Monday, June 21, 2021

Mischief Monday -A Whole Lot Of Trouble

 First, there was thunder last week, and even though Man was home, somehow this happened.


Then the power was out for11 hours (starting in the night because of rain) and even when it came back, some of us were terrified. 



Then Lady and Man went out for dinner in a private skylight chalet. They look like this.


They had a wonderful time. 


Fireworks started before they got home. Harry Potter (the second time Harry has been a victim) and Death of a Saleman needed to not exist.



It is suppose to storm today. Both peeps are home. 🤞🤞🤞 we behave! 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Nature Friday - Wild Flowers

 Thanks to Rosy for hosting Nature Friday,

Here are some wild flowers from our yard. Lad is impressed with how everything keeps growing despite the dry conditions.




Thursday, June 17, 2021

Postal Problems

Like 2 years ago Canada Post said we were getting a new mailbox. They sent keys. Lady kept the keys. Last week, with no warning a new box showed up. Lady's key didn't fit in any of the slots. She and Man tried many times. It was so boring to watch.




Turns out the keys then sent 8700 years ago weren't for this box and they had made a mistake in not giving us new keys. We were able to pick the new keys up at the grocery store the next day. Give Lady's online shopping problem, it is good it was only a problem for one day! 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Mischief Monday - Intruder!

 Dear pals,

On Friday our terrible internet died. Man spent a long time on the phone and they determined we needed a new modem. The Man drove the 45 minutes one way to pick up the modem. The new modem didn't work.

Man spent probably another 2 hours on the phone with them to determine it was not the modem but the line. They were able to send a tech the next day.

First this tech parked in our driveway. 

Then he walked around the house and did stuff in the yard.



Finally he came in and brought another new modem. We barked at him a lot but we're too scared to go downstairs to see him.

He was able to give us back our terrible internet and give some hints on how we maybe able to get slightly better internet. Apparently by the end of 2022 we will be able to get the best internet. Fingers crossed. 

After all that barking we had a fantastic nap. After more than 450 days of lockdown, it was a lot!

Friday, June 11, 2021

Nature Friday - The Forest Fire

On May 31 Lady and Man became aware of the constant sound of planes flying very low. This is not a usual sound.We walked to get the mail (and see what was going on) and we saw the smoke across the field. There was a fire! 

The first picture is one Lady took - you can see the smoke.


This next one is borrowed from Facebook that shows our lake and the fire. If you look to the left of the smoke you can see a point. That is around where we live.


Lady and Man then walked us to beach to watch the water bombers in action. It was amazing to watch these two planes drop into the lake, scoop up water, fly so low you were sure they were going to take out the top of a tree, fly to the fire, drop the water and then circle back to the lake. This whole process took about 2 minutes and went on for about an hour.


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In case the video doesn't work, here are a few pictures.




We did not like being on the neighbour's dock and we really, really didn't like the planes being so low. Man took us back to the house while Lady stayed. 


We are happy to report their efforts were successful and the fire was quickly put out. No homes were destroyed or people injured. It was a reminder to us that we are not immune from this type of danger. May was the driest May in 75 years. The fire was somewhere between 1-2 km away (.6-1.2 mile). It did occur to Lady as she stood watching and chatting with the neighbours (because everyone was out) that maybe she should be packing for evacuation and not FaceTiming people to show them and making videos! However, it all turned out ok in the end and while it was cool we hope it is a long time before we get to watch the water bombers again.


Thanks to Rosy for organizing this hop.