Yesterday started off on a fantastic note. My friend Christine is up from Seattle with her kids to visit her extended family (she’s from here) and she asked if we could run together. We decided to meet at the peach in Penticton and run up along the KVR Trail (see above photo). We ran 8K and it went by so fast as we got caught up. Christine is one of those people with a shiny personality who exudes sweetness, and I drove home with a big grin on my face.
Then came the outages.
Outage #1: I popped open the PC laptop that I bought three months ago for home office/accounting related work (I use my Macbook Pro for everything else), pressed the power button and … nothing. It wouldn’t fire up. So, I got to drag the kids along with me to Future Shop (a half an hour away) and was soon told that they would have to send it away for repair. It will be two weeks or more until it is returned. Neat.
Outage #2: We arrived home from Future Shop to discover that the power was out. A call to the BC Hydro line later, we learned it was due to a tree that had fallen on power lines. They estimated that power would be restored around 4:00 p.m. This wouldn’t be so bad in the middle of the day, except that we live outside of cell range, and I had deadlines. Super.
I took the kids to the beach earlier than our normal time because, well, what else were we supposed to do? We spent the afternoon in the sun and the lake, and arrived home shortly before 4. I started prepping dinner, called the hotline, and … they now estimated that the power would be restored at 8:00 p.m. Argh.
We ate dinner (all barbecue/salad), and headed down to the lake again. We all got to cool off, and Matthew and I got to respond to a few important emails. We came back home and the power! was on! And we all rejoiced.
Outage #3: (This is a good one.) Tomorrow morning, my family and I leave for our annual stay in Cannon Beach. We’ve lined up a great young man to house/animal sit and we are OUT OF HERE. We love our home, we love the lake, but we (Matthew especially) never stop moving when we’re at home. There is always something that needs to be done (laundry/weeding/butchering chickens/etc.). When we go to “our” cabin, all we have to do is walk along the beach, read books, watch movies, and just BE.
I hope you all have a lovely week. I know we will.
Here are my “elsewhere” posts, if you’re interested.
Over at Work It! Mom:
Over at Cafe Mom:
Over at Life Made Delicious:
- Baked Potato Skins (I’ve made these three times since I first made them. Yum.)