March 1, 2024

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Who is this log builder and golfer extraordinaire?

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Who is this log builder and golfer extraordinaire?

I assumed we could have a little bit of fun for the holiday period and operate a secret story.

You know this person. He’s that local guy, golfer, log cabin builder, beer drinker. Oh, that dude.

Nicely, again a number of yrs I did not know him and had acquired into an arrangement to invest in a log shell spec cabin he had created. He was going off to Germany to build a log household and he desired me to pay back him up entrance so he could make the trip.

Nicely, I experienced been burned on that style of funds up front predicament right before and was a bit gun-shy. No, we could not pay back him unless of course he signed a contract guaranteeing he will return, move the cabin and finish its assembly.

My accountant spouse was fairly excellent at preparing a contract, while, if you are non-compliant, or unable to perform, you will forfeit and return the proceeds to their rightful owner.

Mr. secret dude had in no way in all his days witnessed anything like this document and was a bit taken aback. But Germany was beckoning and the cash was exchanged. To this day he continue to talks about the deal and the ultimate clause. If you are non-compliant one more contractor will be hired at your expense to comprehensive the work to the final activity, putting in the ridge cap.

He did return, hired Sean the trucker to provide the logs and tow out Gerty, his beloved picker truck with a blown transmission. With Sara operating the controls, he and I in shape the logs in sequence to assemble a neat guest cabin shell. Of course, we became instantaneous pals and I hired him to comprehensive the roof and set up the doorways and home windows.

This character was born in England and came to Smithers with his family members when he was still a youngster. His father took a job with Northern Health and fitness creating and inspecting sewage devices all through the Bulkley Valley.

Our male grew up as a standard Smithereen. He performed hockey, skied in the winter season and played baseball and golfing in the summer season. Golfing turned his love and he went on to win the Northern Open up in his final 12 months of large college. His golfing competencies allowed him to be approved into the Southeast Asian Tour, and the Australian and Canadian Opens.

As a result of his normal northern-helpful manner, he satisfied lots of individuals and chummed with a number of New Zealanders on the tour. In conversation, just one fellow stated he would like to have a log residence like those people in Canada. As it was, our guy had taken log design in large university, experienced by trainer/log builder Dennis Clark. His second vocation was commencing to acquire form and after his golfing tour times handed, mystery guy returned to New Zealand and did just that, developed a log residence.

Together the way, our male has built 10 homes in Smithers and a number of in the spot. His spec household on Railway Ave gained home of the 12 months. I have had the satisfaction of functioning with this person on many situations and we nonetheless have some fantastic laughs around the ridge cap affair.

Can you guess who this character is? Deliver me your reaction to [email protected] or connect with 250-877-1806.

In keeping with the spirit of the Christmas time, the first accurate guess will obtain a 6-pack of Molson Canadian courtesy of our thriller man.

Merry Xmas and a Joyful New Calendar year.

Many thanks, Tom.


Another clue for Tom’s mystery game. (Contributed photo)

A different clue for Tom’s thriller recreation. (Contributed photo)

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