A view of the cottages from the lake before the trees and shrubs grew up again
We did get together from time to time for a lunch and to share things
Betty and Jim Dickieson joining us for a beer breakThis use to be my truck
The building process has it's ups and downs. Lori and her friends decided to go to town for an ice cream. They hit some loose gravel and ended rolling the truck and writing it off. When I asked about the truck her first words were well what about me you care more for your truck then you do me. I could see she was all right and ever body said they were OK but fathers have to be careful what they say and how they say it at times.
The boys having some fun with each other
We always ensured we had time for the boys to go water skiing, driver of the boat Clyde Richard Van Tassel (deceased)
The back yard completed
The holding tank is in place, the sod is layed and the trees planted. We water and wait for it to grow. Now we relax for a few years and enjoy the results of the hard work.
Building up the back area for run off from the rains
The start of the storage shed and workshop
Just Filling the hole for the holding tank by Nick
The completed cabin of Norm & Lynne in 1998, from the neighbours lot
Our two contractors that look more like tourists than builders.Yogie and Darren both brothers, a good working crew.
The results of extentive heat it took its toll
The fire of the Bissett and Wallace Lake area which destroyed 75 of the cottage area lots, leaving few standing. Above is a picture of Lynne and Lori Van Tassel looking at the remains of the cottage that was recently purchased and renovated by Lynne and Norm and were looking forward to a long summer at the lake. Needless to say their dreams were shattered. This was a long, sad ride back home. There was nothing left except the nails that had fallen in a straight line around where the walls stood. We went on to rebuild as you can see in the following pictures. The positive thing was that the boys camp was saved either by an act of God or by the water bomber that dropped a lot of water on the site.