About Me

Lee Creek, North Shuswap near Chase, B.C, Canada
We went full-time Rving in October of 2005! We retired from full time to part-time as of the end of 2015. Our present "small but comfortable" Wagon is a 2008 Camper trailer(TravelAir Rustler), pulled by a 2008 Dodge Dakota, 4X4.l. Our home is now a Gated Community Park, in Oliver, 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!

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!