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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #720 on: October 19, 2018, 06:17:59 am »
And it happened?
Hope nobody hurt?
Nobody hurt. Luckily
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #721 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....







He crawled out the window as I got to him. Not a scratch on him
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #722 on: October 21, 2018, 03:54:49 pm »
Was he dronk or what? Surely no ice on the road now?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #723 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?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #724 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:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #725 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:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #726 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...
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #727 on: October 21, 2018, 08:51:27 pm »
Just glad nobody was hurt!
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #728 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
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #729 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?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #730 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?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #731 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?
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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.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #732 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:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #733 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?
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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #734 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 donít 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 ďeasy accessĒ timber.

Those loggers are tough bastards. They work in rough conditions. Itís mostly family run companies. You donít become a logger, you are born a logger

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #735 on: October 22, 2018, 10:37:17 am »
You donít 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:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #736 on: October 22, 2018, 10:51:02 am »
You donít 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!!
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #737 on: October 22, 2018, 11:48:27 am »
You donít 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 hoŽrskool 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 oorlÍ 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.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #738 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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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #739 on: October 22, 2018, 02:18:05 pm »
This thread just gets better and better ... everyone has such real life stories to tell. Thanks!

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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:

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