Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Never a Dull moment in the Grove

I had gone to town today and when I came home I saw all the kids outside of the school along the fence. There were a couple of fire trucks so I thought they were doing a fire drill. Didn't think much of it and hubby mentioned something when he came home about 15 mins later.

So around 2pm I went on my yahoo account and there was an Alert Mail. Normally I delete them but I thought I'd read it.

Well I am glad I did! As this is what it said:

At 1:30PM today Sarnia Fire and Rescue was called to St Michael's school in Brights Grove to investigate a natural gas odour. The building has been evacuated and Union Gas is investigating. There are no reports of injuries.

The alert hasn't been cancelled yet but picture day was cancelled and there's no homework. My sons teacher has borrowed my cell phone to call parents because there's kids that have kids to their house in the class room and no one is allowed in.

From the Sarnia Observer

BREAKING NEWS — Firefighters called to Bright's Grove school
Posted By Observer staff

Firefighters have been called to St. Michael's school in Bright's Grove this afternoon.

Fire officials say they are investigating a reported natural gas odour.

Engines from four fire stations responded shortly after 1 p.m.

Tom Marshall, of Sarnia Fire and Rescue Services, said school officials reported feeling the school shake, which set off an alarm at the school.

The school was evacuated as a precaution and Union Gas officials have been called to the scene.

There were no injuries and the investigation is continuing.

More updates will follow.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Busy Day

I will have to add some photos of the new potted container I did today. I took the oostpermums out and add fall coloured mums with a pumpkin in it. Boy does it look cute! We also but a bail of straw on the front porch with gords and baby pumpkins. The kids and I had fun doing it.

Tonight was the night that I took my staff out to Boston pizza for a pizza and pop party. Nine girls were able to come (next time get RSVPs) and we order 4 different pizza. They were good as usual and here is a sampling of what we got:

Signature pizza sauce, mozzarella,
pepperoni and fresh mushrooms.

BASIC CHEESE PIZZA (but did half and half with PEPPERONI).

Signature pizza sauce, mozzarella,
smoked ham, pepperoni, shrimp,
olives, green pepper, onion and

Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella,
cheddar, spicy chicken breast,
roasted garlic, fresh spinach,
sun-dried tomatoes and feta.

I stayed with the pepperoni and mushroom with extra cheese and it was good! Fresh mushrooms and lots of cheese. The other two looked okay but I am not a shrimp fan and I do not like tomatoes of any kind.

The top three girls that won my little contest (I was one but gave it up for the team) got a $25 gift certificate to our local mall. What did they have to do to win it? Well....we have our annual back to school campaign to get packs for children who cannot afford school supplies. Our goal was set and I thought alittle competition for the most packs sold (cash donations counted as one too and we took those and bought more packs with them) would win a prize. Nothing motivates people than a reward.

Also, I did the pizza and pop party as an additional incentive to come on top for our district. One store was a head pretty much the whole time and my girls brought it and kicked some country ass by 55 transactions.

It was a fun night and I am thinking I'd like to do something like this down the road as a get together.

Well off to get some laundry done and hit the hay

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Toronto Zoo pics

Here are some pictures of our trip to the Toronto Zoo this summer. More photos to come.

Indian Falls

Here are some shots of Indian Falls up near Owen Sound, ON.