Tuesday back to business ... major laundry, and vacuuming up all of the dog hair from Kristi's dogs as well as Freya. lol By 1 pm I was done. Ray puttered around his shop and took the Motorhome to the sani dump and got the propane filled up. I had filled the black and grey water tanks when I was sanitizing the water system to freshen it up a few weeks ago after the MH was sitting for 18 months. Tomorrow it goes back to Revy RV for the backflush valve to be fixed as well as a few outstanding items, ie. replacing the water pump. (They cancelled this appointment until next week.)
Our painters, Mona and Andrew stopped by this afternoon for a beer while kayaking on the lake. I had started a fire and was ready for their arrival. After an hours visit they headed off. The weather turned out nice and warm this afternoon and it was nice to sit outside again.
Wednesday, another lovely day. Freya had to go to the vet and after I brought her home, it was back to Duncan for grocery shopping. At 3pm it was dock time. lol
Thursday, Ray headed off to Nanaimo for a Periodontist appointment. He has a tooth that is probably dead causing some bone loss, so now he has to have the tooth pulled and a bone graft that will have to heal for at least 5 months and then he's looking at an implant which is not covered by our dental plan. :(
While he was gone, with the lake flat calm I decided to go for an hour's paddle in the kayak. Absolutely beautiful. Love our "backyard".
When I got back, Andrew from Kurtis Electric arrived and the electric plugs were put back in the downstairs kitchen so the basement suite is officially finished. Now as long as the window guy shows up this weekend as he promised on Wednesday after measuring up the window repair, we will be done with David Coulson. This is to fix the damaged window frame that was smashed during deck renovation. To remove the window and replace it would be a huge undertaking as the window is rocked in so it is not a case of removing a few boards to access the sides of it to remove. Arrow shows frame that has a big hole and crack in the frame. As this was damaged way back in September it is a good thing that it is protected with the new deck that does not leak as this has been exposed now for 7 months!
|(Old picture before renovations)|
Below, this ominous cloud came over and it turned out to be quite a cell. Just a mile down the lake it hit a trailer park and pissed and blew so hard many residents experienced leaky roofs.
That night Ray took a nice sunset shot. Not quite as brilliant as Arizona sunsets, but still very pretty with the lake as a backdrop.
Friday morning a little cloudy and we had a rain shower overnight. Stayed pretty cloudy for the rest of the day. I put all of the deck cushions away as rain is forecasted for later today and tomorrow. Deen came and finished putting on the sealer on the driveway so it is finally done and the Motorhome is back in the driveway ... apparently our next door neighbours were not too happy it was on the street during the long-weekend with all of their company. (Ahh, there kids to walk an extra 20', boo hoo!) Oh well, they usually take up the whole road on weekends with all of their kids so don't feel too bad about the whole thing.
Ray and I went into town for a little shopping at Home Depot and then went out to lunch at a place called Hudson on First, a lovely old house with a restaurant. They have a limited menu but one of the items was fish and chips using snapper. Absolutely delicious. They do change up their menu frequently they say. Unfortunately it was too cool out to sit on one their patios.
Saturday morning we woke to a cloudy, drizzly day. We are hosting our annual strata meeting here at 10 this morning. Should be a short and sweet meeting. Three of the couples have to be somewhere else by noon. There were 11 of us in total. Got to meet the people who own the "yellow house" Todd and Tyra who rent the upper floor and live in Victoria themselves. They have also bought the empty lot next door that will close on June 7th. So now all of the lots in this strata are taken. Nice to know all of our neighbours. House #1 with "Jo" has no representation today but we met her last October at the last strata meeting.
|Roy, Tyra, Debra, Pat, Donna, June and Ron. Mike, Todd, Ray and I are not in the picture.|
The house that had it's dock beached last winter had tried with a pickup truck and then a dump truck pulling on the dock to try and float it again earlier this week ... this did not work. Today they brought in a bulldozer and were finally successful.
After dinner we watched a movie and managed to stay up to 10pm. lol Ray noticed that we were getting beautiful sunset colours so jumped up and went down to the dock. We had a spectacular sunset with all of the fluffy clouds in the sky.
Sunday breezy and sunny. Ray off first thing to take the recycling to Meades Creek Waste Management. We have a lot of cardboard taking up residence in the garage from the deck boxes and various other purchases for his shop. We met up with Mona and Andrew for a late lunch at Jake's at the Lake meeting their friend Joy. A fabulous day.
That was our week.