It occurs to me that you have never seen the outside of the lovely house we call home. I am about to show it to you in a terrible and sanded down state because it's currently undergoing a facelift. For those of you like me who are not accustomed to wet weather homes built from cedar (oh, I miss brick!) here's a look at the extraordinary amount of maintenance that these houses require. Workers have been here for 3 days and I am anticipating about 7-10 additional days. That is only if the weather cooperates. Don't hold your breath 'cause it IS Vancouver.
Cedar planks needed to be pulled off and replaced before it was all sanded and filled.
Clearly the back of the house has a lot more bad than good going on. There's nothing but filler.
Any of you who are hockey fans probably know that beautiful Vancouver was the victim of an outrageous riot last week after hooligans took to the streets when the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to Boston Bruins. There were cars burned, windows smashed, property stolen fires set.
It was a beautiful sight for me yesterday as I spent the day downtown. Where glass store fronts had been smashed there were plywood panels installed. They have been referred to as the "Wall of Hope" and each of them are filled to the brim with signatures of people who love the city and want to send good wishes.
My daughter and her friend leave their message
I love the message, "Be good role models man". Truer words have never been spoken.