August 2006

Off  to Williamsburg. Worked on the windows again. I found myself getting a little bored today.  
Juan Carlos gave me a movie to watch. I think it may be a porn. The writing was in Spanish. Let’s see.

I went and bought 3 dvd’s on the way home. Got some provisions too.


Monday 31 August 1981
Hugh Carville, then an Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoner, joined the hunger strike.

Went over to Williamsburg today. Took out and reinstalled windows with new pans and flashing. Lisa M and Kelly were there for the Wednesday meeting. They invited me to lunch. We went over to the subway. Had a great time. I like Kelly she is great and as always I love Lisa. Back to work for a bit more. I had to go by my dentist on the way home for the cleaning. 
My friend Emily sent me a photo of a news paper from April 30 1916 that her Grand father had in his stuff. It is a nice piece of history.

Darrin the cousin came by for dinner. We ordered from Snappy Dragon and ate like a savage. Had a great time with him too. He is fun I like him. Went to bed and lights out.

Man is named after Clare circus tragedy

29 August 2006 22:54

The 26-year-old Russian trapeze artist who died after falling during his act in Co Clare last night has been named as Vital Khrapavitski.

GardaĆ­ and the Health and Safety Authority are tying to establish why a trapeze platform collapsed just minutes into last night’s performance at the Royal Russian Circus at Scariff, Co Clare.

Mr Khrapavitski was performing a trapeze act involving a cage suspended from a balloon when part of the equipment apparently became detached, and he fell to the ring.




He is believed to have died instantly. His 24-year-old wife, who was performing with him, suffered a broken arm. It is understood the circus company involved is now flying Mr Khrapavitski’s family over to Ireland.

An audience of about 200 people, most of them children, witnessed the tragedy.

Parents who were at the circus last night with their children said the experience was very traumatic for the children but fortunately most of them were not aware of the seriousness of the events they had witnessed until much later.

The parish priest of Scariff, Fr Pat Sexton, offered prayers at mass this morning for the trapeze artist and his family. Fr Sexton said the sympathy of the entire community went out to the man’s family and to the members of the circus company.

Local people have been laying floral tributes at the entrance to the big top.

Off to Keelers corner to finish up the job. I had to paint but it was raining like mad the whole time. I listened to the radio to get the weather report. It kept saying that it would be cloudy today but it won’t rain until tomorrow. Glenn came by to pick up all the ladders and left. I had a cup o tea at Starbucks with Dave. Went by his house for a visit. It definitely is a bachelor house. Back to work I go The radio said again for the hundredth time it will rain tomorrow, LOOK OUT THE WINDOW MOTHER FUCKERS!. Put back more tyvek to dry in the open spots. Finally the sun came out and I got do do the painting. I painted like a mad man carrying the ladder all over the place and presto! it got done. I looked for Justin but he was transferred to another building. I went looking for the new manager but couldn’t find him. I finally gave the key to Joe another maintenance guy working there and left. Stopped at Costco on the way. Now I have to cross the road to mom sit for Carmin.

Clown acrobat crushed to death in Ireland circus stunt accident

  A clown acrobat was crushed to death during a circus stunt that went wrong when a hot-air balloon caught on fire and broke, police and witnesses said Tuesday.

The accident at the touring Royal Russian Circus happened Monday night in Scariff, County Clare, a village in western Ireland, in front of about 100 people, most of them children. Police identified the dead performer as a 26-year-old man from Belarus but didn’t release his name.

Witnesses said the man, dressed in a clown outfit, was hanging from a cage that was being suspended from a hot-air balloon inside the canvas tent. When the balloon exploded in flames, the cage crashed to the ground on top of the man. They said circus workers struggled to lift the cage off the man, but he was pronounced dead at nearby Ennis General Hospital.

The man’s wife, who was also performing at the time, suffered a broken arm, police said.

“We were all sitting down and they were doing their act. They were up fairly high, but they were doing fine. Next thing, he was down on the ground,” said one witness, Hazel Harrington. She said many people in the audience initially thought the falling cage was part of the act.

About a half-dozen local circuses, employing mostly Eastern European performers, tour Ireland each summer.

Up to Keeler’s Corner I go. I have the safety meeting with the guys. We put back all the buildings to what they were before we got here, well better in most cases. The maintenance team on site didn’t have paint for the deck caps so I have to get a match done tomorrow and paint them. I sent the lads off to other jobs for tomorrow. I will be solo. 
Natasha and I went to Cafe Flora for dinner been the day that it is. Very good. Had the vegan orange chocolate cake for dessert too.



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