Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Not the Happiest of Weeks,

This last week has been hard to say the least.

On Saturday my Mother called me to tell me that my Grandmother had suffered a major stroke and in a coma in the hospital. The the news was very hard to hear. By mid day sunday my amazing Loving Grandmother Joan Bozman had passed away. I have and always will love my her. She was an amazing lady that taught me many things over the years. I know that I wont be the only one who will miss her dearly.
Kellie and I will be leaving Iqaluit in the next day or so to attend the funeral, Its the first time that Im not looking forward to some time out of the territory.

Monday when we woke up we were greeted by billowing clouds of smoke coming from around the Ventures area (Ventures or Officially Arctic Ventures is one of the 2 grocery and everything stores in town). We latter found out that a hole row of town houses had burned down. The worst news was that 2 people died during the fire. Bellow are some photos i took today of the smouldering mess that once was home to many people.

Im hopping the next pots will be a little more up beat,

Boz out.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Manipulating Guns,

News of the week: Kellie and I are both considered gun safe in Canada!

This weekend Kellie and I took are FAC Fire arms course so that we can go and buy us some none restricted long guns, AKA riffles and shotguns. It was a fun 2 day course. We both passed, but I have to say that im just a little more gun safe then Kelz is, but only just like about 1% more at best.

We hade two great instructors who had some funny stories about guns in the north. Think shipping containers full of TNT funny stories.

So to cap off the course we wandered over to are local arctic survival store and looked at the selection. I think once we get are PAL (Possession and Acquisition Licence ) cards we will be investing in some Polar Bear protection in the form of a Pump action shot gun and a bolt action riffle. But we will have to wait and see.

Boz out.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thats Sledding,

So since getting are sled whom is now being refereed to as Stanley, Kellie has been very concerned with tipping over, I've been telling her that this not a big deal. Flipping sleds happens but its not a big deal and you just kind of deal with it.
Today kellie got to experience first hand what its like to dump a sled. She was driving Stanley from our old apartment up to our new lovely town house. This was a kind of a big deal as it was going to be Kellie's first real solo trip, and he first time driving the trails around town witch require going up a big hill and are generally rougher then the smooth ice She is used to.
The funny bit of her flipping is were it happened!!!!! She flipped poor Stanley in the middle of a reasonably busy T intersection (busy due to its proximity to the Tim Hortons and that it was right around afternoon coffee time) well coming out of a sled trail onto the road!!! Shes fine Stanley's fine, all is well. Today Kellie was the story for people in Iqaluit to talk about around the dinner table! I dont know many people who can claim they dumped there sled in the middle of an intersection.

I wish I had my camera handy but I was driving the car well she was driving the sled. I got to watch the hole thing unfold about 10 feet in front of me. Myself and 2 other friendly guys came to Kelz rescue righting Stanley and getting him out of the middle of the road (if you guys read this thanks for the help). Kel was a little shaken so I finished moving Stanley up to are new house, before putting him to bed for the night.

Kellie just showed me that She was damaged from all of this, in the form of a small Bruise on here leg. I don't feel amputation is necessary and expect a full recovery.

In other news Kellie got out on her skis with a kite today. It was cold but fun! It was a short session as the wind really kicked up a few minutes after we got Kellies kite in the sky. Im sure she'll be out again in the next few days.
I Know I keep talking about a kite post, its coming. Hopefully this weekend we will get some photos, and I can finish my post. Long story short its fun!

We also moved! are new place is sweet as!!! were about 95% all moved and unpacked. This move may be the best thing that we have done since moving to Iqaluit. Having a nice place to come home to is so nice!! If any one is in the area on sunday, were hosting a Super warming party, (super bowl and house warming) feel free to stop by send me an email and I tell you where were at, it should be low key but fun (were not big football fans so if you are it might not be the party for you)

Boz out.