Thursday, March 21, 2013

This is Why We Left Alberta

First day of spring. I was not pleased to see snow on the ground here, although there was none in Vernon. However, could have been much worse.

This is the first day of spring in Alberta ... at least just south of Edmonton (photos from GlobalTV Edmonton's website):

There is no joy in this scene. Hwy 2 south of Edmonton,
the morning of Thursday, March 21.

Truly hope there was no livestock in either of these cattle liners.

The insurance companies are going to be crying in their beer.

In other news, I'm feeling much better. A cold morphed into bronchitis which led to a lung infection. Laid me low for several days but through the miracle of tetracycline I am on the road to recovery.

The downstairs bathroom project is complete and it's a thing of beauty. The front room is almost done. Just the ceiling tiles to install, a bit of baseboard left to nail up and, of course, putting in the replacement garden door which requires some warm weather (Mother Nature, are you listening?!).

Then we're ready for visitors. Oh, we're always ready for visitors but now with added spread-out-your-stuff room. AirBNB.com , here we come!



Sunday, March 17, 2013

Quick Hello

Just wanted to say hi and that I'll be back soon. I have pictures of the finished basement projects and all. Right now I'm laid low with bronchitis and a lung infection. Not feeling all that energetic as you can imagine. On some wonder drug and hope to be on my feet soon. After all, despite the dusting of snow this morning, spring is scheduled to begin this Thursday (the sound of derisive laughter rings through the air).

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Medieval Madness Recap

Yes I know the feast was almost a month ago. What can I say - it's been a busy few weeks.

Nonetheless, a promise is a promise.



Bryan and Fay waiting for the feast to begin.
We ladies had a problem with our headgear - reminding us once again
why we need a full costume rehearsal beforehand. Ah, well, now we know.

Fay and table mate to her left.
The dishes on the table were ours to take home after the event.

Of course there were dancers ...


... of both sexes. Don't judge - he's great!


I had costume envy - love this one.
and these guys were too cool for words. Of course, a helmet does interfere
with food and drink consumption. Still, way cool.


Each table has a knight to defend their honour. Our boy is doin' us proud.

Great stuff.

A quiet morning with coffee the next day, Gypsy getting pets from Juliette.

Not my fav photo but I guess it's only fair I appear once in a while.
Hmm, the sewing room needs some walls. Next winter.
And next winter I may be thinner, too. (Hey, I'm already dreaming)