Today’s walk will be the rail trail heading to Kelowna. It’s a paved trail enabling us to avoid mud that we traipsed through yesterday. We’re hoping to encounter a Jeep to duck. Allan is starting to have withdrawals, it’s been a few days since we’ve ducked. NEED to DUCK!! None here, maybe when we get back, Bob is waiting for a friend.
We won’t make it to Kelowna, we still need about 6000 steps (to make our 10k daily step goal) that translates to about an hour walk. We’ll see where we get to in 30 m to determine our turn around point.
We pass Carey Pond
Canada Geese asking the question…. Where’s the water??
They are all standing/sitting on the ice. A goose life is not for me.
We keep walking, 2k so far
Bridge to nowhere. Allan checking it out.
We’ll turn around at the curve in the trail
No Jeeps when we get back to Bob.
Meanwhile back at our lake, Duck Lake 7. Photo creds to Don Randall.
Missed adding these tibits on my last post and as it’s my birthday I say I can go back soooo…
Feb 18th – Such crazy weather! More than 70% of the continental US was covered in snow according to the National Weather Service. The only states without snow cover: Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia. Texas was hard hit, we were there last winter and would have been this year as well.
Also on the 18th – NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover makes its final descent to the Red Planet. What’s the first thing it encountered? THIS!!Back to the 21st. Love the daily increase in daylight.
My sweet Allan made a delicous breatkfast. Keto eggs benny, so good!!
I get to choose what to do today! I choose a walk around Wood Lake heading in the opposite direction we did a few weeks ago. No sun but what the heck.
Oh my gosh! Not the best decision – it is so incredibly windy and flipping freezing!
We don’t get far…Abort, abort! Allan takes me for a drive around the lake. Way warmer!
Dinner was, as per my request, the viral TikTok pasta dish we had on Valentine’s. So delicious.
I asked for a birthday day repeat, sans the added age, till nicer weather prevailed but was denied, 👻👻 boo
Feb 17: We are off to Vernon today to visit my newest, favourite store, Scattered Goods It has everything! From their FB page …. Crafts•Housewares•HomeDecor•GreetingCards•Linens•PartySupplies•Toys•Electronics•Hardware•Stationary•Organics they didn’t mention Clothes but they have that too
First, while waiting for Allan I win the jackpot
Drive to Vernon, t’is pretty Voila!Reminds me of an old Woolworth’s.
Weather is getting a bit “less” frigid but still no sunshine. What’s worse freezing cold or no sunshine? And it’s still snowing.Allow me to introduce Dora. Dora is our favourite park resident. She is 100 years old, (birthday is April 15), lives on her own, and daily walks to the highway. Walk takes her 40 minutes. She is just so cute and full of stories!!Check out Dora’s mitts. I think Bernie got his at the same place.
Our walk takes us to Duck Lake 7
It’s still snowing so not much to see. The sun is trying..
There is another one of these phone booths at the front gate. There are icicles dripping from the phone book. Bailey is not happy. She has icicles dripping too!
Feb 09 – Quick trip to Walmart to buy a space heater and another successful “ducking” Duck #8
Back home to hibernate and sew on Allan’s newest badges Kyle sent. One is from Ukraine, other Lithuania. Allan has been collecting badges for his Cub blanket for decades!
02/11 Strange! Water is out but only the cold water tap in the kitchen. Hot water tap works. Maybe not so strange with these temps, I’d think all water lines would be frozen, luckily no 🙂
Cold water started to flow mid afternoon
Today’s windshield art
02/12This week’s focus continues to be the weather.
Wake up to All taps out
Sensor 1 is the one that monitors the wet bay. It went down to -5; no wonder no water.
You’d think with the funky one tap out yesterday we would have been smart enough to fill some container. No such luck!
No water = no coffee, flushing, etc, etc… WAIT!!
Not an option! Fortunately we have an emergency jug of water.
As we are discussing the no water, I mention something about boondocking. A light bulb goes off in Allan’s brain. “Let’s just use our on board water”.
At least it’s sunny
Allan has an appointment in Kelowna. I normally go with him and walk downtown till he’s done, not today with these temps! Allan stopped at Walmart and did his first solo ducking 🙂
Neither is Bob, Duck 9 is Bob’s twin; Duck 10 is really silver not charcoal like Bob. We keep hoping the “ducked” would post on @duckduckjeep
The day heated up to -12 allowing the bay to warm up. Water started to flow at about 2. We learned our lesson so filled up our on board water and the coffee pot.
Looks like our neighbour fared worse than we did, we see him bringing his stinky slinky in his trailer. We would never do that, imagine the smell as it defrosts. Yuck!!
02/13 -2 = water flowing today
Trying to look at the positive, sunrise is getting noticeable early daily.
Today’s art, not so arty (finally)
We’ve been running our diesel burner for the last few days as it’s much too cold for the electric to keep. Down side, the exhaust blows on the tire icing it up. That can’t be good.
We’ve been hearing a lot of helicopters. Not really surprising as we are very close to the airport but some sound as if they are going to land on Bailey.
One of our FB groups helps us, seems they are being used for agricultural purposes to protect the early spring buds in the orchards from the frost/moisture. Next question..How are helicopters protecting cherries in early February when it’s minus 15 outside? Answer…Frost damage! We have had an unusually mild winter and the buds have popped. This cold freeze could destroy the confused buds. Interesting read Helicopter
Off topic, whatever will I come up with next. Which COVID-19 personality are you? Click here I’m a cross between a realist and warrior.
WooHoo over 10 hours!
We’re not much for Valentine’s Day but we do a special dinner. Actually all our dinners are special. There is a recipe trending on TikTok that my food group is going wild over. This will be today’s dinner, it will have moderations as Allan strongly dislikes Feta. We sub with BOURSIN black pepper, and add meatballs & a double smoked sausage. Recipe
First we need some ingredients! We head out with clear skies, that quickly changed. Roads were fairly slippery.
Duck Lake 7 and hardy folks
Back home we play a few card games then it’s time.
TikTok version Allan’s looks better
The squishing part
Allan’s squishing (click here)0214 Smish for full action. I have to learn how to photograph food. These do not give the dish justice. Was the best pasta in forever! I am tempted to use my birthday dinner power in asking for this dish!
Feb 2021 is symmetrical. The 1st falls on a Monday and the 28th on a Sunday. My birthday month 🎂
Feb 01 – Not much happening, rained most of the day. Highlight, Vern from Happy Camper came and repaired the drivers seat. The move it button had shorted out.
Feb 02 – Surprised to have tons of sunshine today. What to do? Let’s walk the downtown boardwalk! Look at us making spontaneous plans!
On a fairly busy street, off to the side a herd of deer! Finally see some wildlife, who would have thought it would occur so close to downtown. There are more behind the hedges.
Such a beautiful day. Photo taken at 1226p, facing south
This one, same time facing north From these ducks, to
Jeep Ducking, our #4
Reward for the best photographer… does not go to me…
Feb 03 – We’re officially halfway through Winter
We printed new ducking labels
So far we have only ducked white and black Jeeps, want to get different colours. Find this one, those who know Allan know how much he “loves” green…. First non black/white Jeep, first with the new label