Tuesday, February 28, 2006

a new cast of characters

I was looking over the postings from August. So much has changed in the past six months. We finally have gotten rid of some bad tenents who were so disruptive.

We still have Marcus aka "the Video Troll up in the Bow". He has been hibernating this winter with World of Warcraft. But now that he is finally at level 57 we should be seeing him again soon.

In early October Crystal and Richard finally left and Mr Ken Smith moved in. (NOT to be confused with the Ken Smith who owned this boat up on Harrison Lake - wild coincidence but eerily true!).

Ken is a handyman, early 40s. a godsend as far as I am concerned. He replaced my bathroom taps with a single mixer type. We had the original spring loaded types that whenever the water pressure dropped in the compound we would leak hot water in a steady stream. He puts up hooks here and fixes things there. There is just so much that having another body to putter at the stuff is so wonderful.

Steve from Antigonish, NS moved in early December to the upstairs room on the starboard side. He a more youthful version of Steven Colbert from the Daily Show/Colbert Report, with that Maritime outdoorsy streak. Unbelievably mellow and a fabulous cook, he has been a refreshing change from Crazy Richard. Works in pest control - lucky for us! He tells me this evening however, he has just given notice so he is looking for a new career. Has a conscience about the prices pest control people charge for te work they do (Please god...let Steve stay awhile longer!) He will often come home and say to Greig, "So what are we doing tonight?" All after a long day of dealing with vermin.

Greg 2: Greg works construction on leaky condos. He is a handsome snowboarder, blonde beach boy type -- one I could see hooking up with my friend Monique if she didn't live in freakin' Ontario! I have no idea why this gentleman is single. He says it is because his girlfriends are traditionally insane. He has a 15 year old son who lives in Langley most of the time with his mum. Greg 2 is neat and organized (BONUS!). I like him and hope he stays awhile.

Carmen is still here but keeps to herself alot. That is ok too...she certainly doesn't get in other people's faces like others have before her.

I must say thought it took us a couple of months to wind down from the drama. I think we have a nice batch of people who are "normal". The cats aren't fouling like they used to. The energy is just so different.

Just like it is supposed to be! Finally.

1 comment:

Tim Zim said...

Hey I was at Larry's River, where Wanderbird was laid up for the winter.

Antigonish was the nearest town we could get 'stuff' from.

One of life's strange co-incidences.