Monthly Archives: August 2020

A Day in the Life of a Rookie Dispatcher

Fire! So late, so quiet.  The 24-hour clock reads 0317.  Three stamping time clocks acknowledge each minute out of unison.  Otherwise, silence.  Suddenly the alarm cuts and jump – starts my heart.  I grab the line. “Fire Department Emergency.”  So firm, so … Continue reading

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Ed Pretty – Woodturner – now at Lee Valley Tools

Quite some time ago, Ed started instructing for Lee Valley tools in Coquitlam. He isn’t there all the time thankfully, he is after all retired. 🙂 He usually has a few classes every term. There is a 2 day beginner … Continue reading

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Ed Pretty – Woodturner at The Roundhouse

Well, as I promised earlier, I would be posting about what Ed’s been up to that has kept him too busy to being doing his own posts. Well they may not be in any specific order, but you’ll be up … Continue reading

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Woodturning Lessons

Interested in learning to turn wood, or becoming a “Woodturner.” Contact Ed Pretty in Langley, BC for more information.  Never turned before?  Doesn’t matter.  Turned a bit in high-school and haven’t touched it since?  Doesn’t matter. Turning already, but want … Continue reading

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Drugged on a Ship – Finale

Well, it’s been about 6 months since my drugging incident aboard Celebrity Constellation.  Guess it’s time I gave an update on the outcome and closed the book on this chapter of my life. I got the results from the hair … Continue reading

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Cruise from Hell – Drugged on a Ship

What better way to celebrate a birthday than to go on a cruise?  Being avid cruisers we chose to do just that.  When friends suggested we join them on a 14 day Southern Caribbean aboard Celebrity Constellation we just couldn’t … Continue reading

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Genealogy Humor

I thought I would start the renewal of my blog with a little humour.  I don’t recall where I got this, but it is worth the read.  Enjoy!    1. My family coat of arms ties at the back….is that … Continue reading

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Always Wear Your Protective Gear

I originally wrote this article in 2012. My views haven’t changed at all. I still wear all my safety gear all the time, no matter the weather, or circumstance. I thought I would share this again as it is worth … Continue reading

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What is a Fireman? Good Question.

I’m not sure where or when I got this, so I’ve no one to give credit to, but it is worth sharing again. Obviously it is old enough that the term Fireman still worked. Now of course, it is firefighter, … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again!

Looks like I’m back to blogging and having my very own website! I’ve had a few in the past. The very first one was hacked, so that went bye bye. It was then that I started a free site on … Continue reading

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