Category: Photos

Our Family Portrait

I think it is time to post our updated family portrait provided to me by our own Emma. I will let you decide who is Emma, Ethan, Mommy & Daddy. Funny enough, she drew me with hair. My kid is such a suck up! 😉 Scott The Van Achte Family

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? 😉

Photos – Kihei (Maui, Hawaii) – 2011

Here is a batch of photos from our Jan/Feb 2011  trip to Kihei Hawaii! Sorry, the Photos are in a bit of a random order...

Photos – Kihei (Maui, Hawaii) – Ryan & Margaux’s Wedding

Here are a few photos from Ryan and Margaux's Wedding!

Photos – Halloween 2010

Umbrella Swapping

There is something not quite right about this umbrella situation...
Emma Daddy Umbrella Situation

Puntledge Park, Oct 2010

There is something not quite right about this umbrella situation...

Kayaking and Wildlife

I try to bring my camera when I go kayaking. Sometimes I get some neat wildlife shots. Here is a gallery with some of those photos.

New Bathroom

Here are some photos of our bathroom so far. We still have a few things to do like a new counter top, and some other odds & ends, but its getting close!

The Vancouver Aquarium and Emma

We had a great day at the Vancouver Aquarium, just Emma, Grandma & I (Scott). I didn't take a lot of pictures, but I did take a few - here are some of them.

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