Category: Misc

Long Time No Posts

Wow. I looked at this site for the first time in a long time and am shocked at how stale it has become. Considering that the vanachte.com site gets little to no traffic, other than perhaps the occasional visit from my mother (hi Mom), it has become a very low priority. Life, work, and other priorities take front stage over a site that generates no income or really has much of any reason to exist. So why does it exist? When I originally set this site up it was created to help share photos and information with my family. This was before Facebook. Facebook killed this site. With Facebook, even though I debate deleting my account almost daily, it is just so much easier to share what I want to share with those that care. Lets face it, all the family I have that cares to look at photos of my kids, and hear about my current life, can't really be bothered to check out my blog. The majority of traffic that comes here is most likely random search based traffic with people looking for something irrelevant. Or perhaps you are someone from my past who has decided to spy on me! I am sure this happens on occasion. Until I decide on the fate of this site and domain it will remain as is with very rare updates. Perhaps some day I will turn it into something cool, but maybe not! It will continue to look old and dated until such time that I find a way to monetize this site, or have buckets of free time dumped on my lap - neither of which I expect to occur any time soon!

Our New Garbage Shed

A few months ago we started building a new garbage shed bit by bit using materials from the restore as they were available. Well, last weekend we finally put some cedar siding on it, and got it to near completion. Here are some pics of it.

Here is the full view of our drivaway, side garden, and the new garbage shed. Now only if I had another place to store my kayak! I am also thinking I want to trim it out a bit more to fancy it up. I don't think Lyndsay will let me, but take a look at my example below and let me know if you think it would be an improvement or not... (please note that this trim was added very crudely using photoshop. The finished product would of course look better and the trim would match the color of the rest of the siding. What I like about this trim change is that the hinges are hidden as are all the screws holding on the siding. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT NOTING IF YOU LIKE IT BETTER WITH THE TRIM, OR BETTER WITHOUT IT! I need your feedback to convince Lyndsay... OR if most people don't like it, I simply won't do it. Thanks 🙂

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Bell Satellite Dish

The birds & the bees are doing more than just teaching our children about reproduction. They are tampering with our technology... So a few weeks ago our satellite dish started cutting in and out. The issue was affecting only non-HD stations. Last week the non-HD stations stopped working entirely. Frustrated we called bell and they scheduled a tech to come check out the issue. Well, the issue was one the tech had never seen before. While we can't explain exactly how it happened, the cover on the LNB was broken - possibly by a bird flying into it??. ( I should add that the dish is on the roof of the house, and there are NO trees anywhere near it that could have caused this damage - very odd...) When the tech went to replace the part, he also discovered that inside the hole created by bird cracking cracked the LNB a wasp's nest had formed, completely blocking the sensor. The LNB has been replaced and we have our full TV lineup restored 🙂 I could see the queen walking around inside. A quick shot of Raid took care of that issue. Here are some pics 🙂

there's that nest!

Sorry Ms Queen - Your rule has ended... Please do not report us to PETA? 😉

Emma Quotes

For those of you who don't know, we have added a page to this site specifically for Emma Quotes. We will try to update it as often as possible whenever she says something funny. (well, actually, she says funny things every day - so we will just post some when we have time. Trying to update it once or twice a month. 🙂 So to read them, check out our new Emma Quotes page

Fall Is Here!

It's been a while since we have posted anything here! Well we have a few funny videos and some great photos form the pumpkin patch! Will get those posted in the next couple of days! Emma is growing like crazy, and doesn't stop talking now. It is certainly fun to be able to have an actual conversation with her! She is in love with her new puppy Molly - who I will also get photos posted of soon! Halloween is coming and Emma is going to dress as, of course, a fairly princess. I am trying to convince her to also wear her chicken suit and be a fairy princess chicken 🙂 Anyways, stay tuned for new photos coming soon!!

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