Apr 28, 2019

We have been spending money

We didn’t get to bed till after 1:30AM Friday/Saturday so we slept in a bit.  Looks like we have some new visitors to the lake.  They were not cooperative in posing but they are beautiful ducks, especially the males.

We were about to head out Saturday morning to do a lot of errands when the phone rang.  It was our accountant.  Overall we are doing well.  We are getting a company refund mostly because our invoicing was less that 50% of the previous year because of the fires and resulting smoke.  But we do have to pay some personal taxes.  So between the refund and the payout we are only about $750.00 out of pocket.  Good to know before we headed out to spend some money.

Saturday was a very cold day between the wind and low temps. There were snow flurries in the hills around us and you could see some new snow.  That is, when the clouds lifted.

One quick stop we made was to see Kathy of Kathy & Eric’s Travels.  She had graciously offered to pick up that grocery item I had neglected to purchase before we left the US.  Mil gracias amiga.  They left this morning to quickly head back home as they were expecting snow up there on Wednesday.

We had one more stop and then finally we were home.  That is a lot of stuff.  We got things for the Isla, a new hose ( which we still also take to the Isla when we leave ), a few groceries, the final new sound system for the TV ( the one we had was a demo ) and odds and ends.  That teal bag holds some mango fruit punch tea and I even bought a new tea infuser at Stokes.

One of our purchases were shoes for Colin.  The colour did not come out correctly in this photo but in fact there are only two different pairs of shoes but two of each. The truer colour is on the left.  Regular price would have been $526.40 but we only paid $83.86 and can take them back if after wearing them in the house if they don’t feel right.  We saved $442.54.  That is an amazing deal.

Late this morning we headed out to pick up our flowers for the summer.  What a busy place.

So many colourful pots.

How cute! This was a very good dog. I only spotted it out of the corner of my eye. Our girls would have been running all over the place.

Hard to believe that this cost $189.00 but almost half was for the soil and fertilizer ( the latter for both here and for the Isla ).

It only took a few hours to clean the pots, add soil and plant them.

Because we have a frost warning for tonight and -1C expected for Monday night we put the pots under the overhang.  Just not sure if we should tarp the plants as well???!!?

My tomatoe plants and a cucumber plant. These will be planted into larger pots before we leave in a few weeks and then put in the garden the end of June.  Just not sure how to deal with the cucumber plant.  So many of the tags I read today said to plant them in threes in hills?  Any suggestions?

Looks like someone is enjoying our site on the Isla.  License plate says Texas but the RV looks European.  Notice how they have lights strung out as well as a hammock.  Not too happy about the latter as it means we have to paint the poles again in the fall.  Thanks to Joyce for the photo.  Joyce and Ken have RVed for over ten years in RV2 and also have built a home on the Isla.  They go between both homes, lucky them.

Saturday night sunset. Tonight’s sunset is almost identical.

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12 Responses to “We have been spending money”

  1. robert debien says:

    do you have a new neightbord ? different trailer

    • contessa says:

      Yes, a winter renter. I have emailed you with the details and more information on the que pasa of what has happened since you left.

  2. George Yates says:

    Nice to get your flowers planted hopefully your don’t loose them . A very good deal on those shoes.

  3. Jim and Barb says:

    Nice to get a head start on the gardening season! We have 50 trees arriving this Thursday. Happy Growing!

  4. Maxx Trails says:

    We were also at the Greenery yesterday, to bad we missed you. We decided to plant our cucumbers in a row rather than “3 to a hill” as the tag suggested … I guess we will see how it works out.

  5. Based on my singular experience last year I planted them in a large pot with an upside down tomato cage (with its bottom tied with a string together at the top – looks like a teepee). They needs some help climbing, at least mine did with larger English cukes. It worked last year so this year I did the same.

  6. Wow! What a great deal on the shoes!

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