Thursday, November 19, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Harvey has very bad back. A few years ago when it first happened, because he couldn't walk for 3 weeks I had to keep him confined to his buggy and just lifted him out a couple times a day to do his business. With the help of anti-inflammatories and tramadol to control the pain he finally healed. Since then he has had a couple bad episodes and we've just done a replay of the anti-inflmmatories and tramadol. This week it happened again :-( He was in bad shape. I gave him a tramadol to take the edge off the pain, but then decided to follow the natural vet's advice and start him on tumeric. Apparently it is stronger than ibuprophen and given to humans and animals now for inflammation and pain. I thought I would give it a try because it does not have side effects like the drugs. It has been nothing short of amazing. He is responding so much quicker than anytime before. I still have him in his wiggless vest to be cautious but there is no "pain shaking", and I can tell he is feeling better. I never knew something like tumeric could be so effective, or act so quickly. Absolutely amazing to me.
Love to all,
D, H, and P. . :-)
Monday, September 7, 2015
Sept 1 Fall arrived. Big chill in the mornings and at night now. Most of Saturday at Rock Creek was pretty chilly - Pearl's face says it all. :-) Had a great time anyway. And Dad won the brother's rib making contest by using Aunti Helen's recipe. Cheers for him!
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Yesterday a big storm moved in so we headed on home and now is the unpacking and washing time. :-/
Okay, everyone take good care! Love to all,
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Hope everyone is having a good week. All is good here. I have been doing renovations on my RV during Spring Break. I have to do everything on the skinny because I don't like debt, so when I decided to make some changes I decided I was going to use the local thrift shops as resources. Below is a picture of some bench covers I made. Now I can't afford to go to an upholstery store and look for material so I went to one of our shops and found the end of a bolt of upholstery material that someone had donated. It was $2 for the entire thing and just the colors I wanted so it was the perfect purchase. But then I was thinking that it would be really hard to keep clean without inhibiting the living style of the fur-kids, so I knew I had to cover it with plastic. Buying the plastic by the yard was more than I wanted to spend, so off to Walmart I went shopping for a solution. I found I could by a shower curtain made of the stuff I wanted for $19 - too much. I could buy what they called a Fancy tablecloth cover for $10 - still more than what I wanted to spend....so I kept wandering through the housewares section to a deep dark little corner where the cheapo stuff was and found the treasure I was looking for. It is a piece of plastic of the exact material the shower curtain and Fancy tablecloth are made of but it is called the $2 tablecloth - no edging or anything, but long. Snatched it up and it did the trick perfect.
Everyone is snoozing around here right now (Meeting not til 1). Here is a selfie of my cutey Harvey and me. Bad hair and no makeup but basically that is how we look at 6am - Harvey doesn't do anything with his appearance until he is ready to run down the hill.
Okay, everyone have a wonderful weekend!
Love to all,
from Darci, Harvey, Pearl & Otto
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Hope everyone had a great week. I was so excited to finish work on Friday because it is the beginning of Spring Break Yayyyy! First thing on the agenda was a few days at Rock Creek to bring my rv home for some projects. So went up early Saturday morning and was planning on staying until Monday afternoon. But as the four of us were lounging in bed on Sunday morning listening CBC the news broadcast said a sudden snow storm as moving in to higher elevations and the mountain areas and roads would be getting six inches of snow. So I flew out of bed and started getting things together. There was no way I could afford to be trapped up there while highway people were clearing snow. Everything came together very quickly. Bill Godfrey, who was conducting the WT for his congregation got home just after lunch, came over and checked my tires and topped them off and then we were flying down the road. If was odd/funny, that as soon as I started driving with the RV in tow the dogs all sacked out completely. They just slept and slept which was nice because as soon as we hit Beaverdell the snow started. It was coming down pretty heavy all the way through Big White. I had it in my mind that if it started packing on the road then we would just pull over, climb into the RV, and wait for everything to be cleared. However, it was still early enough in the day that temperatures kept it watery when it hit the highway. Tonight will probably be another story once the temps drop. But the high point is that we got back!!! The pups had a few good walks and runs up there and I had a couple hours of sharing a drink in front of the fire with Jan and Bill at their place. Jan is regular pioneering up there. She says even though they drive miles and miles through their mountainous and ranch territory she has a good call or study each time she goes out. She says her two service partners are a 90 year old couple. They like to go out for 7 and 8 hour days and it just works out perfect for her. Anyway, even though the trip was cut short by weather it was still a wonderful time. Now, I am going to join Otto, Harvey and Pearl and lay like a vegetable on the bed.
Love to all,
Saturday, February 28, 2015
After service today we headed over to Raptor Trail. Beautiful and quiet - only met one other hiker the entire time.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Thought I would show you a couple pics of our walk around Kekuli Provincial Park. I have driven past it many times on the way to the assembly hall in Vernon so when I got a day off last Friday I threw the dogs in the truck and headed out there. It is absolutely gorgeous! The walking trails are fabulous and the campsites are situated with a view of the lake and mountains no matter where you are. I think I will plan a few days out there with the RV this year.
All the campsites are so spacious. Many parks now are so close together you feel like you are on top of one another, but these were wide with a view. No utilities though so it is strictly battery only. There are four with power down the hill...but who wants that. :-b ...no view.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
February blew in with wind and snow today. Cold but beautiful. Went walking with the dogs and watched the snow fall around us.
I am pup-sitting for my mom and dad while they are in the Desert for 3 months, so here is their baby all tucked in and ready to sleep for the night.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Here is a little update on the big storm that went through this week. We haven't had this much snow at one time since I have lived here. So a few photos to show you what's up with us: