Well looks like summer has definitely arrived here at Swan Lake with the summer solstice. Temperatures hit the low to mid 30s (hot whether expressed in C or F) this past weekend and are supposed to stay around 30 for at least the next week. So it’s a good thing that the Captain has completed all the heavy manual labour on the RV lot. Summer is not the only hot arrival this past week as “hurricane” Ellie has also arrived. More on this little storm later!!!
The annual turtle migration at Swan Lake Recreational Resort has started and we had a momma turtle use our lot to lay her eggs. They are currently in the ground and not sure when they will hatch but we will be keeping an eye out for the little turt-lettes when they poke their heads up out of the ground.
A slow moving video”
DD is starting to feel her age (65 in just one month) as she had a very busy week last week working 4 full days, a return day trip to Abbotsford, a Canada Day ukulele jam with over 100 ukes at Salmon Arm on Saturday and more ukulele on Sunday. Could be that she also rode her bike the 14.5 km to work every day. Such is life and not one to give up easily DD was seen again this morning one again pedaling her a_ _ to the office. What a trooper.
Our social calendar has been a little lite as of late however we did manage to meet with our Dinner Group at Bouncy’s and Fearless’s house in Armstrong and a couple of Happy Hours in the old neighbourhood.
Fearless and Bouncy also subjected themselves to the inevitable DD screeching when they took us up to Becker Lake for an afternoon picnic in the Honda Pioneer. No word from Fearless and Bouncy as to whether they would ever subject themselves to a repeat performance. A word to the wise: if you expect it can only get better expect to be mistaken.
For those who have been reading the Blog for a while will know we lost our “Princess Kasey” about 2 ½ years ago and last winter we began our search for a new puppy. After several opportunities that fell through for a variety of reasons we are happy to announce that we are proud new parents of a 4 pound bundle of chaotic joy. Ellie is a toy/miniature poodle and will be about 9 pounds when fully grown. DD and the Captain hope they are not causing her to have an early identity crisis as both of us have quite often called her Kasey instead of Ellie but I am sure we’ll all get over it eventually. Well I’m sure Ellie will but for us, well who knows for sure. But for now it’s some sleep deprived nights and having to be extra careful to not step on the little ball of fluff that is constantly on our heels. Anyway its noon now and Ellie and the Captain are going to have our afternoon nap so we are awake when DD gets home to make us dinner.
PS. Ellie has a message for cousin Gypsy. You will need to get a saddle or saddle bag so we can go on hikes together. Ha Ha.