May 13, 2022

We do have some fun times as well

Last Wednesday the 11th was our one day of sun and pleasant heat.

All of a sudden we heard jets, I commented that it sounded like the Snowbirds, officially known as 431 Air Demonstration Squadron and it was. They are the military aerobatics flight demonstration team of the Royal Canadian Air Force. What a wonderful surprise.

They made several passes, landings and up and over us again. A real treat for us.  They soared over the city on the way to Calgary after completing training in Comox. Living near the airport has benefits.

Still talking about Wednesday the 11th of May. I was surprised to see these two families on the lake at the same time.

I saw this group on the lake days ago and thought that this was my original family of seven goslings. I mistakenly thought that two were missing.

However the original seven are still here and they are just a bit larger that the family of five. Nice to see them together protecting their babies.

The girls are slowly showing an interest in playing with toys. The plan here was to put a treat ( I use pieces of their kibble and they are thrilled to get it ) under the balls and for the girls to remove the ball and get the treat. Instead Carlie just moved the ball around with her long nose to get the treat. She got 10 out of the 12.  I need my small size muffin tin that is in the RV, it would work perfectly with these small size balls. They had fun regardless.

It rained very hard last night and this morning we woke up to snow on the mountains., quite close to the lake level.

Totally unexpected but nice to see. When the wind blows off the lake int is really cold. The girls often just stick their nose out the door and go back inside.

I had to call Telus back ( we have been with the since 1986 ) today. We switched from the business mobility to the regular consumer mobility for less money. However I had a credit of $67.50 form errors made over the winter which I could not find anywhere. I called again today ( it is obvious that the fellow I spoke with yesterday had no idea what he was doing at Telus ). Today I started with the consumer area and they transferred me to Gabriel in the business section. It took two hours but between us we finally got it sorted out and yes I was correct. I will be getting a refund by cheque for $103.45.  I then called Virgin Mobile which was my cell phone provider. I had just received a bill in the mail. For some reason they had not stopped my account when I switched to Shaw Mobility on April 26th.  It only took 15 minutes to sort this one out and I will be getting a credit to my Visa for $29.12. So a total of $132,57 credit in one day. I wonder if I could make a living saving money this way.  How many people don’t check their bills and are taken advantage of?

Oh I forgot we spoke with our accountant today about the final company year end.  All is well and we are getting a refund of $2190.00 but that goes back into our company account. We are on a course to close our incorporated company down over the next four years, paying as little tax as possible.

I was tired because of this past week and the stresses. I have so many errands to run in the next week but I have little energy. Colin offered to drive me into downtown ( Bernard Street ) late this afternoon.  I have not yet driven since we got back home and don’t feel confident at the moment. I got a few things done thanks to Colin.

I was checking out a shop while Colin walked the girls, he appeared at the door and the staff let the girls in. They were so very good and never barked at all. Even on their walk in the park today they did not bark. Colin’s selfie.

Trying to take a family selfie reflected in the mirror. Yes I bought the dress.

Colin asked me to include this photo that he took. No I did not buy this dress. There was one in the same style that looked like a water lily painting by either Monet or Van Goh. I just looked up their water lily paintings and it is amazing how similar they are.  I think that the dress was more of a Monet style. He is one of my favourite artists, do you think I should go back and by the water lily dress? Spending all my hard earned profits of the day.

Colin even managed to plant the cucumbers seeds this afternoon. The only thing left to plant are our tomatoes plants.  Maybe Sunday. We will have some here and in the garden but only five in the garden as opposed to last year and another five here at home in pots. Looking forward to fresh tomato and cucumber sandwiches this summer.

A good day indeed.







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7 Responses to “We do have some fun times as well”

  1. Pauline Watson says:

    The style of the last dress looks really pretty on you. Definitely go back and get the waterlily print, especially if you like the type of artwork it depicts. 🙂

  2. Dee Tillotson says:

    Pauline is right; that cut and style look great on you with V-neckline and slight empire line under the breasts. Also would be great looking with delicate light jewelry on the V-neckline. Cut of a dress does so much for a girl’s figure.

  3. Another busy day with some shopping added for good measure.
    As long as I am home Kathy will not drive anywhere. We get tired too.
    Kathy has a few tops with that pattern.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  4. SandyM says:

    Yes, Contessa, run back and get the last dress and the Water Lily print one, too – they were made for you. You shared some amazing photos with all of us. Thank you.

  5. Maxx Trails says:

    Oh I’m so happy to hear you have had some fun times! Lucky you getting to see the snowbirds, we missed that as we were in Calgary at the time … that’s also where we were when you had the one good weather day we have had since returning from the south 🙂

    Some nice mirror selfies and yes I think you should go back and buy the dress.

  6. Linda Sand says:

    So, it is unanimous that you should buy the dresses. They really suit you.

    I was reading earlier today about the Nap Dress. Very expensive. Looks just like the ones Rae wears. 🙂

  7. Jim and Barb says:

    I am surprised to see goslings already as the ducks and geese are just arriving in our area.

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