Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bad sleep

Hey guys, quick update for today.

Last night I had a weird dream, or nightmare, I can’t decide.

The dream had something to do with my grandmother burning her wooden figures, and a bunch of old personal photos. The rest of the dream involved the woods, or something, I don’t remember.

Anyway, I thought I should post this, as it woke me up at 4 am.

Later, Derek


Old People

My Grandmother keeps on giving me a concerned look when ever I use my laptop, like something bad was going to happen to me if I keep using it. maybe she thinks it’s going to “rot my brain” or something stupid like that.

Old people instincts much?


Later, Derek

Chores, Chores, and Chores……. Did I mention Chores?

Hey there guys, sorry about the inactivity,  time for an update.

So it seems that my job here is going to be gardening (yes, a OLD PERSON job!), so that means I’m going to spend more time outside (Ugh).

Here’s what my day looks like:

-Morning: Breakfast

-Noon: tend to garden

-Afternoon: lunch, followed by more gardening (4 more hours!)

-evening: Dinner, and bed


Later, Derek

Smelly house.

I just had first night in this old place, smells like rotting wood, and deer carcasses. Nothing but old landscape paintings,  and several woodcraft sculptures lying around. Which, by the way, all look like the wooden mannequins you buy at an art shop. Probably typical for a coastal B.C cottage eh?

Strange that my Grandmother has internet,  because there isn’t a computer anywhere. I hope  I don’t need to play dominoes with her to use it.

Later, Derek

Hello There!

Hi, my name is Derek Opfer, a generic high school student.

Recently, my parents decided to sent my to my Grandmother cottage for the ENTIRE SUMMER! There  isn’t even an once of technology here; no TV, no radio, no phones, no nothing. The only thing my Grandmother has is an old Polaroid camera.

Luckily, I managed to bring a few of my own gadgets, like my laptop, my phone, and my camera. And to pass time, I create this blog to “Document” my experiences (hence the title), and hopefully I might be able to find something interesting in this mosquito-infested place.