Monday, October 30, 2006


Our kitchen, outdated but functional!

Sunday, October 29, 2006



This is the Sagehill Development Corporation (as viewed from the back). The building used to house the local elementary school before it got amalgamated with the high school in another building. It's where I take self-employment workshops, all free thanks to Employment Insurance. The seminars run through lunch and they feed you!

Saturday, October 28, 2006



The above photo is to give our friends in Vancouver and Toronto a better idea of what $6500 (and repeated trips to thrift stores, auctions and garage sales) can get you in rural Saskatchewan. We're still working on the other rooms and the store. We have a five-year mortgage so we pay around $140 to the bank a month plus $60 taxes, that's $200 a month...


We have almost completely moved out of Dana. This is the church Tyler's cousin and her husband bought eight years ago for under $2000 ($1800 I think, maybe less). It's where we've been storing all of our stuff. I must admit there are still a few boxes inside, but most of them have been moved into our place in Bruno (we finally have access to our books again!).

Thursday, October 26, 2006




Pictured are our latest auction buys (coffe table & shelf). Things are coming together, slowly, very slowly.


Tyler and I went to another auction yesterday. We didn't enjoy it as much as last time. First of all, we left late and neglected to eat a proper breakfast - a misstep that would haunt us later. We then got a flat tire on the way there. By the time we finally arrived we were pretty punchy. We became grumpier when we realized that we were in the middle of nowhere and all there was to eat were burgers and junk food (neither of us eat meat). We filled up on chips, chocolate and pie and drank coffee to keep warm as we waited for the items we were interested in to come up for bid. It took forever. It was very cold. We were standing in mud. Thankfully we didn't leave empty handed. We purchased a coffee table and bookshelf for $2; however, we spent $12 on junk food. Next time we're packing sandwiches!

Saturday, October 21, 2006




We bought this at the Humboldt thrift store for $1. I love it.



Our business name is now officially "All Citizens". I've photoshopped on a sign to the above photo (click on photos to enlarge them). There are still many things that need to be done before we can open, but it's a step!

Thursday, October 19, 2006



It's cold.




We made the switch from summer to winter tires yesterday. Tyler had never changed a tire before but, armed with knowledge learned while working at Doepker's, his efforts were a success. Well, almost. After finishing he noticed he had a winter tire left over and realized he had changed one summer tire for another summer tire...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006






Winter in Bruno.



Tyler was very sleepy yesterday. He just quit his job and will start a new job on Sunday. The shift work at his old job wasn't working for him so I went online and found him a new one with much better hours! He's actually going to miss his old job, the people there were good to him. He was so tired yesterday he forgot to change out of his slippers when we went for breakfast at The Bruno Café. He didn't realize until we were walking home.

Monday, October 16, 2006



Snow day. Tyler is thinking of staying home from work.

Sunday, October 15, 2006



We are trying to sell our truck. We've decided to buy a cheap commuter car from our former neighbor in Dana. It will save us a lot of gas money. We will miss the truck though. It's a damn fine truck.


Our storefront is the blue building with the red door. I DO NOT recommend painting stucco if you can avoid it. It took too much paint and too much time. If we had money we would have removed it, I'm not a fan. Stucco is yucko.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

1st snow

The scene outside Tuesday morning.

Friday, October 13, 2006



Taken in the summer on the outskirts of Bruno. Ah, summer.

Thursday, October 12, 2006




We barely managed to paint the exterior of the storefront before winter struck (pictures forthcoming) however Tyler insisted on painting the back as well. This time the weather beat us. It rained shortly after the left half was painted. Then it snowed. Thus, it looks like a child painted it. Charming isn't it? The sunshine in the photo is deceiving, it's -2.


wallpaper makes me batty

Wednesday, October 04, 2006






The bulletin board at the Humboldt shopping mall is fascinating.