late night fire

Last night I worked until 8pm, I took the bus and got home around 8:20pm to find 2 firetrucks outside. My building is only seniors and students so fires are pretty common. Usually we have to stand outside for 20 or 30 minutes until the fire is put out and it is safe to go back inside, tonight was different. Within an hour there was 9 fire trucks and probably more than 10 police cars. People started saying that someone had died on the 9th floor, where the fire began. The police started taping off all the entry ways and would’t let anyone past.

At about 9:30 we decided to go to my dad’s house (about a 10 minute drive away) to wait there rather than outside in the cold, rainy weather. My dad called the fire department at around 10:30 asking if the tenants were allowed back in and THEY SAID YES. We drove back to our apartment and OF COURSE WE WEREN’T ALLOWED BACK INSIDE YET, FREAKING LIARS. I mean technically the fire department was gone and it was the police who weren’t allowing us back in, but still.

From 11pm until 12pm we were waiting for the coroner to do his thing and for the police to “release the building”. FINALLY at 12 we were allowed back in. The police had tarped off the area in the lobby where the body was being held, creepy. Thankfully no one else was hurt, very sad what happened. We got to bed around 12:30am, which sucked because I had to work at 8:30 the next morning and Tom had to work at 7:30.

ALSO the fire department was there for so long they had some sort of fire food truck parked out front with gatorade, chips, water, etc. Very interesting, I had never seen anything like that before.

(pic from CHCH)


chalkboard paint wall


While sitting watching the 100, my friend Kenzie came up with the idea to paint one of my walls with chalkboard paint. Literally within 5 minutes we were out the door on our way to the store.

We used about half a can of RUST-OLEUM Chalk Board paint from Canadian Tire and used some old brushes I already had. We did one coat which looked a bit streaky but after the second it looked perfect. Also Canadian Tire didn’t have chalk which I thought was weird so we’ll have to stop and pick some up tomorrow.



Overall I think it looks pretty good for using brushes and not planning anything before hand, I feel it adds some “colour” to my totally white apartment.

first actual blog post!

This is my first actual post so not really sure how to go about this. Today is Monday February 13th 2017, like usual I don’t have much going on today, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day so after I woke up I walked down to Jackson Square to get some stuff for Thomas. Theres some construction going on in my building right now so there are plumbers in my unit working on my bathroom from 8:00am until 5:00pm EVERY DAY this week. Also I don’t have any water from 8-5 this week as well, very very annoying. The rest of my day will probably consist of just surfing pinterest and watching the 100 on netflix until Tom gets back from work!