Saturday, August 30, 2014

Looking Over My Shoulder . . .

Some weeks purr along,
some weeks run,
some weeks race a bit
but this one Roared.

Time not only seemed to go quickly but every day was chock-a-block full of activity and decisions that had to be made. On the house building front...

The time came that we were ready to start on the wall of the house facing the water. This wall takes a mighty beating during storms so the boards and windows all needed repair.

The boards, shown covered with roofing paper, will be covered with new shingles like our addition and...

The windows are getting new wood inserts to repair the weathered parts and lovely wide boards for new trim.

This coming week I will have that all painted to withstand the winter we can feel coming already.

Our angels, for whom I am most thankful, were kept busy this week . That story is long and arduous so trust me, you don't want to hear it in length...

But to keep it short, we had a close call with the rear end of a line up of cars. Sherwin was racing to get to the 4 pm ferry and we had one more stop. We rounded a corner on the highway and there was the string of cars, stopped. We came to an abrupt halt and somewhere on that piece of highway is a part we needed when we went to start the truck after the camera shop stop!!

We had no luck starting the poor old beast so after a 2 hour wait for BCAA to get us help, for which we pay a membership (silly us), we finally got loaded onto the back of a Big Tow Truck and taken off to the Ford people.

Sherwin is supervising from a distance and I am inside the tow truck where there is lovely air con.

Loaded and ready to go...

With the two hour wait for the tow, we of course, did not make the 4 pm ferry. But the Ford people were great, setting us up with the Budget people and we were set to catch the 8 pm.

Cool wheels, right? We were happy to have any wheels but when I finally got to ride in a Flex, I was super delighted.

Long story short... we are most thankful to be alive and mostly well. Oh yes, the part we must have left on the highway where we stopped quickly, was a bolt for our starter. But 'Elijah' is all fixed and back at home where he belongs.

What else happened in our week?

Remember the strawberries I planted in my overhead garden?

They are starting to produce... for which we are most thankful.

And the flowers are warming our hearts too.

I know that everything good that happens in my life comes from God and for His love I am grateful.

"Piglet noticed 
that even though he had a Very Small Heart, 
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude."
- A. A. Milne

Wishing you a lovely week ahead.
And above all, be well.


  1. Thanks for the update on your week.

    1. Thanks for stopping by... a great new week for you too.

  2. I have some pretty interesting photos that show the rotted out window sills BEFORE I started the repairs. It was no small task to save these windows that most people would just have replaced with nice new ones. But not me. If I can fix it I will. I have taken out all the rotten old wood and cut new pieces, glued and nailed in place. Once painted with three good coats they should be good for another 25 years or so.

    1. I am used to doing show homes, Bear, so I give glossy over views. No one knows what lies beneath from reading my polish!