Saturday, December 15, 2007

feeling better

I am feeling MUCH better. Just a barking cough remains from that nasty flu. Art says I must be feeling better because my loud opinions are back, not to mention flouncing around in shorts and a t-shirt. My friend Audrey gives me heck because I don't wear a coat and my shoes have holes in them (actually, they're Crocs....they're supposed to have holes in them....I like them that way), but we all know that's not how you catch a cold. Touching the hands of 160 people at the Loonie Auction a few weeks ago is more likely where it came from.

Speaking of the Loonie Auction ...... FUN times in Endako! We kind of over-booked ourselves and the building was bursting at the seams with people, but once supper was over the crowd thinned out a little. We had lots of great stuff to auction off and people were parting with their loonies like crazy. I'd tell you how many is in this box, but we are going to have a "guess-how-many" contest at our next meeting, and just in case any of you are planning to be there I'll keep the answer to myself for now.I can tell you....that box is HEAVY!

Did it rain in Vancouver yesterday? Because it sure snowed here. We were in a blizzard for most of the day and the wind was howling. All that plowing work Art did got drifted over pretty quickly. So he was out there again today, rearranging piles of snow. Trouble is, the danged thing makes him carsick. Imagine. Needing to take Gravol to plow the driveway. Poor guy.

The blizzard was fun (brings out the kids in us) and was a great reason to brew up a big pot of potatoe soup (yummmmm), but I kinda wish it had waited a day. There was a big figure skating extravaganza in Fraser Lake last night and I wanted very much to go see it, but the roads were very, very bad. One of those nights that if you didn't HAVE to go anywhere, it was best to stay home. Darn. I was really looking forward to it.

I have been keeping busy getting Christmas gift making finished. I know it's hard to start these projects in July, but I really wish I had. I'm taking pictures so I can show you in the New Year.

Our chickens seem to be happy as clams. Egg production fell off when winter set in. We felt really bad when the heater that Art put in the coop stopped working at some point and the poor little buggers were freezing their hynies and we didn't even know it. He has since fixed that and also put a heat lamp in the chicken tractor. Now it's warm AND they have lots of extra light. It's wild to look out at night and see the red glow of their little Bahama resort. Egg production is WAY up and they're monstrous in size! (Janet....we will send as many home with Sara as we can. I know how much you enjoy them.)

Only one more week until the kids arrive for Christmas. Seven more sleeps! Kev ..... we put an word in the ear of the snowmobile fairy. Keep your fingers crossed.


Carol Browne said...

Rain in Vancouver? CHECK! The beginning of the week was sunny, but the rain started about Wednesday. We had a bit of slushy snow for a bit, but nothing that stayed. You guys will have fun all snug up in Endako for Christmas.

Kevin said...