This was a very, very busy day. We had 2 deliveries in the morning to wait for, Judy, Ray's sister, made good time leaving from Tacoma, catching the Coho Ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria and arrived here at the lake by 4pm. After the tour of the house it was time to get down to the dock to enjoy the breeze as it was really warm ... about 32C. We had a great dinner of prawns on the BBQ.
Wednesday we stayed home, as Kristi for Father's Day (and Birthday), hired a strapping young man for 7 hours to move all of the rocks Ray wanted done. Boy does she know her father, as he was frustrated getting contractors to come before at least August. Zack did a great job and agreed to come back on Thursday at our $$$ to finish it all off. A great worker and a pleasure to have around.
|Ray's saviour Zack (and Kristi) lol|
|Hi I'm OK!!!!|
|And off she goes!|
|I floated about staying cool waiting for her to return.|
Judy treated us to dinner at Jakes at the Lake.
We sat outside on the deck after we got back from dinner but after a full day outside we were all pretty tired so off to bed early. I find the heat and the sun make me really tired. Not acclimatized yet to the heat.
Thursday, Zack arrived at 7am, the predetermined time to have breakfast with us. Ray woke me up at 6:15 and I hit the ground running to get everything cooked before he arrived. Judy was a great help, especially doing all of the dishes after breakfast. Thanks a bunch. Next up was her yoga. Not for me. lol ... Boy can she bend.
While Judy was doing Yoga, Ray sorted out his new/old desk. He always wanted a roll-top and we needed a place to store our stuff instead of rubbermaid containers.
It started out quite cloudy/foggy this morning but it finally burned off about 11 am. The wind stayed up though, so no kayaking for Judy today. Ray and I spent a good part of the day watching Zack move rock around the yard.
|Freya hoping Zack would throw her stick and pouting when he ignored her!|
|We are getting rid of the path and plant grass. Mort dirt will be added to this garden inside the stacked rock.|
|The new path will be sunk into the grass and will be easy to mow over (all slaye from the property.)|
I took Judy on a short drive down to Gordon Bay Provincal Park just to see a little further down the road. We have been so busy, Ray and I haven't driven past our turn off so far. lol
Too windy for dock time today although Judy managed a couple of hours down there reading her book cuddled into a lounger by the gangway once we got back from our little drive.
A combined effort was made for some Chinese Food for dinner. It was fun to have my sister helping me. The new kitchen makes it easy for several people to be in the kitchen at once.
The three of us managed to stay up long enough to watch a TV show and then it was to bed for all of us.
Friday we woke up to more clouds. It even might shower this morning. The forest needs it badly as it's been so hot this week and with the thunderstorms in the interior the news reports 100 more forest fires were started last night. Yikes! Hopefully not another fire year like last summer.
Today, we decided to take Judy on a bit of a tour as we have stayed mainly at the house since she got here. Not that she minds sitting on the dock. :) Although the day was mostly cloudy we went to walk around downtown Duncan in the area where the Farmer's Market sets up on Saturday mornings. We wandered in and out of some ecclectic shops and viewing the totem poles.
Back in the car, off we went to Cowicham Bay for lunch at the Rock Cod Cafe. Yumm. Next up was a walk through the Wooden Boat Museum. They were working on repairing the pier so not all of it was open to the public.
|Putting in new pilings for the docks.|
|Oh oh .... something is wrong! They did not seem worried though and soon the smoke cleared and they continued.|
|Judy looking at the Cowichan Bay Marina boats.|
|Old motor display|
|Quite a few houseboats here as well.|
Soon after we headed home. Unfortunately it was still a bit windy and cloudy so no kayaking for Judy. She leaves tomorrow. Hard to believe the time went so fast when it seemed we did not do very much!.