Today…DRYWALL!

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It is pouring rain outside… a perfect time to drywall! We bought this lift second hand so Barry can do it by himself and not have to rush with a rental. He is going to use it as an easel for larger paintings as well so it will get put to good use. SO EXCITED! Life changing!

28 Bear and a weasel in the house

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Boy, everyone sure wakes up fast when there is a weasel running around the house in the morning! Cute little ermine. Barry managed to get it outside. That was a few days ago, this morning Donn’s face is swollen and she has a bloody nose. Must have gotten into a good scrap with something bigger then a mouse… could have been that weasel. There were larger guts on the floor this morning, I think she won the battle. I don’t like this! I don’t want my babies hurt but it’s all apart of living in the wilderness with cats who were hired to keep the rodent population down. I would make a terrible farmer!

Insulated!

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We are SO CLOSE to moving in!

24 Bear and 11 moose

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It’s been a while! So few critters this year, I’m not sure why. All four of these were this week. I saw the bear at the bottom of the canyon this morning and he was FAT! Fatter then I’ve ever seen this time of year. Good berry season!

Medusa at her peak

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She had 18 flowers all together, this photo is 17 flowers. They sure last a long time! I am looking for another one with a different colour, this was so much fun to watch.

Windows and a Door!

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So beautiful! The siding will match my office. The black door and windows will really pop! Tomorrow we will pick up insulation, once it is dry walled we will open up to the rest of the house. We will move the pantry into the existing living room until we renovate the kitchen. This will empty out the boot room! We are using the couch from my office for now but we will eventually get something new and comfy. This one is not comfy but tons of pillows help.

We are beyond excited!

It’s a House!

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Notice the deck is made with 6 boards!!

My New View

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Loving the new view

Size comparison!

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Donn the Dragon Slayer

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We don’t usually see dragon flies at our place but this year we have hundreds of them buzzing around and they are huge! they are black, not the small coloured ones I remember from when I was a kid at Ness Lake. Last night Donn came inside and was meowing in a different tone then normal, turned out she had a dragon fly. Barry disposed of it (it was still alive but couldn’t fly) then minutes later she came in with another! You have to be pretty fast to swat these guys out of the sky and she’s picking them off like it’s nothing. Our sweet little girl is a dragon slayer!

23 Bear 🐻

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And my third caribou!

My Orchid 💕

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Barry bought me this for my birthday last year and it is blooming! I am thrilled! There are 16 more buds that are going to open. The first bloom opened 2 weeks ago and it looks perfect still and they keep getting bigger after they open. So cool! I am hoping they all open up at once! It will be amazing. She gets one ice cube once a week. 💕 Her name is Medusa. 💕

Progress!

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It has been a very slow process as Barry has had to fit building into the few moments the weather will allow. It’s been frustrating! But we have a stretch of sunshine coming and 2 guys helping so fingers crossed we get a roof on it! it will be about 11’ to the peak. There is a step down into it. The deck will wrap around 2 sides. Aaaahhhhhhhh…… so exciting!!

The 3 Amigos

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Donn is a loner … weird how they both take after their name sakes! These 3 chum around together. And they all have to be touching the rolled up towel, all the time! ❤️

20 Bear and another caribou

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One of these was happily eating grass on the side of the road when I went to work the other day and on my way home, someone had hit him with their vehicle and killed him. It was so sad. 😢 It is always sad when you see this, this was the first dead bear I’ve seen since we moved here. I wish people would drive slower on the highway but it isn’t ever monitored by the police and they know it so they drive whatever speed they want. Gggrrrrrrr.

Pet Moose

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We defiantly have a moose living with us. If you look back a couple of posts, there is a photo of him on the roadside. I have not gotten another photo of him but I see him almost daily now. He is small… for a moose. I hope he sticks around. I think I will call him Pete. 🙂

Spring Cut

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Look at our sweet child Lily. She is all cleaned up for the summer. Poor girl had to wait a long time for her spring haircut because nothing was open. She was getting so hot!

Our sweet Lily is looking gorgeous again. We think she is 14 and she is starting to show her age. She is in great shape physically but She hasn’t been able to hear well for a while and now she is losing her eyesight so she sticks pretty close to us. When I go to work, she gets so excited because she can sleep on the couch all day. She jumps up on it and is asleep and snoring before her head hits the pillow, it is so cute! She likes to go for only 1 walk a day now and only if it is cool out. If the conditions are not perfect, she just opts out and has a nap. So sweet! She likes it when she gets her hair shaved off, she can sleep on the bed again because she isn’t stinky anymore and she isn’t too hot. I don’t get a lot of sleep with her, she is a huge bed hog! But we love her so much we just deal with it. She is in her twilight years so she gets as spoiled as possible.

We love our Lily.

15 Bear and 8 moose… 1 caribou

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I did not see any caribou last year. This was a young guy, very light coloured all by himself near Stanley. Nice to see one!

7 bears and 2 moose

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Went to the ski hill today to number all the spring boxes for the lift lines (over 200 of them). There were 2 bears on the face chowing down on the foliage. The moose was in our neighbour hood, we have seen his dropping but this is the first time we saw him. He was a little guy, probably 2 yr old.

Bears are circled

Aaaaand here we go…

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1 moose and 1 bear. The moose was right by our property and the bear was at the bottom of Devils Canyon. Most of the snow at our house elevation is melted, just the snow banks left but there is still a lot of snow above us. Our creek is normal for this time of year but there is a lot more to melt.

More snow!

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This week we had another dump of snow! The roof was bare a week ago and this happened today…

You can tell it is fresh, it doesn’t have a layer of ice on the bottom. You can also see how far it was hanging yesterday, there is a slight crease in the sheet.

Seconds after I took this photo, it slid.

And then it slid again…

This is only 1/4 of the roof. Barry has been digging out this side all year so the snow had somewhere to go. The other half of the front and whole back of the house, the snow is so deep, there is nowhere for it to go. Today it is pouring rain as it should be on March 28th! Not snowing! I think we are in for a huge runoff!

Bringing back our view.

COVID-19

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We have been training for this for 10 years! Self isolation and social distancing is how we live, what’s all the bitching about? Haha. I cancelled my trip to Penticton next month but other then that, it’s life as usual for now. The store may not open this summer so I may be home helping build… I am kind of liking that idea! Hoping my friends and family are staying home and being safe when they do have to go out.

So much snow!!

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We woke up to about 8″ of fresh today and it is still snowing! It’s March 23rd! I took this photo this morning, my back is to the house and the new living room will be between it and me. You can see the snow is about up to my mouth and I am standing on at least a foot of snow (I’m on the driveway)… this is not a spot that we ever shoveled onto, no roofs shed onto this area, this is just how much snow we have on the ground right now. You can’t see the east side of my office. From inside, the windows are covered with snow… I am starting to feel a little snowed in! We have a lot more coming this week! Crazy!

Getting deep!

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We are getting a good amount of snow this year… beautiful snow! The temps have been perfect. On Saturday night we have a cold snap coming that is supposed to hit -36! Doh! First cold snap of the season.

Jack’s new bed

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Jack has decided this basket is his. He just dumps it out on the floor and crawls in. I think I need to just give in and let him have it. Brat!