Since the weather has moderated and gotten almost pleasant,
we decided that yesterday was too nice to stay home. We got an early start and took our lunch and
supper with us. Wanting to do some
geocaching as well as hoping to see some larch trees with their fall coats, we
headed over near Greenwood, BC and McCarren Creek Forestry Road. The larches didn’t disappoint and we picked
up twenty geocaches while we were at it.
We ran into quite a bit of muddy and sometimes icy/snowy road but after
we stopped for lunch Aileen was able to walk on mostly good road. She walked until running into snow and had to
turn back. I wasn’t able to keep up to
her geocaching as several were quite elusive.
A little before three in the afternoon I called it quits on the caching
and said it was time to look for some good photo opportunities, which we did
Things are progressing a little more on the house
front. We went and sat down with them to
go over the electrical schematic the other day.
After much searching and back and forth with the store, we have purchased
our appliances. I ran into so much
difficulty with items being discontinued or unavailable. We found it was impossible to get the
appliances we wanted in white so have had to switch to stainless steel which was
certainly not our first choice. They
will gather them up as they become available and hold them in a warehouse in
Calgary until we are ready for them. Some
of the appliances are on two month backorder.
I guess it is a combination of the Covid and so much building and
renovating happening. Our builder needed
to know what appliances we were buying so they could ensure everything would
fit after construction.
Karen’s on again off again handyman is back so less for us
to do over at her place. Aileen and I
did go over this morning and trim the cedar hedge along the front
sidewalk. Left as it was the snow would
cause the branches to droop down on passersby.
Aileen recently planted a winter garden at Karen’s also.
We winterized the motorhome for the first time since we
bought it ten years ago and hope we have done it correctly. I had thought of taking it to a local dealer
but all the ones I contacted just laughed at me. They were booked up for weeks already so some
of those units may be getting some frost before getting winterized.
I went to Kelowna with Karen the other day and we went to an
antique store to pick up several items she had purchased. There was another couple in there talking to
the owner at length and who I didn’t pay much attention to other than noting
the guy was a bit older and the lady somewhat younger. Later, the lady came over and asked if I was
a John. After looking at her for a bit,
I asked if she was Laurie. By gum, she
was! John and Laurie who I used to hike
with years ago in Salmon Arm. It’s been
twelve or more years since I had last seen them. Our
Travelaire 5th wheel that we bought used, was Laurie’s full time home for a couple
years before we got it. It turns out
they actually are living here in Penticton so maybe we’ll get together some
Our friend Bev, whose apartment we are staying in, has
wanted to close up her storage container and get rid of the monthly
expense. Aileen and I helped her taking
some to a thrift store, some to garbage and the rest into our storage
container. The plan is for Bev to putter
away at sorting and disposing of the rest over at Karen’s. We’ll take a box at a time into the house so
she can work in comfort. The plan is for
her to be finished that by the time we are ready to give the storage container
back. We currently don’t know when that
will be. Our house is in the queue but no
indication when actual construction will begin.
These two photos were taken alongside Hwy 3 just east of Midway, BC
The rest of the photos were taken up McCarren Creek Road
I managed to find something that wasn't larch trees