Monday, April 21, 2014

Long Weekend in Rock Creek

Hey hi everyone, :-)

Friday Night

We are sitting in the LLT (Long Long Trailer) at Rock Creek.  It is the four day weekend here in Canada so I decided to bring the pups up here to run around.  The first hour was a little scary :-& because we hit a snow storm going over the Big White pass.  There was a truck that flew off the road down an embankment.  If there was a place to turn out and I may thought about turning back, but basically couldn't.  There were only two tire tracks going in each direction and a wagon train of cars and trucks so the choice was clear: keep going.  Glad we did though because on the other side it was nice a clear with no snow.

Right now we are all laying like rags on the couch because I have some projects going here and have exhausted myself for the moment.  Actually I was kind of already exhausted before starting because Pearl got freaked out by a fire alarm battery chirping and decided it was a smart idea to run up the side of the mountain.  If I hadn't got the idea to cut through the bush and head her off she would probably be standing on top right now, and I would be laying dead from a heart attack close to the bottom.

This weekend is purely about freshening things up here.  I am putting anew pergo floor in so the old on needs to be stripped out.  Then I am moving onto the bedroom - big ideas for in there too.  Probably will take a few long weekends to get everything done, but that is okay.  Gives me something to plan and look forward too.

Okay, gonna go now.  Feeling the urge to flop on my bed and snooze for a bit. :-)

Saturday Night

Well, 24 hours later and we are back on the couch after a good day.  Listening to CBC radio - jazz night.  After I played with the antenna the connection is pretty good.  There is no internet up here.  Everyone is sacked out.  This morning I tagged along with my parents and went down to Oroville, Wa to do some stuff.  Their cabin is up above me on the mountain.  Very cool place.  Harvey and Pearl stayed at home.  Their pen is set up on the RV so Otto kept them company.  It is actually the life of luxury for the little coots.  When they get tired of hanging around outside watching squirrels and any deer that walk by they can go in through the doggy door and snuggle under the covers in the bedroom.  That is one thing I really like about my RV - it has a private bedroom at the back so when the door is shut to the livingroom kitchen area, it is very private.  I may not be able to ever afford another unit so I am glad that when I initially prayed about the purchase of this one Jehovah answered me in a good way.  Honestly, I love this place and I can see myself living in it right up til A.

Harvey just about offed himself tonight.  Stinker.  When he is running around the mountain he doesn't like to listen to me.  He runs like his butt is on fire.  Well tonight after dinner we were starting to walk across a field and he started running down the mountain to the highway.  I called and whistled and he paid no attention at all.  He just kept running...all the way to the highway.  Thankfully two vehicles saw him coming and slowed down.  Anyway, when I caught up I had steam coming from my ears, and every orifice of my body, I was running through trees and hopping rocks to catch the brat.  Anyway, he is on permanent leash now.  He is really smart, but he gets this half dopey look on his face when he wants to ignore me and then runs to do his own thing.  For a dog that crippled himself with a bad back a couple years ago he sure can run fast now.

Pearl on the other hand has turned out to be the good fur-kid these days.  Runs but sticks pretty close.  However, she has her moments too.  When we were walking a loop last night she found some dirty thing under a thing she thought was yummy and when I yelled for her to drop it she started running away eating it as fast as she could. :-/  So basically neither one of them could win a dog obedience competition, except if maybe the competition involved food somehow.

Tomorrow we are off to the CO meeting up here.  There are 29 in the congregation.  Should be fun.

Sunday Night

Three of us squished on the couch with the lights out.  Power went out on the entire mountain.  Good reason to catch up on the blog.  Beautiful day here.  Went to the meeting this morning.  Not sure how many there, but since a bunch of us are camping up here this weekend there were quite a few more than normal.  Nice to be in a tiny hall.  It reminded me of some congregations I have been in overseas.  Everyone counts.  REALLY counts.  After we went for an absolutely incredible lunch.  Someone converted an old house in the tiny town into a restaurant.  She makes beautiful beautiful food.  Very much enjoyed it and look forward to going there next time.

Was about to get a lot of spring cleaning done inside my unit today.  Gorgeous outside.  Then slept for a couple hours.  It so quiet up here that I find once I sack out that is it - I sleep like a rock.  Harvey and Pearl and Otto the same.  Otto could be sleeping up at my parents cabin but I snag him because there is nothing like a three dog furnace on cold nights.  I turn the heat off in the unit and am cozy all night.  Haven't quite convinced my dad of the value of letting Otto sleep with him yet, so I might as well take advantage of the little guy's heat producing ability.  Tomorrow morning will sleep in a tiny bit then get up and get busy.  Right now I am going to read my old pioneer manual by flashlight.  I forgot the wonderful information it has in it.

Monday...snoooze after driving.

Will post pics after. 

Love you all,
d  :-)

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