Monday, February 9, 2015

Time Is Winding Down

I am almost certain that this is the longest break I have taken from blogging since I started. Between learning how to pressure can food and home renovations, I have been very busy! It's hard to believe that we are getting ready to head back to Canada.  Time has moved much too quickly....:-(.  Anyway, here's hoping that everyone's new year has gotten off to a great start....:-).

The beginning of the visit was expensive!  It seems that every year for the past 6 we have had to have some major repair down on the house that was unexpected.  And just about every year, we have had to have "something: done in regard to our sewer line.  We finally fired our company that we had had a relationship with for the past almost 20 years and had the work done through someone else.  I figured when we follow their advice and every year is more expensive and still not fixed.... it was time to move on!  We have now replaced the entire sewer line from the clean outs to both bathrooms and haven't had a problem yet.

The good side of all of this is that the soil has been worked!  haha.  So, if I decide to put any bulbs in, it should be quite easy....:-).


The weather is starting to warm just a bit on some days.  It reached 70 degrees the other day and we pulled out some chairs and had a bit of a sit in the back yard for a few minutes.....:-).


Another project that we did was replacing windows.  You know it's time when the inside feels like the outside during a winter storm....haha.  This is one of our kitchen windows.  Looking good....:-).


Although the weather has been pleasant in spots, it's usually too cold to ride unless you have a lot of warm gear or heated stuff on your bike.  So, for now, Raspberry and Rascal will remain under cover in the storage area.......


 And Ruby will stay in my office complete with helmet and "Monkey Butt" powder.....


One of the things we had to deal with this year was ferrel cats using our flower beds as their personal toilets.  We didn't really notice until we made an inspection of the windows around the house and managed to track cat poo onto the front porch!  The war was on!  We called animal control who recommended that we obtain some "live traps" for the little creatures and that they would take care of it if we call them.  So, we did.  This came with a small and large trap in which we managed to catch 4 cats and a possum if you can believe that!  

Now maybe whatever the cat urine didn't kill can start to grow.   I think we have a large monetary loss of plants between cats, heat from last year, and lack of "know how" when it comes to caring for a garden.  Nevertheless,  hope springs eternal!


Sooo, there's the update.  Did I mention that I have been sick as s dog the last couple of days?  No?  Well, I have been sick as a dog the last couple of days and suffering with a toothe ache from the crown work of a crappy dentist that needs to be redone or the tooth removed.  Gotta like that....
Well, until I can get to the dentist; which I do not want to do with a bad cold; I will just keep taking my meds.    

with a lot of vitamin -C and hope to be rid of this stuff before hitting the road and heading back to BC! 

 
Stay warm, y'all!


7 comments:

Scootard said...

Nice post baby. We do update less frequently when we're inside due to cool weather. Looking forward to hitting the road eh?

Dar said...

Oh no that your not feeling well! I had a crown go wrong and ended with them drilling through the top, doing a root canal, filling the tooth and gum surgery. Ugh I hate dental work. As for blogging, my posts have been far and few between due to how busy I've been.

Trobairitz said...

Sure hope you are feeling better by the time you head north. If you make it through this way lunch is on me this time.

No fun with feral cat issues. Our last house had a really bad cat problem but they were neighborhood cats, not feral. Used hazelnut shellls and orange peels in the flower beds. Didn't work great but helped.

Scooterchick said...

Brandy,

I can't think of anything worse (at least right now) than to find out that your dentist died in a plane crash last August right when you have a horrific toothe ache....:-(. Now, I know that sounds horrible, but I keep thinking; the worst of it is over for him! I'm still in pain and can't find a dentist that will take new patients now. Soooo, I have to wait until I get back to Canada, pay twice as much and hope they get it right. I have had crowns fail in both countries. And I'm always in the "other" country when the crown from the "other country fails....UGH!

Scooterchick said...

Don't sweat it, Dar......:-). We all get busy from time to time. And I hate dental work too....

April B. said...

Sorry you're so under the weather and a toothache to boot. That really sux dirt! I'm sure you tried Dr. Miracle just around the corner from you?? He's our dentist.

Scooterchick said...

Hi April,
Last I checked, I couldn't find nobody that was taking any new patients. I spoke with my last dentist office today and they have not found someone who is willing to take over his business. Today, it has not hurt me at all. Thank God! I think rinsing with peroxide, tea tree and clove oil took care of whatever was in there. But I think it may have been my sinus with this nasty head cold that made my teeth hurt. Anyway, I am grateful for relief! Now to get rid of this nasty cold before we hit the road...:-(.