6*C in am; 12*C in pm & sunny
The day began foggy but it cleared by noon and it was sunny until late in the afternoon. First thing was to unload and store the kayaks then removed both the bike and kayaks racks off the Jeep….it looks bare now! We went to Sorrento to get insurance for the car and the Jeep then to the pharmacy to pick up a month’s supply of our drugs! We had lunch next door then came home and proceeded to work in the yard. At 4 pm, we had HH with Bob & Gail and Marcel (Donna is away). Val made a stew in the Crockpot so that’s what we had for dinner then we watched the tube. On that subject, I ordered a subscription with BELL and it will be hooked up on Tuesday. We were in bed by 10 pm
6*in am; 13*C in pm
We had rain overnight but now it is only dark clouds. I calculated some expenditure for this past season and trip, from September ’13 to April ’14:
TOTAL MILES: 7866 milesFUEL: $4100 (Approximate due to utilizing cash at times)
GASOLINE (Jeep): $1400
DINING OUT: $2400 (highly unusual and big surprise for us)
I took Tucker for his walk then I stopped at Marcel’s place and gave him a hand on his new shed. He has insulated it and his putting gyproc on the walls and that is what I helped him with. After lunch, we worked on our yard, cleaning up and de-winterizing the washing machine. We had HH at Bob and Gail’ place with Donna & Marcel. Dinner was left over then the tube and to bed. The sun finally came out late in the afternoon.
4*C in am;
Back to clouds and rain this morning but the sun did come out later in the morning! I washed both the car and jeep then worked in the yard some more. No HH today, we had dinner then watched a movie on the tube. We were in bed by 10 pm
5*C in am; 15* in pm
We were up at 6 am for Tucker’s appt @ 8 am. It is cloudy but I can see blue sky in the West. We went into Salmon Arm and had Tucker examined. Nothing that we didn’t know, a heart murmur, some liquid in his heart and a slight infection of the kidneys but nothing overly serious, just what to expect for a 17 year old dog (80 our age). While in town, we stopped at the bank then at “Save-on-Foods” for groceries. We came home, put everything away then I called my specialist to confirm my appointment for tomorrow only to find out it has been re-scheduled to May 6; so I have another week of snorting and coughing, DAMN! In the afternoon, I went to Chase and bottled my red wine and ordered a batch of white for Val. It is sunny but the wind is still fairly chilly. I contacted DISH NETWORK and cancelled our contract until November. I wanted it cancel as of end of my present subscription but in her wisdom/foolishness, the operator cancelled us as of today so now we listen to the radio until tomorrow. To bed by 10 pm
1*C in am; 22*C in pm
Well, since I didn’t have to attend to any appointment, I slept in! Until 7 am!!! It is sunny and hardly a cloud around, we both went for long power walk, it felt good! I worked on maintenance around the Beaver and Jeep while Val did laundry. Our installer showed up at 2 pm and we now have Bell TV Channels. He showed me how to go back to Dish when we go back to USA and it is fairly simple. After we left, we continued working around the yard and organizing the stuff form the Beaver. We called it quit around 3:30 pm, had a quiet drink then it was stir-fry for dinner, YUM! YUM! We watched BC news for the first time in a long time! I called my son in law Kevin as he is leaving tomorrow for a bike trip to the Southern US States. He’s looking at Bryce and Capitol Canyon; should be very interesting. It’s been a very nice and warm afternoon.
5*C in am;
I was up at 6 am and went to town (S.A.) for 8 am for a CT scan concerning my nose and throat. I also got a new number for Val’s phone 250 463 1816. She has unlimited calls anywhere in Canada for $45. I also stopped at Chrysler about the “engine light” on in the jeep and made appointment for Friday at 1 pm. On the way home I stopped and dropped off the paperwork for reimbursement of my insurance while being in Mexico.We went to the Prov. Park but no one was there so we came home and had lunch. Afterwards, Val washed the car seat covers and Tucker’s bed blanket and cover while I worked on organizing the basement. It was a warm afternoon and very pleasant. We had a quiet drink at 4 pm then dinner; Val cooked a Pork Roast and it was delicious with potatoes, gravy and cheese covered cauliflower. In the evening, we watched another episode of SURVIVOR! TO bed by 10 pm