Archive for July, 2015

Jul 31, 2015

…and so ends July!

Where did half the summer go?  It is passing so very swiftly. Sorry for no post last evening nor tonight.  I am just very tired.  It has been a busy week for us.  More trades people came through re various repairs and some changes.  I always find having strangers in very tiring.  We also had […]


Jul 29, 2015

Electrical issues

Several weeks ago we had an electrician come in to hook up an outside plug.  We had it more or less wired when the house was built but decided we didn’t need it.  Well now we do, mostly for the ease of charging the golf cart.  When Crack Electric was here at that time he […]


Jul 27, 2015

5 years ago today, I almost died

We had been away for 10 days in our RV, visiting friends in the Vancouver area as well as in Point Roberts, USA,  just across the road from Tsawwassen where we used to live.  I had just started my blog in May of 2010 and that vacation is well recorded.  You can go back in […]


Jul 26, 2015

Que pasa

The fire is 75% controlled but still smouldering at 560 hectares.  We have had 2 days of cooler temps, thank goodness, and a day of rain which helped a lot.  Today they still have 4 helicopters, 5 pieces of heavy machinery and 96 firefighters on the ground.  We have a 60% chance of showers today […]


Jul 25, 2015

Almost lost the roof

I was sitting reading in what I call our reading area here in the house when I heard a thump.  Followed by a thump thump.  I called out to Colin.  He dismissed it as a neighbors’ car door shutting.  No I said, there is something happening on the roof.  Finally he got up from his […]


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