It sure has been quiet around here since Rob and Conner left yesterday.
Even Tucker seems to missing his morning "play time" with Conner!
With Hugh away from the park for the next few days, Steve took over his job of emptying the garbage bins and cleaning sites. I was on outhouse duty this morning...but before heading out, I managed to get a load of laundry done and hung on the line. Nothing better than bedding drying outside on the line in the fresh air...it was another hot day, so it would be dry in no time!
After outhouse cleaning, I restocked the information kiosk with pamphlets and then made a run over to the day-use area on the other side of the lake to empty the garbage bin and clean the outhouse.
Getting an early start to try to "beat the heat", we were both done by noon. We had lunch, showered and then both spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing in the trailer with the AC going.
We noticed some big billowy clouds in the distance...is that smoke?
Look at the red sun in the sky this morning...
We basically stayed inside all day...I did some banking and baking, while Steve watched some of his TV shows and then we watched a movie
Steve went out in the morning to take a few pictures. Bench Hill is barely visible...
Tuesday mornings Steve takes over Doug's routine and is out on the road around 6:35 recording the traffic count meters and checking for new overnight campers. Steve took some photos on his rounds.
Tunkwa fire weed in bloom...
We had a leisurely start, did our resistance exercises, had breakfast, and then Steve finally got out fishing.
Wheat Belly" way of eating, eliminating all wheat, grains and sugar from my diet. I joined a Facebook community and embarked the "Ten Day Detox" May 30...and haven't looked back. The group also provides tons of recipes...it's amazing...just takes a little planning. I haven't lost much in the way of weight...but I do feel better and with perseverance, I'm sure it will come.
Around noon, Tucker and I headed out on a walk. We took the path to Leighton Lake...my first time this year. About 45 minutes later we were back...ahh...so nice getting out walking again! Yes, my foot issues seem to have settled down with new shoes and orthotics!
Steve had radioed me just before I got back...he was heading in after a successful few hours of fishing...well, three fish sounds pretty successful to me! So I hopped in the gator and drove down to the boat launch to pick him and his fishing gear up.
We basically relaxed the rest of the afternoon...sitting outside in the shade...Steve reading while I did a little knitting.
We later learned on the news this evening that the Ashcroft wildfire has grown to 10,600 hectares! The smoke has reached Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the USA. Here is a screenshot of the wildfire situation in BC right now...
We'd also like to congratulate our son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Angie. They secured funding for a mortgage and have purchased our home on 1.21 acres.
For those of you that know us, when we embarked on our retirement and new lifestyle, we worked out a deal with them where they had ten years to purchase our house. Well, three years before the deadline, the paperwork is now in the process with the possession date in just a couple of weeks. They have assured us that they will not change the locks and that a bedroom will always be available there for us!