropped from 32 degrees yesterday to 12 degrees today... What a sudden change  :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 02, 2017, 01:08:32 am
We got the tin on the addition done, but it was raining the last few days and that slowed us down a lot.

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We also did not pass the inspection so we could not backfill. We had to put these "braces" in the crawlspace to prevent the weight of the soil pushing the studs off the bottom plate. I thought because the crawlspace is so shallow that it would not be necessary, but the inspector figured better to be safe than sorry.

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The transition between the old and new roof was 100% square and level. That was a relief!!

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Buff on October 02, 2017, 01:54:59 pm
Looking good  :thumleft: Those braces make sense, getting down there and adding them afterwards couldn't have been fun though  :o
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 02, 2017, 04:21:17 pm
Looking good  :thumleft: Those braces make sense, getting down there and adding them afterwards couldn't have been fun though  :o
Thanks Buff.The crawlspace is 4 feet tall, so it's not too cramped down there
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 07, 2017, 11:10:42 pm
Roof and backfill is done. Now for the deck and windows and then the inside renovations can start. I am sick of this project and we're only half way done. I don't think we will get the outside paint done before it starts snowing

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The valleys in the roof took a bit of measuring, and then some more measuring. The black lining is to keep the condensation off the roof sheets and the "strapping" is so that there is air movement under the tin to help minimize condensation

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on October 08, 2017, 07:07:56 am
Is there a special paint specification to follow or just wood primer & topcoats?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 08, 2017, 08:03:49 am
Nothing special (primer and top coat) but temperature needs to be +5C. I think I missed my window of opportunity. They are predicting  snow for next week and after that minus temperatures . This sets me back almost 5 months, but not getting the outside paint done is not the end of the world.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on October 08, 2017, 08:13:05 am
I'd be frothing at the mouth, cracking lids & chucking paint pronto all round the place.... ;D
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 08, 2017, 08:20:20 am
I wish I could, but this is the forecast and I got to be back at work on Monday to Friday morning.
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on October 08, 2017, 03:43:14 pm
Been waiting for some new pics/info.......I got nothing to do ....could come do it for you  :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on October 09, 2017, 12:47:02 am
What is the reason for the minimum of 5 degrees for painting?

Is it for drying, or application?

If it's for application, you could just keep the paint inside the house to get it warmed up, then apply with a sprayer?

If its for drying, or adhesion, then you are screwed  :deal:  :imaposer:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 09, 2017, 01:57:35 am
Drying and adhesion..... ;)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on October 09, 2017, 02:28:04 am
Drying and adhesion..... ;)

Yup...

You're screwed  :deal:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 09, 2017, 03:04:55 am
But on a different note, it appears Friday is the big day  :biggrin:


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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on October 09, 2017, 05:27:09 am
Congrats, It must be a big relief to you to.
It is sad that we have lost and are still loosing our good people at such an alarming rate.
 :thumleft:to you and yours.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on October 09, 2017, 06:49:31 am
Low working temperatures have implications for certain construction materials.
Concrete for example must be mixed with hot to boiling water to prevent it from freezing solid before it achieves initial set.
They generally also use 'rapid hardening cement' in US and Canada for the same reason.

If concrete freezes before it sets, it will not reach its design structural strength
and may crumble under load when it unfreezes again.
Conversely, if you allow wet mass concrete to get too hot during the initial set,
it will boil and form voids in the concrete with resulting lowered structural strength.

I would think that the paint has similar challenges in low temperatures.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Welsh on October 09, 2017, 08:02:29 am
Low working temperatures have implications for certain construction materials.
Concrete for example must be mixed with hot to boiling water to prevent it from freezing solid before it achieves initial set.
They generally also use 'rapid hardening cement' in US and Canada for the same reason.

If concrete freezes before it sets, it will not reach its design structural strength
and may crumble under load when it unfreezes again.
Conversely, if you allow wet mass concrete to get too hot during the initial set,
it will boil and form voids in the concrete with resulting lowered structural strength.

I would think that the paint has similar challenges in low temperatures.
friends of mine worked at Fort McMurray on the shale sands, pouring concrete at stupid low temps but with lots of chemical additives  8)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on October 09, 2017, 08:15:24 am
Veels geluk met die citizenship.

Nou kan jy mos aanneem. :peepwall: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 10, 2017, 03:23:08 am
Thanks Woody1 and Oubones.
It took us 11 years to make the decision. We never came here to stay, but life happens! We were worried that if we ever get a prime minister like Trump, we could be kicked out of the country by the stroke of a pen, so better to have full status. But this country has been very good to us and we are very grateful for all we have here. Friday will be a bitter sweet day, a funeral and a celebration all at once. It is funny what difference a piece of paper can make.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on October 10, 2017, 03:43:54 am
I have just over 3 years and then I can also apply for my citizenship.

It will be, as you say, a bittersweet day.

But a day that will ensure that I will always have the opportunity to live my life.

Well done boet. You have been an inspiration.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 12, 2017, 02:33:52 am
The snow is staying away... for now. I managed to get a little more done before and after work. Windows and doors are in and started with the deck
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 12, 2017, 12:45:45 pm
Veels geluk met die citizenship.

Nou kan jy mos aanneem. :peepwall: :imaposer:
Kanadese regering het glo n klousule teen die aanneem van mense uit Brakpan.................................hulle weet van die plek!! :deal: ;) :lol8: >:D

Geluk met jul papiere Immigrant. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on October 12, 2017, 12:53:49 pm
Maar ek sal mos nie ALLES vertel nie.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 12, 2017, 03:49:27 pm
Dankie ChrisL.
Toemaar Woody1, jy het n kans. My vrou is van Alberton en sy het in gekom... :peepwall:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on October 12, 2017, 04:15:51 pm
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 13, 2017, 03:21:27 am
We had our first skiff of snow this morning. A wet heavy snow.
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And with the first snow, come vehicle accidents. It seems that for some reason people who lived in this country all their life forget how to drive in the snow. This semi took the corner way to tight, and slipped in to the ditch in front of the hardware store.

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But no worries. Get a tow truck and he will be back on the road in no time.... but this tow truck got a little too enthusiastic when he hooked up to the trailer.

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The torque lifted the front end 5 feet, spun it to the right and set it down on the concrete pillar  :imaposer:



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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ganjora on October 13, 2017, 04:42:32 am
shit,  that bull bar is strong.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: J-dog on October 13, 2017, 10:37:02 am
shit,  that bull bar is strong.

For meese (plural of moose)?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 13, 2017, 01:22:36 pm
shit,  that bull bar is strong.

For meese (plural of moose)?
One moose, two moose. It stays the same  ;)
Found this interesting video on YouTube
https://youtu.be/akGWOpcWfrQ
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on October 13, 2017, 01:35:11 pm
Morning, May it be a good Friday the 13th with new citizenship.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Andre E on October 13, 2017, 01:39:28 pm
shit,  that bull bar is strong.
We often use those bullbars to anchor the breakdown rig, also to push other trucks so they are pretty solid.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on October 13, 2017, 02:20:44 pm
No snow here in Ontario yet... Waiting with baited breath for our first snow in Canada. We have had plenty rain though and ja, Canadians also loose their driving ability when that happens...

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Welsh on October 13, 2017, 05:08:07 pm
shit,  that bull bar is strong.
those Bull Bars dont have “crush zones” 😳😳
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Andre E on October 13, 2017, 05:18:10 pm
shit,  that bull bar is strong.
those Bull Bars dont have “crush zones”
It uses whatever gets in the way as a crush zone.
I've hit a cow at 120 with one of those with only broken lights.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: NoRush on October 14, 2017, 09:39:29 am
Baie geluk Immigrant en familie. Dont dwell on the past, its long gone. The addition to your place looks amazing.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on October 14, 2017, 10:10:22 am
Don't eat yellow snow...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on October 14, 2017, 02:17:24 pm
Don't eat yellow snow...

...out there where the huskies go.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 14, 2017, 03:21:42 pm
Thanks for all the well wishes. There  were 112 people from 23 countries. We read the "oath", sang the national anthem, got our certificate and signed next to the x. Tuesday we can apply for passports
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 14, 2017, 04:06:58 pm
we can apply for passports

So you were using SA passports until now?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 14, 2017, 06:54:28 pm
we can apply for passports

So you were using SA passports until now?
Yes. SA passports, but my kids have Canadian passports. We did have permanent residence, but all that meant was we do not need work permits or a travel/work visa to be in Canada. We did not take dual citizenship. I doubt we will ever live in SA again  :'(
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 14, 2017, 06:56:33 pm
we can apply for passports

So you were using SA passports until now?
Yes. SA passports, but my kids have Canadian passports. We did not take dual citizenship. I doubt we will ever live in SA again  :'(
So if they kicked you out cuase you could not sing the anthem and your wife is from Alberton the kids would have been there alone?!! :eek7: ;)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 14, 2017, 08:37:58 pm
Korrek ChrisL. Dit was n rerige bekommernis gewees. Ek het nog nie die kinders vertel hulle ma is van Alberton nie, so kom ons hou dit maar tussen ons tot hulle oud genoeg is om dit te hanteer.  ;D
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on October 15, 2017, 11:51:15 am
Korrek ChrisL. Dit was n rerige bekommernis gewees. Ek het nog nie die kinders vertel hulle ma is van Alberton nie, so kom ons hou dit maar tussen ons tot hulle oud genoeg is om dit te hanteer.  ;D

 :imaposer:

Congrats - well done  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on October 15, 2017, 02:20:01 pm
Concrats on the citizenship Immigrant, well done  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on October 16, 2017, 01:34:18 am
Awesome stuff Andrew!  :thumleft:


Now you can pull a "snowbird" and come enjoy the warmth of Florida for a vacation while the rest of Canada freezes over  :peepwall:


Mrs Zog makes an awesome Bobotie, and great bacon egg and cheese sammiches  :biggrin:


Pull in!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 16, 2017, 02:30:03 am
Awesome stuff Andrew!  :thumleft:


Now you can pull a "snowbird" and come enjoy the warmth of Florida for a vacation while the rest of Canada freezes over  :peepwall:


Mrs Zog makes an awesome Bobotie, and great bacon egg and cheese sammiches  :biggrin:


Pull in!

Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Zog! I will definitely take you up on that offer. I have been planning a bike trip and you were one of my
destinations.  But it will have to be during your less busy weeks at work because I suspect there will be some headaches in the mornings  :thumleft:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 16, 2017, 08:52:50 pm
So I got the insulation done on the weekend. R20 for the walls and R60 for the roof
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Then I had to seal all the joints with acoustical sealant and cover it all with poly. The sealant is to prevent condensation buildup in the winter because you cannot insulate between the 2 pieces of wood. All the lights fittings and plugs also gets placed in a plastic "cup" to prevent condensation from happening inside the metal box

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Also started the deck this morning. Every board gets a clip on the joist holding it down. Not sure if I trust it, but "they" say it will last a lifetime

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on October 16, 2017, 10:14:05 pm
That's making me itchy just looking at it....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on October 17, 2017, 05:22:54 am
Looking good! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on October 17, 2017, 06:52:31 am
Is daai deck planke van daai plastiek goeters wat lyk soos hout ?  Sal 'n leeftyd hou.....saam met die clips.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on October 17, 2017, 07:26:59 am
The joys of living below zero...  :patch:

150mm of 'pink' makes me itch too just to look at it.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 03, 2017, 03:04:40 am
It's been a while since I updated this thread, so here are a few pics of the build. The outside is 95% done. The deck needs steps and a rail on one side, and the siding needs to be painted the new colour. But that will have to wait till next year April

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 But it is all toasty and warm on the inside! We ripped out all the walls on the main floor, and framed the new rooms

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It's chaos inside but if we leave it outside we won't find it under the snow

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This is the "under" the bathroom floor. All the fresh air intake, combustion air for furnace and air exchange suction and exhaust. I upgraded my furnace to 80,000 btu as well.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on November 03, 2017, 03:27:16 am
Looking great Andrew!

Remember to mark that section of the wall that is so "busy" under the drywall with wires and pipes and flues and water lines and stuff...


A wrong screw will cause more kak than a teen pregnancy  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 03, 2017, 04:05:53 am
Looking great Andrew!

Remember to mark that section of the wall that is so "busy" under the drywall with wires and pipes and flues and water lines and stuff...


A wrong screw will cause more kak than a teen pregnancy  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

 :imaposer:
that rat nest of pipes, wires and vents is in the floor joists under my ensuite bathroom. I made triple sure I documented it all. took a picture, printed it out and wrote the measurements on it. I am keeping it in the safe next to my passport  ;D
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Beebop on November 03, 2017, 09:04:05 am
I take it decent wood is pretty inexpensive there. That isnt knotty pine you using.
 
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on November 03, 2017, 09:13:14 am
Very nice - looking good. Now you have a nice winter project working on the inside stuff  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 03, 2017, 09:44:04 am
Hout bou is darem n skoon besigheid. Niks sement en baksteen stof.

Immigrant is dit my voorman huisie vir wanneer jy die job adverteer? ;)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on November 03, 2017, 12:55:54 pm
Hout bou is darem n skoon besigheid. Niks sement en baksteen stof.

Immigrant is dit my voorman huisie vir wanneer jy die job adverteer? ;)

Nee....my voorman huisie is daai ander een wat hy in die woud gebou het.....hy het so 'n ronde braai voor.....ek kan maklik daar bly en al die werk daar doen ....gratis :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Welsh on November 03, 2017, 01:48:37 pm
Looking great Andrew!

Remember to mark that section of the wall that is so "busy" under the drywall with wires and pipes and flues and water lines and stuff...


A wrong screw will cause more kak than a teen pregnancy  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

 :imaposer:
that rat nest of pipes, wires and vents is in the floor joists under my ensuite bathroom. I made triple sure I documented it all. took a picture, printed it out and wrote the measurements on it. I am keeping it in the safe next to my passport  ;D

One of the things I like about cell phones, open the electrical box picture picture picture.... etc  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: FarScape on November 03, 2017, 02:03:39 pm
Jy sal net nooit mag spyker voor daai stoof nie.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Takashi on November 03, 2017, 02:43:50 pm
Jy sal net nooit mag spyker voor daai stoof nie.

Ek het daai een mis gelees...

Daar is in afrikaans n verskil tussen spyker en skroef. Engels blykbaar nie....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 04, 2017, 08:44:42 am
I take it decent wood is pretty inexpensive there. That isnt knotty pine you using.

Wood is really cheap here. We have a sawmill in town which makes it cheaper, and I used to work there so I still get an employee "discount" that makes it even cheaper.

Hout bou is darem n skoon besigheid. Niks sement en baksteen stof.

Immigrant is dit my voorman huisie vir wanneer jy die job adverteer? ;)

Nee....my voorman huisie is daai ander een wat hy in die woud gebou het.....hy het so 'n ronde braai voor.....ek kan maklik daar bly en al die werk daar doen ....gratis :thumleft:
Gratis !?! Nou se jy my. Wanneer kom jy? Ek sal jou voer ook!

I am so sick of this project. My kids think we are divorced because I don't live with them and their mom ( we are renting a house in town since we have no water or kitchen). I just stop there before or after work to get something to eat and then go back to the farm. But the good thing is I lost 8kg ( literally worked my ass off)

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 04, 2017, 10:28:46 am
 We have a sawmill in town which makes it cheaper, and I used to work there

Wat doen jy nou Immi?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 04, 2017, 04:43:48 pm
We have a sawmill in town which makes it cheaper, and I used to work there

Wat doen jy nou Immi?

Werk by n pulp mill
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 05, 2017, 06:50:36 pm
We have a sawmill in town which makes it cheaper, and I used to work there

Wat doen jy nou Immi?

Werk by n pulp mill
Oh ok ek't gedog dis een en dieselfde plek. Vorige plek het jy dus mooi hout gemaak en by die plek fok jy dit op. :P :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 07, 2017, 02:18:46 am
Korrek. Ons gaan deur n moerse klomp hout per dag.

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Dan sit ons "eleven herbs and spices" by en eindig met die....

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on November 07, 2017, 06:53:42 am
Wit Goud :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on November 07, 2017, 07:43:21 am
Dan voer ons dit deur 5 van hierdie menere...

Hoe lyk so 'n 14kV 10,000kW motor?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 08, 2017, 06:43:06 pm
Dan voer ons dit deur 5 van hierdie menere...

Hoe lyk so 'n 14kV 10,000kW motor?

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Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 08, 2017, 06:46:12 pm
Drywall going up! These guys don't mess around. It's pretty cool how they do it.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on November 10, 2017, 03:23:12 am
Slapping the drywall up is the easy bit.


Taping, mudding, and texture is what I found to be the hard part.


Especially the texture... why work so hard to get a nice smooth finish, then fuck it up with a dust-gathering "texture" finish?  :patch:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on November 10, 2017, 05:31:07 am
What do you guys use for the drywalling?
Ever heard of mgo boards? ( Magnesium Oxide)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on November 10, 2017, 12:14:04 pm
Slapping the drywall up is the easy bit.

Taping, mudding, and texture is what I found to be the hard part.

Especially the texture... why work so hard to get a nice smooth finish, then fuck it up with a dust-gathering "texture" finish?  :patch:

A builder I knew years ago had a technique for paint on additions and alterations.
He had the paint supplier mix well-washed fine silica sand into the primer coat.
Applied with a roller, this gave a stippled finish that would cover and totally conceal
imperfections in the texture of finishes between old and new plaster rendering.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on November 13, 2017, 07:35:03 pm
Looking really good there! Almost ready to use... You just made it with the look of the snow outside. We had a bit of snow last Thursday, just enough for the Canadians to forget how to drive. Saw multiple cars off the road and crashed through barriers. Winter driving is going to be interesting!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 14, 2017, 04:47:15 am
Looking really good there! Almost ready to use... You just made it with the look of the snow outside. We had a bit of snow last Thursday, just enough for the Canadians to forget how to drive. Saw multiple cars off the road and crashed through barriers. Winter driving is going to be interesting!
So far we only had about 2 inches of snow, and( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.
The best advice I got for winter driving was "when you begin to slide, take your feet of the pedals, sit back, relax, cover your face and brace for impact".  O0
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on November 14, 2017, 07:48:04 am
Looking really good there! Almost ready to use... You just made it with the look of the snow outside. We had a bit of snow last Thursday, just enough for the Canadians to forget how to drive. Saw multiple cars off the road and crashed through barriers. Winter driving is going to be interesting!
So far we only had about 2 inches of snow, and( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.
The best advice I got for winter driving was "when you begin to slide, take your feet of the pedals, sit back, relax, cover your face and brace for impact".  O0
Or wear a helmet?  :lol8:

No snow chains or suchlike?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 14, 2017, 04:17:23 pm
Looking really good there! Almost ready to use... You just made it with the look of the snow outside. We had a bit of snow last Thursday, just enough for the Canadians to forget how to drive. Saw multiple cars off the road and crashed through barriers. Winter driving is going to be interesting!
So far we only had about 2 inches of snow, and( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.
The best advice I got for winter driving was "when you begin to slide, take your feet of the pedals, sit back, relax, cover your face and brace for impact".  O0
Or wear a helmet?  :lol8:

No snow chains or suchlike?
Chains are more for getting unstuck or getting up a steep incline, and not really designed for highway driving. We do get studded tires with little spikes in them. But they are really only for places with poorly maintained roads that do not get plowed often. Some cities and towns ban them because of the damage they do to the roads. Our best defence is proper winter tires (very soft compound and different tread patterns) and common sense
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 14, 2017, 04:24:21 pm
( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.

Nee wat jy is n hopeless case en jy het alreeds brain freeze opgedoen as -15 mild is!!! :o

Jeez immigrant I would not be able to function in cold like that!! :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on November 15, 2017, 07:40:58 pm
( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.

Nee wat jy is n hopeless case en jy het alreeds brain freeze opgedoen as -15 mild is!!! :o

Jeez immigrant I would not be able to function in cold like that!! :eek7:

To be honest I thought the same before we moved here. But after hitting -16 the other day I must say it was not bad... Thing with it is this, in SA 0 outside is 0 inside. Here it is -16 out, but the buildings here are made to keep the heat in. So it was just 17 inside without the furnace going. Clothes also made for this winter. I only had jeans on the other day when it was so cold and could easily go from car to building without freezing.

Time will tell though. Winter has not hit hard this side of Canada yet. Andrew is on the front line...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on November 15, 2017, 09:08:26 pm
Just discovered your thread Immigrant.  Very nice addition to your home.

Are you certain you own enough Yamaha's?   :imaposer:  I believe I see:

Yamaha R1 w/ Cross-Plane Crank
Yamaha FZ 6 or 7
Yamaha Viking 3 seat UTV
Yamaha Super Tenere
Yamaha Grizzly ATV
Yamaha Sport ATV
Yamaha Nytro snowmobile

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on November 15, 2017, 09:21:00 pm
Just discovered your thread Immigrant.  Very nice addition to your home.

Are you certain you own enough Yamaha's?   :imaposer:  I believe I see:

Yamaha R1 w/ Cross-Plane Crank
Yamaha FZ 6 or 7
Yamaha Viking 3 seat UTV
Yamaha Super Tenere
Yamaha Grizzly ATV
Yamaha Sport ATV
Yamaha Nytro snowmobile

His snow blower is a Honda  :pot:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on November 15, 2017, 09:41:06 pm
( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.

Nee wat jy is n hopeless case en jy het alreeds brain freeze opgedoen as -15 mild is!!! :o

Jeez immigrant I would not be able to function in cold like that!! :eek7:

To be honest I thought the same before we moved here. But after hitting -16 the other day I must say it was not bad... Thing with it is this, in SA 0 outside is 0 inside. Here it is -16 out, but the buildings here are made to keep the heat in. So it was just 17 inside without the furnace going. Clothes also made for this winter. I only had jeans on the other day when it was so cold and could easily go from car to building without freezing.

Time will tell though. Winter has not hit hard this side of Canada yet. Andrew is on the front line...

Time spent in the cold and activity also play a big role.
Jeans, t-shirt and ski jacket was enough at -18C for about 30min but then we were walking between pubs.
Getting shoes and pants wet at 0C is also not a problem as they dry out in minutes when you are back in a warm building.
Spending time in a 10-15C house with tile floors without doing anything you soon start to feel the cold.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on November 15, 2017, 11:32:42 pm
Just discovered your thread Immigrant.  Very nice addition to your home.

Are you certain you own enough Yamaha's?   :imaposer:  I believe I see:

Yamaha R1 w/ Cross-Plane Crank
Yamaha FZ 6 or 7
Yamaha Viking 3 seat UTV
Yamaha Super Tenere
Yamaha Grizzly ATV
Yamaha Sport ATV
Yamaha Nytro snowmobile

His snow blower is a Honda  :pot:

 :imaposer:  If Yamaha made a snow blower  :imaposer:

Wonder if he has a Honda or Yamaha generator when he goes camping?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 16, 2017, 03:33:06 am
Yamaha all the way!!  But the kids have some Honda....  :peepwall:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 16, 2017, 10:01:52 am
Immigrant show us some pics of your cattle please.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on November 16, 2017, 12:14:32 pm
Immigrant show us some pics of your cattle please.

In the fields or on the braai?  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 16, 2017, 12:45:53 pm
Immigrant show us some pics of your cattle please.
will get some :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 21, 2017, 08:58:24 pm
Immigrant show us some pics of your cattle please.
will get some :thumleft:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 21, 2017, 10:29:14 pm
Simmenthalers en wat nog?
Koeie is vet vir wintertyd of dragtig.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 22, 2017, 01:09:52 am
Simmenthalers en wat nog?
Koeie is vet vir wintertyd of dragtig.
Asook Charolais en angus. My een buurman het alles verkoop so ruk terug (te oud geword) en ek het meeste van sy kudde gekoop.  Hulle gaan einde Maart, begin April kalf, maar ook lekker vet. Het n goeie somer gehad en n warm herfs, so hulle kon langer in die veld vreet.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on November 22, 2017, 05:20:22 am
Daai kudde lyk sommer mooi, netjiese kondisie ook.
Mooi man.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 22, 2017, 10:28:11 am
Immigrant waarvoor verkoop n 220 kg speenkalf by julle in $?
Maandag se veiling naby my het die rooi goed amper veertig rand n kilo gehaal. R39.60!!! :eek7: :o
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on November 22, 2017, 12:21:53 pm
Looks like they need warming up....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 22, 2017, 04:24:20 pm
Immigrant waarvoor verkoop n 220 kg speenkalf by julle in $?
Maandag se veiling naby my het die rooi goed amper veertig rand n kilo gehaal. R39.60!!! :eek7: :o
Bliksem, dis mal pryse daai. Hier werk dit uit op R22/kg.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 22, 2017, 04:26:43 pm
Looks like they need warming up....
I still can't wrap my head around how they survive in this weather. But as long as they can get out of the wind and they have enough food, they seem to be content
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: LDV on November 22, 2017, 04:29:53 pm
Immigrant hoeveel maande van die jaar moet jy voer?
Jaag jy hul in n skuur of iets in as dit so koud is?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 22, 2017, 05:09:54 pm
Immigrant hoeveel maande van die jaar moet jy voer?
Jaag jy hul in n skuur of iets in as dit so koud is?
Voer so gemiddeld 5.5 maande. Ek budget gemiddeld 7 ronde bale per bees per winter. Hulle loop maar buite rond. As dit rerig koud word staan hulle in so bondel, al wat jy sien is 'n stoom wolk. Ek wonder altyd hoe besluit hulle tussen mekaar wie op die kant staan en wie in die middel staan  ;D
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Kamanya on November 22, 2017, 08:02:44 pm
As a lawyer or doctor heads overseas, there’s offten conversions in the qualifications needed, or completely new qualifications or licenses are needed to comply.

Did you have to do anything like this?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 23, 2017, 12:05:47 am
As a lawyer or doctor heads overseas, there’s offten conversions in the qualifications needed, or completely new qualifications or licenses are needed to comply.

Did you have to do anything like this?
I believe that is the case with engineers, doctors etc. and it also depends what province you work in (TheAnt may chime in here with more details) I did not have to, since I have never had a job in Canada where I needed any qualifications other than grade 12. Blue collar workers here make good coin with no education. The Canadians believe very strongly in "on the job training". I have 2 young kids on my crew, 20 and 22, they both make over $80,000. If they keep showing up at work on time and don't piss too many people off, they could be making $100,000 in the next 4 years.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on November 23, 2017, 07:03:20 am
As a lawyer or doctor heads overseas, there’s offten conversions in the qualifications needed, or completely new qualifications or licenses are needed to comply.

Did you have to do anything like this?
I believe that is the case with engineers, doctors etc. and it also depends what province you work in (TheAnt may chime in here with more details) I did not have to, since I have never had a job in Canada where I needed any qualifications other than grade 12. Blue collar workers here make good coin with no education. The Canadians believe very strongly in "on the job training". I have 2 young kids on my crew, 20 and 22, they both make over $80,000. If they keep showing up at work on time and don't piss too many people off, they could be making $100,000 in the next 4 years.

I was chatting to an attorney the other day, young guy, and mentioned overseas opportunities for him...nada...nil. He would have to study again as the law systems are completely different. I asked about a bridging course but he was a negative on that. Maybe someone knows something?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: BFG on November 23, 2017, 07:42:04 am

I was chatting to an attorney the other day, young guy, and mentioned overseas opportunities for him...nada...nil. He would have to study again as the law systems are completely different. I asked about a bridging course but he was a negative on that. Maybe someone knows something?

My wife and I are busy looking at getting out of SA and that is one of our biggest headaches.
Over here she's an attorney and has her honors in psychology. The countries we're looking at she'd have to re qualify.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on November 23, 2017, 03:19:07 pm
As a lawyer or doctor heads overseas, there’s offten conversions in the qualifications needed, or completely new qualifications or licenses are needed to comply.

Did you have to do anything like this?
I believe that is the case with engineers, doctors etc. and it also depends what province you work in (TheAnt may chime in here with more details) I did not have to, since I have never had a job in Canada where I needed any qualifications other than grade 12. Blue collar workers here make good coin with no education. The Canadians believe very strongly in "on the job training". I have 2 young kids on my crew, 20 and 22, they both make over $80,000. If they keep showing up at work on time and don't piss too many people off, they could be making $100,000 in the next 4 years.

Absolutely correct. My degree is not recognized here. My wife still needs to have her credentials sent over from SA for assessment. I will have to redo a lot of studies, but it is as you said the other day. Rather be working at McDonald's here than be rich in SA. Quality of life and safety makes it a no brainier. But that said, I was lucky to be working in a company that carried most of my cost and that I could just take a internal transfer. Time would tell I guess.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on November 27, 2017, 05:02:04 am
How's the inside build coming along Andrew?  :sip:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 27, 2017, 06:14:44 am
How's the inside build coming along Andrew?  :sip:
Its getting closer. Been painting every night after work. I will take some pictures tomorrow when I go. Starting to get excited!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 27, 2017, 10:13:58 pm
Still have a lot to do. Once the painting is done, it will be flooring, trim, then bathroom tiles, and then the kitchen. I am really struggling to juggle work, family, farm and building. But I have to stay focused and not rush and make mistakes

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on November 28, 2017, 01:27:02 am
Is that an airless spray machine I see there?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 28, 2017, 03:34:05 am
Is that an airless spray machine I see there?
Indeed. They are awesome!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on November 28, 2017, 05:25:21 am
I see several thousand $ worth of supplies in that pile... just the wood-flooring alone...  :eek7:


Your place is going to look STUNNING man!  :thumleft:  :drif:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on November 28, 2017, 06:31:40 am
Hang in there, Immigrant.

Sounds as if you have a lot on your plate, slow n steady wins the race.

It's going to be amazing, whether you get it done in 2 more months or 6 months.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on November 28, 2017, 07:09:07 am
Looking good - you don't stuff around hey - have all the equipment, supplies etc - great stuff!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 28, 2017, 07:44:48 am
I see several thousand $ worth of supplies in that pile... just the wood-flooring alone...  :eek7:


Your place is going to look STUNNING man!  :thumleft:  :drif:

Thanks!

Hang in there, Immigrant.

Sounds as if you have a lot on your plate, slow n steady wins the race.

It's going to be amazing, whether you get it done in 2 more months or 6 months.
I hear you, but I promised my kids they will open Christmas presents in front of the fireplace.  :-\

Looking good - you don't stuff around hey - have all the equipment, supplies etc - great stuff!

Tools are relatively cheap here, and they have a tool for everything too. And with wood all you need is a good mitre saw and a square and you could get a lot done. 


Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on November 28, 2017, 07:59:18 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 01, 2017, 06:57:01 am
My kitchen arrived. Bliksem I hope my measurements were accurate....

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on December 01, 2017, 07:00:29 am
Niks wat 'n saag nie kan regmaak nie... ag ok so 'n paar filler panels dalk.  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 01, 2017, 07:05:14 am
Niks wat 'n saag nie kan regmaak nie... ag ok so 'n paar filler panels dalk.  :laughing4:
Ek het ekstra filler panels gekry  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on December 01, 2017, 07:10:20 am
Nou sien jy is slim en dit SAL uitwerk.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 01, 2017, 11:39:53 am
Dis nou mense vir wie ek ek groot respek het. Mense soos my vriend In Touch 2 wat kaste bou en inbou vir n lewe.
Hy kom meet die hele ding by my huis loop maak die hele besigheid 350 km van my af en dan kom fit als perfek.
Fok ek kry nie eens iets reggemeet in my eie workshop. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pistonpete on December 01, 2017, 05:20:43 pm
I struggle with flat pack stuff....the type with an allen key and indecipherable instructions that look like they were drawn by a 6yr old Chinese kid...

Respect  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Splash on December 02, 2017, 08:11:21 am
Very impressive and looking fantastic. Do like the smell of fresh wood.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: NoRush on December 02, 2017, 09:06:28 pm
Vasbyt Immigrant, for us men it never stops, although the women folk will disagree completely. Ek lag in my mou. I do take my hat off to you farming as well. You have a LOT on that small plate of yours.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 03, 2017, 02:38:01 am
Thanks for the encouragement!! My wife thinks you just waive a magic wand and everything just falls in place.
The kitchen worked out perfectly.
We made some really good progress. I had a friend come over and help with the flooring. He apparently is very good at it. One step closer to complete

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 03, 2017, 02:57:09 am
 But I have a little issue. I installed a new furnace in the addition thinking the old furnace will not keep up with the added square footage. And I added some horsepower just to be safe. Now the 2 furnaces are "fighting" each other. The one heats the "old house and basement" and the other the "addition and crawlspace". Both the thermostats are on the main floor, at opposite ends of the house. But it seems they are sensing the heat from one another. So if the one in the "addition" kicks in, it heats up the whole main floor, and the "old" furnace does not kick in and leaves the basement cold. When the "old" furnace kicks in it heats the main floor and basement, but leaves the crawlspace cold. It is impossible to rewire the whole lot. I would have to somehow install a wireless remote thermostat in either the basement or crawlspace and eliminate one of the thermostats on the main floor.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on December 03, 2017, 07:43:12 am
That long vacuum pipe, did you install a centralised  unit ?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 03, 2017, 08:21:08 am
That long vacuum pipe, did you install a centralised  unit ?

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 03, 2017, 11:43:49 am
 I had a friend come over and help with the flooring. He apparently is very good at it.

it's because he uses spacers thats why he is good. :deal:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 10, 2017, 03:06:45 am
And another step closer. The pile of stuff in the garage is shrinking

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Kids rooms are almost done. Just need to put the closet doors on

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Bathrooms need some work still

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Kitchen also coming along nicely.

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And asked my friend to help me cut a slot to mount the solid beam mantle on my fireplace. Will post a pic of it after I installed it tomorrow

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Now you may ask "why start another job when the first one isn't done". Well, the down side of small town living is everything is ordered on the internet. Very few things can be bought off the shelf, so sometimes an item looks good on the web, but when it arrives it looks different and you need to send it back. Or the kitchen sink arrives in several broken pieces and you need to claim from the courier company.

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Plus it breaks the boredom of doing the same job for too long.
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on December 10, 2017, 06:56:09 am
Lyk goed.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on December 10, 2017, 11:52:05 pm
Andrew,

Ek het gister die Farmer's Weekly op die rak gesien. Gereken jy sal daarvan hou om dit te lees.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on December 10, 2017, 11:53:55 pm
Die artikel.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 11, 2017, 02:32:19 am
 :thumleft:
Thanks Gingerball. That is a very good summary of how we operate!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 13, 2017, 05:13:12 am
Fireplace is in and mantle is installed. Still have to decide what colour to stain it

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Kitchen and ensuite bathroom almost done.

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I am all funned out!! But tomorrow we are moving back to the farm. The kids are really excited. They did not cope well with living in town (none of us did  :patch:) My friend will come do the final electrical connection and hopefully no smoke comes out of the wall sockets. Then life should be back to normal for our family. Till my next project.........  O0

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on December 13, 2017, 05:27:16 am
Looking good and if you have stayed out on a farm, it is never easy to adapt to town again.
I dread having to live in a town again, but chances are good that I will be forced to.
Enjoy the "new" house and waiting to see what you think out next to keep you busy and us entertained.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on December 13, 2017, 07:33:00 am
Looking really nice - good job :thumleft:

It's always nice to go home to your own place - enjoy!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 13, 2017, 11:07:32 am
I dread having to live in a town

Hope it never happens for me. :eek7: :(
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on December 13, 2017, 11:32:08 am
Nice work Andrew, the place is looking good  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 22, 2017, 04:05:57 am
The house is finally a home. And I kept my promise to the kids about opening presents in the new house. Note to self:  do not make unrealistic promises to your kids!
The Christmas tree is up......

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And I am enjoying my first klippies en coke. Cheers dogs!!!

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 22, 2017, 04:12:02 am
My kids are weird. They insist on watching the fire log channel while they watch the real fire. ( yes, it is a 24 hour HD channel that shows a burning fire. Every few minutes some guy comes and puts more logs on the fire)

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on December 22, 2017, 04:44:17 am
Where did you get the Klippies?  :drif:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 22, 2017, 04:52:03 am
Where did you get the Klippies?  :drif:
Every time someone comes to visit they bring me a few bottles . But my stock is running low. I have 3 bottles left. i suspect it will be gone by Jan 1st 2018  O0
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on December 22, 2017, 04:57:06 am
Where did you get the Klippies?  :drif:
Every time someone comes to visit they bring me a few bottles . But my stock is running low. I have 3 bottles left. i suspect it will be gone my Jan 1st 2018  O0

Ah... I hoped you had found someplace that imports it  :-\

No worries, enjoy! And have an awesome Christmas!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 22, 2017, 05:05:57 am
Where did you get the Klippies?  :drif:
Every time someone comes to visit they bring me a few bottles . But my stock is running low. I have 3 bottles left. i suspect it will be gone my Jan 1st 2018  O0

Ah... I hoped you had found someplace that imports it  :-\

No worries, enjoy! And have an awesome Christmas!  :thumleft:

You too!
The best i could do was to get my local grocery store to get me fish paste and Marmite. But no luck on the klippies
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on December 22, 2017, 07:17:52 am
Lekka man - looking great  :thumleft:

Have a good Christmas!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on December 22, 2017, 07:41:00 am
Lekker man. Geniet die nuwe huis.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 23, 2017, 09:19:27 pm
Winter is coming

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on December 23, 2017, 09:33:02 pm
Eish ons het n lekker plus 24 hier op Mosselbaai gehad vandag.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on December 23, 2017, 10:02:59 pm
Winter is coming

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I tasted -27 in South-Dakota's "warm" winter.....man, its an entirely different world with temps that low. Stuff freezes to the ground - gates, spanners etc. Tractors not plugged in and standing outsude wont start untill you thaw it out. Flat wheels keep their form when rolling, water freezes in the blink of an eye....etc etc.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on December 24, 2017, 01:50:56 am
That's not cold.

That's just freaking ridiculous  :eek7:

Today I had 85 degrees F (30 C) in my back yard.  :biggrin:

I don't do cold too well  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Splash on December 24, 2017, 07:51:58 am
You should be hibernating, like a bear. Keep warm!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: thabogrobler on December 26, 2017, 11:13:21 am
Where did you get the Klippies?  :drif:
Every time someone comes to visit they bring me a few bottles . But my stock is running low. I have 3 bottles left. i suspect it will be gone my Jan 1st 2018  O0

Ah... I hoped you had found someplace that imports it  :-\

No worries, enjoy! And have an awesome Christmas!  :thumleft:

Here you go: https://sabestwine.com/?s=Klip&post_type=product
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 26, 2017, 11:22:01 am
Where did you get the Klippies?  :drif:
Every time someone comes to visit they bring me a few bottles . But my stock is running low. I have 3 bottles left. i suspect it will be gone my Jan 1st 2018  O0

Ah... I hoped you had found someplace that imports it  :-\

No worries, enjoy! And have an awesome Christmas!  :thumleft:

Here you go: https://sabestwine.com/?s=Klip&post_type=product

I got all excited, till I saw they don't ship to Canada. But Mr. Zog will be happy.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: thabogrobler on December 26, 2017, 04:24:58 pm
Where did you get the Klippies?  :drif:
Every time someone comes to visit they bring me a few bottles . But my stock is running low. I have 3 bottles left. i suspect it will be gone my Jan 1st 2018  O0

Ah... I hoped you had found someplace that imports it  :-\

No worries, enjoy! And have an awesome Christmas!  :thumleft:

Here you go: https://sabestwine.com/?s=Klip&post_type=product

I got all excited, till I saw they don't ship to Canada. But Mr. Zog will be happy.
A sideline business opportunity perhaps?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 26, 2017, 08:33:44 pm
Where did you get the Klippies?  :drif:
Every time someone comes to visit they bring me a few bottles . But my stock is running low. I have 3 bottles left. i suspect it will be gone my Jan 1st 2018  O0

Ah... I hoped you had found someplace that imports it  :-\

No worries, enjoy! And have an awesome Christmas!  :thumleft:

Here you go: https://sabestwine.com/?s=Klip&post_type=product

I got all excited, till I saw they don't ship to Canada. But Mr. Zog will be happy.
A sideline business opportunity perhaps?

The selling and distribution of booze is controlled and regulated by the provincial government. They own and run all the liquor stores. I would be a proper bootlegger if I start a sideline business  O0
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on December 26, 2017, 11:05:48 pm
Tell me guys, is snowmobile riding as much fun as Vespa riding?  :sip:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on December 26, 2017, 11:18:26 pm

A sideline business opportunity perhaps?

The selling and distribution of booze is controlled and regulated by the provincial government. They own and run all the liquor stores. I would be a proper bootlegger if I start a sideline business  O0

Bootleggers are cool  :biggrin:  Immigrant, you could become the Al Capone of Canada  :lol8:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 26, 2017, 11:31:23 pm
Tell me guys, is snowmobile riding as much fun as Vespa riding?  :sip:
At least twice as much.... :lol8:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on December 26, 2017, 11:32:27 pm
Tell me guys, is snowmobile riding as much fun as Vespa riding?  :sip:

Only until your friends see you  :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 26, 2017, 11:34:23 pm
Tell me guys, is snowmobile riding as much fun as Vespa riding?  :sip:

Only until your friends see you  :ricky:
The only thing my friends see is the snow dust in their eyes  :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on December 26, 2017, 11:39:09 pm
Tell me guys, is snowmobile riding as much fun as Vespa riding?  :sip:

Only until your friends see you  :ricky:
The only thing my friends see is the snow dust in their eyes  :ricky:

I dont have friends, so there wont be any such problems for me  :deal:

PS: Is that your way of bragging that you are the leader of the pack?  :pot:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on December 26, 2017, 11:55:08 pm
Tell me guys, is snowmobile riding as much fun as Vespa riding?  :sip:

Only until your friends see you  :ricky:
The only thing my friends see is the snow dust in their eyes  :ricky:

I dont have friends, so there wont be any such problems for me  :deal:

PS: Is that your way of bragging that you are the leader of the pack?  :pot:

Can't be, he rides a Yamaha snowmobile, a heavy 4-stroke, not a lightweight Ski-Doo Etec 2 smoke.   :peepwall: :pot:

Kidding!!  Yamaha makes a very nice snowmobile, I owned several in my life.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 27, 2017, 12:05:47 am
I was waiting for that "stab", big oil  :spitcoffee:
But very true. Although it has a bullet proof engine, she is a heavy bitch. But at least the E-tech is nice and light when I have tow them home  :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 27, 2017, 12:10:01 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on December 27, 2017, 12:12:26 am
 :laughing4:

Riding a quad bike in the snow is also a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on December 27, 2017, 07:23:10 pm
First world problems... Climbed in my car this morning and my battery was so frozen that it would not turn the engine... had to jump it with the car that slept in the garage... Gonna buy my battery a blanky after work today. 
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 28, 2017, 04:46:58 am
First world problems... Climbed in my car this morning and my battery was so frozen that it would not turn the engine... had to jump it with the car that slept in the garage... Gonna buy my battery a blanky after work today.
I forgot to tell you.....you need one of those 

And one of these
https://youtu.be/q7xWhyr-dDI

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on December 28, 2017, 09:04:12 am
And you will need SUN.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on December 28, 2017, 10:34:34 am
I was waiting for that "stab", big oil  :spitcoffee:
But very true. Although it has a bullet proof engine, she is a heavy bitch. But at least the E-tech is nice and light when I have tow them home  :lol8:

 :lol8: :lol8:  I couldn't resist brother!! 

I like the meme and it is true.  Ski-Doo eTec 800's used to burn pistons prematurely prior to 2012.  After 2012, Bombardier fixed the issue.  The 600 eTec is very reliable and gets excellent fuel economy.  My dad has the MXZ-X 600, I just sold my 800 MXZ- XRS.  Didn't even advertise it, a friend knows how I take care of my machines, called me up and offered me top dollar for it, wanted it really bad, so I let it go.  I might snow-check one next spring, not sure.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on December 28, 2017, 03:58:08 pm
First world problems... Climbed in my car this morning and my battery was so frozen that it would not turn the engine... had to jump it with the car that slept in the garage... Gonna buy my battery a blanky after work today.
I forgot to tell you.....you need one of those 

And one of these
https://youtu.be/q7xWhyr-dDI

This morning it managed to start on the last little power the battery could muster on the 4th swing...  :-\ This is going to be a long winter!

Nice and frisky this morning...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 28, 2017, 04:39:47 pm
This morning it managed to start on the last little power the battery could muster on the 4th swing...  :-\ This is going to be a long winter!

Nice and frisky this morning...

You can have and keep it for free!!! :deal: :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on December 29, 2017, 03:28:38 am
 :biggrin: No issues with my truck starting, I have 2 huge batteries  ;)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 29, 2017, 01:59:17 pm
WTF!!!! This is not funny anymore! :eek7:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: McSack on December 29, 2017, 02:15:25 pm
WTF!!!! This is not funny anymore! :eek7:

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My sack! That is insane !
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on December 29, 2017, 03:48:57 pm
WTF!!!! This is not funny anymore! :eek7:

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Still ahead of us so far...  Even the Canadians are shocked with the cold this year.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 30, 2017, 01:38:06 am
WTF!!!! This is not funny anymore! :eek7:

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Still ahead of us so far...  Even the Canadians are shocked with the cold this year.
Did you not recently get a huge fine for using your cellphone while driving??  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 01, 2018, 03:38:32 am
Where exactly would one find the Pretorian Outback?
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on January 01, 2018, 03:51:48 am
Well, the "Pretorian Outback" would probably mean some "farm" outside Pretoria.

Maybe like the farm they all flock to for Oppikoppi. Sort of an African Woodstock. But mainly an excuse to get really drunk, really stoned, and really dirty.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 01, 2018, 04:33:44 am
Well, the "Pretorian Outback" would probably mean some "farm" outside Pretoria.

Maybe like the farm they all flock to for Oppikoppi. Sort of an African Woodstock. But mainly an excuse to get really drunk, really stoned, and really dirty.  :imaposer:
Well, wherever it was, it was a good show to watch. I forgot how good looking SA girls were.  :drif:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on January 01, 2018, 04:48:57 am
Well, the "Pretorian Outback" would probably mean some "farm" outside Pretoria.

Maybe like the farm they all flock to for Oppikoppi. Sort of an African Woodstock. But mainly an excuse to get really drunk, really stoned, and really dirty.  :imaposer:
Well, wherever it was, it was a good show to watch. I forgot how good looking SA girls were.  :drif:

Not quite as sexy as the young rednecks in their daisy-dukes, cowboy boots, and bikini-tops  :drif:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on January 01, 2018, 04:39:53 pm
Well, the "Pretorian Outback" would probably mean some "farm" outside Pretoria.

Maybe like the farm they all flock to for Oppikoppi. Sort of an African Woodstock. But mainly an excuse to get really drunk, really stoned, and really dirty.  :imaposer:
Well, wherever it was, it was a good show to watch. I forgot how good looking SA girls were.  :drif:

Not quite as sexy as the young rednecks in their daisy-dukes, cowboy boots, and bikini-tops  :drif:  :imaposer:

C'mon Mr Zog...you know mos....pics or it's not troo  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on January 02, 2018, 01:55:56 am
Well, the "Pretorian Outback" would probably mean some "farm" outside Pretoria.

Maybe like the farm they all flock to for Oppikoppi. Sort of an African Woodstock. But mainly an excuse to get really drunk, really stoned, and really dirty.  :imaposer:
Well, wherever it was, it was a good show to watch. I forgot how good looking SA girls were.  :drif:

Not quite as sexy as the young rednecks in their daisy-dukes, cowboy boots, and bikini-tops  :drif:  :imaposer:

C'mon Mr Zog...you know mos....pics or it's not troo  :imaposer:

Taking pics would be dangerous.

Aforementioned young ladies are usually accompanied by large and humourless redneck men. They like that their gals parade their assets, but don't try get a pic. You'll probably end up moered stukkend.  :eek7:

So if I do get the chance to get a pic I will. But I'll be very careful...  :peepwall: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on January 02, 2018, 08:32:40 am
 :imaposer: your wellbeing is much more important  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on January 02, 2018, 09:10:04 pm
WTF!!!! This is not funny anymore! :eek7:

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Still ahead of us so far...  Even the Canadians are shocked with the cold this year.
Did you not recently get a huge fine for using your cellphone while driving??  :imaposer:

Ja... They are hefty! Was $500 and 3 demerit points...  :eek7:

I just could not resist... Luckily my car windows are tinted Parrow style so can not see nicely into my car like you could in the truck I was caught in last time. And had a careful look around before taking a pic. Rarely touch my phone now while driving.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on January 02, 2018, 10:32:42 pm
Well, the "Pretorian Outback" would probably mean some "farm" outside Pretoria.

Maybe like the farm they all flock to for Oppikoppi. Sort of an African Woodstock. But mainly an excuse to get really drunk, really stoned, and really dirty.  :imaposer:
Well, wherever it was, it was a good show to watch. I forgot how good looking SA girls were.  :drif:

Not quite as sexy as the young rednecks in their daisy-dukes, cowboy boots, and bikini-tops  :drif:  :imaposer:

Zog, you have been away from ZA too long...!

Some pix to jog Zog's memory:

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APOLOGIES! Hijack off...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on January 03, 2018, 02:42:53 am
Well, the "Pretorian Outback" would probably mean some "farm" outside Pretoria.

Maybe like the farm they all flock to for Oppikoppi. Sort of an African Woodstock. But mainly an excuse to get really drunk, really stoned, and really dirty.  :imaposer:
Well, wherever it was, it was a good show to watch. I forgot how good looking SA girls were.  :drif:

Not quite as sexy as the young rednecks in their daisy-dukes, cowboy boots, and bikini-tops  :drif:  :imaposer:

Zog, you have been away from ZA too long...!

Some pix to jog Zog's memory:

(https://www.thesouthafrican.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Roxy-Louw.jpg)  (http://worldswimsuit.com/images/uploads/website_images/gerda-003-small.jpg)

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APOLOGIES! Hijack off...

Nope. Hijack back on. (sorry immigrant  :peepwall: )

Redneck girls are much better. Let me tell you why.

They don't worry about breaking a nail or getting muddy or greasy or whatever. In fact, if you happen to be driving down the road with a redneck girl beside you and you get a flat. The redneck girl will pass you a beer while she changes it, and while she is about it she'll give the engine a tune-up too. Then when you get her home she'll wash and wax your truck, and show you that trick she does... sucking a tennis ball through a hose pipe  :drif:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TrailBlazer on January 03, 2018, 09:09:44 am
This one belongs in the BMW section, under "1200LC Fork stanchion separation issues."  >:D
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 03, 2018, 06:00:21 pm
This one belongs in the BMW section, under "1200LC Fork stanchion separation issues."  >:D

 :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 04, 2018, 02:43:53 pm
Woohoo!! Summer is here!!!

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on January 04, 2018, 03:26:30 pm
T-shirt weather  :laughing4:

Do any ice-fishing, Immigrant?

If you try ice fishing, find yourself a couple of experienced Canadian Fish Finders like Mike or Neal:



Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 04, 2018, 10:33:12 pm
T-shirt weather  :laughing4:

Do any ice-fishing, Immigrant?

If you try ice fishing, find yourself a couple of experienced Canadian Fish Finders like Mike or Neal:



 :lol8:

No, ice fishing is merely an excuse to get horribly drunk (as was clearly demonstrated by these gentlemen) I prefer to get drunk in the comfort of my own home without freezing my balls off. I have tried it a couple of times, but promised myself never again. I've never been so cold in my life
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on January 04, 2018, 11:54:52 pm
Ek sien op die weer julle slaan nou 'n heat wave! Vang 'n lekker tan dalk...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 05, 2018, 12:48:25 am
Ek sien op die weer julle slaan nou 'n heat wave! Vang 'n lekker tan dalk...
Dit voel letterlik soos n heat wave!!! Maar dit hou gewoonlik nie baie lank nie


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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 05, 2018, 12:49:35 am
Ever wondered how long "never" is? Well, apparently its 10 years

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on January 05, 2018, 05:30:03 am
T-shirt weather  :laughing4:

Do any ice-fishing, Immigrant?

If you try ice fishing, find yourself a couple of experienced Canadian Fish Finders like Mike or Neal:


 :lol8:

No, ice fishing is merely an excuse to get horribly drunk (as was clearly demonstrated by these gentlemen) I prefer to get drunk in the comfort of my own home without freezing my balls off. I have tried it a couple of times, but promised myself never again. I've never been so cold in my life

Yeah, ice fishing without a shanty is too cold for me too.

I prefer a shanty with a propane heater.  A dark colored shanty makes your water hole look cool and the propane heater keeps you warm n toasty.

What is the contraption with a 10 year bat tree above?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: 0012 on January 05, 2018, 08:20:17 am
Ever wondered how long "never" is? Well, apparently its 10 years

 :spitcoffee:

 :imaposer:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 07, 2018, 08:24:10 am
T-shirt weather  :laughing4:

Do any ice-fishing, Immigrant?

If you try ice fishing, find yourself a couple of experienced Canadian Fish Finders like Mike or Neal:


 :lol8:

No, ice fishing is merely an excuse to get horribly drunk (as was clearly demonstrated by these gentlemen) I prefer to get drunk in the comfort of my own home without freezing my balls off. I have tried it a couple of times, but promised myself never again. I've never been so cold in my life

Yeah, ice fishing without a shanty is too cold for me too.

I prefer a shanty with a propane heater.  A dark colored shanty makes your water hole look cool and the propane heater keeps you warm n toasty.

What is the contraption with a 10 year bat tree above?
It is a CO monitor. I saw afterwards the monitor expires after 10 years. So technically I will "never" have to change the batteries since i have to throw the whole unit away when it expires

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on January 07, 2018, 10:47:02 am
Ahh, I see now.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 11, 2018, 12:45:07 pm
Woohoo!! Summer is here!!!

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And winter is back again. Mother Nature os a cruel bitch

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: bud500 on January 11, 2018, 12:53:54 pm
Brrrrr!

About 60 degrees warmer here in PTA at the moment.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 11, 2018, 01:00:22 pm
But thank God for this app. You can start your truck from anywhere in the world and let it warm up a bit while you have breakfast

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: bud500 on January 11, 2018, 01:01:44 pm
Damn thats cool.... (pun >:D)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: 0012 on January 11, 2018, 05:02:00 pm
shyatt, nice!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on January 12, 2018, 12:32:41 pm

It is a CO monitor. I saw afterwards the monitor expires after 10 years. So technically I will "never" have to change the batteries since i have to throw the whole unit away when it expires

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What does something like that cost?
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 12, 2018, 03:37:49 pm
That stand alone unit costs around $50. I also have a few of these (see pic) around the house that are connected to my alarm system which was $100 each. They also detect smoke. Building code requires a smoke detector in each bedroom, a detector within 10 feet of every bedroom door, one in kitchen, living area, and one close to your mechanical room.  And one CO monitor on each level of the house. They all have to be connected to each other. So if one detects smoke they all go in to alarm and a very nice lady tells you in English and french (voice recording) if smoke or CO was detected and to get the hell out.

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But I have the smoke / CO combination installed everywhere where code required smoke only, and then a few stand alone units at various locations. I am paranoid about CO in the house. I have 2 furnaces, a natural gas water heater, natural gas fireplace and a wood pellet stove, and a natural gas radiant heater in the garage that are all sources of CO. They are all vented to the outside, but anything mechanical could malfunction. The vents could also sometimes ice up when very cold outside
I have a monthly fire drill with the kids where we practice where to go and what to take. You may escape the fire but end up in -40C outside in your pajamas and bare feet.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 13, 2018, 01:13:07 pm
A seasonal low

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I tell my kids I work at the cloud factory

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Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 14, 2018, 02:54:48 pm
Found this dead white tail deer in my driveway when I got home from work this morning. Something dragged it a few feet, but I could not see any obvious tracks. The wind blew a little last night and may have covered it. Will look for more sign when I wake up this afternoon
She seems to be in good condition after this cold winter. Possibly wolves, and a small chance it could be a cougar.
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on January 14, 2018, 05:25:00 pm
WOW ..... at the temp....and WOW at the present in your driveway  :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Welsh on January 14, 2018, 06:09:23 pm
Not shot/wounded and died where you found her?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on January 14, 2018, 07:37:26 pm
I'd grab my sawz-all and at least cut the backstraps out of her. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Welsh on January 14, 2018, 07:53:36 pm
I'd grab my sawz-all and at least cut the backstraps out of her.

I take it your not Vegan. :sip:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on January 14, 2018, 08:02:25 pm
I'd grab my sawz-all and at least cut the backstraps out of her.

I take it your not Vegan. :sip:

Hell no.

I like flesh, especially Venison backstraps.  The Filet Mignon of the deer.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on January 15, 2018, 03:27:10 am
Those backstraps would make awesome biltong...  :peepwall:  :drif:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 15, 2018, 04:30:04 am
Those backstraps would make awesome biltong...  :peepwall:  :drif:
If only it was that easy. One of the benefits, and in this case the downside, of living in a first world country is law enforcement. The law says if I want to take meat from that dead deer, I have to phone the ministry of environment, and they will send a conservation officer to come and inspect the carcass. Once he is satisfied that the animal was not shot with rifle or bow, he will issue me with a permit to be in possession of the meat. If it did have a gun shot wound it would mean it was poached (because hunting season is closed) and an investigation will follow. I will not get the meat in that case and it will be donated to the food bank. The "fish cops" as we call them, have a lot of resources to investigate crimes, like DNA  and ballistics labs etc. And the penalty for poaching is harsh. Big fines, confiscation of all firearms and license to posess firearms, lifetime hunting and fishing ban and jail.
When I woke up this afternoon the deer was gone. Tire tracks and boot tracks , but no deer  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Firecoast on January 15, 2018, 11:08:18 am
Could you please stop showing how cold it is  :P :P I am trying to convince THROTTLE that a move to maple country isn't such a bad idea and snow pictures aren't exactly helping my case.  :patch: :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on January 15, 2018, 11:56:12 am
Could you please stop showing how cold it is  :P :P I am trying to convince THROTTLE that a move to maple country isn't such a bad idea and snow pictures aren't exactly helping my case.  :patch: :lol8:

 :imaposer: just tell him you'll keep him warm  ;)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 15, 2018, 12:10:18 pm
Could you please stop showing how cold it is  :P :P I am trying to convince THROTTLE that a move to maple country isn't such a bad idea and snow pictures aren't exactly helping my case.  :patch: :lol8:

 :imaposer: just tell him you'll keep him warm ;)
Die korrekte term/woord is ontdooi :deal: :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on January 15, 2018, 12:23:20 pm
Maar die DING moet ook ingeprop word woordat hy warm maak.  :peepwall: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: africana on January 16, 2018, 02:56:04 pm
Na ek nou al die tyd spandeer het om die freads te lees moet ek nou ernstig begin werk anders moet ek ander werk loop soek. Thanks vir die info en die chat - verstaan nie alles van die huisbouery nie maar nogtans baie interresant.

Sterkte met julle planne daar en alle voorspoed en sukses aan die anderkant van die wêreld. My skoonsuster - hulle woon in Vancouver.

Mr Zog - goed om te sien jy is besig om in te setlle met locals.  :laughing4: Terloops het my XR geruil vir n 990 Adventure... Yeehaaa!

Hijack off and really back to work.... sug.[/i]
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 18, 2018, 06:32:41 am
Remember I said that if the vapour barrier between your drywall and insulation is not a 100% air tight you will get frost in your walls and attic? Well this is what it looks like

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I screwed up with the exhaust vent for the hood above the stove. >:( >:(

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When I installed it I did not have a drill bit to go right through the inner and outer wall, so I eyeballed it. Needless to say I was a few mm off centre and the ducting did not line up. But a boer maak n plan, and I used a few small pieces that I slid in to each other. So each section could bend a little till it all fit together

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I was really impressed with myself that it worked. I was 11pm at night and I told myself I should come back tomorrow after work to seal it where the sections join each other otherwise the hot humid air will leak through the joins and cause frost in my wall. Well, I completely forgot.......and only remembered yesterday.
This is what it should have looked like

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I will drag a shopvac in to the attic tomorrow and suck up all the frost before it melts and possibly cause water damage
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on January 18, 2018, 09:36:35 am
Yoh  :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 28, 2018, 02:46:08 am
I bought a leaf blower that was on sale at the co-op the other day. I thought it would be a good way to blow snow of the cars rather than using a broom. It worked pretty good. And way more fun!

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Then I thought I would go for a drive to check my fences to see of any trees fell on them during the past week. I could not even get past the gate and got stuck. And it wasn't even deep snow.

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 But got out after shovelling for a while. It doesn't take much to get stuck. The snow builds up under the truck, and when you stop it "sucks" you down. The tires just spin on top of the ground. To dig out you have to go on hands and knees and reach under the engine and start scooping out snow. No respectable Canadian leaves home without a shovel and waterproof pants for situations like this.

So I went home to get the snowmobile. Found this big tree in the way, but lucky for me it missed the fence by a couple of feet.

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I was surprised to see the graders out on a Saturday afternoon. He must have wanted the overtime.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: NoRush on January 28, 2018, 03:49:32 am
Immigrant, that is pretty cold, the ice melts and water causes headache. Slowly starting to understand your building methods. It is intensive to say the least.
If your drive way is blocked and you are snowed in ? How do you get to work ? No work no pay i suppose  :sip: Or do you have special rules / or time keeping for that.
we had one scorcher of a day(pool water is = ambient temp) and would love to come and dig out that GMC of yours, even if it takes me months.  :imaposer:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 28, 2018, 05:43:12 am
Immigrant, that is pretty cold, the ice melts and water causes headache. Slowly starting to understand your building methods. It is intensive to say the least.
If your drive way is blocked and you are snowed in ? How do you get to work ? No work no pay i suppose  :sip: Or do you have special rules / or time keeping for that.
we had one scorcher of a day(pool water is = ambient temp) and would love to come and dig out that GMC of yours, even if it takes me months.  :imaposer:

With regards to a blocked driveway. When they predict heavy snowfall, I set my alarm for 3:00 am (normally get up at 04:30) and start plowing. You have to plow wide at the beginning of winter, because as the season goes on, you run out of room to push the snow

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It usually takes me about an hour to get enough snow moved to get out of my driveway. The rural gravel roads are not well maintained during heavy snow, so then you throw it 4WD Low and don't slow down or stop till you hit the highway (which is usually pretty well maintained - plowed and salted).
My employer is a little more understanding if we are late or stuck in snow, but we have to take a holiday. But it's funny how the same people are always "late" or "stuck"  :xxbah:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 29, 2018, 05:53:01 pm
Kak GMC bakkie wat nie eens in n bietjie geysde water kan loop!! :lol8:

Immigrant ek weet nie hoe julle daar kan leef en oorleef en nog minder jou beeste wat heeljaar buite loop. :eek7:
Ek sweer die dag as ek moet immigreer en ek moet name uit n hoed trek en ek trek Kanada gooi ek die papiertjie terug in die hoed!! :deal: :lol8:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 30, 2018, 04:25:29 am
Kak GMC bakkie wat nie eens in n bietjie geysde water kan loop!! :lol8:

Immigrant ek weet nie hoe julle daar kan leef en oorleef en nog minder jou beeste wat heeljaar buite loop. :eek7:
Ek sweer die dag as ek moet immigreer en ek moet name uit n hoed trek en ek trek Kanada gooi ek die papiertjie terug in die hoed!! :deal: :lol8:
:laughing4:

Ek moet se ek was nogals spyt ek het my Toyota verkoop. Het nooit met hom vas gesit nie!
Jy sal fine wees hier in die noorde. Trek net 2 kortbroeke aan  Maar dis nie so bad nie, dis alles deel van die "adventure".

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on January 31, 2018, 04:37:18 am
Play time!!

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 31, 2018, 12:21:00 pm
If only one could dump all that snow into one of the dams near Cape Town. ;) :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on January 31, 2018, 07:39:17 pm
If only one could dump all that snow into one of the dams near Cape Town. ;) :thumleft:

My exact thoughts. here in Toronto we are surrounded by the great lakes, so water is not a problem. I can brush my teeth and leave the water running... Sometimes I feel a bit guilty.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 31, 2018, 11:27:52 pm
If only one could dump all that snow into one of the dams near Cape Town. ;) :thumleft:

My exact thoughts. here in Toronto we are surrounded by the great lakes, so water is not a problem. I can brush my teeth and leave the water running... Sometimes I feel a bit guilty.
I must confess though I do not feel one bit guilty that your freezing your nuts off when you go outside!!! :lol8:
I do not do very well in cold weather, even our winters sometime gets a bit too cold for me.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 03, 2018, 01:20:21 am
Finally got around to do the paperwork for the application. It's official now....

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on February 03, 2018, 02:28:26 am
Awesome Andrew!!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Splash on February 03, 2018, 09:29:18 am
Congratulations. Fantastic achievement.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on February 03, 2018, 05:53:36 pm
Now you can come back South and defrost...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2018, 06:42:57 pm
Now you can come back South and defrost...
Lekker man. Geluk en geniet dit daar.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 07, 2018, 03:24:54 am
It's been a long winter. So me and some friends decided to book a little golf holiday in Vegas



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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on February 07, 2018, 06:50:00 am
So green....in the middle of the desert  :thumleft:

Enjoy!

A friend of mine, also now living in Canada, regularly escapes to Mexico for a bit of fun in the sun.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Welsh on February 07, 2018, 06:59:19 am
Is this a "Cabin Fever" vacation.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 07, 2018, 12:24:54 pm
Is this a "Cabin Fever" vacation.  :biggrin:
Indeed.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 12, 2018, 11:39:11 pm
I think the people in Kugaaruk got the day off work today

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 12, 2018, 11:41:34 pm
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :eek7: :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: bud500 on February 13, 2018, 08:37:19 am
Incredible.  :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on February 13, 2018, 09:06:12 am
Global FREEZING  ? :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Circlip on February 14, 2018, 08:36:25 pm
Immigrant, loads of respect for what you do, did and for telling us about it. Bud500 told me about your thread today and ive been nailed to it for hrs. Im considering canada too in the last few months and getting a decent reflection on life there wasnt as clear as i thought. Even though the cold is a bit scary I've found enough inspiration in your thread to put it into second gear. Again thank you and great work man!!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: landieman on February 15, 2018, 07:00:22 am
freeze the balls of a brass monkey
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 15, 2018, 07:23:13 am
Im considering canada too in the last few months and getting a decent reflection on life there wasnt as clear as i thought.
Good luck with your decision. I am sure it will work out for you. It's been a long hard and often lonely road that got us to where we are today. We have a very good and abundant  life here, but it comes at a great cost. One example: My daughter turned 8 last week, and her grandparents had to sing happy birthday to her on FaceTime. My girl have only seen her grandmothers for  a total of 16 weeks throughout her whole life (2 weeks a year holiday in SA or them coming to visit us). I feel really bad about the situation. At the end of the day you will have to figure out how much you are willing to sacrifice for how much you will gain
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on February 15, 2018, 04:39:00 pm
Im considering canada too in the last few months and getting a decent reflection on life there wasnt as clear as i thought.
Good luck with your decision. I am sure it will work out for you. It's been a long hard and often lonely road that got us to where we are today. We have a very good and abundant  life here, but it comes at a great cost. One example: My daughter turned 8 last week, and her grandparents had to sing happy birthday to her on FaceTime. My girl have only seen her grandmothers for  a total of 16 weeks throughout her whole life (2 weeks a year holiday in SA or them coming to visit us). I feel really bad about the situation. At the end of the day you will have to figure out how much you are willing to sacrifice for how much you will gain

So I am one of the many South Africans that made the move. Immagrant helped me and is still helping me trumendously. I can say it was a good move to come here, BUT if you take the most difficult thing you have ever done you can multiply it with 1000!

I was lucky to have a job already lined up with the same company I worked for in Cape Town. Convinced the wife and made the move. I invested EVERYTHING I have ever owned or earned into this move (IT IS NOT CHEAP). We brought 2 suitcases each into Canada (too expensive to get a container) and for now put the fun things on hold. We said bye to all our friends and family. I came over first and my wife and 2 kids after.

The first 3 months was I would say the honeymoon phase, everything here works and you feel super safe! Then that wore off and where we are now is really really really Foeking difficult. My wife misses home and family to the point that she dreams at night arriving home after work at our SA home and going through the motions until bed time. I am having a real hard time at work, such different cultures (not 1 canadian in my department). Kids are epic and they are adapting well to the point of my son now picking up the Canadian accent.

We love it here, winter is getting a bit long now, but we do love living here. We are in the difficult phase now, but I know we can not go back. We invested too much money and emotion into this.

If anyone plan on making this move. I would advise you to do extensive research! Immigrant warned me ahead of time that this WILL be the most difficult thing we have ever attempted. He is right! So know what you are attempting and realize this.

PERSONALLY I WANT TO THANK IMMIGRANT FOR ALL THE HELP AND ADVICE. TAKING MY CALLS LATE AT NIGHT AND EACH TIME MOTIVATING ME TO TAKE ON THE NEXT DAY. THANKS BOET! YOU ARE A LEGEND!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: landieman on February 15, 2018, 06:26:19 pm
Thanks Immigrant for a first rate insight into life across the water


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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: landieman on February 15, 2018, 06:28:30 pm
Im considering canada too in the last few months and getting a decent reflection on life there wasnt as clear as i thought.
Good luck with your decision. I am sure it will work out for you. It's been a long hard and often lonely road that got us to where we are today. We have a very good and abundant  life here, but it comes at a great cost. One example: My daughter turned 8 last week, and her grandparents had to sing happy birthday to her on FaceTime. My girl have only seen her grandmothers for  a total of 16 weeks throughout her whole life (2 weeks a year holiday in SA or them coming to visit us). I feel really bad about the situation. At the end of the day you will have to figure out how much you are willing to sacrifice for how much you will gain

So I am one of the many South Africans that made the move. Immagrant helped me and is still helping me trumendously. I can say it was a good move to come here, BUT if you take the most difficult thing you have ever done you can multiply it with 1000!

I was lucky to have a job already lined up with the same company I worked for in Cape Town. Convinced the wife and made the move. I invested EVERYTHING I have ever owned or earned into this move (IT IS NOT CHEAP). We brought 2 suitcases each into Canada (too expensive to get a container) and for now put the fun things on hold. We said bye to all our friends and family. I came over first and my wife and 2 kids after.

The first 3 months was I would say the honeymoon phase, everything here works and you feel super safe! Then that wore off and where we are now is really really really Foeking difficult. My wife misses home and family to the point that she dreams at night arriving home after work at our SA home and going through the motions until bed time. I am having a real hard time at work, such different cultures (not 1 canadian in my department). Kids are epic and they are adapting well to the point of my son now picking up the Canadian accent.

We love it here, winter is getting a bit long now, but we do love living here. We are in the difficult phase now, but I know we can not go back. We invested too much money and emotion into this.

If anyone plan on making this move. I would advise you to do extensive research! Immigrant warned me ahead of time that this WILL be the most difficult thing we have ever attempted. He is right! So know what you are attempting and realize this.

PERSONALLY I WANT TO THANK IMMIGRANT FOR ALL THE HELP AND ADVICE. TAKING MY CALLS LATE AT NIGHT AND EACH TIME MOTIVATING ME TO TAKE ON THE NEXT DAY. THANKS BOET! YOU ARE A LEGEND!
Geez,sounds hectic.vasbyt Ant.if I may ask,what was the first step in setting up the move to Canada


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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 15, 2018, 06:41:16 pm
Ons gaan nog n Wilddogs plakkerskamp daar op immigrant se plaas loop opslaan, wonder wat kos sinkplate in Canada? ;) >:D :peepwall: :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pumbaa on February 15, 2018, 08:02:14 pm
Im considering canada too in the last few months and getting a decent reflection on life there wasnt as clear as i thought.
Good luck with your decision. I am sure it will work out for you. It's been a long hard and often lonely road that got us to where we are today. We have a very good and abundant  life here, but it comes at a great cost. One example: My daughter turned 8 last week, and her grandparents had to sing happy birthday to her on FaceTime. My girl have only seen her grandmothers for  a total of 16 weeks throughout her whole life (2 weeks a year holiday in SA or them coming to visit us). I feel really bad about the situation. At the end of the day you will have to figure out how much you are willing to sacrifice for how much you will gain
This is certainly true, our son is now 14 months old. He only met his grandparents once, for about two weeks when we visited cape town last year. I don't know when he will at them again, besides from Skype chats....a sad and hard reality of living in another country.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on February 15, 2018, 09:51:31 pm
Im considering canada too in the last few months and getting a decent reflection on life there wasnt as clear as i thought.
Good luck with your decision. I am sure it will work out for you. It's been a long hard and often lonely road that got us to where we are today. We have a very good and abundant  life here, but it comes at a great cost. One example: My daughter turned 8 last week, and her grandparents had to sing happy birthday to her on FaceTime. My girl have only seen her grandmothers for  a total of 16 weeks throughout her whole life (2 weeks a year holiday in SA or them coming to visit us). I feel really bad about the situation. At the end of the day you will have to figure out how much you are willing to sacrifice for how much you will gain

So I am one of the many South Africans that made the move. Immagrant helped me and is still helping me trumendously. I can say it was a good move to come here, BUT if you take the most difficult thing you have ever done you can multiply it with 1000!

I was lucky to have a job already lined up with the same company I worked for in Cape Town. Convinced the wife and made the move. I invested EVERYTHING I have ever owned or earned into this move (IT IS NOT CHEAP). We brought 2 suitcases each into Canada (too expensive to get a container) and for now put the fun things on hold. We said bye to all our friends and family. I came over first and my wife and 2 kids after.

The first 3 months was I would say the honeymoon phase, everything here works and you feel super safe! Then that wore off and where we are now is really really really Foeking difficult. My wife misses home and family to the point that she dreams at night arriving home after work at our SA home and going through the motions until bed time. I am having a real hard time at work, such different cultures (not 1 canadian in my department). Kids are epic and they are adapting well to the point of my son now picking up the Canadian accent.

We love it here, winter is getting a bit long now, but we do love living here. We are in the difficult phase now, but I know we can not go back. We invested too much money and emotion into this.

If anyone plan on making this move. I would advise you to do extensive research! Immigrant warned me ahead of time that this WILL be the most difficult thing we have ever attempted. He is right! So know what you are attempting and realize this.

PERSONALLY I WANT TO THANK IMMIGRANT FOR ALL THE HELP AND ADVICE. TAKING MY CALLS LATE AT NIGHT AND EACH TIME MOTIVATING ME TO TAKE ON THE NEXT DAY. THANKS BOET! YOU ARE A LEGEND!
Geez,sounds hectic.vasbyt Ant.if I may ask,what was the first step in setting up the move to Canada


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I must say, I was very lucky! I work for a international company and a position opened in Toronto that was my exact job position. So I had a interview, got the job and my company paid and arranged my and my families immigration almost in entirety. So my case is not the norm, I am also here on a working visa and am in the process of applying for my Perm residence visa.

There is a forum online SACanada I think. Google that and see on there. Everything anyone need to know and more with real experience of people that did and is busy with moving here.

It is tough. But worth it for my kids future.

I asked the question: Am I going to do the move and see my kids grow old or am I gonna watch my kids move one day like my parents and miss them...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 16, 2018, 06:39:41 am
Ons gaan nog n Wilddogs plakkerskamp daar op immigrant se plaas loop opslaan, wonder wat kos sinkplate in Canada? ;) >:D :peepwall: :lol8:
Julle is welkom. Bring net n ekstra kombers saam....  ;)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 16, 2018, 06:42:19 am


PERSONALLY I WANT TO THANK IMMIGRANT FOR ALL THE HELP AND ADVICE. TAKING MY CALLS LATE AT NIGHT AND EACH TIME MOTIVATING ME TO TAKE ON THE NEXT DAY. THANKS BOET! YOU ARE A LEGEND!

No need to thank me. You're a good man. And you can't keep a good man down! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: bud500 on February 16, 2018, 07:53:43 am

I asked the question: Am I going to do the move and see my kids grow old or am I gonna watch my kids move one day like my parents and miss them...

Thats a quite insightful way of thinking about it....
I can relate, because my sister has been in Aus for 12 years now while I'm in SA witnessing the effect on my folks.
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 21, 2018, 02:16:24 pm
Oh, the irony

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: bud500 on February 21, 2018, 02:27:49 pm
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: sidetrack on February 21, 2018, 02:40:46 pm
Oh, the irony

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I cant even imagine at what -45 must feel like. Here in GP even 0 is flippen cold in the winter !
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: bud500 on February 21, 2018, 02:47:03 pm
I cant even imagine at what -45 must feel like. Here in GP even 0 is flippen cold in the winter !

It is damn shocking. Only experience I can compare was the one time I did a walkthrough of a freezer at the Aylesbury ice cream factory, which was kept at -40.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on February 22, 2018, 08:31:15 pm
I had this playing on the radio the other morning really early on the way home. Must say, it was kind of a emotional moment alone in the car on a snowy road...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 23, 2018, 12:40:09 am
Yeah Ant. It's been a long cold winter. The worst since we have lived here. Doesn't seem to bother the kids....
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 23, 2018, 06:31:09 pm
Daai arme beeste van jou buite snags :eek7: :'(
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on February 23, 2018, 07:19:14 pm
Kan nie wag vir my en my laaitjie om dit saam te begin doen nie. Gedroom daarvan. Hy is nou 5 so ek moet die jaar maar spaar vir 'n paar wiele vir hom.
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 24, 2018, 10:23:36 pm
Some random pics

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 24, 2018, 11:22:09 pm
Daai kind se tanne het skoon afgevries!!! :eek7: :o :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 25, 2018, 12:46:35 am
Daai kind se tanne het skoon afgevries!!! :eek7: :o :lol8:
:spitcoffee: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on February 25, 2018, 10:27:25 am
Daai kind se tanne het skoon afgevries!!! :eek7: :o :lol8:

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What is all the black spots on her clothing?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on February 25, 2018, 02:04:52 pm
Yoh check how thick the snow is on that roof  :eek7:

It must weigh a lot. Do you have to shovel it off the roof or do you just leave it to melt by itself?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 25, 2018, 05:32:53 pm
Daai kind se tanne het skoon afgevries!!! :eek7: :o :lol8:

 :imaposer: :imaposer:

What is all the black spots on her clothing?
A mixture of mud a tree bark.  ::)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on February 25, 2018, 05:35:28 pm
Yoh check how thick the snow is on that roof  :eek7:

It must weigh a lot. Do you have to shovel it off the roof or do you just leave it to melt by itself?
We just leave it.  It's really slippery up there, and too much work. The trusses are engineered and spaced accordingly to handle the load ( I hope  8))
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Welsh on February 25, 2018, 07:38:31 pm
Yoh check how thick the snow is on that roof  :eek7:

It must weigh a lot. Do you have to shovel it off the roof or do you just leave it to melt by itself?
We just leave it.  It's really slippery up there, and too much work. The trusses are engineered and spaced accordingly to handle the load ( I hope  8)

But don't be in the way when it lets go,  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on February 26, 2018, 05:38:38 am
Yoh check how thick the snow is on that roof  :eek7:

It must weigh a lot. Do you have to shovel it off the roof or do you just leave it to melt by itself?
We just leave it.  It's really slippery up there, and too much work. The trusses are engineered and spaced accordingly to handle the load ( I hope  8)

But don't be in the way when it lets go,  :biggrin:
I thought that is where snowman came from? :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 06, 2018, 05:08:13 pm
We barely made it out before a 30cm snowstorm hit. A few hours later, and we're swinging the clubs

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on March 07, 2018, 03:24:14 pm
We barely made it out before a 30cm snowstorm hit. A few hours later, and we're swinging the clubs

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Well deserved! Have fun and enjoy the sun...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 07, 2018, 07:40:47 pm
We barely made it out before a 30cm snowstorm hit. A few hours later, and we're swinging the clubs

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Well deserved! Have fun and enjoy the sun...  :thumleft:
I always wanted to see Vegas, but I will never come here again. People here had the life sucked right out of them. Walking zombies pissing away their money on machines and tables designed and programmed  to make you lose. I am not sure of the economy is the cause of it, but things are generally run down and unkept. I guess the people here don't care for that. All they see is slot machines . At least the golfing is good, but it will take a while to wash the Vegas stink off of me.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Camino Cerdo on March 08, 2018, 03:14:00 am
Agreed, Vegas just is not what it was 40 years ago. If you want to go to Nevada try Reno, smaller and better kept the last time I went by. None is the same since they took out the mechanical one armed bandits. Just a bunch of zombies staring at a screen and pushing money into it.

Farming is enough of a gamble so I don't need more.

 :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 08, 2018, 03:26:59 am

Farming is enough of a gamble so I don't need more.

 :ricky:

True that!!
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 08, 2018, 03:45:34 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sam on March 08, 2018, 09:37:54 am
We barely made it out before a 30cm snowstorm hit. A few hours later, and we're swinging the clubs

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Well deserved! Have fun and enjoy the sun...  :thumleft:
I always wanted to see Vegas, but I will never come here again. People here had the life sucked right out of them. Walking zombies pissing away their money on machines and tables designed and programmed  to make you lose. I am not sure of the economy is the cause of it, but things are generally run down and unkept. I guess the people here don't care for that. All they see is slot machines . At least the golfing is good, but it will take a while to wash the Vegas stink off of me.

I'd never really been into a casino before. Went to the grandwest one here in Cape Town about 10 years ago, and ended up with exactly the same impression that you've verbalised here. Sad place, sad people.....

Have never been into another one.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 12, 2018, 05:34:57 am
Solar farm just south of Las Vegas. Impressive...

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 13, 2018, 03:07:17 am
Ahhh. Back home again. Nice to be back in the land of nothingness.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on March 13, 2018, 06:51:21 am
Niks so lekker as om op vars sneeu te loop nie.  Daai kraak geluid onder die voete is lekker....maar daai tyd as dit so 'n modder pappery gemors is is dit nie lekker nie.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 14, 2018, 02:43:53 am
Niks so lekker as om op vars sneeu te loop nie.  Daai kraak geluid onder die voete is lekker....maar daai tyd as dit so 'n modder pappery gemors is is dit nie lekker nie.
Korrek. Dit smelt nou vinnig hier. Moes rondom die huis sneeu weg stoot om te verhoed dat die water langs die huis in loop. Die "backfill" van laas jaar se aanbou het nog nie ge "settle" nie

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Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 14, 2018, 09:03:04 pm
Shame. The poor bokkies. They are struggling to find food in the deep snow.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on March 15, 2018, 07:03:38 am
Biltong :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: bud500 on March 15, 2018, 08:20:05 am
 :lol8: Classic pic, that last one.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on March 15, 2018, 08:36:10 am
:lol8: Classic pic, that last one.

Agree  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 23, 2018, 09:27:37 pm
 :ricky:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ganjora on March 23, 2018, 09:58:32 pm
Glorius.
Is that elon's bfg?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 23, 2018, 10:33:22 pm
Glorius.
Is that elon's bfg?
  ;D They have almost the same hp. Except this one failed to launch....

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on March 26, 2018, 02:38:41 pm
 :laughing4:

Gost rider...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 29, 2018, 12:57:37 pm
 I could not stop laughing when I saw this in one of our $70,000 a year job applications.
We are not a zoo..... :spitcoffee:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 29, 2018, 01:14:03 pm
Looks like a kid in primary school wrote that!! :o
Het julle nie n joppie vir Karoo Rider vir daai 70 000 nie, dan kan hy bekostig om my te laat kom as sy tuinboy?!! ;)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on March 29, 2018, 02:18:47 pm
Looks like a kid in primary school wrote that!! :o
Het julle nie n joppie vir Karoo Rider vir daai 70 000 nie, dan kan hy bekostig om my te laat kom as sy tuinboy?!! ;)

It does look like a 5 year old wrote that. It is a sad state of affairs. I have received 8 excellent resumes from some of the WD members. They would make the company millions with their experience and knowledge. I have taken those resumes up and down the corporate ladder countless times. But for some reason they (the Canadians) are weary to take it further. I suspect they are concerned by our remote locations (and cold weather). We have spent some money on a few immigrants, only for them to stay a few months and then leave for the big cities.They may think they are being "used" as a stepping stone till the employee finds greener pastures. it is really tough to convince them otherwise.
In the mean time we have to deal with the above applicants.  :-\
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on March 29, 2018, 04:57:50 pm
WOW! Dit is nie 'n bad salaris om mee te begin nie. As ek daai lees dink ek aan die...

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 01, 2018, 06:45:01 pm
Easter egg hunt in -15C.  I'm not that desperate for chocolate! Apparently the  easter bunny had a real tough time last night to conceal her footprints in the snow  :imaposer:
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on April 02, 2018, 09:58:56 pm
HAHAHA!

Our easter bunny managed to get in past the cat and into the basement to hide all the eggs... Useless cat!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Karoo Rider on April 03, 2018, 04:54:51 am
Looks like the kids are having fun.  If they can fit in surely adults should be OK?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 03, 2018, 06:46:52 am
Looks like the kids are having fun.  If they can fit in surely adults should be OK?
Both my kids were born here. So they are "true" Canadians. This is home for them.
TheAnt may give you a more informed opinion on how kids settle in. The saffers in my town tell me their kids are initially a little put out ( i think because of the stress of the parents) but then they fit in quite well. They say you should get them playing sports as quick as you can. That really helps to make friends.
As for the adults, it takes a while to "fit in". But after a while it feels like you have lived here your whole life
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 03, 2018, 09:33:32 am
The saffers in my town

How many are you there immigrant?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: 0012 on April 03, 2018, 02:52:08 pm
Both my kids were born here. So they are "true" Canadians. This is home for them.

praat hulle met n Justin Bieber accent   :o 


 ;D
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 03, 2018, 03:19:01 pm
The saffers in my town

How many are you there immigrant?
Meeste is dokters ChrisL, en 2 electricians.. Hulle kom en gaan. Op n tyd was hier 6 families.


praat hulle met n Justin Bieber accent   :o 

 ;D

 :'( now that you mention it......yes......  bliksem!!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 03, 2018, 04:42:03 pm
Immigrant moet jul kinders Frans leer op skool of is Frans net in gebruik in Toronto en groot stede?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on April 03, 2018, 05:35:12 pm

The saffers in my town

How many are you there immigrant?


Meeste is dokters ChrisL, en 2 electricians.. Hulle kom en gaan. Op n tyd was hier 6 families.


 :eek7:  Good lord, Saskatchewan will never be the same  :imaposer: :peepwall: :pot:

Isn't Sasketoon where most of the populace lives in that Province?  Is that where you have to go if you can't find something you need locally?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: 0012 on April 03, 2018, 05:51:55 pm
praat hulle met n Justin Bieber accent   :o 

 ;D

 :'( now that you mention it......yes......  bliksem!!!

 :spitcoffee:    :imaposer:

Praat julle in die huis afrikaans?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 03, 2018, 08:21:41 pm
Immigrant moet jul kinders Frans leer op skool of is Frans net in gebruik in Toronto en groot stede?
Daar is die opsie om alles in Frans te doen. In wes kanada is frans baie skaars. Ek moes gelukkig nog nie help met frans huiswerk nie. Weet nie rerig of hulle later blootgestel word nie. Maar verseker nie so gereeld soos ons engels op skool gehad het nie


 :eek7:  Good lord, Saskatchewan will never be the same  :imaposer: :peepwall: :pot:

Isn't Sasketoon where most of the populace lives in that Province?  Is that where you have to go if you can't find something you need locally?

We are slowly populating the prairies.  :3some:

Correct. Saskatoon for big shopping like furniture etc. And intl airport



 :spitcoffee:    :imaposer:

Praat julle in die huis afrikaans?

Ek en my vrou doen ( sy is van Alberton. Hulle praat mos nie eintlik engels daar nie). My dogter verstaan maar kan nie afrikaans praat nie. My seun verstaan fokkol en raak erg frustreerd as ek en my vrou praat.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 03, 2018, 10:25:57 pm
My seun verstaan fokkol en raak erg frustreerd as ek en my vrou praat.

Dan moet hy leer en ophou frustreerd wees!! :lol8:
Hoe meer hy dit hoor hoe meer gaan hy leer. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 04, 2018, 01:20:50 am
Hoe meer hy dit hoor hoe meer gaan hy leer. :thumleft:

Om een of ander rede het engels gewen. Seker maar die maatjies en die tv wat die groter invloed gehad het. My kinders luister in elk geval al lank al nie meer na my nie... :patch:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on April 04, 2018, 02:40:33 am
Hoe meer hy dit hoor hoe meer gaan hy leer. :thumleft:

Om een of ander rede het engels gewen. Seker maar die maatjies en die tv wat die groter invloed gehad het. My kinders luister in elk geval al lank al nie meer na my nie... :patch:

Moenie alleen voel nie  :sip:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 04, 2018, 10:55:47 pm
Hoe meer hy dit hoor hoe meer gaan hy leer. :thumleft:

Om een of ander rede het engels gewen. Seker maar die maatjies en die tv wat die groter invloed gehad het. My kinders luister in elk geval al lank al nie meer na my nie... :patch:
My suster het besluit haar kuiken sal afrikaans praat en omdat my suster aan spraak diaree ly het sy dit baie gehoor en nou praat/skryf/lees die kind vlot afrikaans alhoewel sy in die buiteland woon. ;) :lol8:
Natuurlik moes sy ook pa se spaans leer en nou is sy vlot drietalig op 12 jarige ouderdom. :thumleft:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 05, 2018, 12:41:28 am
Hoe meer hy dit hoor hoe meer gaan hy leer. :thumleft:

Om een of ander rede het engels gewen. Seker maar die maatjies en die tv wat die groter invloed gehad het. My kinders luister in elk geval al lank al nie meer na my nie... :patch:
My suster het besluit haar kuiken sal afrikaans praat en omdat my suster aan spraak diaree ly het sy dit baie gehoor en nou praat/skryf/lees die kind vlot afrikaans alhoewel sy in die buiteland woon. :lol8:
Natuurlik moes sy ook pa se spaans leer en nou is sy vlot drietalig op 12 jarige ouderdom. :thumleft:
My kinders is verseker armer deur net een taal te kan praat. As jy dit nie hoor (en praat) van kleins af nie, is dit bitter moeilik om aan te leer. Maar as hy se "make it go faster Daddy"  dan klink dit soos musiek in my ore

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on April 05, 2018, 01:33:55 am
Seeing your youngin on that little bike is adorable and brings back childhood memories.

Yuda man for providing such toys for your kids, they'll never forget how much you sacrificed and what you provided for their childhood.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 05, 2018, 03:30:06 pm
 Maar as hy se "make it go faster Daddy"  dan klink dit soos musiek in my ore

 :laughing4: :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: landieman on April 08, 2018, 05:44:35 am
Strongs to the Canadians after the bus accident that claimed 15 young lives
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 08, 2018, 06:07:24 am
Strongs to the Canadians after the bus accident that claimed 15 young lives
Indeed a great tragedy. They are from a small community and the loss is having a great impact on all. It is amazing to see the "Canadian spirit". They put up this go fund me page yesterday and already got $2.9 mil (R27.6 mil) in a day.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 08, 2018, 02:45:22 pm
Hoe meer hy dit hoor hoe meer gaan hy leer. :thumleft:

Om een of ander rede het engels gewen. Seker maar die maatjies en die tv wat die groter invloed gehad het. My kinders luister in elk geval al lank al nie meer na my nie... :patch:
My suster het besluit haar kuiken sal afrikaans praat en omdat my suster aan spraak diaree ly het sy dit baie gehoor en nou praat/skryf/lees die kind vlot afrikaans alhoewel sy in die buiteland woon. ;) :lol8:
Natuurlik moes sy ook pa se spaans leer en nou is sy vlot drietalig op 12 jarige ouderdom. :thumleft:

Het n gevoel ek sit in dieselfde bootjie eendag: Afrikaans VS Spaans VS Engels
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 08, 2018, 02:48:09 pm

My kinders is verseker armer deur net een taal te kan praat. As jy dit nie hoor (en praat) van kleins af nie, is dit bitter moeilik om aan te leer. Maar as hy se "make it go faster Daddy"  dan klink dit soos musiek in my ore

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Ek smaak die ATGATT  :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 08, 2018, 03:03:08 pm

I must say, I was very lucky! I work for a international company and a position opened in Toronto that was my exact job position. So I had a interview, got the job and my company paid and arranged my and my families immigration almost in entirety. So my case is not the norm, I am also here on a working visa and am in the process of applying for my Perm residence visa.

There is a forum online SACanada I think. Google that and see on there. Everything anyone need to know and more with real experience of people that did and is busy with moving here.

It is tough. But worth it for my kids future.

I asked the question: Am I going to do the move and see my kids grow old or am I gonna watch my kids move one day like my parents and miss them...

This a question that is staring most of my friends squarely in the face at the moment. The reality of this is hitting them hard when looking at Saffers here with kids abroad. Their kids are still small, but in 5-15 years they will be out of the house and most likely abroad.  Do you stay behind and they leave, or do you leave now and be with them? Tough choice man.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: big oil on April 08, 2018, 06:10:08 pm
Strongs to the Canadians after the bus accident that claimed 15 young lives

Sad man, so sad.  :'( :'( :'(

My condolences for our beloved neighbors to the north.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on April 08, 2018, 06:29:17 pm
I asked the question: Am I going to do the move and see my kids grow old or am I gonna watch my kids move one day like my parents and miss them...
This a question that is staring most of my friends squarely in the face at the moment. The reality of this is hitting them hard when looking at Saffers here with kids abroad. Their kids are still small, but in 5-15 years they will be out of the house and most likely abroad.  Do you stay behind and they leave, or do you leave now and be with them? Tough choice man.

Well you might move to Canada with them now and they they decide to move to Europe or something.

Maybe if my kids decide to move then we can move with them if we have not already done so by then.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: armpump on April 08, 2018, 08:35:00 pm
Sure is not cheap relocating a family with our rand dollar exchange :(
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 09, 2018, 03:35:44 am
Hoe meer hy dit hoor hoe meer gaan hy leer. :thumleft:

Om een of ander rede het engels gewen. Seker maar die maatjies en die tv wat die groter invloed gehad het. My kinders luister in elk geval al lank al nie meer na my nie... :patch:
My suster het besluit haar kuiken sal afrikaans praat en omdat my suster aan spraak diaree ly het sy dit baie gehoor en nou praat/skryf/lees die kind vlot afrikaans alhoewel sy in die buiteland woon. ;) :lol8:
Natuurlik moes sy ook pa se spaans leer en nou is sy vlot drietalig op 12 jarige ouderdom. :thumleft:

Het n gevoel ek sit in dieselfde bootjie eendag: Afrikaans VS Spaans VS Engels
Spaans in Noord Amerika is baie baie handig. Afrikaans, not so much.....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 09, 2018, 08:07:29 am
I asked the question: Am I going to do the move and see my kids grow old or am I gonna watch my kids move one day like my parents and miss them...
This a question that is staring most of my friends squarely in the face at the moment. The reality of this is hitting them hard when looking at Saffers here with kids abroad. Their kids are still small, but in 5-15 years they will be out of the house and most likely abroad.  Do you stay behind and they leave, or do you leave now and be with them? Tough choice man.

Well you might move to Canada with them now and they they decide to move to Europe or something.

Maybe if my kids decide to move then we can move with them if we have not already done so by then.

A good friend is leaving for Canada in a week's time, his wife and three daughters will follow when he has set up base. His parents will also go over as soon as the paperwork allows.

Also have two cousins in NZ, their parents went over, not long after their daughters left.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 09, 2018, 10:24:42 am
I asked the question: Am I going to do the move and see my kids grow old or am I gonna watch my kids move one day like my parents and miss them...
This a question that is staring most of my friends squarely in the face at the moment. The reality of this is hitting them hard when looking at Saffers here with kids abroad. Their kids are still small, but in 5-15 years they will be out of the house and most likely abroad.  Do you stay behind and they leave, or do you leave now and be with them? Tough choice man.

Well you might move to Canada with them now and they they decide to move to Europe or something.

Maybe if my kids decide to move then we can move with them if we have not already done so by then.

A good friend is leaving for Canada in a week's time, his wife and three daughters will follow when he has set up base. His parents will also go over as soon as the paperwork allows.

Also have two cousins in NZ, their parents went over, not long after their daughters left.
Where will he be going? What will he be doing?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 09, 2018, 10:55:27 am
They got an invitation from Ontario  Province, so they will be settling there. He is into the retail/merchandise/buyer business - used to work for Edcon/Samsung/Incredible Connection etc. First time living abroad, so it's gonna be an interesting shift of perspective for him (and his family). Brrrrr indeed, not the nice mild weather of Pretoria  :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 09, 2018, 11:04:43 am
Hoe meer hy dit hoor hoe meer gaan hy leer. :thumleft:

Om een of ander rede het engels gewen. Seker maar die maatjies en die tv wat die groter invloed gehad het. My kinders luister in elk geval al lank al nie meer na my nie... :patch:
My suster het besluit haar kuiken sal afrikaans praat en omdat my suster aan spraak diaree ly het sy dit baie gehoor en nou praat/skryf/lees die kind vlot afrikaans alhoewel sy in die buiteland woon. ;) :lol8:
Natuurlik moes sy ook pa se spaans leer en nou is sy vlot drietalig op 12 jarige ouderdom. :thumleft:

Het n gevoel ek sit in dieselfde bootjie eendag: Afrikaans VS Spaans VS Engels
Spaans in Noord Amerika is baie baie handig. Afrikaans, not so much.....

My skoonfamilie se huistaal is Spaans, so dit sal makliker wees om te leer......aan die ander kant, dit pas my eintlik baie goed dat ek nie betrokke kan raak by enige familie dramas nie  :deal:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 09, 2018, 11:08:42 am
Maybe he and Theant will be neighbours  ;). I am sure he will be fine. Ontario not so cold, but a lot more snow.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 09, 2018, 11:10:59 am


My skoonfamilie se huistaal is Spaans, so dit sal makliker wees om te leer......aan die ander kant, dit pas my eintlik baie goed dat ek nie betrokke kan raak by enige familie dramas nie  :deal:

Ja, maar hulle kan ook kak praat van jou sonder dat jy daarvan weet.... :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 09, 2018, 11:21:40 am


My skoonfamilie se huistaal is Spaans, so dit sal makliker wees om te leer......aan die ander kant, dit pas my eintlik baie goed dat ek nie betrokke kan raak by enige familie dramas nie  :deal:

Ja, maar hulle kan ook kak praat van jou sonder dat jy daarvan weet.... :lol8:

Ek kan saamleef met daai risiko  :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 09, 2018, 11:22:57 am
Maybe he and Theant will be neighbours  ;). I am sure he will be fine. Ontario not so cold, but a lot more snow.

Wie is Theant? Buks is nie n biker nie
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 09, 2018, 11:25:11 am
Maybe he and Theant will be neighbours  ;). I am sure he will be fine. Ontario not so cold, but a lot more snow.

Wie is Theant? Buks is nie n biker nie
TheAnt is a WD that recently moved/immigrated  to Ontario
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 09, 2018, 11:47:19 am

My skoonfamilie se huistaal is Spaans, so dit sal makliker wees om te leer......aan die ander kant, dit pas my eintlik baie goed dat ek nie betrokke kan raak by enige familie dramas nie  :deal:


As my suster hulle hier kuier en hy is ongelukkig oor iets kak hy haar uit in Spaans, hy is die enigste ou wat haar vir n rukkie stil kry!! :lol8: :lol8:
Moet sê dit klink vreeslik om in Spaans uitgekak te word!! :imaposer: :lol8: :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 09, 2018, 12:02:49 pm
Ja nee, ek sit soms so en luister, dan dink ek, hier kom nou GROOT familie kak, dan bespreek hulle slegs die weer  :patch:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 09, 2018, 12:09:43 pm
Ja nee, ek sit soms so en luister, dan dink ek, hier kom nou GROOT familie kak, dan bespreek hulle slegs die weer  :patch:
:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Spaans is glo n vrek moeilike taal want elke voorwerp het n hy of sy aanspreekvorm of so iets.
My suster se dogter het gesukkel met pa se taal en hy was nie happy nie. Toe gaan sit hulle haar in n skool in Guatamala vir n jaar. Geen engels om op terug te val. Dit het haar baie goed gedoen en sy verlang nounog terug en was al twee keer daar op vakansie na die dorpie in Guatamala.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 09, 2018, 12:39:54 pm
Dit het haar baie goed gedoen en sy verlang nounog terug en was al twee keer daar op vakansie na die dorpie in Guatamala.
ChrisL, wat doen jou suster en haar man?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 09, 2018, 02:41:20 pm
Dit het haar baie goed gedoen en sy verlang nounog terug en was al twee keer daar op vakansie na die dorpie in Guatamala.
ChrisL, wat doen jou suster en haar man?
My suster is n apteker in die hospitaal op ST. Thomas of wat van die hospitaal oor is en haar man werk van die huis af.
Hy doen werk oor sy rekenaar en moet soms in hofsake gaan getuig oor besoedeling in die US. Verder hou hy hom besig met seiljagvaart.
Hy was die jaar saam met sy dogter in die dorpie in Guatamala.Hy is een kwart Chileens en driekwart Brits ouma en pa was Brits) hy praat spaans, frans en engels. Sy hele hoërskool en universiteit was hy in UK alhoewel sy ouers iewers in suid amerika gewoon het. Sy pa het vir die Britse diplomatieke korps gewerk. Sy ma n lawyer.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on April 09, 2018, 09:32:08 pm
Maybe he and Theant will be neighbours  ;). I am sure he will be fine. Ontario not so cold, but a lot more snow.

Wie is Theant? Buks is nie n biker nie

That is me.... I think thabogrobler took my details to give to him.

This move is not for sissies! I can tell you that much. Hardest thing I have done in my life. But if you cut all ties back home and leave no back door like I did you can do it through pure determination. I can not go back, can not afford to. So going all out!

Oh, and just to add. Without the support of immigrant emotionally I would not have made it... !!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on April 09, 2018, 09:35:56 pm
Sure is not cheap relocating a family with our rand dollar exchange :(

DEFINITELY WAS NOT CHEAP!!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 09, 2018, 10:18:59 pm
Maybe he and Theant will be neighbours  ;). I am sure he will be fine. Ontario not so cold, but a lot more snow.

Wie is Theant? Buks is nie n biker nie

That is me.... I think thabogrobler took my details to give to him.

This move is not for sissies! I can tell you that much. Hardest thing I have done in my life. But if you cut all ties back home and leave no back door like I did you can do it through pure determination. I can not go back, can not afford to. So going all out!

Oh, and just to add. Without the support of immigrant emotionally I would not have made it... !!!

Yup,that guy is just everywhere, just cant get rid of him  :patch:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on April 10, 2018, 02:19:34 am
Quote
This move is not for sissies! I can tell you that much. Hardest thing I have done in my life. But if you cut all ties back home and leave no back door like I did you can do it through pure determination. I can not go back, can not afford to. So going all out!

+1

I'm in the same boat. Can't even think about going back, and after two years, I actually don't want to.

And just like you Ant, Immigrant was there when I started my first job and sent me the most awesome gift. I still use that gift almost daily. He's a good man  :thumleft:

Hang in there, things DO get better.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: armpump on April 10, 2018, 07:25:35 am
Don't think i could ever.

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 :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on April 10, 2018, 02:39:15 pm
It's spring they said.... It's going to get warm they said....

Well it snowed all night and had to clean the snow off the car again this morning.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on April 10, 2018, 03:07:36 pm
Its a warm winter they said
You are lucky they said
It was -27 C
 :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on April 10, 2018, 04:40:43 pm
Its a warm winter they said
You are lucky they said
It was -27 C
 :eek7:

I am a bit more north of Toronto so we turned at -35 this year. Was interesting...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 12, 2018, 12:54:35 am
It's supposed to be spring.....
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.....but what the hell. We'll practice our casting in the snow if we have to.


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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on April 12, 2018, 09:05:34 am
 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: silvrav on April 13, 2018, 02:27:25 pm
WES started
IELTS booked for 2 June.

@TheAnt @immigrant thanks for the assistance so far and hopefully we can have a beer all together in canada next year
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on April 13, 2018, 02:29:24 pm
WES started
IELTS booked for 2 June.

@TheAnt @immigrant thanks for the assistance so far and hopefully we can have a beer all together in canada next year

No Problem! Wishing you all the best with the application. Keep us updated.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 13, 2018, 04:20:22 pm
WES started
IELTS booked for 2 June.

@TheAnt @immigrant thanks for the assistance so far and hopefully we can have a beer all together in canada next year
No problem. Post your progress/ frustration/ success  on this thread so it could help others
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on April 14, 2018, 02:57:58 am
WES started
IELTS booked for 2 June.

@TheAnt @immigrant thanks for the assistance so far and hopefully we can have a beer all together in canada next year

Good luck Hannes.  :thumleft:

It will be hard, but SO worth it in the end.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on April 14, 2018, 07:56:51 pm
WES started
IELTS booked for 2 June.

@TheAnt @immigrant thanks for the assistance so far and hopefully we can have a beer all together in canada next year


So which part of Canada are you planning on going to?

If I remember correctly you are an engineer.  As I understand from a friend there they accept your degree but professional registration you will have to do again.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 15, 2018, 02:55:18 pm
That disappointed look when the calendar says its spring, but you wake up to winter..... :imaposer:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: armpump on April 15, 2018, 07:44:02 pm
At least house is warm inside
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: silvrav on April 16, 2018, 01:48:34 pm
WES started
IELTS booked for 2 June.

@TheAnt @immigrant thanks for the assistance so far and hopefully we can have a beer all together in canada next year

Good luck Hannes.  :thumleft:

It will be hard, but SO worth it in the end.  :thumleft:

Thanks guys.

First snag...CRS points in 1july 207 rework made our points take a nasty dip...from 470 to 340  :patch:

450 is the sweet spot it seems, thus meaning we need to try and find other routes...still investigating
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: chillin_in_bots on April 16, 2018, 07:24:28 pm
WES started
IELTS booked for 2 June.

@TheAnt @immigrant thanks for the assistance so far and hopefully we can have a beer all together in canada next year

Good luck Hannes.  :thumleft:

It will be hard, but SO worth it in the end.  :thumleft:

Thanks guys.

First snag...CRS points in 1july 207 rework made our points take a nasty dip...from 470 to 340  :patch:

450 is the sweet spot it seems, thus meaning we need to try and find other routes...still investigating

We're also in the process. Did our WES and IELTS last year. Entered the Express Entry in Aug with a Score of 416. Now sitting on 411 with the 5 point drop being a year older. Working on the LMIA for a job offer which will bump us up 50 points. Taken some time for an employer to go through the trouble but they have not been able to find a Canadian willing to relocate for the position. Looks like Lloydminster in AB/SK will be our destination.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 16, 2018, 08:47:48 pm

Looks like Lloydminster in AB/SK will be our destination.

chillin_in_bots, we will practically be neighbours. I live 90 min from Lloydminster. I go there often to stock up on some toys @ http://store.prophetriver.com/

PM me if you have any questions...or  post them on this thread
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: silvrav on April 17, 2018, 08:52:56 am
WES started
IELTS booked for 2 June.

@TheAnt @immigrant thanks for the assistance so far and hopefully we can have a beer all together in canada next year

Good luck Hannes.  :thumleft:

It will be hard, but SO worth it in the end.  :thumleft:

Thanks guys.

First snag...CRS points in 1july 207 rework made our points take a nasty dip...from 470 to 340  :patch:

450 is the sweet spot it seems, thus meaning we need to try and find other routes...still investigating

We're also in the process. Did our WES and IELTS last year. Entered the Express Entry in Aug with a Score of 416. Now sitting on 411 with the 5 point drop being a year older. Working on the LMIA for a job offer which will bump us up 50 points. Taken some time for an employer to go through the trouble but they have not been able to find a Canadian willing to relocate for the position. Looks like Lloydminster in AB/SK will be our destination.

we hoping the same.... we continuing with our IELTS and WES and from there have a year in the EE pool to try and find someone willing to take a change on us
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Acajou on April 17, 2018, 11:48:58 am
Silvrav, where did you lose so many points? Age?

I've also been looking at Canada. I went there for a few weeks to visit family a while back and enjoyed it immensely. It was winter too, so I didn't get the sugar-coated version either  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: silvrav on April 17, 2018, 01:51:06 pm
Silvrav, where did you lose so many points? Age?

I've also been looking at Canada. I went there for a few weeks to visit family a while back and enjoyed it immensely. It was winter too, so I didn't get the sugar-coated version either  :laughing4:

thats the thing, no idea...me assessment of roughly 2 years ago report just shows total, not the split. so we need to make up about 140 points somehow.... last round cut off was in the 470 region
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on April 17, 2018, 03:36:38 pm
Points calculator without having to register:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp

Age makes a difference if you are below 40.
Language test results count a lot.

Having a job offer can give you up to 50 points (and 200 for management and specific skill sets)
And with a nomination certification from a specific province you can get a 600 point boost (presume this will be difficult)

https://www.visasavenue.com/canada-immigration/canada-express-entry-points-calculator/
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: chillin_in_bots on April 17, 2018, 06:48:16 pm

Looks like Lloydminster in AB/SK will be our destination.

chillin_in_bots, we will practically be neighbours. I live 90 min from Lloydminster. I go there often to stock up on some toys @ http://store.prophetriver.com/

PM me if you have any questions...or  post them on this thread

Awesome- will certainly be in touch. Good to know there are toy shops in town! lol. Been watching and great to see a slice of life on that side of the pond. Having lived in Orapa in Botswana for 4 years, Lloydminster will be easy to manage size wise. +40 to -40 will be the adventure. The LMIA process takes about 8-12 weeks and then we'll get the 50 point bump. Last draw was 444.

For the guys in the process- Do the prep work and practise for the IELTS test. Every point counts and you want to get the maximum. There were a couple of guys in our session doing it for the 3rd and 4th time to squeeze more points. French as a second language will give 30 points if you can get the test right- good for the people who have time to learn a new language.

Up until 29 you get 100 points for age, every year after you loose 5 points. Ontario gives the most provincial nominations per year (The extra 600 points)- if you are on the skills list and score above 400 points you can get an invite for that. We have a couple of friends that specifically put Ontario as the province of choice while setting up their profiles and they got the nominations.

Manitoba is also an easy option only if you have a connection to Manitoba. Friends and family give you additional points under their provincial nomination program.


Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: silvrav on April 17, 2018, 08:06:51 pm

Looks like Lloydminster in AB/SK will be our destination.

chillin_in_bots, we will practically be neighbours. I live 90 min from Lloydminster. I go there often to stock up on some toys @ http://store.prophetriver.com/

PM me if you have any questions...or  post them on this thread

Awesome- will certainly be in touch. Good to know there are toy shops in town! lol. Been watching and great to see a slice of life on that side of the pond. Having lived in Orapa in Botswana for 4 years, Lloydminster will be easy to manage size wise. +40 to -40 will be the adventure. The LMIA process takes about 8-12 weeks and then we'll get the 50 point bump. Last draw was 444.

For the guys in the process- Do the prep work and practise for the IELTS test. Every point counts and you want to get the maximum. There were a couple of guys in our session doing it for the 3rd and 4th time to squeeze more points. French as a second language will give 30 points if you can get the test right- good for the people who have time to learn a new language.

Up until 29 you get 100 points for age, every year after you loose 5 points. Ontario gives the most provincial nominations per year (The extra 600 points)- if you are on the skills list and score above 400 points you can get an invite for that. We have a couple of friends that specifically put Ontario as the province of choice while setting up their profiles and they got the nominations.

Manitoba is also an easy option only if you have a connection to Manitoba. Friends and family give you additional points under their provincial nomination program.
Thanks! will take a look at Ontario. for now just focusing to get certificates, WES and IELTS done

If it does not work out we might head to the states. i send my CV to a company that we signed a partnership agreement with so we have close ties.

Hoping from it comes a job offer then we can move to the states, spend a few years there and decided further.

They even have spots open in Florida so @Mr Zog i might come fishing with you next year....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on April 18, 2018, 09:24:27 pm

Looks like Lloydminster in AB/SK will be our destination.

chillin_in_bots, we will practically be neighbours. I live 90 min from Lloydminster. I go there often to stock up on some toys @ http://store.prophetriver.com/

PM me if you have any questions...or  post them on this thread

Awesome- will certainly be in touch. Good to know there are toy shops in town! lol. Been watching and great to see a slice of life on that side of the pond. Having lived in Orapa in Botswana for 4 years, Lloydminster will be easy to manage size wise. +40 to -40 will be the adventure. The LMIA process takes about 8-12 weeks and then we'll get the 50 point bump. Last draw was 444.

For the guys in the process- Do the prep work and practise for the IELTS test. Every point counts and you want to get the maximum. There were a couple of guys in our session doing it for the 3rd and 4th time to squeeze more points. French as a second language will give 30 points if you can get the test right- good for the people who have time to learn a new language.

Up until 29 you get 100 points for age, every year after you loose 5 points. Ontario gives the most provincial nominations per year (The extra 600 points)- if you are on the skills list and score above 400 points you can get an invite for that. We have a couple of friends that specifically put Ontario as the province of choice while setting up their profiles and they got the nominations.

Manitoba is also an easy option only if you have a connection to Manitoba. Friends and family give you additional points under their provincial nomination program.
Thanks! will take a look at Ontario. for now just focusing to get certificates, WES and IELTS done

If it does not work out we might head to the states. i send my CV to a company that we signed a partnership agreement with so we have close ties.

Hoping from it comes a job offer then we can move to the states, spend a few years there and decided further.

They even have spots open in Florida so @Mr Zog i might come fishing with you next year....

I had the same plan initially. Got a job in Chicago and just as I was about to sign Ontario came through.... Not regretting it one bit. Hang in there, everything will work out!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Acajou on April 19, 2018, 07:23:01 am
Silvrav, where did you lose so many points? Age?

I've also been looking at Canada. I went there for a few weeks to visit family a while back and enjoyed it immensely. It was winter too, so I didn't get the sugar-coated version either  :laughing4:

thats the thing, no idea...me assessment of roughly 2 years ago report just shows total, not the split. so we need to make up about 140 points somehow.... last round cut off was in the 470 region

As others have said, look into Ontario's provincial nomination program. They seem to pick from EE candidates with slightly less points. Also definitely look at the French option, you can get an extra 30-50 points with a relatively basic level of French. Not the easiest option, but something I'm pursuing myself at the moment.

The States is also a great option. Just seems to be a bit harder to get in and get a Green Card. I like Canada more, but between the "Big 5" my first two choices are Canada and the US by far.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 21, 2018, 05:20:34 am
Summer is finally here!! It was 16C today and the snow is melting fast. Too fast. It's causing lots of runoff. Perfect for little boys to play in

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on April 21, 2018, 09:49:01 am
Lekker man  :thumleft:

What a way for a young chap to grow up hey!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on April 23, 2018, 04:34:53 pm
Went to visit one of the military bases here... 30 min walk and did not even scrape the surface of military vehicles on display.... Here is 3 of the beasts. Saw probably 30 to 40 different tanks and vehicles.Kids had a blast! Oh and yes, it was nice and warm (15 degrees).

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ganjora on April 23, 2018, 06:00:57 pm
15 °c is not warm.
It is a winter's day in jhb.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on April 23, 2018, 06:11:12 pm
15 °c is not warm.
It is a winter's day in jhb.

Ha ha! Shorts and t-shirt weather!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on April 23, 2018, 06:28:58 pm
15 °c is not warm.
It is a winter's day in jhb.

Ha ha! Shorts and t-shirt weather!
Durban, that is middle of the winter cold.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ganjora on April 23, 2018, 06:35:32 pm
Durban, that is middle of the winter cold.

In a cold front with rain,  and snow on the 'berg.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 24, 2018, 05:48:55 am
Summer is definitely here!!
Looked like this 2 weeks ago

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And today

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 24, 2018, 10:36:30 am
Amazing the amount of water that drains to underground water once the snow melts.

Immigrant vrot jou heiningpale nie van al die water of is hulle behandel?
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 25, 2018, 12:33:37 am
Amazing the amount of water that drains to underground water once the snow melts.

Immigrant vrot jou heiningpale nie van al die water of is hulle behandel?
Die pale is behandel (pressure treated) met MCA (micronized copper azole) of CCA (chromated copper arsenate). Dit maak die paal insek en water bestand. Ek het pale uitgehaal wat al 20 jaar hier staan en dit lyk of dit gister ingeslaan is. Die hout is hoofsaaklik Jack Pine wat op sy eie baie duursaam is.
Ons slaan hulle met hierdie "post pounder" in wat jy agter die bakkie sleep. 3 van ons het laas 2.4km heining geslaan en draad gespan in 4 dae.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 25, 2018, 12:49:29 am
Amazing the amount of water that drains to underground water once the snow melts
That all depends on what happened in the fall. If we had cold weather, but little or no snow, the ground freezes up to 5 feet deep. When the snow then melt in the spring, it has nowhere to go and we have lots of runoff/ flooding/ roads washing away, because the frost takes a long time to thaw out.
If we get lots of snow late fall early winter, it acts as an insulated blanket and the ground does not freeze very deep. When the snow then melts the ground absorbs it right away.
The problem we face now is fire. It gets warm during the day and all the water dries up, but it still freezes at night, which slows down plant growth considerably.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 25, 2018, 10:10:07 am
Ons slaan hulle met hierdie "post pounder" in wat jy agter die bakkie sleep.

Lekke tool daai. Het met so een gewerk in Virginia wat voor op n trekker se kop gemount was.
Natuurlik sal hy fokol maak in ons dorbank wêreld!! :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 28, 2018, 12:55:44 am
The problem we face now is fire.

And the first fires of the season have begun. This one about 5km from the farm

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And another north of town

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on April 28, 2018, 07:09:49 am
That is quick after the snow has melted?
What starts the fires in your area?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on April 28, 2018, 03:37:30 pm
That is quick after the snow has melted?
What starts the fires in your area?
The fires in the forest is mostly started from hot quad bike exhaust pipes. The wet "muskeg", which is like peatland sticks to the exhaust, and as it dries it starts to smoulder and fall off. That clump of muskeg can smoulder for days before it sets the forest on fire.
On the farms it is plain ignorance. Burning brush or garden refuse that gets out of hand. There is currently a fire ban in my municipality. That means no open fires, not even a braai.....but sometimes people don't give a shit and then we have a fire.
Even when the fire ban has been lifted, we have to get a burn permit if we want to burn brush or garden refuse. And my "braai" or " fire pit"needs to be approved and within the requirements of the local fire chief.
Now I may say "screw that, I will braai when I want on whatever I want". But as we saw with the Fort Mac fires 2 years ago that attitude could have far reaching consequences.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 06, 2018, 06:47:24 am
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12000 trees a day ....... for asswipe and paper plates  8)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 06, 2018, 10:17:54 am
12000 trees a day

Geez Immigrant how many do they plant per year? :o
Kwekerye vir boompies kweek moet ook massive wees.
Bosbou is n baie lang termyn boerdery. :deal:
Dis darem jammer sulke mooii bome gaan letterlik deur die gat getrek word. ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 06, 2018, 12:07:07 pm
12000 trees a day

Geez Immigrant how many do they plant per year? :o
Kwekerye vir boompies kweek moet ook massive wees.
Bosbou is n baie lang termyn boerdery. :deal:
Dis darem jammer sulke mooii bome gaan letterlik deur die gat getrek word. ;) :lol8:
They plant roughly 3 million a year. But depending on the species of tree, it will regenerate naturally. Other areas they "rip" in to the forest floor and the cones of the downed trees get worked in to the ground. The limbs of the harvested trees make good compost as well.
For us and the sawmill across the road they harvest about 6000 hectares a year of an available 1 million ha productive forest. That equates to roughly 121,643 m3 of softwood and 541,786 m3 of hardwood per year. They have built 7246km of road to access the wood
But all the wood is on "crown land". No private plantations, although farmers sell some of their wood when they break new land for pasture. But the pay is very little. They really actually just do you a favour by removing the trees, but they score because its close to the mills and easy access
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Skaiidawg on May 07, 2018, 06:54:40 am
Any reason night shift is more than day shift?

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 07, 2018, 08:11:11 am
Any reason night shift is more than day shift?

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No management to interfere........
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Skaiidawg on May 07, 2018, 08:44:39 am
Thanks, I was tempted to type just that.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 09, 2018, 02:17:54 am
Since this spring is so dry, I figured I better prepare myself for the inevitable. Slapped this together this afternoon. It gives me 3000 litres. The pump can do 400l per minute and I have 2x 3/4inch 50 foot hoses on with adjustable nozzles. The Canadians are surprisingly indifferent about fire. When I bought all the fittings at the co-op the guys asked what its for. I told him a fire fighting "trailer" and he said "what for...?".


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What more does a guy need on a rig like this??

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on May 09, 2018, 03:38:40 am
Does the pump have an auto-bypass if you shut off the nozzles on the hoses?

I'd add a couple of shovels, and a few beaters. Back in SA the fire dept made great beaters from sections of old fire-hose attached to the end of strong sticks.

Also add some sort of fire-blanket. If you plan on getting in harm's way in a bush fire, have a safety guard. Fire can very easily obvertake you if the wind picks up, and fire actually causes localised winds. A fire blanket is something you can take shelter under should you find yourself in the path of the fire with no way out. Google it up man.  8)

And a cooler with lots of drinking water, and several Powerade's or Energades etc... fighting fires dehydrates you fast.

Finally, see if you can get a good used fireman's Bunker Gear. Will protect you from burns from flying sparks and embers etc...

ps. If it was me, and I got cornered by the fire, I'd shelter under that trailer, under the water tanks. If the fire ruptures them, they will keep you wet and hopefully safe. Just don't drown under there.   :thumleft:

pps. I'd also see if I could get a small portable breathing apparatus. Smoke kills more fire-fighters than actual flames do.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 09, 2018, 04:00:57 am
Does the pump have an auto-bypass if you shut off the nozzles on the hoses?

I'd add a couple of shovels, and a few beaters. Back in SA the fire dept made great beaters from sections of old fire-hose attached to the end of strong sticks.

Also add some sort of fire-blanket. If you plan on getting in harm's way in a bush fire, have a safety guard. Fire can very easily obvertake you if the wind picks up, and fire actually causes localised winds. A fire blanket is something you can take shelter under should you find yourself in the path of the fire with no way out. Google it up man.  8)

And a cooler with lots of drinking water, and several Powerade's or Energades etc... fighting fires dehydrates you fast.

Finally, see if you can get a good used fireman's Bunker Gear. Will protect you from burns from flying sparks and embers etc...

ps. If it was me, and I got cornered by the fire, I'd shelter under that trailer, under the water tanks. If the fire ruptures them, they will keep you wet and hopefully safe. Just don't drown under there.   :thumleft:

pps. I'd also see if I could get a small portable breathing apparatus. Smoke kills more fire-fighters than actual flames do.

All very good suggestions Zog. Never thought of the pressure relief bypass. Will get that tomorrow. Will also get a fire blanket on Amazon. Shovels, extra petrol, extra hose and drinking water I have in the tool box. I did think I could hide under the trailer if I have to. I can open the valves at the bottom and just let it drain out, providing I have water left.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on May 09, 2018, 04:02:57 am
Does the pump have an auto-bypass if you shut off the nozzles on the hoses?

I'd add a couple of shovels, and a few beaters. Back in SA the fire dept made great beaters from sections of old fire-hose attached to the end of strong sticks.

Also add some sort of fire-blanket. If you plan on getting in harm's way in a bush fire, have a safety guard. Fire can very easily obvertake you if the wind picks up, and fire actually causes localised winds. A fire blanket is something you can take shelter under should you find yourself in the path of the fire with no way out. Google it up man.  8)

And a cooler with lots of drinking water, and several Powerade's or Energades etc... fighting fires dehydrates you fast.

Finally, see if you can get a good used fireman's Bunker Gear. Will protect you from burns from flying sparks and embers etc...

ps. If it was me, and I got cornered by the fire, I'd shelter under that trailer, under the water tanks. If the fire ruptures them, they will keep you wet and hopefully safe. Just don't drown under there.   :thumleft:

pps. I'd also see if I could get a small portable breathing apparatus. Smoke kills more fire-fighters than actual flames do.

All very good suggestions Zog. Never thought of the pressure relief bypass. Will get that tomorrow. Will also get a fire blanket on Amazon. Shovels, extra petrol, extra hose and drinking water I have in the tool box. I did think I could hide under the trailer if I have to. I can open the valves at the bottom and just let it drain out, providing I have water left.

Cool stuff man  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on May 09, 2018, 04:48:59 am
I used high pressure fine spray to cool and retard my "backburn?" when fighting sugarcane fires, not sure on forest fires though.
I had a normal backpack next to my bike with very sharp cane knives and stopped a few fires by getting there fast.
If your fires are mainly timber, chainsaw?
Remember to always have your rig facing away from the fire as elephant turns do not work with a long heavy trailer behind!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 09, 2018, 05:18:24 am
Chainsaw....good idea!
Its more for grass fires in my pastures. And also for around my house. It should buy me enough time till the fire department shows up. We can't make fire breaks to create a buffer. Too close to the forest.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 09, 2018, 06:42:30 am
Well Honduras is also dry and its the jungle burning down. Four fire fighters dead in two weeks. :(

Nice job there immigrant. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on May 17, 2018, 06:27:19 am
Chainsaw....good idea!
Its more for grass fires in my pastures. And also for around my house. It should buy me enough time till the fire department shows up. We can't make fire breaks to create a buffer. Too close to the forest.

You can you cut / mow a firebreak instead to reduce flammable materials.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 18, 2018, 03:39:14 am
Chainsaw....good idea!
Its more for grass fires in my pastures. And also for around my house. It should buy me enough time till the fire department shows up. We can't make fire breaks to create a buffer. Too close to the forest.

You can you cut / mow a firebreak instead to reduce flammable materials.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 18, 2018, 03:39:47 am

 :eek7:  :patch:   :imaposer:

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/world/2018-05-17-watch--angry-woman-poops-in-store-and-flings-it-at-employee/
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on May 18, 2018, 05:14:55 am
I fitted micro sprayers to the pitch of the thatch roof of the one farmhouse and used them to cool it when there was fires close( it was inbetween the canefields)
Maybe cut a firebreak short and do something like that? It will at least retard the fire and helps with fires jumping.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: >>Thump°C on May 18, 2018, 08:40:57 am

 :eek7:  :patch:   :imaposer:

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/world/2018-05-17-watch--angry-woman-poops-in-store-and-flings-it-at-employee/
At first I thought that was in SA, re - Timeslive.co.za

Looks like you just can't escape this shit dude...  :peepwall:  :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 19, 2018, 04:16:31 am
I fitted micro sprayers to the pitch of the thatch roof of the one farmhouse and used them to cool it when there was fires close( it was inbetween the canefields)
Maybe cut a firebreak short and do something like that? It will at least retard the fire and helps with fires jumping.
That is a good idea. I ordered 6 of these yesterday. Hopefully they will be here by Tuesday next week.

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I also improved my water capacity to 10,000 litres. I am not trusting my borehole to charge fast enough when I start all my pumps. Besides, my petrol pump can only lift to 18 feet and I figured that my submersible will only run a short while till they cut the electricity.
My co-worker said they stopped a fire 50 feet from his house on Wednesday. I could see the smoke from my house but had no idea it was so close to his.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sprocketbek on May 19, 2018, 04:28:34 am
ps. If it was me, and I got cornered by the fire, I'd shelter under that trailer, under the water tanks. If the fire ruptures them, they will keep you wet and hopefully safe. Just don't drown under there.   :thumleft:

I would not do that if there is still petrol in the pump's tank......... :patch:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 19, 2018, 04:34:32 am
Point taken. But not much of a choice if this is heading my way

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ganjora on May 19, 2018, 05:34:02 am
Holy shit...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on May 19, 2018, 07:11:10 am
I fitted micro sprayers to the pitch of the thatch roof of the one farmhouse and used them to cool it when there was fires close( it was inbetween the canefields)
Maybe cut a firebreak short and do something like that? It will at least retard the fire and helps with fires jumping.
That is a good idea. I ordered 6 of these yesterday. Hopefully they will be here by Tuesday next week.

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I also improved my water capacity to 10,000 litres. I am not trusting my borehole to charge fast enough when I start all my pumps. Besides, my petrol pump can only lift to 18 feet and I figured that my submersible will only run a short while till they cut the electricity.
My co-worker said they stopped a fire 50 feet from his house on Wednesday. I could see the smoke from my house but had no idea it was so close to his.

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Good idea, just make sure you start them well before the fire is too close.
I used micro sprayers as they make a fine mist and use very little water( cool and moist the air)
Maybe look at sprayers further out from your house if I look at the size of the fires there.
On big timber, chainsaw and clearing underbrush will bring the temp down and give you more time.
I cannot remember if I reminded you to always reverse your trailer in when getting close to a fire? Rigs do not make good elephant turns.😳
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on May 22, 2018, 06:37:19 am
With that short green grass and the pasture beyond, you can always start a counter burn before the main flames get there.
As for that firestorm, that is burning wood gas above the ground where the heat causes the wood higher up in the tree to gasify and ignite.
Often it passes so quickly that the wood at the base of the trunks doesn't even char.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on May 27, 2018, 06:53:34 am
Finally some rain.....but a little too late. Last week 13 cabins burned down in the Provincial Park just north of me. Fortunately no lives lost

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 03, 2018, 03:34:39 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on June 03, 2018, 03:40:28 am
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on June 03, 2018, 06:02:34 am
Hehe, so dad also got to play in the mud! :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: >>Thump°C on June 03, 2018, 10:40:41 am
Not sure if your bragging or complaining.

PS. who dirty's, cleans. LOL
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 03, 2018, 11:47:51 pm
Not sure if your bragging or complaining.

PS. who dirty's, cleans. LOL




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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 03, 2018, 11:50:01 pm
Enjoying summer.....
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 04, 2018, 10:00:11 am
Your cattle must be loving it!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 04, 2018, 08:39:17 pm
Your cattle must be loving it!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
:thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: 0012 on June 05, 2018, 12:49:00 pm
Enjoying summer.....


pragtige weivelde   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 14, 2018, 03:52:30 am
Finally found him a helmet that fits his noggin. Only 600 grams

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on June 14, 2018, 06:32:48 am
Finally found him a helmet that fits his noggin. Only 600 grams

 :thumleft:  That has got big ventilation holes.  Is a mountain bike downhill helmet?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on June 14, 2018, 06:51:51 am
That looks good :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 14, 2018, 03:15:00 pm
Finally found him a helmet that fits his noggin. Only 600 grams

 :thumleft:  That has got big ventilation holes.  Is a mountain bike downhill helmet?
Correct. Fox Proframe.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on June 14, 2018, 03:18:45 pm
Mannitjie lyk gekit nou! Lekker ry buddy wat jy daar kweek.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 14, 2018, 03:35:27 pm
Mannitjie lyk gekit nou! Lekker ry buddy wat jy daar kweek.  :thumleft:
Ek hoop so.....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 16, 2018, 12:56:11 am
Just another day at the office....

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 16, 2018, 11:23:05 am
Ek dog jy saag hout vir n lewe nou sien ek jy is n brandweerman?

Opleiding?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 16, 2018, 04:05:51 pm
Ek dog jy saag hout vir n lewe nou sien ek jy is n brandweerman?

Opleiding?
;D ek saag nog hout. Ek is op n "high angle rope rescue" span.  Agv al die hoe torings en stelasies op site vereis health and safety  dat ons enige situasie kan hanteer. Almal op die span is dan ook opgeleide first responders. Ons is baie gelukkig dat die maatskapy ons n blanke cheque gegee het vir opleiding en toerusting. En wanneer ons oefen elke maand betaal hulle ons dubbel vir daai dag. So ons maak seker ons oefen baie  O0
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on June 16, 2018, 05:12:45 pm
Nou daai klink na n goeie plan. :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 16, 2018, 10:41:56 pm
 ons n blanke cheque

Klomp rassiste die Kanadese, n blanke tjek sê jy?!!!! :lol8: :imaposer:

Jy klink soos my suster wat n foutjie gemaak het met the tree has carrots ipv wortels. Dit kom nou van te veel ingels praat!! :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 16, 2018, 10:59:24 pm
ons n blanke cheque

Klomp rassiste die Kanadese, n blanke tjek sê jy?!!!! :lol8: :imaposer:

Jy klink soos my suster wat n foutjie gemaak het met the tree has carrots ipv wortels. Dit kom nou van te veel ingels praat!! :lol8:
:biggrin: Soos die ou wat lus was vir 'n "kaalgat perske", en toe vra vir 'n "naked ass peach"
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Tom van Brits on June 17, 2018, 12:50:48 am
High angle 1 & 2 really nice courses, done mine back in the day at Roodeplaat dam wall Pretoria.
HSE in my experience has in many cases become a real pain to the extend where you can hardly do your work  :dousing:
Seems water (clean water) is not a problem over there!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 17, 2018, 01:46:17 am
High angle 1 & 2 really nice courses, done mine back in the day at Roodeplaat dam wall Pretoria.
HSE in my experience has in many cases become a real pain to the extend where you can hardly do your work  :dousing:
Seems water (clean water) is not a problem over there!
They sent us on an all expenses paid trip to Ontario for a week to do the "instructors course". That way we could come back and train and certify the rest of the team. We enjoyed it thoroughly. The best was we came back with $5000 in our pockets because they had to pay is overtime to do it!
We have to go back in 18 months time for recertification but that is only a 2 day refresher.
And yes, HSE, or in our case OHS is a real pain. But the cost involved when someone gets hurt on the job is huge. Rehab, loss of production and having to pay full wages while recovering adds up quick. And then we have a workforce that cannot think for themselves. Some days it feels like I run a daycare. You have to protect them from themselves . But in a way it creates opportunities for us and we get to do something exciting and get to put it on our resumes.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 17, 2018, 03:04:51 am
'n skaap tjoppie net vir jou TheAnt

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on June 17, 2018, 07:06:17 am
Ai nou maak jy my lus vir braai!
Interesting that you say your workforce don’t think for themselves and here we have the same issues.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on June 17, 2018, 08:16:55 am
Ai nou maak jy my lus vir braai!
Interesting that you say your workforce don’t think for themselves and here we have the same issues.

I have often wondered if it is related to OHS.
Ask a guy to walk through a field where big machinery operate and he look out for them.  Give him a demarcated walkway and he stops looking.
They start relying on safety regulations to protect them.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Kortbroek on June 17, 2018, 02:50:05 pm
High angle rescue etc is baie cool. Ek doen HA/technical mountain rescue. Pretty awesome.

As ek mag kommentaar lewer, die "bridle" op julle stokes basket, maak die straps op dit so kort as moontlik, dit maak dit baie makliker om oor ledges ens te gaan. Maak ook die jockey se job baie makliker siende hy dan by die central point op die stretcher attachment kan uitkom asook makliker beide bo en onder die stretcher kom om dit te beheer.
 
Baie nice dat die company julle so ondersteun om die goed te doen. Ek wens ek kon betaal word daarvoor, die berg redding hier is alles volunteer spanne.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 17, 2018, 05:20:36 pm
As ek mag kommentaar lewer, die "bridle" op julle stokes basket, maak die straps op dit so kort as moontlik, dit maak dit baie makliker om oor ledges ens te gaan.
Good eyes!
Ons het geoefen met die brandweer se toerusting. Die straps was so kort as moontlik. Dit was nie ideaal nie. Jy kan sien in die foto die jockey kla oor die lang straps. Die idee was om te sien as ons hulle stokes gebruik dan kan ons multiple patients hanteer sonder om te transfer tussen baskets of stretchers
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Kortbroek on June 17, 2018, 09:46:06 pm
As ek mag kommentaar lewer, die "bridle" op julle stokes basket, maak die straps op dit so kort as moontlik, dit maak dit baie makliker om oor ledges ens te gaan.
Good eyes!
Ons het geoefen met die brandweer se toerusting. Die straps was so kort as moontlik. Dit was nie ideaal nie. Jy kan sien in die foto die jockey kla oor die lang straps. Die idee was om te sien as ons hulle stokes gebruik dan kan ons multiple patients hanteer sonder om te transfer tussen baskets of stretchers

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 18, 2018, 03:16:08 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 18, 2018, 09:53:51 am
Foeitog nog net so n paar slapies dan ysskaats daai kinders weer op daai einste water!! :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on June 18, 2018, 02:24:25 pm
'n skaap tjoppie net vir jou TheAnt

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 :drif: :drif: :drif:

Jy is nou wreed ou maat! Noudie dag NZ tjoppies in die winkel gesien, maar hopeloos te duur!

EN EK DROOM NA DIE DAG WAT EK 'N BBQ KAN KOOP!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on June 18, 2018, 02:34:38 pm
Foeitog nog net so n paar slapies dan ysskaats daai kinders weer op daai einste water!! :eek7:

HAHA! True story...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: RobC on June 18, 2018, 03:21:58 pm
Ai nou maak jy my lus vir braai!
Interesting that you say your workforce don’t think for themselves and here we have the same issues.

I have often wondered if it is related to OHS.
Ask a guy to walk through a field where big machinery operate and he look out for them.  Give him a demarcated walkway and he stops looking.
They start relying on safety regulations to protect them.
Mike Rowe's pet peeve. OHS has replaced common sense.

Damn nice chops! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ganjora on June 20, 2018, 07:28:24 am
congrats on the change to the law.
you can now grow 4 marijuana plants at home,  and be in possession of 30 grams.
no more stressing for you,  immigrant
 :thumleft:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/20/canada-legalises-cannabis-senate-vote
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 20, 2018, 11:17:52 pm

you can now legally grow 4 marijuana plants at home,  and be in possession of 30 grams.
no more stressing for you,  immigrant
 :thumleft:

Finally!!  There will be one store in my town that can sell legally. The provincial gov will regulate it the same as cigarettes and put a lot of tax on it. If I choose to buy, I have to go straight home. So I can't be driving around town doing banking or groceries with the weed in my truck. The weed store is supposed to ne my last stop. There is some weird laws and municipal by-laws that one would need to be aware of before you light up. Interesting times ahead.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 24, 2018, 09:15:33 pm
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My helper sleeping on the job....

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Life is good !!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on June 24, 2018, 09:19:37 pm
Exhausted from the fresh air. What a way to raise your kids huh! Those cattle look like they aren't going hungry  :imaposer:

Enjoy - you're now reaping the benefits of a tough move  :3some:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 24, 2018, 09:34:41 pm
Enjoy - you're now reaping the benefits of a tough move  :3some:
Indeed. We have been extremely fortunate. I sometimes think it's too good to be true. Like there has to be some kind of "catch" somewhere.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 24, 2018, 09:53:26 pm
Immigrant do you ever plant some type of grazing or do you only use natural growing hay?
Do you bale that for winter?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 24, 2018, 10:19:32 pm
Immigrant do you ever plant some type of grazing or do you only use natural growing hay?
Do you bale that for winter?
Natural growing hay.
Yes, I have another 160 acres that I hay (my neighbor does it for me and I pay him in hay bales). I get average 300 round bales on the 160 acres. It's not prime grazing land, but meets my needs
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 24, 2018, 10:22:57 pm
Immigrant do you ever plant some type of grazing or do you only use natural growing hay?
Do you bale that for winter?
Natural growing hay.
Yes, I have another 160 acres that I hay (my neighbor does it for me and I pay him in hay bales). I get average 300 round bales on the 160 acres. It's not prime grazing land, but meets my needs
Ai klink lekker om so te boer maar daai beeste in die winter buite pla my nog steeds!! :o
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on June 25, 2018, 07:49:31 am
Chris hulle het nie elkeen 'n naam nie.  Dus hulle is OK buite.  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on June 25, 2018, 08:28:13 am
Enjoy - you're now reaping the benefits of a tough move  :3some:
Indeed. We have been extremely fortunate. I sometimes think it's too good to be true. Like there has to be some kind of "catch" somewhere.

What was life like in SA before you left?

Farmer, office worker, city living, small town?
Any crime that influenced your move?

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 25, 2018, 10:12:38 am
Enjoy - you're now reaping the benefits of a tough move  :3some:
Indeed. We have been extremely fortunate. I sometimes think it's too good to be true. Like there has to be some kind of "catch" somewhere.

What was life like in SA before you left?

Farmer, office worker, city living, small town?
Any crime that influenced your move?
I grew up in Johannesburg. Got my Honours in Env Management and started working on a game ranch. I was fortunate enough to work for two very successful and very wealthy business men and game farmers. I gained valuable life and business experience from them ( and managed to get my Masters degree while working for one of them). I got along well with my boss and made decent money. But I started to see the writing on the wall. It was not a sustainable business model. Too many people got rich too quickly with all the exotic species and hunting and game sales- a modern day gold rush.
Something that also troubled me was the "distribution of wealth". I don't want to go in to a discussion on why it is or how it became. But I was concerned that the poorest of the poor will eventually run out of patience. And I figured it is really tough to win a fight with someone that has nothing to lose.
So my wife and I decided to make a move while we were young enough to start over, have very few assets and no children to worry about.
Thats my story in a nutshell.
 There was no specific "event" that triggered us. I was involved in an attempted high jacking and a shootout with poachers.  But that played a very small part in my decision to leave. My career was going along well, we had good friends and we were healthy and happy. But in the back of my mind I was concerned that it cannot last with the (then) current political/ economical situation. The only solution I saw for myself, was to start over somewhere else. And please note, I speak from my own perspective. I am not saying SA is kak. I just did not see myself coping and being successful in that environment.
And so here we are. Doing our thing in peace and quiet......
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pom17 on June 25, 2018, 10:37:41 am
Cant remember, but which part of Canada do you live in?

Have heard some saying that weather in Canada varies a lot depending on where you live.

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 25, 2018, 06:40:24 pm
Cant remember, but which part of Canada do you live in?

Have heard some saying that weather in Canada varies a lot depending on where you live.
The temp ranged between -40C and +32C since January. At the coast (east and west) the temps are a little better.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: BMWPE on June 25, 2018, 06:50:04 pm
Cant remember, but which part of Canada do you live in?

Have heard some saying that weather in Canada varies a lot depending on where you live.
The temp ranged between -40C and +32C since January. At the coast (east and west) the temps are a little better.
that's  cold
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Offshore on June 25, 2018, 06:57:17 pm
Enjoy - you're now reaping the benefits of a tough move  :3some:
Indeed. We have been extremely fortunate. I sometimes think it's too good to be true. Like there has to be some kind of "catch" somewhere.

What was life like in SA before you left?

Farmer, office worker, city living, small town?
Any crime that influenced your move?
I grew up in Johannesburg. Got my Honours in Env Management and started working on a game ranch. I was fortunate enough to work for two very successful and very wealthy business men and game farmers. I gained valuable life and business experience from them ( and managed to get my Masters degree while working for one of them). I got along well with my boss and made decent money. But I started to see the writing on the wall. It was not a sustainable business model. Too many people got rich too quickly with all the exotic species and hunting and game sales- a modern day gold rush.
Something that also troubled me was the "distribution of wealth". I don't want to go in to a discussion on why it is or how it became. But I was concerned that the poorest of the poor will eventually run out of patience. And I figured it is really tough to win a fight with someone that has nothing to lose.
So my wife and I decided to make a move while we were young enough to start over, have very few assets and no children to worry about.
Thats my story in a nutshell.
 There was no specific "event" that triggered us. I was involved in an attempted high jacking and a shootout with poachers.  But that played a very small part in my decision to leave. My career was going along well, we had good friends and we were healthy and happy. But in the back of my mind I was concerned that it cannot last with the (then) current political/ economical situation. The only solution I saw for myself, was to start over somewhere else. And please note, I speak from my own perspective. I am not saying SA is kak. I just did not see myself coping and being successful in that environment.
And so here we are. Doing our thing in peace and quiet......
Good Decision Immigrant, looks like you are doing well at the End of the Day you don't have to explain yourself to anyone.
Good Luck to you and your Loved Ones
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ZooDog on June 25, 2018, 08:35:07 pm
Do you farm in canada immigrant ?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 25, 2018, 10:59:22 pm
Do you farm in canada immigrant ?

 :thumleft: but I also have a day job
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 28, 2018, 03:32:59 pm
 :imaposer:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on June 28, 2018, 03:41:23 pm
Ek vid die FANTASTIES....

“I think we have come to a lot of compromise to convert some very complex regulations into common-sense rules.”
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: sidetrack on June 28, 2018, 06:09:45 pm
Enjoy - you're now reaping the benefits of a tough move  :3some:
Indeed. We have been extremely fortunate. I sometimes think it's too good to be true. Like there has to be some kind of "catch" somewhere.

What was life like in SA before you left?

Farmer, office worker, city living, small town?
Any crime that influenced your move?
I grew up in Johannesburg. Got my Honours in Env Management and started working on a game ranch. I was fortunate enough to work for two very successful and very wealthy business men and game farmers. I gained valuable life and business experience from them ( and managed to get my Masters degree while working for one of them). I got along well with my boss and made decent money. But I started to see the writing on the wall. It was not a sustainable business model. Too many people got rich too quickly with all the exotic species and hunting and game sales- a modern day gold rush.
Something that also troubled me was the "distribution of wealth". I don't want to go in to a discussion on why it is or how it became. But I was concerned that the poorest of the poor will eventually run out of patience. And I figured it is really tough to win a fight with someone that has nothing to lose.
So my wife and I decided to make a move while we were young enough to start over, have very few assets and no children to worry about.
Thats my story in a nutshell.
 There was no specific "event" that triggered us. I was involved in an attempted high jacking and a shootout with poachers.  But that played a very small part in my decision to leave. My career was going along well, we had good friends and we were healthy and happy. But in the back of my mind I was concerned that it cannot last with the (then) current political/ economical situation. The only solution I saw for myself, was to start over somewhere else. And please note, I speak from my own perspective. I am not saying SA is kak. I just did not see myself coping and being successful in that environment.
And so here we are. Doing our thing in peace and quiet......
Thank you Immigrant, it's sad when people decide to leave SA and then use every opportunity to bad mouth the country they were born / lived  in. Yes we all know there are many issues in SA but the country self is a great place I just wish that someday we can sort out the politics and move on. I take my hat off to what you have achieved in Canada and enjoy the insightful posts about the great white north  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on June 28, 2018, 08:00:06 pm
What is this 1st world country objection to peeing against a tree...?

Urine is one of the most useful liquid fertilizers!
If you cycle it through the garden, you add to the environment
and you don't waste 9 litres of potable water flushing it down the drain !
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on June 29, 2018, 02:13:46 pm
Cant remember, but which part of Canada do you live in?

Have heard some saying that weather in Canada varies a lot depending on where you live.
The temp ranged between -40C and +32C since January. At the coast (east and west) the temps are a little better.
that's  cold

Here in Ontario (close to Toronto) it is -30 to 45 degrees (45 predicted this weekend with 80% humitity)...

So extremes.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on June 30, 2018, 08:21:01 am
This was posted in our change room at work. It sums up the Canadian culture just perfect.
"Just enough is good enough".

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on July 03, 2018, 06:05:57 pm
Happy Canada day everyone... (Past Sunday)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 04, 2018, 06:01:54 am
@TheAnt Your first Canada day as a family  :thumleft: I had to work. But at least "Canada" got a happy birthday song from my daughter.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 06, 2018, 12:56:32 am
 :ricky:  :biggrin:  :ricky:  :biggrin:  :ricky:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on July 06, 2018, 02:03:42 am
:ricky:  :biggrin:  :ricky:  :biggrin:  :ricky:

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Nice!!!!   :thumleft:  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 10, 2018, 01:57:15 pm
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on July 10, 2018, 02:10:52 pm
Rook of Mis ?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Splash on July 10, 2018, 07:24:38 pm
What a picture.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on July 10, 2018, 08:19:27 pm
Dit is nou mooi.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 10, 2018, 09:41:28 pm
Rook of Mis ?
Mis... vroeg oggend na n lekker reenbui
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on July 11, 2018, 01:38:11 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on July 11, 2018, 07:35:09 am
Dankie tog, amper bekommerd geword want niemand soek brande nie.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 11, 2018, 08:31:27 am
Geen brand gevaar meer nie. Dit reen lekker hier by my

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on July 11, 2018, 10:17:34 am
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 12, 2018, 05:21:47 am
Some pics from my afternoon ride....

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on July 12, 2018, 06:34:13 am
Really a pretty country.
Those fields look good. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 12, 2018, 09:29:30 am
Some pics from my afternoon ride....

So hulle doen saaiboerdery in jou omgewing? Canola en wat nog?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 12, 2018, 02:34:50 pm
Some pics from my afternoon ride....

So hulle doen saaiboerdery in jou omgewing? Canola en wat nog?
Koring, lusern en selfs mielies
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 12, 2018, 09:46:36 pm
Some pics from my afternoon ride....

So hulle doen saaiboerdery in jou omgewing? Canola en wat nog?
Koring, lusern en selfs mielies
Droëland lusern? Indien wel dit oorleef dus die winters en is meerjarig?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 13, 2018, 01:16:45 am
Ja, droeland. Sny dit gewoonlik eerste week in Julie, en dan weer 2de week in September. Dan kry dit genoeg tyd om bietjie te groei voor die winter kom. Die eerste lagie sneeu is gewoonlik genoeg insulasie. As dit laat sneeu dan is daar kans dat dit dood vries. So ook met weiveld
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 13, 2018, 11:00:01 am
Ja, droeland. Sny dit gewoonlik eerste week in Julie, en dan weer 2de week in September. Dan kry dit genoeg tyd om bietjie te groei voor die winter kom. Die eerste lagie sneeu is gewoonlik genoeg insulasie. As dit laat sneeu dan is daar kans dat dit dood vries. So ook met weiveld
So net twee knipsels per jaar?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 13, 2018, 03:53:55 pm
Ja, droeland. Sny dit gewoonlik eerste week in Julie, en dan weer 2de week in September. Dan kry dit genoeg tyd om bietjie te groei voor die winter kom. Die eerste lagie sneeu is gewoonlik genoeg insulasie. As dit laat sneeu dan is daar kans dat dit dood vries. So ook met weiveld
So net twee knipsels per jaar?
:thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: thabogrobler on July 14, 2018, 12:12:38 pm
Ja, droeland. Sny dit gewoonlik eerste week in Julie, en dan weer 2de week in September. Dan kry dit genoeg tyd om bietjie te groei voor die winter kom. Die eerste lagie sneeu is gewoonlik genoeg insulasie. As dit laat sneeu dan is daar kans dat dit dood vries. So ook met weiveld
So net twee knipsels per jaar?
Onthou, party ouens kry nie eers 2 knippies per jaar in nie!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 14, 2018, 05:59:17 pm
Ja, droeland. Sny dit gewoonlik eerste week in Julie, en dan weer 2de week in September. Dan kry dit genoeg tyd om bietjie te groei voor die winter kom. Die eerste lagie sneeu is gewoonlik genoeg insulasie. As dit laat sneeu dan is daar kans dat dit dood vries. So ook met weiveld
So net twee knipsels per jaar?
Onthou, party ouens kry nie eers 2 knippies per jaar in nie!
Dis dan behoorlik "droëland" ;) :deal: :lol8:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 14, 2018, 06:43:11 pm
:laughing4:

We had 4 inches of rain this past week. My friend said my grass is so tall now it's going to wear the tits of the cows

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on July 16, 2018, 02:13:21 pm
Daai is darm 'n lekker tjor wat jy daar het... Sit jy in die middel en bestuur?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 16, 2018, 03:17:45 pm
Daai is darm 'n lekker tjor wat jy daar het... Sit jy in die middel en bestuur?
Nee. Linker kant soos n kar
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 19, 2018, 07:10:17 am
"Show and tell" at daycare. Apparently his quad goes "waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" and his dirt bike goes "waaa....click.....waaaa....click........waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Buff on July 19, 2018, 07:13:01 am
 :imaposer: super cool  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on July 19, 2018, 07:25:04 am
The Stig  jnr  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on July 19, 2018, 05:35:07 pm
 :imaposer:

Little Stig... Man eks jaloers op jou kinders!
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 20, 2018, 12:48:48 am
:imaposer:

...Man eks jaloers op jou kinders!
Toemaar....ek ook....
Het hierdie vir hulle gekry vanoggend. Maar ons gaan more kamp vir 3 weke so moes dit wegsteek by die buurman. Anders gaan hulle die hele 3 weke kerm om dit te ry. First world problems!!

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on July 20, 2018, 12:59:48 pm
WHAT a DAD  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Gingerball on July 20, 2018, 02:08:22 pm
Ai Imm, daai veld fotos van jou  gee my South-Dakota heimwee
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 20, 2018, 10:21:39 pm
Ai Imm, daai veld fotos van jou  gee my South-Dakota heimwee
Daai vlaktes het sy eie "mooi"

My holiday starts now! 3 weeks of fishing, beer and  8)

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on July 21, 2018, 02:53:20 am
Enjoy the vacation!!!  :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 21, 2018, 04:54:25 pm
My holiday starts now! 3 weeks of fishing, beer and

Immigrant I would like to ask you a very personal question. You do not have to answer.
How much of what you own(toys and vehicles) do you buy cash or are they debt?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Vuurmaker on July 21, 2018, 05:06:38 pm
My holiday starts now! 3 weeks of fishing, beer and

Immigrant I would like to ask you a very personal question. You do not have to answer.
How much of what you own(toys and vehicles) do you buy cash or are they debt?

If on a loan its good for him

Interest rates are almost zero

IIRC My nephew in Penticton pays liKe 3 % interest ON HIS Toyota Corolla

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 21, 2018, 06:52:43 pm
My holiday starts now! 3 weeks of fishing, beer and

Immigrant I would like to ask you a very personal question. You do not have to answer.
How much of what you own(toys and vehicles) do you buy cash or are they debt?
No problem ChrisL. I can truthfully and proudly and gratefully say I that all my toys, boat, vehicles and motorbikes are debt free. My farm is also debt free! My house was paid off but we took out a loan (2.5%) to pay for the renovations, but it should be paid off by the end of the year.
I am extremely fortunate that I can pretty much work as much as I want at my job. I get $1050 per overtime shift of 12 hours. Because we work 5 days on, 5 days off, there is lots of opportunity to work extra. and the farm bring in some money as well. So it's not too bad to "budget for toys". 
We fortunatley also have more disposable income. Health care is free, school is free, and no monthly armed response.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 21, 2018, 11:03:57 pm
 I get $1050 per overtime shift of 12 hours.

Liewe fok!!!!! :o
Skies my Frans!!! :lol8:

You have worked yourself into a job to die for there. :deal: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 21, 2018, 11:24:45 pm
I get $1050 per overtime shift of 12 hours.

Liewe fok!!!!! :o
Skies my Frans!!! :lol8:

You have worked yourself into a job to die for there. :deal: :thumleft:

Ek is baie dankbaar daarvoor ChrisL. Rerig baie gelukkig en dankbaar. Het letterlik met my gat in die botter geval. Die ergste is as ek op vakansie is, want ek moet nee dankie se as hulle bel. Elke keer as ek die foon neersit lose ek $$. Maar n mens moet iewers die lyn trek. Ek sal eerder nou tyd met die kinders spandeer terwyl hulle nog dink ek is "cool". Een van die dae is hulle te besig vir my



Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on July 22, 2018, 07:34:20 am
I get $1050 per overtime shift of 12 hours.

Liewe fok!!!!! :o
Skies my Frans!!! :lol8:

You have worked yourself into a job to die for there. :deal: :thumleft:

Ek is baie dankbaar daarvoor ChrisL. Rerig baie gelukkig en dankbaar. Het letterlik met my gat in die botter geval. Die ergste is as ek op vakansie is, want ek moet nee dankie se as hulle bel. Elke keer as ek die foon neersit lose ek $$. Maar n mens moet iewers die lyn trek. Ek sal eerder nou tyd met die kinders spandeer terwyl hulle nog dink ek is "cool". Een van die dae is hulle te besig vir my
Wyse man, tyd met hulle nou is onvervangbaar en as dit eers verby is kry jy dit nie terug!
Geld kan dit nie terugkoop.
Geniet, wees laf saammet hulle!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ZooDog on July 22, 2018, 07:45:53 am
Enough shop talk tell us where you spending your 3 weeks and what kind of fish you catching. What area you dragging that caravan bigger than my house too
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 22, 2018, 07:18:07 pm
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on July 22, 2018, 08:42:06 pm
I see in your first pic you listened when I said be crazy with the kids. :imaposer:
Those are special times!
Enjoy, mine are all grown up, but I can remember horsing around with them in the tidal pool.
Great memories brought back, thanks!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on July 23, 2018, 03:37:23 pm
Lekker Andrew!

Wou jou nog die naweek bel... Dog jy werk, maar mean time...

Geniet die vakansie! Jy verdien dit.

Vandag 'n jaar terug op die vliegtuig geklim om hierna toe te kom... tyd vlieg!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: 0012 on July 23, 2018, 03:51:14 pm
geniet die vakansie!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 23, 2018, 10:01:07 pm
Lekker Andrew!

Wou jou nog die naweek bel... Dog jy werk, maar mean time...

Geniet die vakansie! Jy verdien dit.

Vandag 'n jaar terug op die vliegtuig geklim om hierna toe te kom... tyd vlieg!

Cheers!
Happy anniversary!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on July 24, 2018, 03:13:08 am
Lekker Andrew!

Wou jou nog die naweek bel... Dog jy werk, maar mean time...

Geniet die vakansie! Jy verdien dit.

Vandag 'n jaar terug op die vliegtuig geklim om hierna toe te kom... tyd vlieg!

Cheers!

Its amazing how quickly the time flies...  :thumleft:

Congrats on the first year!
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 24, 2018, 06:36:22 am
Enough shop talk tell us where you spending your 3 weeks and what kind of fish you catching. What area you dragging that caravan bigger than my house too
We fish mainly for Northern Pike or Walleye. The walleye taste way better, but the pike is more fun to catch. A lot more aggressive and they put up a good fight

I live within a 100km of two provincial parks, so we usually camp in one of them. They provide water, free fire wood and maintain basic ablution facilities. Same camp sites have power, but they are too busy. We choose the camp sites with more basic facilities that people generally avoid because the want the powered sites. The sites are right on the lake and we park our boats right next to the camper. The lake is crystal clear with sandy bottoms so the boats stay in the lake all the time we are there

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My son is a little weird. He sometimes just walks around in his MX gear....

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on July 24, 2018, 07:11:16 am
WOW - that's nice!

How much do they charge to camp? Is it cheap/expensive in your terms?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 24, 2018, 07:19:32 am
WOW - that's nice!

How much do they charge to camp? Is it cheap/expensive in your terms?
$17 per night non electric. $25 (maybe a little more) for electric. The camp site is cheap. But "camping" is not cheap, once you factor in the cost of the camper, the truck to pull it, generator, boat, petrol, insurance on it all etc.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Splash on July 24, 2018, 01:29:46 pm
Great family holiday. Enjoy. Looks very relaxing.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Buff on July 24, 2018, 01:55:38 pm
That looks absolutely superb, although you seem to be blurring the lines between camping and moving your house around on wheels  ;)  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 24, 2018, 02:31:04 pm
Andrew daar in daai kampterrrein is daar van daai bruin en swart manne met die gevaarlike naels en lang tanne wat forel vreet in die somer? :o
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 24, 2018, 03:17:19 pm
Andrew daar in daai kampterrrein is daar van daai bruin en swart manne met die gevaarlike naels en lang tanne wat forel vreet in die somer? :o
Black bear hier by ons. Grizzlies is meer Rockies se kant toe. Hulle maak nie eintlik probleme nie. Moet net nie kos buite los nie en gooi jou vullis elke dag weg.  So nou en dan is daar een wat deur die kamp wandel maar die conservation officers patroleer gereeld. As hulle een sien kry hy n "bean bag" in die rib.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on July 24, 2018, 05:13:19 pm
WOW - that's nice!

How much do they charge to camp? Is it cheap/expensive in your terms?
$17 per night non electric. $25 (maybe a little more) for electric. The camp site is cheap. But "camping" is not cheap, once you factor in the cost of the camper, the truck to pull it, generator, boat, petrol, insurance on it all etc.

Thanks  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: eSKaPe on July 25, 2018, 07:32:53 am
You guys are living the life there indeed, immigrant!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 25, 2018, 08:45:19 pm
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on July 26, 2018, 03:17:00 am
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Flippen nice fish!

What is it  :peepwall:


Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 26, 2018, 05:28:58 am
A damn fine looking Pike. Luckily he got the rod stuck between the rail and the chair, otherwise my rod would have been gone. 
WhenI saw what was happening the fish was swimming under the boat and the rod tip was damn near touching the reel. "Daddy, I think I got a fish....."  :eek7:
I was proud as fuck of course   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on July 26, 2018, 05:33:24 am
A Pike. Luckily he got the rod stuck between the rail and the chair, otherwise my rod would have been gone. 
WhenI saw what was happening the fish was swimming under the boat and the road tip was damn near touching the reel. "Daddy, I think I got a fish....."  :eek7:
I was proud as fuck of course   :biggrin:
Great!
Both of you have reason to be proud!
Those memories made will keep the bond between you strong.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Buff on July 26, 2018, 06:54:02 am
 :o
A damn fine looking Pike. Luckily he got the rod stuck between the rail and the chair, otherwise my rod would have been gone. 
WhenI saw what was happening the fish was swimming under the boat and the road tip was damn near touching the reel. "Daddy, I think I got a fish....."  :eek7:
I was proud as fuck of course   :biggrin:

 :imaposer: I'd have been as well, that's a Proper fish  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on July 28, 2018, 02:56:36 am
Supper !!!

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 01, 2018, 02:17:23 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on August 01, 2018, 07:23:45 am
Heaven on earth.

Geniet dit  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 01, 2018, 11:31:01 am
Oor hoeveel maande kan julle weer ysskaats op daai selfde stukkie water? ;)
Moet sê jou kamermaat kan ski!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 01, 2018, 01:30:32 pm
Oor hoeveel maande kan julle weer ysskaats op daai selfde stukkie water? ;)
Moet sê jou kamermaat kan ski!! :thumleft:
Begin Desember kan ek daaroor ry ek my bakkie  :xxbah:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 01, 2018, 01:33:05 pm
Oor hoeveel maande kan julle weer ysskaats op daai selfde stukkie water? ;)
Moet sê jou kamermaat kan ski!! :thumleft:
Begin Desember kan ek daaroor ry ek my bakkie  :xxbah:
Bliksem foeitog!! :o
Hoe koud of leefbaar is daai watertemp nou? Warm kan dit nie wees want moeder aarde is altyd gevries daar by julle.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 01, 2018, 01:59:51 pm
Oor hoeveel maande kan julle weer ysskaats op daai selfde stukkie water? ;)
Moet sê jou kamermaat kan ski!! :thumleft:
Begin Desember kan ek daaroor ry ek my bakkie  :xxbah:
Bliksem foeitog!! :o
Hoe koud of leefbaar is daai watertemp nou? Warm kan dit nie wees want moeder aarde is altyd gevries daar by julle.
Nie seker presies nie, maar miskien so 18C - 19C. Kinders het tot 9pm geswem gister aand. Sal kyk op die boot fishfinder vandag as ons gaan vis vang
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 01, 2018, 07:08:49 pm
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21C vir die boonste paar voet...


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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 02, 2018, 10:55:23 am
Dis heel leefbaar/swembaar :thumleft:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 03, 2018, 05:38:25 pm
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ganjora on August 04, 2018, 05:28:19 am
Does the lake freeze over in winter?
That water must be fairly bracing,  even in summer.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 04, 2018, 07:22:44 am
Does the lake freeze over in winter?
That water must be fairly bracing,  even in summer.
Freezes rock hard  2-3 feet deep
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 06, 2018, 08:29:30 pm
I think the holiday has been too long. Time to go home maybe .... >:(

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Buff on August 06, 2018, 10:17:26 pm
LOL... The story of my life... The thing they miss the most while on holiday is uncapped wifi  ::)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 06, 2018, 10:21:16 pm
Ja nee kyk as hulle begin surf vir beter plekke om vakansie te hou op die nett dan is dit tyd om huistoe te gaan!!! :lol8:
Waarna kyk kinders van daai ouderdom op die net?(ek het nie kinders nie daarom die vraag)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 07, 2018, 01:20:28 am
Hulle "surf" darm nog nie te  veel nie. Net Wilddogs en ADV Rider  O0
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on August 07, 2018, 07:22:51 am
Hulle "surf" darm nog nie te  veel nie. Net Wilddogs en ADV Rider  O0

Jy het hulle goed (en reg) geleer  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 08, 2018, 04:33:00 am
To be 5 again without a care in the world.......

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 08, 2018, 10:14:27 am
Smaak hy beleef n Titanic oomblik op die boeg!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 09, 2018, 07:12:19 am
And it's over.....back to the grind....

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on August 09, 2018, 07:23:16 am
Looks like the kids are right to go back, sure dad also had a bit of recharge.
Good memories made and time spent with the kids.
Now it is your son and his new wheels!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on August 09, 2018, 10:25:21 pm
Glad your family had a rest and time to build some great memories.
Good luck back in the rush!

My turn comes up in 2 weeks. When my 3rd one arrives. First Canadian in the family...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 09, 2018, 10:27:47 pm
Glad your family had a rest and time to build some great memories.
Good luck back in the rush!

My turn comes up in 2 weeks. When my 3rd one arrives. First Canadian in the family...
Hoping all goes well. Now they can't kick you out anymore...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 09, 2018, 10:47:48 pm
Glad your family had a rest and time to build some great memories.
Good luck back in the rush!

My turn comes up in 2 weeks. When my 3rd one arrives. First Canadian in the family...
Hoping all goes well. Now they can't kick you out anymore...
Oh so julle teel aan daar anderkant om nie terug gestuur te word!! :lol8:
Baie geluk Ant. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 10, 2018, 06:45:12 am
Glad your family had a rest and time to build some great memories.
Good luck back in the rush!

My turn comes up in 2 weeks. When my 3rd one arrives. First Canadian in the family...
Hoping all goes well. Now they can't kick you out anymore...
Oh so julle teel aan daar anderkant om nie terug gestuur te word!! :lol8:
Baie geluk Ant. :thumleft:

As ons nie kinders maak nie, dan maak ons nie geld nie.   :peepwall:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/campaigns/canada-child-benefit.html 
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on August 10, 2018, 07:38:53 am
Die  "ANDER" lande is amazing.  Toe ons in Holland gebly het 1998 - 2003 het ons ook lekker skoolgeld vir ons ingevoerde kinders gekry by die regering.  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on August 10, 2018, 02:28:56 pm
Glad your family had a rest and time to build some great memories.
Good luck back in the rush!

My turn comes up in 2 weeks. When my 3rd one arrives. First Canadian in the family...
Hoping all goes well. Now they can't kick you out anymore...
Oh so julle teel aan daar anderkant om nie terug gestuur te word!! :lol8:
Baie geluk Ant. :thumleft:

HAHAHA! Dit was nie opsetlik nie, die winters is bleddie koud...

Het ook nie eers verwag dat die nuweling 'n Kanadees sal wees nie (ander lande gee nie die kind burgerskap nie, so hulle val dan terug op die ouers se burgerskap).
Was verbaas toe ek uitvind hy sal Kanadees wees. En hier kry jy mos vir elke kind 'n bydrae van die staat (immigrant weet dalk hoeveel?) wat ons dadelik met hom sal kry. My ander twee moet ek wat tot Feb2019 (18 maande vanaf aankoms) voor die staat vir hulle 'n maandlikse bydrae sal gee.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 10, 2018, 06:17:35 pm
Ant lyk my jy is besig om n miernes te bou daar in Kanada!! ;) :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 10, 2018, 11:45:03 pm
Hemel op aarde vir n kind, en menige grootmens. Pragtig man  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on August 11, 2018, 06:23:10 am
Hemel op aarde vir n kind, en menige grootmens. Pragtig man  :thumleft:
Miskien as ek jonger was, maar ek kry te koud.
Kieriebeentjies maar so geen isolasie. :ricky:
Daardie kinders is ge-seënd om so pa te hê. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 15, 2018, 10:27:49 pm
So I presented him his new bike, and thought it would be a good moment to teach him some life lessons. Like appreciating what you have, taking care of it and to remember that there are kids who don’t have life as easy as him. After my speech he looks at me and says “ but why is it yellow, and not red?” :bueller:

 I am not sure how much of my speech sunk in, but when I put him to bed last night he did say thanks to me for working so hard so he can have motorbikes....  ;)

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 15, 2018, 10:30:18 pm
Lekker sagte gras om op te val ;) :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on August 16, 2018, 07:16:29 am
Keep plugging away - it takes the young one's a while but it eventually sinks in - like when he went to bed he had some time to process what you had said.

What a DAD  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Pumbaa on August 16, 2018, 08:51:01 am
Die  "ANDER" lande is amazing.  Toe ons in Holland gebly het 1998 - 2003 het ons ook lekker skoolgeld vir ons ingevoerde kinders gekry by die regering.  :laughing4:
Hier in kaasland kry jy omtrent 250 euro elke drie maande en dan toeslag vir daycare. Daycare is kak duur. 3 dae per week vir een maand kos 1100 euro vir ons. Jou toeslag word bepaal deur jou inkomste. Ek sou se average kry mense seker so 500 van die staat om te help.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: >>Thump°C on August 16, 2018, 10:54:12 am
So why is it Yellow?
What was your answer?

LOL
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Kortbroek on August 16, 2018, 11:06:44 am
Quote
"but why is it yellow, and not red?"

That is a very good question. I am glad to see he at least know that real dirt bikes should be RED  :pot:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 16, 2018, 11:19:10 am
So why is it Yellow?
What was your answer?

LOL


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The Honda is a 50cc. The next Honda up is a 110cc and too tall for him. It will be a few years before he is ready for that one. The Suzuki 70cc fits in right in the middle. But I told him yellow is faster.....( but blue is even faster than yellow)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 17, 2018, 05:12:46 am
His sister jacked his bike. But he was ok with it. As long as she rides with him

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on August 17, 2018, 07:16:25 am
Te lekker.  Geniet hulle...more is hulle uit die huis uit.  Dit gaan gou.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on August 20, 2018, 09:51:10 pm
Moenie te veel vir nou worry oor dit nie ou maat. Solank jy hom aanhou bewus hou van dit sal hy dit verstaan. Moet nie te hard op jouself wees nie, jy maak hom reg groot!

Met my kinders wys ek foto's en vertel my kinders daagliks van my grootword. My oudste is nou 6, hulle begin goed dinge verstaan teen daai ouderdom.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 24, 2018, 06:58:40 pm
Congratulations to @TheAnt on the birth of his baby boy. 🇨🇦
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on August 24, 2018, 07:02:13 pm
Geluk TheAnt, die kroos is ons grootste seëning.
Geniet en mag die nuweling net vreugde en plesier bring.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on August 24, 2018, 07:56:47 pm
Dankie manne. Hy hou ons lekker besig. Kort slaap!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 25, 2018, 10:19:52 am
Baie geluk Ant en ook aan mev. Hoop die nuweling is n deurslaper. :deal: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 26, 2018, 07:11:42 pm
I gave my neighbor a hand with his well pump the other day. Because they ground is frozen half the year everything must be installed below the “frost” line.

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The pump and supply line to the house must be at least 8 feet underground. The pump is connected to the feed line with a “pitless adapter”

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And then you dig a 8 foot trench all the way to the house

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When you build the house you install the supply line when you pour the basement floor. It basically goes through the floor, 3 feet deep and then bends toward the well where you then connect the line from the well and the line from the house


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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 26, 2018, 07:21:48 pm
The deer are starting to grow antlers. That means one thing.....winter is coming !

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on August 26, 2018, 07:23:55 pm
Because they ground is frozen half the year everything must be installed below the “frost” line.

How do you determine the depth?
One depth for all areas?
Each area has their own depth?
Is there a standard that governs it?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 26, 2018, 09:23:05 pm
Because they ground is frozen half the year everything must be installed below the “frost” line.

How do you determine the depth?
One depth for all areas?
Each area has their own depth?
Is there a standard that governs it?

It varies. Some places it goes deeper than others depending on the soil. Each municipality will have it’s own “minimum”. But it seems that 8feet is the safe depth. If you drive over it it pushes the frost down, sometimes up to 10 feet deep. If your power cable or water line goes under your driveway you run it through a 6 inch steel pipe and bury it a lot deeper. The steel pipe protects the cable and pipe from being cut in half when the frosts layers start heaving
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on August 27, 2018, 02:59:56 am
Seeing that trench, I'm so glad I work in Florida.


Here we only have to bury the pipes 12 inches...  :biggrin:

Because any deeper than that and we are hitting the water table  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 28, 2018, 07:45:20 am
this is unexpected

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on August 30, 2018, 03:49:05 am
Sorry, been a bit sleep deprived...

I heard it is cold out west?! We in the East is dying of humidity and heat. Had 2 tornado's go past just north of us yesterday.

https://www.narcity.com/news/multiple-tornadoes-touched-down-in-ontario-yesterday-and-the-videos-are-terrifying
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on August 30, 2018, 04:01:35 am
WOW  :eek7:

Tornado's scare me. Hurricanes we can see coming from days away. Tornado's suddenly appear and mess stuff up big time.

Stay safe up there TheAnt  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on August 30, 2018, 05:16:03 am
WOW  :eek7:

Tornado's scare me. Hurricanes we can see coming from days away. Tornado's suddenly appear and mess stuff up big time.

Stay safe up there TheAnt  :thumleft:


True... But I have to say that the live coverage of the 2 was done really well. First world like... But still, I hope I never come face to face with one of those.



Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on August 30, 2018, 06:41:22 am
Things are pretty messed up with the weather. We had minus temps last night, lots of rain, (not good for the farmers harvesting) the geese have already started to fly south ( a few weeks to early. Maybe they know something we don’t) tornados in Ontario and lots of fires in British Columbia with smoke blocking the sun for days.

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And they predict a very cold winter. But honestly, what is the real difference between -30C and -50C.....you already froze your balls off at -20C in any case.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 02, 2018, 05:06:33 am
How time flies. Took this pic 11 years ago when we bought the house.

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And today....

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on September 02, 2018, 07:09:58 am
May the fires pass you by and you still have all your spares unfrozen after the winter.
Here by us I see more birds that do not even leave for the winter?
Our weather worldwide is changing fast.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Casting from Turd on September 02, 2018, 08:52:04 am
How time flies. Took this pic 11 years ago when we bought the house.

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And today....

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That really looks good.
Love the fact there are no fences or walls
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 04, 2018, 07:46:07 am
I feel good story

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4792123
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: cocky on September 04, 2018, 07:50:53 am
I feel good story

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4792123
Awesome story and as it should be, great community spirit.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 06, 2018, 01:23:27 am
First day at school

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on September 06, 2018, 06:13:05 am
Eish, they grow up so fast!
Just now he is going to start wanting to use your car!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on September 06, 2018, 07:08:10 am
Was he early...no other kids..... :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 06, 2018, 07:30:25 am
Was he early...no other kids..... :imaposer:
:laughing4:
Just a luck shot.

Eish, they grow up so fast!
Just now he is going to start wanting to use your car!
Yip. Too fast.....but he already claimed my R1.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 09, 2018, 03:04:45 am
Counting cows....

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....on the way to the cabin to get set up for hunting season.    :thumleft:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on September 09, 2018, 03:45:07 pm
What do you hunt there - deer? What do you do with it?

I wish we got those half circle blocks here in SA (your fire pit) - so cool.

What a life man. You can be very proud of yourself for everything you have achieved over there.

All the best!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 09, 2018, 04:25:47 pm
What do you hunt there - deer? What do you do with it?

I wish we got those half circle blocks here in SA (your fire pit) - so cool.

What a life man. You can be very proud of yourself for everything you have achieved over there.

All the best!
Thanks TeeJay.
We can hunt black bear, moose, elk and whitetail deer. We have very strict regulations as all wildlife belongs to the Crown and it is very well enforced.
The whitetail tastes very “wild” . We grind most of it up and make russians. Except the backstraps and fillets. Sliced thin, coated in a breaded mix and pan fried in butter tastes delicious.
From the elk and moose we cut some steaks and roasts, and the rest mince meat (or as the Canadians call it, hamburger)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on September 09, 2018, 06:35:29 pm
Nice - and the black bear - is that just to protect yourself?  :imaposer:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 11, 2018, 04:15:40 am
Nice - and the black bear - is that just to protect yourself?  :imaposer:
If I have to....but they can actually kill a lot of young calves in the spring after they wake up from hibernation.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/black-bear-attacks-on-calves-increasing-in-b-c-s-cariboo-region-1.3133185

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 11, 2018, 04:18:29 am
Got to love first word countries. Rain or shine, the bus will pick up and drop off, no matter where you live. Except when it’s -40C. Buses don’t run when it’s that cold. Not sure why they drew the line there. On second thought, if they drew the line at -35C the buses wouldn’t run all of January and February  :lol8:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on September 11, 2018, 08:53:27 am
Wow - that's service hey.

Here in the Western Cape school children are being abducted (lots) in recent weeks. They spoke about the American yellow school bus system on the radio last week.

Those cows sorted that bear out hey  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 12, 2018, 04:15:52 am
Some pictures of the homestead

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Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 12, 2018, 04:59:18 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on September 12, 2018, 05:10:21 am
I remember the old yellow schoolbusses from my youth, the system was reliable!
If our bus broke down, our driver used to cart us to school in his Ford Fairmont V8!
Lovely setup you have there. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on September 12, 2018, 07:05:00 am
WOW! - very nice - you are living in paradise. Did you build the main house from scratch or was it a structure? Is the hunting cottage in the pic (the 3rd structure on the right hand side) or is that somewhere else?

So the school bus comes right to your place.

How long does it take to drive to work?

Apologies for all the questions  ;)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 12, 2018, 07:18:55 am
Main structure was there. We just added to it and put a new roof on it. Also built the garage (with the green roof. Will put tin on it next year to match the house)
The hunting cabin is hidden in the trees in pic no 1 of the 2nd batch I posted.
The 3rd structure  (i think) you are talking about is an old shed that I am hoping to burn down once it starts snowing.
The school bus come right to our door. We are 16 km from town, and I am 23 km from work. Takes me about 25 min to get to work.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on September 12, 2018, 08:01:23 am
Mooi man,  ek sal wat wil gee vir so 'n lekker groot werkswinkel / shed. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on September 12, 2018, 08:05:31 am
Main structure was there. We just added to it and put a new roof on it. Also built the garage (with the green roof. Will put tin on it next year to match the house)
The hunting cabin is hidden in the trees in pic no 1 of the 2nd batch I posted.
The 3rd structure  (i think) you are talking about is an old shed that I am hoping to burn down once it starts snowing.
The school bus come right to our door. We are 16 km from town, and I am 23 km from work. Takes me about 25 min to get to work.

Great stuff - it's beautiful man. I'd say you're living the life - well done!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 12, 2018, 11:09:46 am
Stunning plek wat jy het Immigrant. Hoekom die boom stroke? Vir wind beskerming?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 12, 2018, 03:51:01 pm
Stunning plek wat jy het Immigrant. Hoekom die boom stroke? Vir wind beskerming?
Goeie vraag ChrisL. As jy in daai rye bome loop is daar baie hope sokker bal size klippe. Miskien het die oorspronklike “homesteader” die die klippe in rye gepak toe hy die grond bewerk het met die doel om dit later op te tel. Hy het nie daai doel bereik nie..... ek dink die klippe was n goeie vatplek vir die bome om te groei
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 14, 2018, 02:06:56 pm
Had 2 inches of rain in the last 4 days, and then came home to this. It usually only snows end of October. Very strange weather!

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And some more rain and snow to come

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Dorsland on September 14, 2018, 02:23:28 pm
Pragtige omgewing daai Immigrant. Ek neem aan dis 'n speelbaan vir die fietse daai en nie 'n drafbaan nie? ;D  Bring al daai bome vir jou 'n inkomste?  Hoe lank van plant na sny?

En dan die groot vraag: watter hommeltuig het jy gekoop?  :deal: :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on September 14, 2018, 05:49:50 pm
This weekend we are into the 30's again with cazy humitity. Crazy weather times...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: zacapa on September 14, 2018, 07:05:25 pm
Saw a lot of those chicken buses in Central America like 10 years ago all imported no doubt from State side and Canada - Usually enhanced by cool paint jobs so you could pick them out from a crowd of buses. The guys in Guatemala driving 100 people on a mountain pass down to San Pedro La Laguna would come through corners at speed in the opposite direction leaning at like 30 degrees! It was like a Honda Goldwing coming towards you at max lean angle before the floorboards would grind. Now these centro americano bus driver dudes were doing this with 100 people on board. Our local taxi drivers pale in comparison. Let it be known that Canadian and USA buses see a new lease of life further down south. This is just my egocentric comment after seeing a pic of a yellow bus up here.   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 15, 2018, 07:00:43 am
Pragtige omgewing daai Immigrant. Ek neem aan dis 'n speelbaan vir die fietse daai en nie 'n drafbaan nie? ;D  Bring al daai bome vir jou 'n inkomste?  Hoe lank van plant na sny?

En dan die groot vraag: watter hommeltuig het jy gekoop?  :deal: :ricky:
Dankie Dorsland. Ons is baie gelukkig om hier te bly. Ek kan omtrent nie daai bome verniet weggee nie. Hier is meer as genoeg beskikbaar op die “crown land”. Ons proseseer tussen 12000 en 13000 bome per 24 uur by die werk, 365 dae n jaar al vir die laaste 25 jaar, en die bome is nog nie op nie.
 Hulle sal dit kom sny maar jou nie betaal nie. Jou betaling is hulle moeite en koste om dit te sny en weg te ry.  Maar dit vat so 15 jaar voordat dit groot genoeg (ekonomies) is om te oes. 

Die drone was n Mavic Pro. Nie myne nie, die buurman se seun s’n. My kinders skimp ek moet nie nou een koop nie maar wag tot my verjaarsdag. Ek se toe vir hulle maar ek het gevra vir n WR450F, toe trek hulle net hulle skouers op. Sal maar sien wat gebeur   ;D
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 15, 2018, 10:43:29 am
Ek se toe vir my hulle maar ek het gevra vir n WR450F, toe trek hulle net hulle skouers op.

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :lol8:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on September 16, 2018, 01:15:07 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ri on September 16, 2018, 03:18:35 pm
Early snowman? :thumleft:

We're still getting some rain here in the Western Cape even though it's middle of Spring. No complaints, very grateful, but as you say, strange weather.
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 03, 2018, 12:01:54 am
My neighbour is getting natural gas piped to his house. It’s amazing how these lines are crisscrossing the landscape providing much needed fuel for heating and cooking

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This directional drilling machine is pretty cool.

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They put this “target” down, punch in the depth, and flip the auto switch in the cab. The drill tip then “hunts” the target. As they drill tip moves ahead they line the tunnel with a type of bentonite clay to prevent it from caving in.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 03, 2018, 09:02:49 am
So up until now your neighbour had a loose standing tank that was filled up by a truck?
So how far is the depot of this pipeline that delivers the gas?
Guess ploughing wherever you want is a no no in your area?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 03, 2018, 10:37:14 am
So up until now your neighbour had a loose standing tank that was filled up by a truck?
So how far is the depot of this pipeline that delivers the gas?
Guess ploughing wherever you want is a no no in your area?
Yes. He had a big 500gal propane tank. Problem with propane is it gels up when it gets really cold, and you constantly have to monitor when you have to refill. And they then take their time to come and refill because they want to wait till the last minute to see if the price on that day is in their favour. So they want to deliver when it is at its most expensive.

There are various depots, some above ground, others below ground in caverns. From there it is pumped to various other pump stations and distributed. In my province there are roughly 63000km of natural gas lines.

Most gas and power lines run along the property line. But there is a free service “Call before you dig”. If you plan on digging any hole or pounding in a post you are strongly advised to call them. You are liable for any costs and damages should you damage a line. And you could blow yourself up in the process.   They usually come out within 2 days and mark it.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 03, 2018, 02:19:31 pm
 roughly 63000km of natural gas lines.

Bliksem that is a lot, one moerse big explosion waiting to happen if it were in South Africa for sure. :deal:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 05, 2018, 11:46:31 pm
  :ricky:  :thumleft:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on October 06, 2018, 03:14:22 am
  :ricky:  :thumleft:

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I remember some years ago there was a similar type of stunt event being held at a venue in JHB. I was the lead paramedic on standby at the event in case shit went wrong. I can distinctly remember seeing the guys doing their first warm-up jumps and shitting myself. I knew that if they messed a jump up I'd be calling on all my years of experience and training to keep the dude alive until I got him to the hospital.

After a while I calmed down and enjoyed the show... frikken SPECTACULAR!!!!

I'm very envious immigrant  :ricky:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 06, 2018, 06:43:15 am
Just got back from the show. We sat 2nd row from the front, right between the takeoff and the landing. I had more fun watching my boys face than the guys doing their stunts. He was freaking out! During the ride back he was telling me to build the ramps high, but not too high. I see a broken arm and/or leg in my near future......

Zog, the one guy on the snowmobile had a real bad wipeout. And wrecked his machine real good. I don’t think those machines were designed to do backflips. I tried to take pictures but the IPhone is too slow.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Dorsland on October 06, 2018, 06:58:24 am
I cant believe the crowd size. Makes events like this a viable business and eventually it must be good for the bike industry.

Immigrant, your big headaches are lying waiting for you with your kids. Bikes, repairs, maybe (hopefully not) some medical bills. Thinking back, I was lucky to survive my youth relatively unscathed.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 06, 2018, 07:09:52 am
I cant believe the crowd size. Makes events like this a viable business and eventually it must be good for the bike industry.

Immigrant, your big headaches are lying waiting for you with your kids. Bikes, repairs, maybe (hopefully not) some medical bills. Thinking back, I was lucky to survive my youth relatively unscathed.

True Dorsland. Very true. At least the medical bills will be free.  ;)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Dorsland on October 06, 2018, 07:12:27 am
That of course means you can afford to get the kids bigger, faster bikes right?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 06, 2018, 07:13:41 am
That of course means you can afford to get the kids bigger, faster bikes right?
The same logic I used when I argued with the wife....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Splash on October 06, 2018, 06:39:16 pm
The show is coming to Belgium (Antwerp). Have not bought a ticket, yet. The show is no doubt spectacular.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on October 09, 2018, 03:15:07 pm
FLIP! That looks epic! One day when my ship comes in I will take my boys to these things.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 19, 2018, 05:00:49 am
roughly 63000km of natural gas lines.

Bliksem that is a lot, one moerse big explosion waiting to happen if it were in South Africa for sure. :deal:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on October 19, 2018, 05:15:14 am
And it happened?
Hope nobody hurt?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 19, 2018, 06:17:59 am
And it happened?
Hope nobody hurt?
Nobody hurt. Luckily
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 21, 2018, 02:49:16 pm
Coming home from work this morning and the oncoming car swerves in to my lane, and just misses me by a hair. His right wheel digs in to the soft shoulder and he rolls it down the embankment. Fortunately I already slowed down to make a left turn 300m  ahead otherwise he would have hit me for sure....

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He crawled out the window as I got to him. Not a scratch on him
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on October 21, 2018, 03:54:49 pm
Was he dronk or what? Surely no ice on the road now?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Blikkies1 on October 21, 2018, 04:06:37 pm
Howzit, haven't seen this thread before but it coincidentally popped up, I was planning emigration to NZ but my girls is suddenly affixed on Canada, I don't like the cold but reckon the culture could be amicable, which one would you go to?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on October 21, 2018, 07:03:54 pm
Howzit, haven't seen this thread before but it coincidentally popped up, I was planning emigration to NZ but my girls is suddenly affixed on Canada, I don't like the cold but reckon the culture could be amicable, which one would you go to?

He went to Canada  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudge on October 21, 2018, 07:37:27 pm
Coming home from work this morning and the oncoming car swerves in to my lane, and just misses me by a hair. His right wheel digs in to the soft shoulder and he rolls it down the embankment. Fortunately I already slowed down to make a left turn 300m  ahead otherwise he would have hit me for sure....


He crawled out the window as I got to him. Not a scratch on him

Phew! That was a bit too close for comfort, glad you got away unscathed.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 21, 2018, 08:39:17 pm
Was he dronk or what? Surely no ice on the road now?

It was -6C this morning, but no snow or ice yet. I think he fell asleep (no obvious signs of impairment). He was on his way to work when it happened. Still can't believe how he did not get hurt, and how close it was...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on October 21, 2018, 08:51:27 pm
Just glad nobody was hurt!
Cars are replaceble, you not!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 21, 2018, 09:08:00 pm
Howzit, haven't seen this thread before but it coincidentally popped up, I was planning emigration to NZ but my girls is suddenly affixed on Canada, I don't like the cold but reckon the culture could be amicable, which one would you go to?
Blikkies, it is tough to say. You unfortunately have the "burden of choice". The obvious differences between the 2 is the weather. NZ is a little closer to SA if you still have family there and plan to go visit often. I am out of touch with the immigration process since they seem to change it every 6 months, but the basics are the same: You can't come unless you have a job. I have never been to NZ, but I think there are a lot more Saffers there than in Canada, and there must be a good reason for that. I find that in Canada, because the gov. babysits and protects everyone from themselves, there are lots of opportunity to excel and make money with good work ethic. Ambition is not something you see here often and employers reward that personality trait handsomely. Not sure about your daughters age, but the school system is mediocre. They all win a prize, everyone is special in his own way, and doing homework and completing assignments are optional. We have taken it upon ourselves to make sure our kids do additional school work.
We live a good life here, and have achieved in 10 years what would have taken us 20 in SA.
We never "chose" Canada as our long term destination. It was a temporary move to make $$ to give us a head start in SA. But then life happened and we are still here 12 years later.
Feel free to ask more questions on here so others can benefit from the discussion
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on October 21, 2018, 10:25:20 pm
Was he dronk or what? Surely no ice on the road now?

It was -6C this morning, but no snow or ice yet. I think he fell asleep (no obvious signs of impairment). He was on his way to work when it happened. Still can't believe how he did not get hurt, and how close it was...

At those temperatures and lower I have often wondered.  You are involved in an accident and all the windows are gone and the heating system non operational.  You are stuck in the vehicle and need assistance to get out.  You would be dressed for the warm environment inside the car and your warm jacket in the boot or somewhere.  Does that happen?  What about remote places with no one close by?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on October 21, 2018, 10:27:23 pm
PS  What type of a job does someone do where it is acceptable to wear pants with skulls on it?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 21, 2018, 11:22:36 pm
PS  What type of a job does someone do where it is acceptable to wear pants with skulls on it?
:laughing4:
I laughed when I saw that. Looked like he stil had his pajamas on. He was on his way to one of the lumber mills where we wear coveralls.



At those temperatures and lower I have often wondered.  You are involved in an accident and all the windows are gone and the heating system non operational.  You are stuck in the vehicle and need assistance to get out.  You would be dressed for the warm environment inside the car and your warm jacket in the boot or somewhere.  Does that happen?  What about remote places with no one close by?

It is a real concern. We have survival bags in our cars. Flashlight, chocolate bars, flares and candles, gloves and a balaclava and I also have some motorcycle goggles to shield they eyes from cold and wind. Then also a down sleeping bag. The candles are to stay warm if the car has a mechanical break down. Just remember to open the window a bit to let the oxygen in.
But if you are stuck in the wreck and unable to reach your supplies you are in trouble. Big trouble. This morning we waited 30min for his wife to come pick him up. In that time not one vehicle passed us. If it was -30C and he was trapped things could have been a lot different.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on October 22, 2018, 01:44:46 am
I was just looking at the weather forecast on TV, and they showed the bigger picture with Canada all just in blue and purple... extreme cold.

We got a cold front here today. Maybe tonight I'll sleep with the AC off and the windows open  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 22, 2018, 09:07:43 am
Immigrant how do you harvest lumber in winter to supply the high volumes you need? Or do you only harvest in summer and stockpile?
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 22, 2018, 10:08:53 am
Immigrant how do you harvest lumber in winter to supply the high volumes you need? Or do you only harvest in summer and stockpile?
Best to harvest in winter. Ground is frozen so machines don’t get stuck in the bush. We  stockpile at work in the yard, and when that is filled up we stockpile it in the bush so we can easily access it during the wet summer months. It is also better to haul it to the mill in the winter because the highways are frozen so there are no weight restrictions. We still harvest during summer but we are restricted to the “easy access” timber.

Those loggers are tough bastards. They work in rough conditions. It’s mostly family run companies. You don’t become a logger, you are born a logger

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 22, 2018, 10:37:17 am
You don’t become a logger, you are born a logger

My pa was n logger in die 50s in Kanada. Ses weke in die bos een lang naweek wat jy als uitsuip mors dobbel vroumense weer terug bos toe!!
Treksaag en byl was die tools niks kettingsaag. Soggens moes hulle die houthut waarin hulle gewoon het van binne af buitetoe oopstamp as hy vasgeys het. :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 22, 2018, 10:51:02 am
You don’t become a logger, you are born a logger

My pa was n logger in die 50s in Kanada. Ses weke in die bos een lang naweek wat jy als uitsuip mors dobbel vroumense weer terug bos toe!!
Treksaag en byl was die tools niks kettingsaag. Soggens moes hulle die houthut waarin hulle gewoon het van binne af buitetoe oopstamp as hy vasgeys het. :eek7:

Dis interessant Chris. Vertel meer van sy dae hier. Respek vir jou pa!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 22, 2018, 11:48:27 am
You don’t become a logger, you are born a logger

My pa was n logger in die 50s in Kanada. Ses weke in die bos een lang naweek wat jy als uitsuip mors dobbel vroumense weer terug bos toe!!
Treksaag en byl was die tools niks kettingsaag. Soggens moes hulle die houthut waarin hulle gewoon het van binne af buitetoe oopstamp as hy vasgeys het. :eek7:

Dis interessant Chris. Vertel meer van sy dae hier. Respek vir jou pa!!
Weet nie veel meer nie behalwe dat hy my ma toevallig ontmoet het terwyl sy klas gegee het aan n uni in Toronto en toe n pos by n hoërskool gekry het na hulle getroud is daar en natuurlik die houtkappery gelos het.
Dink hulle het nog so n jaar gewerk in Toronto en toe weer pad gevat. Eers US weer gaan toer toe Karibean toe en weer Europa en toe eintlik oppad Aus toe met die skip en met die oorlê in Kaapstad sommer maar gebly want al sy familie is hier en my ma sn ook. Dink hulle het so 1958/9 terug gekom. Ongelukkig geen fotos van die houtkappery.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on October 22, 2018, 01:45:26 pm
This thread just gets better and better ... everyone has such real life stories to tell. Thanks!

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 22, 2018, 02:18:05 pm
This thread just gets better and better ... everyone has such real life stories to tell. Thanks!

 :thumleft:
What is amazing for the time Ian is that my father left Cape Town with ten pounds in his pocket hitch hiked to Donkergat close to Langebaan and got a job on a whaling boat, as the cook!!! :lol8: :eek7:
Worked on the boat until they got to the UK and started teaching there and played football for Blackburn for many years. Even played trails for the english and could have been their hooker if the itch for walking did not bite him again.
He was gone for about seven years.Someone asked him one day what was the weidest thing he encountered on his travels and he said watching a pitch black team play cricket in the Carribean and the teams name was Transvaal!! :lol8:

Big time sorry for the big bump Immigrant.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on October 25, 2018, 04:16:52 pm
WOW ChrisL! What a life adventure! Especially for those days... And all that in 7 years?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 25, 2018, 04:29:34 pm
WOW ChrisL! What a life adventure! Especially for those days... And all that in 7 years?
Well the trips during school holidays while in the Uk one could write a book about. He normally went back packing in Europe.
Very interesting thing happened when my folks after getting married and toured Europe again they met a captain from from the East German army in Germany. He asked would you like to go see East Europe I would smuggle you in.
Yes my folks said. So he smuggled them in on a army truck and they toured all over east germany in three weeks.
Then they came home and the first teaching job both got was in Hermanus. This was now late 50's.
They lived in a small flat and after being there for about a month there was a knock on the door one evening late.
My father opened and two gents asked if they could come in.
They said they want to ask them some questions about their travels.
They knew everything about the whole east germany trip and how they got in and left and where they stayed in that time in eastern europe. My folks confirmed everything and said they were just there because they wanted to see the place.
After they said yes on all questions asked both men left. They were SA secret service. Can you image they had spies there in the 50's!!!? :o :o

I will not post on this fred again Immigrant!! :deal:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 25, 2018, 04:33:17 pm
WOW ChrisL! What a life adventure! Especially for those days... And all that in 7 years?
Well the trips during school holidays while in the Uk one could write a book about. He normally went back packing in Europe.
Very interesting thing happened when my folks after getting married and toured Europe again they met a captain from from the East German army in Germany. He asked would you like to go see East Europe I would smuggle you in.
Yes my folks said. So he smuggled them in on a army truck and they toured all over east germany in three weeks.
Then they came home and the first teaching job both got was in Hermanus. This was now late 50's.
They lived in a small flat and after being there for about a month there was a knock on the door one evening late.
My father opened and two gents asked if they could come in.
They said they want to ask them some questions about their travels.
They knew everything about the whole east germany trip and how they got in and left and where they stayed in that time in eastern europe. My folks confirmed everything and said they were just there because they wanted to see the place.
After they said yes on all questions asked both men left. They were SA secret service. Can you image they had spies there in the 50's!!!? :o :o

I will not post on this fred again Immigrant!! :deal:
Geen worries nie Chris.  Vertel meer....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 25, 2018, 04:39:51 pm
They "lost" their Morris Minor  in Toronto once for three weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :lol8:
They went to some club and it got snowed under while there and they could not find it for three weeks.

I thought of something I wanted to ask you about the lumber harvesting in winter last night.
Is it done by machine or chainsaw?

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on October 25, 2018, 05:16:34 pm
They "lost" their Morris Minor  in Toronto once for three weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :lol8:
They went to some club and it got snowed under while there and they could not find it for three weeks.

I thought of something I wanted to ask you about the lumber harvesting in winter last night.
Is it done by machine or chainsaw?


All machines. GPS guided to cut straight lines.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 02, 2018, 07:01:12 am
Temperatures are consistently below zero now. The poor bokkies are getting the last bit of green grass before the snow comes

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 02, 2018, 09:50:21 am
Voel soos gister wat julle op die lake geski het en nou bibber julle alweer?!! :eek7:
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 03, 2018, 08:24:41 am
If only this wagon could speak.....It was brought here by the original homesteader in the 1930’s all the way from North Dakota. I found it in the bush and managed to move it back to the old original yard site. As the farm changed hands somebody must have moved it in to the bush where we found it. I managed to speak to the old man who was the neighbour of the wagon owner (he was a very young boy back then). He will see if he can trace the family for me. He told me how they were trapping beavers lynx and muskrats and how they took those skins in a similar wagon to a place 150km from here because they got a better price than in town.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: silvrav on November 03, 2018, 07:45:15 pm
Temperatures are consistently below zero now. The poor bokkies are getting the last bit of green grass before the snow comes

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Then low hanging branches/leaves for winter? or do they move south immigrant?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 04, 2018, 02:58:55 am
Correct. They will dig in the snow to get what they need like leaves, twigs, shrubs , acorns etc. ( and the short grass on my lawn)Their matabolism slows right down so they don’t eat as much, and they have lots of fat stored.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on November 04, 2018, 03:07:12 am
Hunting season!


Bokkie biltong  :drif:   :peepwall:  :imaposer:


I'm still wearing shorts and tee shirts down here immigrant  :pot:  O0
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 04, 2018, 03:25:13 am
Hunting season!


Bokkie biltong  :drif:   :peepwall:  :imaposer:


I'm still wearing shorts and tee shirts down here immigrant  :pot:  O0
Hunting season indeed. It was opening day yesterday. The countryside was full of quads and trucks driven by men in bright orange shooting at everything that moves. :biggrin:  I will wait for things to quiet down a little before I go for a walk.
The last time I wore shorts was in September....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 04, 2018, 10:24:21 am
 men in bright orange

You have to wear orange when you go hunting there?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Skaiidawg on November 04, 2018, 12:16:03 pm
men in bright orange

You have to wear orange when you go hunting there?

Maybe so that a trigger-happy townsman dont shoot you in the arse by mistaking you for an Elk
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 04, 2018, 02:49:58 pm
men in bright orange

You have to wear orange when you go hunting there?

Maybe so that a trigger-happy townsman dont shoot you in the arse by mistaking you for an Elk
OR they could be mistaken as prison escapees? :o
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 04, 2018, 05:24:10 pm
Yes. In rifle season you have to. During bow and muzzleloader season you can wear camo.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 05, 2018, 06:35:07 am
Going to have to get up a little earlier tomorrow morning to scrape ice off the truck. Our first winter storm is a good one!
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Welsh on November 05, 2018, 06:42:17 am
Strangely, I hear Sutherland has had snow flurries this morning.  :sip:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 05, 2018, 06:45:33 am
Strangely, I hear Sutherland has had snow flurries this morning.  :sip:
By the way the wind is blowing here at the moment,  I am sure it came all the way from here  ;)
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 06, 2018, 07:30:49 am
Last nights storm was a duzi. Woke up to huge drifts across my driveway but had no time to plow it and be on time for work. I had to crawl at 40km/h in 4wd all the way. Got home tonight and had to deal with this....

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I get all my layers of clothes on, make sure the quad is filled up, check the oil and tyres, and when wanted to lift the plow the winch was dead. Nothing. Nada. Just click, click, click. Motherf$&@er!! It was a tough 12 hours at work and I have another 3 hours of snow clearing to do. I was furious $ So I start ripping panels off to see if I can find the problem....
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It turns out the cable going to the neg on the battery was not tight. The screw holding it down was stripped. Not sure how that could happen since it was perfectly fine the last 8 years.

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Luckily it was an easy fix. Tomorrow I get to do it all over again  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on November 06, 2018, 07:54:03 am
Enjoy the snow......
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 06, 2018, 12:38:02 pm
  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on November 07, 2018, 07:12:25 pm
Rowwe dag!

Eet maar die kinders se haloween lekkers!

Julle sneeu is oppad na ons, vooruitsig se sneeu more en die naweek.

Sterkte daar maat.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: chillin_in_bots on November 07, 2018, 07:20:09 pm
We finally got a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)- so got the extra 50 job points and drawn for the Express Entry. Lloydminster will be the destination. Might start a thread too with all the emigration currently taking place. Going to need lessons on "How to Canadian"...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on November 07, 2018, 07:37:15 pm
We finally got a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)- so got the extra 50 job points and drawn for the Express Entry. Lloydminster will be the destination. Might start a thread too with all the emigration currently taking place. Going to need lessons on "How to Canadian"...

Baie geluk! Sterkte met die oorkom. Winter is hard, maar jy raak dit gewoont. Moet net nie in die huis vasgevang sit nie. Dan raak winter te lank.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 07, 2018, 08:41:30 pm
We finally got a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)- so got the extra 50 job points and drawn for the Express Entry. Lloydminster will be the destination. Might start a thread too with all the emigration currently taking place. Going to need lessons on "How to Canadian"...
I am very "close" to Lloydminster. And good luck with the emotional turmoil ahead. It will all work out in the end.
The Canadian Wilddog chapter just got bigger  :3some: Pretty soon we will be able to have our own "Bash"
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TheAnt on November 07, 2018, 09:52:30 pm
We finally got a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)- so got the extra 50 job points and drawn for the Express Entry. Lloydminster will be the destination. Might start a thread too with all the emigration currently taking place. Going to need lessons on "How to Canadian"...
I am very "close" to Lloydminster. And good luck with the emotional turmoil ahead. It will all work out in the end.
The Canadian Wilddog chapter just got bigger  :3some: Pretty soon we will be able to have our own "Bash"

NOW THAT IDEA I LIKE!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ri on November 08, 2018, 07:47:17 am
We finally got a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)- so got the extra 50 job points and drawn for the Express Entry. Lloydminster will be the destination. Might start a thread too with all the emigration currently taking place. Going to need lessons on "How to Canadian"...

Congrats!! Time for a username change :deal:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on November 08, 2018, 08:08:23 am
Mag ons ook na daai Bash toe kom ? :peepwall: :ricky:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 08, 2018, 08:48:22 am
Mag ons ook na daai Bash toe kom ? :peepwall: :ricky:
Sure!! Lekker baie kamp plek hier by my. Bring net n ekstra kombers. Die aande word nogals koel...
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on November 08, 2018, 08:48:58 am
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 09, 2018, 10:00:48 am
Mag ons ook na daai Bash toe kom ? :peepwall: :ricky:
Sure!! Lekker baie kamp plek hier by my. Bring net n ekstra kombers. Die aande word nogals koel...
Gister n Kanadees hier by ons, 1200 GSA gekoop en ry nou bietjie rond in SA tot Desember.
Hy kom vanaf Vancouver. Hy smile behoorlik oor ons sonskyn en lekker bike weer.
Hy kan sy drie KTM's maksimum 6 maande van die jaar ry EN dan moet hy bereid wees om baie nat te reen terwyl hy ry.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 09, 2018, 11:37:46 am
Mag ons ook na daai Bash toe kom ? :peepwall: :ricky:
Sure!! Lekker baie kamp plek hier by my. Bring net n ekstra kombers. Die aande word nogals koel...
Gister n Kanadees hier by ons, 1200 GSA gekoop en ry nou bietjie rond in SA tot Desember.
Hy kom vanaf Vancouver. Hy smile behoorlik oor ons sonskyn en lekker bike weer.
Hy kan sy drie KTM's maksimum 6 maande van die jaar ry EN dan moet hy bereid wees om baie nat te reen terwyl hy ry.
Ons bikes raak oud van in die garage staan. Ek het n 2013 Yamaha R1 met 2500km op  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on November 09, 2018, 11:52:11 am
Skandelik... Ek dink jy werk te hard.  :peepwall: :pot: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on November 10, 2018, 05:17:09 am
Skandelik... Ek dink jy werk te hard.  :peepwall: :pot: :imaposer:
Definitief, ek het my St1300 vir omtrent 3 mannde besit en meer km's gedoen.
Ek dink ons moet daar gaan bash en hulle fietse vir hulle ry, gou af Honduras toe! :peepwall: :imaposer: :pot:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Skaiidawg on November 10, 2018, 06:30:11 am
Skandelik... Ek dink jy werk te hard.  :peepwall: :pot: :imaposer:
Definitief, ek het my St1300 vir omtrent 3 mannde besit en meer km's gedoen.
Ek dink ons moet daar gaan bash en hulle fietse vir hulle ry, gou af Honduras toe! :peepwall: :imaposer: :pot:
Dink ook dis skandalig. Het my 990 die Dinsdag gekry en 24 uur later gaan ingee vir sy 1ste 1000 kilo service.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 12, 2018, 04:23:00 am
Skandelik... Ek dink jy werk te hard.  :peepwall: :pot: :imaposer:

Definitief, ek het my St1300 vir omtrent 3 mannde besit en meer km's gedoen.
Ek dink ons moet daar gaan bash en hulle fietse vir hulle ry, gou af Honduras toe! :peepwall: :imaposer: :pot:

Dink ook dis skandalig. Het my 990 die Dinsdag gekry en 24 uur later gaan ingee vir sy 1ste 1000 kilo service.


OK, OK  gooi nog bietjie sout op daai wonde.....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: silvrav on November 12, 2018, 08:50:19 pm
Cant wait for winter here.... already planning a proper snow vacation for the family on the south island of NZ - Looks fun?  ::)
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 12, 2018, 10:57:47 pm
It’s fun, for a little bit......
I had to go check my fences today. All the snow gets so heavy it pushes the trees over and breaks the branches. You got to dress for -15C weather but when you start working you sweat your balls off. If you shed a layer your sweat freezes. Fun times

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Stopped at the hunting cabin for some hot chocolate
 
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I told my boy if he cries because he is cold or tired he is not coming with me anymore .... when I stopped to cut another tree I see the poor guy decided to take a little nap. I guess if you don’t want to miss out on the action you do what you got to do

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: BMWPE on November 13, 2018, 06:36:04 am
 :)  wonder if he will go with you again  :)
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 13, 2018, 07:04:44 am
:)  wonder if he will go with you again  :)

I told him the “rules” long ago. But if the wheels are turning he’s on it like white on rice. What a life !

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 16, 2018, 04:41:07 am
Got my “tags” on the way home tonight and have the next 7 days off. Here’s hoping the big one will cross my path !
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on November 16, 2018, 05:21:38 am
Nice, happy hunting!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ri on November 17, 2018, 02:44:00 pm
"Big one"? A poacher?  :peepwall: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 17, 2018, 05:56:25 pm
"Big one"? A poacher?  :peepwall: :imaposer:
Poachers....don't get me started. There is a "no trespassing" law in my province, except, it doesn't count during hunting season  :patch:
If you have a hunting licence on, you can jump over my fence/ drive through my gate and legally "hunt" on my property, even if we have never met each other. So having a hunting license waves the "no trespassing law". BUT, if I put a sign up on my gate and on all 4 corners of my property that says "No hunting/No trespassing" then you cannot enter regardless if you have a hunting license.
So what the guys do is they drive down the road, see a big buck on your property, shoot it, and then go and remove all the signs that you have put up, and then enter your property "legally" to retrieve it. What also happens a lot of the time is they will shoot a buck, and then realize it is "smaller" that they thought, and simply leave it there and go look for another one. I counted seven dead deer one year.... and they shot one of my cows  >:(
Fortunately there will be a new "no trespassing" law next year that prohibits anyone from entering or crossing property that does not belong to them, period. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 17, 2018, 05:57:59 pm
"Big one"? A poacher?  :peepwall: :imaposer:
Poachers....don't get me started. There is a "no trespassing" law in my province, except, it doesn't count during hunting season  :patch:
If you have a hunting licence on, you can jump over my fence/ drive through my gate and legally "hunt" on my property, even if we have never met each other. So having a hunting license waves the "no trespassing law". BUT, if I put a sign up on my gate and on all 4 corners of my property that says "No hunting/No trespassing" then you cannot enter regardless if you have a hunting license.
So what the guys do is they drive down the road, see a big buck on your property, shoot it, and then go and remove all the signs that you have put up, and then enter your property "legally" to retrieve it. What also happens a lot of the time is they will shoot a buck, and then realize it is "smaller" that they thought, and simply leave it there and go look for another one. I counted seven dead deer one year.... and they shot one of my cows  >:(
>:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on November 17, 2018, 10:36:26 pm
"Big one"? A poacher?  :peepwall: :imaposer:
Poachers....don't get me started. There is a "no trespassing" law in my province, except, it doesn't count during hunting season  :patch:
If you have a hunting licence on, you can jump over my fence/ drive through my gate and legally "hunt" on my property, even if we have never met each other. So having a hunting license waves the "no trespassing law". BUT, if I put a sign up on my gate and on all 4 corners of my property that says "No hunting/No trespassing" then you cannot enter regardless if you have a hunting license.
So what the guys do is they drive down the road, see a big buck on your property, shoot it, and then go and remove all the signs that you have put up, and then enter your property "legally" to retrieve it. What also happens a lot of the time is they will shoot a buck, and then realize it is "smaller" that they thought, and simply leave it there and go look for another one. I counted seven dead deer one year.... and they shot one of my cows  >:(
Fortunately there will be a new "no trespassing" law next year that prohibits anyone from entering or crossing property that does not belong to them, period.
That makes me see red, you shoot it, you eat it! Finished!
If you are not sure of what is in your sights or do not have a good shot, leave it.
Shooting the wrong thing is just plain stupid, just as bad as somebody taking booze on a hunt!
Maybe you should hunt the hunters first!
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Christian Kuun on November 18, 2018, 07:39:44 am
Will cost you a fortune putting up trail cams near each corner post to see who takes down your No Hunting signs…
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 22, 2018, 11:07:06 pm
Will cost you a fortune putting up trail cams near each corner post to see who takes down your No Hunting signs…
Yes. And then risk them stealing the cameras.....

Finally had time to give the “sled” a good service. Now she’s good for another season !

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: grizz on November 23, 2018, 12:44:10 am
Will cost you a fortune putting up trail cams near each corner post to see who takes down your No Hunting signs…
Yes. And then risk them stealing the cameras.....

Finally had time to give the “sled” a good service. Now she’s good for another season !

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What sort of motors and power do these things run, at the risk of asking a question previously asked.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 23, 2018, 02:10:38 am
This one is a FI, 3 cylinder, 1050cc, 4 stroke @ 138hp. You can buy a turbo for it as well that will give you up to 240hp. They used to be all 2 stroke, then more and more companies started developing 4 strokes. Very reliable, but at a huge weight disadvantage. Yamaha chose to only produce 4 stroke and it had cost them a lot of market share. The more popular sleds are in the 800cc 2sroke class. Perfect power to weight ratio. The new 2 strokes get around 150hp - 170hp
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Andre E on November 26, 2018, 11:42:26 am
Immigrant, as jy dalk weet, word Suid Afrikaanse tegniese kwalifikasies aanvaar in Kanada bv. Diesel Mech ens?

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: chillin_in_bots on November 26, 2018, 07:08:43 pm
Immigrant, as jy dalk weet, word Suid Afrikaanse tegniese kwalifikasies aanvaar in Kanada bv. Diesel Mech ens?

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Part of the immigration process is to get all qualifications verified by World Education Services (WES.org ). They even recognise the SA matric. Need to submit transcripts etc. It's a paid service.
Some of the trades need to be verified by the Canadian equivalent and sometimes redo the Red Seal in Canada.
Lots of the trades are in demand currently.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Andre E on November 26, 2018, 08:02:02 pm
Immigrant, as jy dalk weet, word Suid Afrikaanse tegniese kwalifikasies aanvaar in Kanada bv. Diesel Mech ens?

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Part of the immigration process is to get all qualifications verified by World Education Services (WES.org ). They even recognise the SA matric. Need to submit transcripts etc. It's a paid service.
Some of the trades need to be verified by the Canadian equivalent and sometimes redo the Red Seal in Canada.
Lots of the trades are in demand currently.
Thank you.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 27, 2018, 11:33:49 am
Correct what chillin_in_bots said. Some guys will let you work while you finish your Canadian qualifications. Most saffers in town that I know had to challenge some kind of exam (2 electricians and 2 millwrights) HD mechanics can make anything from $39 -$50 per hour. I think our guys make around $43 with shift premiums etc.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 28, 2018, 05:04:51 am
I see Pravin and I are at the same bank. Can you guys let him know that I am “open for business” and for a small handling fee I could take care of his investments.    ;)
Transfers within the same bank are free.....
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on November 28, 2018, 06:25:52 am
 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Andre E on November 28, 2018, 08:32:51 am
My sons are contemplating Canada. Do you know if apprenticeship positions (mechanical) for youngsters are in abundance?

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on November 28, 2018, 04:50:37 pm
My sons are contemplating Canada. Do you know if apprenticeship positions (mechanical) for youngsters are in abundance?

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The following advice is to the best of my knowledge. It is not necessarily correct or accurate as things change daily.
The oil industry used to be your best bet, but in the last few years they have slowed down a lot. An industry that is really growing is agricultural. They are always looking for Heavy Duty and Diesel Mechanics. Then there is also the forestry sector. Typically located in small towns. I am not sure how your sons would “connect” with employers. I know we offer apprenticeship positions “in house” first, and very seldom do we have to look outside of the company. Employers typically post their positions at the colleges that  provide the theoretical training. All apprentices also have to be registered with the apprenticeship board of the relevant province. Employers also let them know about opportunities.
It takes about 4 years from start to finish. You have to accumulate hours, and also attend “school” for theory. I think that is twice a year for a month at a time. You can just challange the exam and if you don’t want to attend “school”, but still have to have enough hours to proceed to the next year

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/contact-us/?QUERY=1
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Andre E on November 28, 2018, 04:54:43 pm
My sons are contemplating Canada. Do you know if apprenticeship positions (mechanical) for youngsters are in abundance?

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The following advice is to the best of my knowledge. It is not necessarily correct or accurate as things change daily.
The oil industry used to be your best bet, but in the last few years they have slowed down a lot. An industry that is really growing is agricultural. They are always looking for Heavy Duty and Diesel Mechanics. Then there is also the forestry sector. Typically located in small towns. I am not sure how your sons would “connect” with employers. I know we offer apprenticeship positions “in house” first, and very seldom do we have to look outside of the company. Employers typically post their positions at the colleges that  provide the theoretical training. All apprentices also have to be registered with the apprenticeship board of the relevant province. Employers also let them know about opportunities.
It takes about 4 years from start to finish. You have to accumulate hours, and also attend “school” for theory. I think that is twice a year for a month at a time. You can just challange the exam and if you want and not attend “school”, but still have to have enough hours to proceed to the next year

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/contact-us/?QUERY=1
http://saskapprenticeship.ca
Most helpful, thank you.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Andre E on November 28, 2018, 07:34:44 pm
I have a family member who stays in North Battleford and works for Pattison John Deere. He is saying the same things as you are.

Interesting, I'm considering trying to go as well. Maybe.

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 01, 2018, 08:40:07 pm
A balmy -8C this afternoon. Kom ons braai !!!!  :thumleft:

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on December 01, 2018, 08:46:33 pm
Lekker man - that's the spirit - true Souf Efrikan ne'

I really like those blocks - your braai - wish we got them here in SA.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Oubones on December 02, 2018, 05:50:15 am
You have the right attitude, braai must be done no matter if it is in the snow! :thumleft:
One thing is for sure and that is that you will not run out off wood.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Ganjora on December 03, 2018, 08:00:39 am
A balmy -8C this afternoon.

must have been shorts and t-shirts weather compared to the real cold coming.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: silvrav on December 03, 2018, 08:26:45 pm
Lekker man - that's the spirit - true Souf Efrikan ne'

I really like those blocks - your braai - wish we got them here in SA.

Same!  I am hunting for them in NZ to see if we get them here.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on December 03, 2018, 09:21:59 pm
Are they wooden blocks?
Don't they burn away in the fire?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 04, 2018, 02:22:36 am
A balmy -8C this afternoon.

must have been shorts and t-shirts weather compared to the real cold coming.
Indeed. It has been a really mild winter so far. Typically we hover around -30C

 
Are they wooden blocks?
Don't they burn away in the fire?

Those are a type of “fire brick”. It can withstand high heat without cracking, and specifically made for fire pits. It was just a temporary feature till I get time to build a nicer braai area

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: EssBee on December 04, 2018, 09:28:28 am
LOL....if your neighbours could see you they'd think you're mad!  :biggrin: Good one!
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 05, 2018, 03:31:11 am
Rime ice (fog that freezes to objects) caused havoc in the province today. It knocked a whole lot of power lines down causing a lot of power outages

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: TeeJay on December 05, 2018, 06:52:29 am
 :eek7:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on December 05, 2018, 03:13:15 pm
One would think that in a country where the air freezes so often,
they would use underground cables in the soil which doesn't freeze as readily...?
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: woody1 on December 05, 2018, 03:16:22 pm
I suppose cables in the ground costs lots more than pole routes.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Andre E on December 05, 2018, 03:30:54 pm
Rime ice (fog that freezes to objects) caused havoc in the province today. It knocked a whole lot of power lines down causing a lot of power outages

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How long is average down time when something like that happens?

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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 05, 2018, 06:04:49 pm
One would think that in a country where the air freezes so often,
they would use underground cables in the soil which doesn't freeze as readily...?

The ground actually freezes solid up to 6 feet, sometimes up to 8 feet. When  the frost heaves it could cut the buried cable in half. It will also be a tough job to jackhammer the frozen ground to find a fault. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

I suppose cables in the ground costs lots more than pole routes.

I read somewhere about 10x more to bury and maintain

How long is average down time when something like that happens?

Typically 24 hours in cases like this. Fortunately when you have this weather that causes freezing rain or frost it is not that cold, Just below or just above 0C. So a prolonged outage is not that bad. If you have a prolonged outage in -30C then you have BIG problems.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 05, 2018, 06:52:00 pm
 -30C

Dis helemal verkeerd dat daar mense woon EN hul diere bly buite!!! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Mr Zog on December 06, 2018, 03:39:29 am
I also asked the question why all the power lines in Florida are above ground where the hurricanes can break them.

The short answer is because the ground water level is so high, that it's almost impossible to bury the cables. Today I dug a soak-away hole and I hit ground water at 5 feet below the surface. Also, with the hurricanes come very heavy rains that cause flooding and very soggy ground. Driving along a cable route to find a fault is impossible. With the lines above ground they can see where the fault is and make a plan to get it fixed.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on December 08, 2018, 12:50:43 pm
So it would seem that if the sea level rises by just a few feet, the inland water table will too...
and then Florida will be marshland all over again...?

Rural USA would look so much more beautiful were it not for those overhead cables.
They look untidy and disorganised in an otherwise pristine, cared-for environment.
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Welsh on December 08, 2018, 01:50:07 pm
Yes factor 10 at least, remember those big overheads are not insulated so no cooling issues etc etc, heavy current underground cables are pressurized and oil filled, serious shit and cost. And those overheads are Aluminium by the way, the cost, strength, conductivity calculation is Aluminium all the way.
Title: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 09, 2018, 02:18:00 am
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Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: hawkeye on December 09, 2018, 05:36:39 am
 Father Christmas would like to visit a house like that.
 ;)
 

Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 12, 2018, 03:55:32 am
Father Christmas would like to visit a house like that.
 ;)
 
I think when he sees the wish list he will pass us by  :lol8:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Fudmucker on December 12, 2018, 06:54:04 am
I once read that the size of Johnny's Christmas gift is not dependent on how good Johnny was all year.
It depends on how naughty Johnny's mommy is prepared to be in the next 10 minutes...!  >:D
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: Maverick on December 13, 2018, 08:35:21 am
I am just not built for the cold, this was the worst time for me living in the UK from November to April. I love the Karoo 38+ degree heat even if you can't do much. -30......no thanks  :o

Beautiful surrounds and best way to keep one's sanity is lighting the braai irregardless of the cold  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Meanwhile in Canada
Post by: immigrant on December 16, 2018, 06:13:31 am
I am just not built for the cold, this was the worst time for me living in the UK from November to April. I love the Karoo 38+ degree heat even if you can't do much. -30......no thanks  :o

Beautiful surrounds and best way to keep one's sanity is lighting the braai irregardless of the cold  :thumleft:
I still struggle to wrap my head around the extreme  temperature swings. When I got home this morning it was -6 C. When I woke up this afternoon it was +7C. And now it is -18C. All within 18 hours.