Jul 28, 2016

Que pasa?

Since Colin got home it has been somewhat busy, what with his downloading, photo shop and me invoicing and just having at least one walk per day together not to mention all the daily to dos and unexpected interruptions. Plus he does have a job to do here and there.  Tomorrow he is doing a 5AM shot at Predator Ridge.  It has been hot ( finally ) and we even have humidity.  The A/C has been on.

Lots of thunderstorm watches but nothing materialized. Thank goodness for the girls sake.

Lots of thunderstorm watches but nothing materialized. Thank goodness for the girls sake.  Love how it cools down at night.

We did get a tremendous amount of noise this morning by two jets flying over. The windows were at the rattling point and my ears were near to painful. The flight path is just to the side of where we live but today the flew directly over the house. Ouch!.

We did get a tremendous amount of noise this morning by two jets flying over. The windows were at the rattling point and my ears were near to painful. The flight path is just to the side of where we live but today the flew directly over the house. Ouch!.

Found out just a bit ago that this was what the fuss was all about.

Found out just a bit ago that this was what the fuss was all about.

We drove out to the orchards the other day in my car and Colin noticed a vibration in the brake pedals.  Not smooth but more of a bump bump bump.  He had noticed this the first day he drove the car back to Kelowna.  He called Lexus Calgary who told him not to be concerned as it was not a brand new car.  Colin then called Lexus Canada, head office and they agreed with him that a certified vehicle should be just like new.  On our second call to Calgary they advised us to bring it into Kelowna Lexus.  We did that earlier today and they were extremely welcoming and gracious.  Just found out a few moments ago that all four brake rotors needed turning.  Done and at no charge to us.  Cost would likely have been more than $1000.00.  Good for Colin.

It is a different year for us.  We do have more time together so far this summer which is a treat.  Perhaps the Universe is preparing us for our retirement in two years.  Yes we finally have a date, when I turn 65.  So that means mid 2018, not very long from now.  That includes 5 -6 months away the winter of 2016/2017 and again the winter of 2017/2018.  Life is good.  So we are only working half the time.  However we do need to get more jobs completed.  Seems like everyone is laid back this summer.  Colin expects to be going 20 hours per day for September and October.  I can’t believe that in less 2 months I have to start planning for our trip south.  Time is passing swiftly.  I ask myself almost daily if I am getting the most and the best out of each day?  I don’t think I am and I need to make changes.  I know what they revolve around and that is time.  I know that I need to put my computer out of my reach for many hours per day.   That beast really takes time out of my life.  I fear I am addicted.

Last week we had a float plane land on the lake. It was extremly windy and the waves were substantial.

Last week we had a float plane land on the lake. It was extremely windy and the waves were substantial.

No idea why he landed but it was obvious it would not be easy to take off. It took a long while for him to turn around into the wind and oncoming waves. The palne was really bobbing back and fortn.

No idea why he landed but it was obvious it would not be easy to take off. It took a long while for him to turn around into the wind and oncoming waves. The plane was really bobbing back and forth.  I was somewhat concerned.

His take off seemed to go on for a long time.

His take off seemed to go on for a long time.

...finally he was airborne.

…finally he was airborne.

We continued to watch for a while as the wind truly was strong. Float plane photos by Colin using my non profeesional

We continued to watch for a while as the wind truly was strong. Float plane photos by Colin using my non professional Canon SX280HS with20X optical zoom.  We both love the camera.

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “Que pasa?”

  1. George Yates says:

    Good job with the car, and so nice that you have retirement on the horizon.

  2. Wow! The entire day was an air show! Two more years ’till retirement… That is a good plan.

  3. Colleen says:

    Those of us who are U.S. Air Force families call that noise….the sound of freedom. I’m guessing your military families do the same. An exciting day for sure.

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