Oct 29, 2012

Earthquake, hurricane and stuff

There was 7.7 earthquake on our West Coast, near Prince Rupert about 8:09PM this past Saturday.  Many locally here in Kelowna and even in Kamloops reported seeing their lights swaying from the ceiling.  We felt nor noticed anything.  We were just relaxing watching a program on TV.  Once in Vancouver the girls started fiercely barking just prior to us feeling and experiencing the swaying of an earthquake but nothing this time.

I am more concerned about friends Larry and Marilyn who are .5 miles off the Atlantic Coast riding out Hurricane Sandy in an RV Park just north of Boston.  We wish them and the rest of their group all the best.  We will keep checking Larry's blog for updates.

As for us we are enduring the cold, the wind and the rain.  Our lawn was in danger of flooding this morning.

Sadly we bid adieu to Pat & Gord, Sat. morning, who are heading to Mazatlan in their new toad but without the RV. Pat could hardly wait to hit the road, she was freezing.

We spent the weekend doing chores, here I am putting my roses to bed at our old place, teaching the new owners what to do. Barrie was not cold, he's from Alberta!!

Colin meanwhile spent hours high up a ladder.

Rather than have a typical downspout gutter we put up a rain chain.

I took this shot this morning between the rain downpours. I wanted you to see the wind off the lake and the snow in our hills.

I finally had to hire someone to take this shot with a better camera so you could see that the rain chain is actually a series of grape baskets! We just love it.

…and that was just part of the weekend.  We had some work done on the roof and also underneath the house, all towards making this a better and stronger structure.  More tomorrow, stay tuned!!

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7 Responses to “Earthquake, hurricane and stuff”

  1. Ena says:

    What a coincidence – I’ve been thinking about rain chains these past two weeks. So much more interesting than downspouts, if the space allows. Very nice!

  2. marty says:

    What a cool rain chain! At least it won’t get plugged by leaves.

  3. Croft says:

    I hope your hired photographer gave you a good deal!

  4. Elaine says:

    gorgeous pics C…sure looks cold there…

  5. maria says:

    love love the rain chain. Yes us Albertans are tough…lol

  6. Looking cold there, try staying warm!

  7. Connie in PA says:

    That is really neat – love it! Your yard looks nice.