Monday, February 20, 2017

Awesome Accomplishments ...

February 12, 2017

Congratulations James ...It was an awesome day for him ... Katie had written ... "James received the 'hardest working player' hat!!! So proud of the Flyers!!!"

It's been a few days of awards ... Congratulations Ella ... !!! Katie had written this caption on her post ...

"Ella received 'the bow' for hardest worker ...

at cheerleading today!!!"

 

 
Craig had drawn this awesome Dragon at his art classes ...
We love the detail ... on his drawing ... !!!
We are so proud of each of our grandchildren ...
 
 

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Day 7 of Snow ...

February 10, 2017
So grateful to see the sunshine and blue skies ...
there was a skiff of snow on the deck this morning ...
After breakfast we cleared off the side deck ... as it was too much to take care of yesterday ...
The only issue was that it was warming up ...
and therefore the snow was heavier ... to toss over the railing ... for Mike to haul away ...
I was so happy to see that last shovel full of snow ...
to be thrown over the railing for this day ...
It was so beautiful ... and the warmth from the sun felt good ...
It's still hard to believe how much snow had fallen ... in a week ...
The garden is buried ... the potato boxes disappeared under the snow ...
The snow is high up on the fence ...
I think it would be difficult to open up the gate right now ...
We'll have to wait until the snow melts ...

These pictures were taken of Joseph Creek Village ...
Oma sent them out to all of our family in Europe as well ... they were surprised at how much snow there was ...
The residents were held captive ... no way to get out ...
It was difficult to try and go for a walk with the sidewalks pretty well buried ...
There was so much snow ...
that Joseph Creek and Cranbrook ...
were featured on the Global News Calgary station ... on the evening news ...
Mike and I managed to make our way into town ...
to enjoy a lovely evening with Oma ... Joe ... Mike and Shauna ...
at the Valentine's Day Buffet ...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Day 6 of Snow ...

February 9, 2017
We couldn't believe the amount of snow that had fallen overnight ... again ... !!!
After breakfast we made our way outside ...
to start with this days activities ... clearing snow ... 
The snow kept falling as we were shovelling ... 
I had the first round  pushed into a pile ...
at the end of the deck ...
When Mike had finished hauling the first pile away ...
I had started to shovel off the next round of snow on the deck ...
The Jeep is completely covered with snow ... it won't be going anywhere ...
for quite awhile ...
The next job to be done was helping Mike clear snow ... down to the boiler ...
and then off the shelters ... 
The snow on the shop roof ... was almost up to the top of the hydro service connection ...
I was concerned about the amount of snow on the grandchildren's fort ...
I hope that when they built it ... it would be strong enough for this weight ...
The snow at the barbwire fence ... 
by the field ...
was up to the second string ...
It's still snowing ...
guess the deck should be checked ...
to see if it needs to be cleared again ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Music Break ...

February 8, 2017
Yes it had snowed again this morning ...
and yes it was cleared again ...
No pictures of this activities ... it was the same ...
I had decided to go to the next on the list ...
"Home Routes" ... concert series ...
  The concert series consists of bands from all over ... they have a scheduled circuit (Red Square, AB) ... traveling from town to town performing and staying in host homes.  The group from last night were from Nashville.  It is quite enjoyable being in a small group setting with friends.  You can get info on the website ... HERE

Mike had gone to a meeting ...
so I decided to call our neighbour to see if they were going to the concert ...
as I wasn't sure my car would make it down the host family's driveway ...
And boy ... was I glad to have gotten a ride ...
our road had not been plowed thru all this snowfall ...
And ... the driveway to the concert was treacherous as well ... People were having to leave their vehicles at the clearing ... and hitch a ride with others ...
We made it to the house ... enjoyed a lovely evening of music ...
When we left the concert ... 
Don decided to put the chains on to get out ... 
it was still snowing and blowing ...
Thank you Don for bringing us back home safely ...


Day 4 of Snow ...

February 7, 2017
Well ... another day with snowfall thru the night ... Today we are going to tackle the side and front deck ... There was an extreme amount of snow ... It was going to take me and Mike ... a few hours ... to toss this snow ... over the railing for Mike to haul away ... It was nice to see the sunshine and blue sky ... makes it all worth while to be outdoors ...
Still clearing the snow ...
Next on the agenda ... was trying to find the front stairs ...
they were off the deck somewhere ... 
I started from down at the driveway ... working my up the stairs ...
the snow on the landing was as high up on my hip ...
Digging my way thru ... I finally found the bottom step ... up to the deck ... 
Unbelievable ... !!!
Wow ...  We never get tired of looking ... at this view ...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Day 3 of Snow ...

February 6, 2017
Oh my ... this was unbelievable ... so much snow fell thru the night ...
this is Day 3 ... of fallen snow ... we could hardly get out the back door ...
It feels like we are living like the movie "Groundhog Day" ...
we wake up ... have breakfast ... clear snow all day ... have dinner ... then fall into bed ...
What will tomorrow bring ... ???

Mike digging his way out to stoke the boiler ...
after breakfast ... Mike started plowing ...
I had started to clear the deck ... and pile it off the edge ...
for Mike to haul away ... it's just too much snow to pile it by the house ...

It was a beautiful site though ... love the look of the untouched snow ...
Our driveway was closing in on us ...
Mike was having difficulty pushing all this snow ...
Grateful for our neighbour Don ...
to come and use the snowblower on his tractor ...
to open up some more room ...
just in case we get another dump of snow ...