Sunday, December 14, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
As others deal with mountains of snow we on Vancouver Island are dealing with massive amounts of rain - unusually high. In September after a long hot dry summer we were told to ration water as our reservoir that serves three towns may run out. Today that same reservoir, Comox Lake is overflowing its confines at a 50 year high. It has rained 150 mm since Monday. Many in our Comox Valley (Cumberland, Courtenay,Comox) are being evacuated out of their homes if anywhere near 3 of our rivers. We have two bridges that connect Comox to the rest of Vancouver Island, one has been closed due to flooding along with many businesses in the area.
|Borrowed from City of Courtenay|
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
|Gift Basket Prize (yes, that is green grass out the patio window - yay winter on Vancouver Island!)|
Sunday, December 7, 2014
This week we have been busy with our company wind down - just five more days of work and then we are shutting it down until after Christmas with exception of a couple of hours worth of accounting. On Friday we went to the Christmas party of the company that I quit in October as they very kindly invited us. It was great to see my friends and it was a nice night out. I did not go buy a new fancy-smancy outfit. I wore one of the two dressy outfits I have for dressing up (wore other one last year) and timed my haircut to have it on the same day and only paid $10 extra for them to do up my hair. An inexpensive fun night out all around.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Yesterday was results day for SFT's Sealed Pot Challenge. You pick a goal of your choosing each year, then save bits and bobs every single week year round and at the end you get to see what you managed to save. My can is an old coffee can that I pasted travel pictures to - as my goal is a weekends away fund.
This year we broke into the can in July for our kayaking weekend away (see post here). I was going to break into the fund again in October for our second weekend away but due to a refund of an overpaid bill that did not happen.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
We had a nice visit to Edmonton to see family and friends and do some business for our company last week. We have a November Christmas dinner in our favorite Vietnamese restaurant with the boys (19, 21 and 22) and visited Baba who loved getting a copy of hubby's book and our family picture calendar.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
1. We started teaching my Stepdaughter how to drive. Hubby gave 1 lesson and I gave 2 plus 1 private lesson from a driving instructor. Let me say, she likes speed. I was clutching the door, I really have to find a way not to be petrified while at the same time teach her how to drive. We have a lot of long driving hours ahead of us lol.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
November 12th is the day that all of the thrift stores in our town put out their Christmas goodies. They wait until that day to honor Remembrance Day properly before switching over to Christmas. I was there bright and early Wednesday morning to partake in some vintage Christmas hunting. I collect vintage ornaments, mainly glass. I found these little treasures - Under the "No more Christmas crap campaign" these are permitted as they are used(*one of the primary guidelines for saving money at Christmas - perhaps I should change the name to buy no more "NEW" Christmas crap lol as used is OK).
Monday, November 10, 2014
|I believe this is a Sandpiper (feel free to correct me :))|