Broken vehicle adventures are coming to an end!! I Hope.

A couple days after Boxing Day I went out to start my van and the weirdest thing happened.  I turned the key and it clicked and honked!  I tried it a few more times until it started acting Really strange.  Lights flashing and wipers going…. Even the wiper on the back window that hasn’t worked for over a year!

WHAT?!?

First stop was google.  No luck. 

Next I called the mechanic who fixed the leaky power steering and coolant fountain.  He said it sounded like maybe the cold snap had killed the battery and knocked out the security system computer. 

His suggestion was to try and get it to re-learn my key.  Apparently you get in and shut the door, then turn the key to start and let it fall back to accessory and just sit there for 8 to 10 minutes. 

Well all that accomplished was to Completely drain the battery!   

The next day I tried calling CAA.  It was right in the middle of the cold snap so it was almost an hour wait.  

And…

It didn’t help.

The guy got his battery booster all hooked up and we turned the key.

And it clicked and honked…. but would not start.

Sigh

Next day I went out and picked up a battery charger and hooked it up.  I left it on there for about 10 hours!  It charged! Yay!

But

I moved the van on to the lawn because someone actually came to buy Daynen’s spare trailer… and then we had another cold snap.

Poof! the battery is dead again…. Completely dead… The charger won’t even recognise it is attached to a battery at all.  Nothing!

After a couple weeks sharing the 2003 Cavalier mission car with B, my darling parents took pity on me and helped me purchase a new vehicle.

Lucky for me the Toronto Mission just happened to have the Mission President’s SUV for sale!

I’ll tell yo

 

RibFest Cobourg

What a fun time!!

11th annual ribfest and music festival!

Let’s take a quick tour;

Here we are at the west entrance, one block north of the beach at the corner of Queen and McGill streets.

On the right are hundreds of tables and chairs for people to sit and eat and listen to music.

To your right you will see vendor booths.

You think, “they look interesting I think ūüí≠ I’ll wander over and take a look”.

“Look at that sharp looking talented young man in the middle booth. I’m going to take a closer look!” you say to yourself.

<<<<< I'll come back here in a little while. Oh look! There's the stage! <<<<<< ribfest and I'm hungry! Let's see what's to eat! <<<<<< hat's some flashy rib trucks!! Let's see what else there is to eat! <<<< Let's get funnel cake and lemonade. << at kind would you choose? Let's get some lemonade and eat this delicious funnel cake! << t's go back and check out that young woodworker. What a great spot! There's some great products inside this booth. ūüėČ

Did you know the vendor was homeschooled until he was 16?

There sure are lots of people here. Several bands played. There was even a little girl singing and playing the ukulele. She was so cute!

Most of the music was pretty good. Some of it was just way too loud. I didn’t really appreciate the Saturday evening band who felt it was ok at 9:30 in a public park to liberally sprinkle curse words from the PA system.

All in all it was a pretty fun event. I hope you enjoyed coming along with me!

The 49th Annual Cobourg Sidewalk Sale

I had a great time at the Sidewalk Sale in downtown Cobourg this year, and met a lot of really cool people!

My setup!

And a great big thanks goes out to Dave Howard for letting me have his really cool decorative axes and his truly stunning blacksmithed flowers!

Dave Howard’s¬†truly¬†stunning ¬†blacksmithed flowers!

Of course, I made some neat new things for my tables;

 

And at rest.

Spinning…

Some new tops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some new earrings.

 

Blocks…

Trees…

A few different toys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a couple of Swoosh Bag for when the kids are done playing.

Some leather business card sleeves and wood business card displays.

And a few Hat Pins.

I have to say that it was my busiest show yet!

And I hope to see you at my next show ūüôā

 

Cheers,

Daynen

The Cobourg Farmers Market. Also, Magic Wands.

Hey everyone,
Back at the Cobourg Farmers Market today, and I’ve got something new!

Wands, comes with a neat charm for the end.


Of course as well as the wands aimed at kids, I had to make a really cool one as well.


Look forward to a more in depth post for the wands soon.

I will back at the Market on the 29th, and hope to see you there.

Cheers,
Daynen

Cobourg Busker & Art Festival

So I had a wonderful time at the Cobourg Busker & Art Festival today, and was able to roll out some new products.

Such as a few Top Arenas:

As well as some Bottle Stoppers:

I’ll be making¬†detailed posts about some of these, but lets have a look at some of the really cool ones:

These two above are made with golf balls, I plan to offer for people get them custom, a bring your own golf ball kind of thing.

Looks like a mushroom, nuff said.

I made two of these out of pencil crayons, this I will go in to detail in another post.

This one looks like a gear shift.

Now this one is doubly cool, not only is it made out of somebody’s Christmas tree from a few years ago, it also is a corkscrew! ¬†More on that to come.

 

As I said in the beginning, I really enjoyed my time at the Cobourg Busker & Art Festival, and I look forwarded to hearing from some of the people I met there!

 

Cheers!

Daynen