About Me

Lee Creek, North Shuswap near Chase, B.C, Canada
We went full-time Rving in October of 2005! As of April 10, 2013, our Wagon is a 2003 Beaver, Monterey Motorhome pushed by a Cumming 350 Diesel. Our home base is a resort Park, in Lee Creek, North Shushwap lakes in British-Columbia, Canada. I retired in 2005 and my Life Companion, Valerie, retired October 1, 2006 from nursing. We invite you to follow and share our new adventures and mishaps. Life is but an adventure full of dreams yet to be fulfilled!

Monday, September 19, 2016

September 8 to 18, 2016; Motorhome is SOLD!

SEPT 8 to 18; Work BBQ; CT-Scan; Chilliwack; Repairs & sell of our Beaver Monterey

Today, Thursday, was our Park Employee Appreciation Day.  Val got home at 3:45 pm, showered and changed into regular clothing then at 5 pm, we drove to the Park into the “group site area” where we had steak, baked potatoe, salad and all you can drink however everyone was reasonable in their consumption.  We sat around the fire and had a great time.  There were about 20 people including guests.  It lasted till dark then everyone called it quit.  We had a good time and were glad to have gone.
Earlier in the day, I began cleaning out junk out of the shed, stuff that I have hung on but have not used in years.
Friday morning, I was up with Val at 6 am and left for Salmon Arm to have a CT Scan on my nose once again.  I have a specialist appointment in October in Vernon.  The rest of the day was doing chores around the yard.  The sun was out in the morning but that soon disappeared!
We had a couple come back to look at the Beaver for a second time.  This time they went through stem to stern, top to bottom literally. (He crawled under the Motorhome).  After some discussion, we agreed on a price but first I have to repair a panel underneath and replace the back-up which quit on me a week ago.  I also have to repair the leaky storage bin (replace the seal) and once this is all done, our little home for the last 3 years will be gone!  Boo hoo!  A sad day but yet happy that the uncertainty is over.  I have an appointment with the shop on Thursday.  Now we have to look for a temporary place until our plans are all finalized i.e.; buying a place to live.
Monday the 12th, we went to Chilliwack overnight to see our great grand-daughter, Elli-Bun (3 months old now) and the kids.  It was a short but lovely visit.  Eliana sure smiles a lot.  We came back Tuesday after stopping at Super Store for some groceries.  Val was back to work on Wednesday and I woke up being dizzy and a feeling of stomach sickness.  I felt lousy all day!??
On Thursday, I took the Beaver to TRI-CROWN to have the back-up camera fix, the door panel repaired, the under carriage cover repaired and the leaky lockers.  I have to go back for the body work and the camera (on order) on the 26th.
Sunday the 18th, Ron and his wife came out once again and this time we took the Beaver out for a drive; to Jade Mtn to take on some fuel and back.  He drove it this time.  Our Beaver is SOLD!!!  We got a deposit on it and the delivery date is October 1!  Mix emotions!!!  Now we have to pack.  I called Ed& Judy and rented their place for a month.
A new adventure begins.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

September 1 to 7, 2016; End of work

SEPT 1to 7, 2016
Back to work on the first and I was asked if I would work on Monday the 5th as they are short on staff so guess what I am doing on my supposedly first day off!  It was cooler on the first and it rained on Friday the 2nd.  Autumn has arrived!!!  Rain on Saturday and it was so quiet at the Park that we both left early and only put in 4 hrs each.  Same thing on Sunday although Val worked a full shift and I came home after lunch.  The sun came out in the afternoon and warmed things up a bit.  Our Resort has a lot of the empty lots rented, busy week-end here too.  Some people are here to winterize their Park Model or trailer already.
Monday was my last day of work and a busy one it was.  Except for 7 lanes, the Park is closed for the season.  We had over 180 campers leave today but only had to clean the first seven lanes.  The rest was shut down after making sure no fires were left smoldering.  The gate house was also shut down and it is self-registering from now to the end of October.  It will be Val’s job for the next 6 weeks to ensure everyone has paid their dues.  She is off today!
Tuesday, we went to Kamloops for shopping and met friends Lynden and Charlene for lunch at Harold’s.  They had a surprise for us…Phil and Betty were also there so we really had a nice reunion.  We left an hour later and shopped at Costco and Superstore then came home to put everything away.  I was up early again this morning (6 am).

Val went to work on Wednesday and I did a load of laundry (my uniform) then got dinner ready.  I made Chop Suey!  We had HH then dinner then watched the tube.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August 25 to 31, 2016; Two more days off; Work coming to an end

AUG 25 to 31; Work soon ending for me but continuing for Val
Rochelle and Kevin called us at 4 pm on Friday.  They were having HH on their deck and we were on our patio having a drink so we had HH together over the phone line…How neat is that? Huh?  Very warm again today.  Shower felt good!  I open an account with FLICKR.COM and posted pictures of the motorhome on it so that I can share them with potential buyers.  Now all I have to do is figure out how to do it.  We had rain Saturday and Sunday but nothing heavy or lasting, more like drizzles.  It sure has been a weird summer weather wise… no fire ban to date!?
On the 29th, we went to Salmon arm to shop for groceries and doctor’s appointment for both of us and renew our meds.  We had lunch at HOME in S.A.  On our return, we put the groceries away then had a nice HH with George and Paulette at their lot then dinner consisting of Haddock fish and rice.
Tuesday the 30th, was sunny and warm.  Val did laundry and chores in the yard for me.  I also bottled our wine in Chase and picked up our meds in Sorrento.  HH at 3:30 pm and got ready for tomorrow…back to work for the last 5 days.

Back to work on Wednesday.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 11 to 25, 2016; visit from brother Johnny

AUG 11 to 24; Visit from Johnny
Work week over, we have two days to relax and enjoy.  It is hot out and the A/C is working double time lately.  I shudder at the thought of our next Hydro bill.  Had a couple more inquiries for the Beaver but nothing serious.  It would be so nice to sell the Beaver and/or the Lot before the winter. 
Monday was spent doing chores and laundry.  It was a hot day so we didn’t much heavy stuff and found shade everywhere we could.  I got a call later in the day from a couple wanting to see the motorhome tomorrow around 2 pm.
Tuesday was again hot and the night was unpleasantly warm too.  I drove to Kamloops to pick the new pump for the washer which arrived in our mail on Monday then drove back home after a light sandwich and coffee at Timmy.  Traffic was heavy again as usual with holiday tourist and truckers.  Back home, I took the old pump out and put the new one in then our guests arrived around 3 pm and we gave them the tour.  They sat around for a while and declared that they really liked it but wanted to talk it over first and they left.  Keep our fingers crossed!
Back to work on Wednesday! Hot, hot, hot and very dusty raking the sites but thank goodness for the trees as they give us shade and keep things a bit cooler than in the sun. Three weeks of work left.  Val has been offered an extension past September 3 to do registration as the Park is staying open but on a skeleton crew. 
On Sunday, Brother Johnny and his girlfriend, Gabe, showed up for a 3 days visit.  We had been invited to Ed and Judy for one last HH before they depart for the season so we all went over.  Present were Jack and Mim, and Bob & Gail.  We had a great visit then came home and had a light dinner as we were all full from the goodies Judy served.  We were sitting under the Gazebo when the wind picked up and the leaves were flying and a branch broke and fell on the gazebo.  Needless to say we got the heck out of there and into the motorhome.  It began raining and rain most of the night.  Johnny and Gabe went to the Quaout Lodge for the night.
Monday, they arrived around 11 am and we all went to Blind Bay for a drive and also stopped at a funky house on the highway that we see every time we drive to Salmon Arm but unfortunately they were closed and no, I didn’t take any pictures.  We went back to Blind Bay to a local Pub and had a drink and nachos and wings.  We stopped at Jade Mountain where Johnny got a room for two nights.  Back home, we cooked dinner; steak, salad and a sweet mushroom that Gabe cooked, made in brown sugar and whiskey.  Yum, Yum but extremely sweet.  We sat around the fire and had a nice visit.  J&G left around 11 pm.
Tuesday was laundry day in the morning and I went to Chase for my blood test!  It is sunny and supposed to go up to 23-24*C.  We took a drive to Margaret Falls near Salmon Arm then drove through Notch Hill back roads to home.  We had chicken for dinner then sat out until 9 pm when our company left and we went to bed.

Back to work on Wednesday.  10 days left! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 1 to 10, 2016; Kamloops shopping and new photo web link

AUGUST 1 to 10
This month started with two days off, great stuff!  Washed the vehicles then worked around the yard and Beaver.  Cleaned the batteries and checked them.  We got a call from another potential buyer.  They are coming Wednesday afternoon. 
For some unknown reasons, we have been catching a lot of mice in our rig this past while.  Maybe we sit here just too long!??  Caught 4 so far this past month.
On Tuesday, we went to Kamloops for some shopping at Costco and Superstore.  Checked our mail, stopped for a beer at DUFFY’s Pub (it’s been a long time) then came home.  It poured rain on the way to Kamloops, at times very heavy but it did soon clear up. 
Back to work Wednesday for another 5 days.  Those people from Victoria never showed up.  Got a call from brother Gaetan and when I called back, he was at Pierre’s house so got to talk to Gilles, Christiane, Pierre and Gaetan of course.  Good hearing from them.
The weather has been crazy this past week, sunny most of the day then heavy rain and lighting & thunder in the evening.  It sure refreshes the nights though!
Sunday, our Friday and glad it’s here.
We did chores on Monday; it is cloudy but the sun did eventually make its way out.  PICASA is no longer supported by Googles so all our pictures on the web have been archived with a new link  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/115214550175198904444?source=pwa
That’s very frustrating but as usual when something works good, they are bound to make changes.  Everyone should be able to see our pictures once again as I have updated the link in our Blog.  Let me know if it doesn’t work.
Tuesday was a trip to Costco in Kamloops for Val’s eye contacts, she had to get an exam too.  Of course, we bought a few things there then off to Superstore for groceries.  We stopped for lunch at a new pub in the new Mall across from Superstore.  Food was good, I had a burger and Val, soup and salad.  Back home to unload and put everything away then relax before going to work tomorrow!