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Location: 143 Riverwalk Place, Rockwood, ON, Canada N0B 2K0

I am a retired teacher, and now just recently retired from working in the jewellery business. For the past 35 plus years I have lived in Rockwood, ON and enjoyed working in my workshop and also my perennial garden.

Several years ago, we moved to a new freehold luxury townhome situated above the river. We love it here, with a protected mixed wood stand between us and the river, although I can usually see the river between the trees. There are trillium and natural orchids growing in this bush, as well as trails that wind for miles along the river. Beautiful.

I have a smaller workshop here than in my last home. I had to sell my lathe, but kept my table saw, and most other tools. Unfortunately, my workshop also shares space with the furnace and similar utilities.

I took my unfinished basement, and built in a nice bar area, two wine cellars for my 600+ bottles of wine. ( strictly for mediciinal purposes, you understand LOL ).

This past year, I moved my fish pond into a raised bed structure with the pond and fountain in the middle into which I put 3 differing water lilies. The gurgling water makes a relaxing sound for us when we are outside. We get a great view of it when we sit in front of the outdoor fireplace with the dahlia hedge on each side of the fireplace.

-- jroot

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posted 07-28-2008 04:55 PM

Nice to see you here !

-- Eklectic,Follow Your Bliss!!

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posted 08-27-2008 01:09 AM

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posted 08-30-2008 02:50 AM

Thanks, guys ( and gals ). I am not a professional by any means, but I do like to play with wood, and enjoy creating new spaces.

My wife tells me that I am a frustrated architect. I wanted to go to university and study architecture, but my dad ( a guidance counsellor) told me that I was not smart enough for that. Then I told him that I wanted to go to university and study business administration. Not good enough. Then I told him that I wanted to study math. Not smart enough ( even though I taught math very successfully and they were my best subjects and excelled in high school). Then I got smart and asked him where I was going to go to university. He told me it was McMaster University in Hamilton ( because that is where all Roots go). Okay, I agreed to that, but told him I wanted to study psychology, because I was always fascinated by people. He told me no, that I was going to be studying English and History. I asked him why, and he told me again that that was what all Roots studied. I then asked him who was paying for it, and when he stated that he was, I agreed. P A R T Y !. I later did a degree in psychology, studied statistics and special education for the gifted, as well as drama. I became a township councillor and a trustee for the village for 20 + years, a teacher of the gifted, and also specialized in math and drama. I have usually always had a small business on the side also.

Right now, I am wondering about what small business I can get going now, that will captivate my interests. Woodworking perhaps. Welding perhaps. I’ve had enough with the antique business. I also had a spindle business when I had room for a lathe, but I don’t now. I also had a stain glass business.

Oh, I am rambling. I had better quit.

-- jroot

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