Sunday, March 29, 2015

I Love Walmart

Hey hi!

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 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

A Quick trip to Rock Creek...and White Knuckling it Back

Hey hi everyone! :-)

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,
d  :-)