Well kids the Captain is back and he just wishes he had something interesting and/or entertaining to warrant the 5 week gap in getting a new post here on the blog. But as my faithful friends and readers know he is never shy about subjecting one and all to the tedium and routine of the daily lives of CC and DD.
Up until the past few days the rainy weather has continued but it looks like spring/summer will be arriving any day now. Why just the other morning I was really skeered on my morning run as a big bright yellow ball came up over the horizon. The 911 crisis agent talked me down by belting out a raspy rendition of the Beatles Here Comes the Sun. I almost felt like the Sun King.
As most of you are aware DD has returned to the ranks of the gainfully employed (3 days per week) and is working for her former employer at Baron Insurance. As much as CC enjoys the “quiet time” while DD is off at work he is still finding it a bit hard to believe that DD is getting paid (according to her) with footwear instead of money!!!! DD seems to be really enjoying being back to work without the pressure she had when working full time. She also seems a bit surprised that all the young kids there “really” like her although her new “at work nickname” of Granny (be kind to Senior Citizens Week) might be a bit of an explanation.
We did have an opportunity to check out a small section of the new Okanagan Rail Trail being completed on the old rail bed between Vernon and Kelowna. This is going to be a spectacular hike/bike when completed next year.
DD and the Captain have also been able to catch up on some visits with folks we haven’t seen in a while. We have cleverly managed to schedule our visits as close as possible to dinner time and have scored a few good meals as a result. We particularly enjoyed the hospitality of Dave and Eileen whom we hadn’t seen for years and who now live in Salmon Arm. Dave and his brother in law traveled to Nepal last year in an attempt to scale Mount Everest and while the climb was cut short because of health concerns the stories and pictures were great. We also had an evening out celebrating the retirement of Virginia, one of the original members of our infamous dinner group.
And before moving on to the Toil and Trouble section of this post I would be remiss to not mention that Bouncy Bernice and Fearless Frank have adopted us as regulars for a weekly dinner and game of dominoes. And for those keeping score the Boys are currently ahead of the Girls by a score of 2 – 1.
Toil and Trouble
Well it’s been almost 6 weeks now since the Captain checked his TO DO List and started on jobs 1, 2 and 3. What should have been a 2 or 3 week enterprise has turned into a 5 week ordeal with another week to go to completion. It’s quite amazing how working in a mud bog can bog you down. So with any luck before the end of the month the new patio will be finished and I can get on with other more enjoyable tasks like painting fences and sheds and some repairs to Eagle 5.
Now if I had gone to Tim Hortons first it would have been Double Double Toil and Trouble as performed by the DD Three.
Job 1 – Extend RV Pad with Stones
Job 2 – Move the Shed
Job 3 – Install Patio Pavers
Seems like every few days we get an email from a canine who insists on sending us pictures of herself recording her nomadic lifestyle.