Today was "Turkey Dinner Day". I still had a 15 lb turkey in the freezer from Christmas that needed to be used. Dad's caregiver, Larny, managed to accumulate 3 turkeys for Christmas. I managed to use up two of them for Christmas and New Years but still had one left to use. What better way to use it up than to invite friends, Steve and Dianne, who also enjoyed taking home 1/2 the leftovers. lol :) We have a great symbiotic relationship ... I like to cook and they like to eat what I cook. This bird needed to go so I don't have to move it to the island in a couple of weeks. :)
This was the last day of sunshine for a few days so we managed to sit outside for a little while, but the wind came up in advance of the storm predicted overnight, so inside we went.
|Enjoying the sunshine on the patio.|
|Master carver Ray|
|You can see Ray in the mirror. lol|
We had a wonderful dessert that Dianne made. A coconut chocolate cake. Yumm. Another wonderful few hours spent with our besties. :)
Saturday we had a quiet day as it poured rain so just stayed home and did laundry etc.
My Uncle Ken, at age 86, went into the hospital on Wednesday, to have a valve in his heart replaced on Thursday by laparoscopic techniques and was already home on Friday morning. He was feeling much better other than the two "holes" in his groin on each thigh that they used for the surgery. Wow, advances in the medical fields regarding non-invasive surgeries have come a long way. The procedure, developed in BC, is quickly spreading through North America as more surgeons come to Vancouver for training.
Sunday, we were out of the house by 10 am to visit Uncle Ken and Aunt Norma and bring them some left over turkey, their favourite. Another house showing at 12:30 so we needed to be gone. Later in the afternoon Garrett and Kat came for a visit, mostly to pick up some planter pots for their own gardening endeavours. We took them out for an early dinner at Don Asian Restaurant, a short distance from the house. It was delicious. The kids headed back home shortly after, as they have to go to work tomorrow.
Monday, we were out of the house around 8am, taking the motorhome in to have her fibreglass nose fixed. This damage was caused almost 2 years ago by the tow truck driver when we had the housing of the air conditioner fall down into the fan blades and we were dead on the highway by Creston, BC. I thought we were on fire, grabbed my purse with our passports, grabbed the dog and Ray ran out of the rig with the fire extinguisher ... fortunately it was just steam. It took 2 months to get ICBC clearance to pay for this damage as the tow truck driver lied to them and it was only because I had pictures showing that his truck did indeed have "red paint" (the company had repainted the hook) on his forks that go under the motorhome. This was the tow truck that was sent by BCAA. Note ... always take cell picture of any damage/towing etc. We spent a week in the Freightliner yard in Cranbrook in the hottest part of June for repairs.
As all of you that live full-time in your rigs ... it is hard to schedule work to be done that will take longer than a day or so. Last spring, the service centre qualified to do this work, was too busy to take us in until last fall and of course we were on the road again away from Langley, so this year it is going to be done while we have the use of Dad's house to stay in and before we move to the island.
|Notice his lift is all "red". Without this picture ICBC would have refused the claim.!|
|Pinched generator exhaust|
If it hadn't been for the technician at Freightliner we probably would not have noticed this damage until the fibreglass nose fell off!
Anyways, our realtor texted me last night and we have 2 more showings this afternoon. Fingers crossed.