Apr 20, 2019

A quiet weekend thus far

Thursday I was out and before I left I left instructions for dinner.

Colin prepped the veggies and threw in what needed adding and I came home to dinner in the crockpot.  The soup smelled wonderful and tasted even better.

It has remained chilly with a good deal of wind. This duck is sitting on the newly poured concrete around the outdoor pool.  The pool is empty, maybe its waiting for the water.

We were supposed to have workers here yesterday but with the possibility of 60% showers they did not show.  As it turned out it did not rain but remained overcast and windy.

Last May we sold our 2006 TV as the sound was poor.  You can read about that here.  Shortly thereafter we left for Europe for a month and left Canada for over six months the end of September.  What with Colin working the rest of the summer ( when the smoke allowed ) we did not watch too much television.  Since being home and with the inclement weather we have been watching more TV.  When the actors speak softly or there is music in the background I having trouble hearing the words and we were already at full volume.  So Colin decided that we needed to add on a sound system.  Apparently this is common with the new TV’s.

This is our third system.  The first system was a Bose from Costco and if made no difference at all.  The second unit was very long Yamaha unit that came from Visions Electronics and it was no better. When Colin returned that one the friendly salesman suggested the above unit. It is made by Polk and is very small as you can see.  Best of all we can both hear much better.

It is a keeper.  We are very happy with it.

It has been quiet weekend thus far.  Well other than the neighbour power washing for several hours this morning.  Not a big deal, we all make noise every now and then.  I did get a few hours of book reading  in yesterday but still have 20 pages to go to finish the book. Dinner was ready and I had to stop 😯   Later today for certain. Today was another day at the computer but as I had finished my research 😛  I am now into sorting through a million little details and pieces of paper.  Funny how one thing always leads to another and takes much more time than expected.  It was a beautiful day with blue sky, sunshine and brilliant white snow on the mountains. Still windy though. Best part of today is that there are still two more days of the weekend left.

Happy Easter everyone.

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12 Responses to “A quiet weekend thus far”

  1. Don & Kathy McKelvay says:

    And a very Happy and Blessed Easter to you as well. Would like to have left a picture but do not see how that can be done.

    • contessa says:

      Hmm I guess there is no way for you to add a photo in the comments. I wonder if I can? Next time send it to me and I will try.

  2. George Yates says:

    Happy Easter to you guys as well, Hope your enjoy some great weather soon. The sound on our TV works fine no sound system needed, Especially with our satellite dish. Strange how yours did not work very well.

    • contessa says:

      I really think that it is because it is a new TV with a not so great sound. The speaker we added has made a huge difference.

  3. SandyM says:

    Happy Easter, Blessing to you and Colin. Nothing like a good crockpot soup and even better the second day. We love a good soup. Stay well, stay safe and enjoy your upcoming trip.

    • contessa says:

      Thank you Sandy. Hope you had a great weekend with your family. I am starting to be excited about the trip. Just have to figure out what I am going to take with us.

  4. Deb says:

    Happy Easter to you and Collin as well. The soup looked yummy, I could almost smell it. Odd about the tv not having good volume, could be attached to something like a dvd player or some such thing that requires it to be turned up as well? I know we always had two remotes, one for the cable box or sat dish, and one for the tv. If both weren’t turned up to a decent level it didn’t matter how far up you turned one OR the other up, the volume was lousy. Stay safe !

  5. Kathryn Tycho says:

    We rarely listen to TV without headphones and mostly because we’re both watching different TV’s! Happy Easter!

    • contessa says:

      Interesting. That works for you. Mom and Dad used to have two TV’s side by side and watched at the same time but headphones were not involved!

  6. Happy Easter to you both. That is a funny picture of the duck waiting for the water to get into the pool. We found that the main TV in the travel trailer was hard to hear when music was in the background. We played with the many different settings to see if we could improve on it. Sometimes it depended on the channel we used for a better tone. Commercials always seem louder too.
    Nice system you got and I’m sure you’ll be happy with it.

    • contessa says:

      We have no problems with the TV in the RV but then it is an old one. Sometimes older things are better. We should have kept our old There in the house but wanted a sleeker look. Thus far we remain happy with the new sound system.

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