My apartment building is getting cleaned & painted and that is a good thing. Our smallish 7 storey building, other than being dwarfed by the 10 storey apartment (by a bigger & more lavish construction) building opposite it, was also looking like the ugly sister. The teal & while gorgeous building opposite mine is the pride of it’s dwellers and the envy of people who live here and me in particular. It is just so much more spacious and cleaner looking and it is newer than this one. You always see small kids playing on the side of it in a small playground sort of thing that they have. We don’t have that, although I do appreciate the quietness of my building.

There are even newer apartments being constructed near us and it is making us really miserable just to look at it. The only consolation is that we aren’t the ugliest building on this residential road; that honour falls on an almost empty complex that looks ready to be demolished.

So the cleaning and the painting is a much welcome push in the right direction. Only thing is I hate the invasion in privacy. Wherever I look – out the balcony or the window – I can see ropes & ladders and men painting and shouting at each other! They r so loud and obnoxious. When I go to shit I can here them. When I shave or take a bath I can hear them. When I watch tv or read or have my breakfast & coffee, I can usually see a couple of them hanging onto ropes nearby. And sometimes these buggers start singing songs. We just had to endure many weeks of carpenters and painters in our apartment during the building of the cupboards & shelfs & the kitchen stuff. Hardly a few days went by when this thing started. I can’t wait for it to get over.
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Sopel Returns To Canucks

Saskatoon native Brent Sopel returns back to the Vancouver Canucks as the Canucks try to stick to their top three placing heading into the playoffs. Finishing as the best team in their division & thus one of the top seeds ensures them with home ice advantage, which any NHL team will appreciate. For getting the defenceman, Vancouver traded rights to a second & fourth round draft pick to the Los Angeles Kings in the upcoming draft pick. The Canucks also traded a draft pick for Bryan Smolinksi, a center from the Chicago Blackhawks. Sopel, who had missed 14 games in December due to injury, had previously played for the Canucks from 1998 till 2004 when he was traded to the New York Islanders. The following year he was headed for Los Angeles. The puck moving defenceman has 4 goals & 14 assists in 44 games this season.