Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snow Falls

The gate to Sicamous Street

Mattie's view.

This was a very busy day We had two telus guy's at two poles working on the lines. And across the street lots of city trucks and such working on a water leak. Our water was off for hours.

Mattie on the shoveled back porch.

Hay bale fence heavy with snow.

Veiw from the kitchen window, the sky had a hint of pink.

In the back yard leans a Willow.

Snow can be seen piled high, this one looks to be almost as high as the building. I have also seen the snow being trucked away.

Riverside park picinic tables.

Steve, Mateo and the monster snow heap.

River Walk in the fog.

River Walk

Woodpicker along River Walk.
It has certainly snowed a lot and my arm hurts from shoveling the beautiful white crystalline stuff.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Jazz two weekends in a row. Steve and I finally made it to the Vernon Jazz Club with our friends George and Allana. The club is member run and the staff is all volunteer. The place is big and can seat 150 people with a nice dance floor. January 8th 2011 Jon Treichel's Scattered Atoms played to a full house. Shows sell out if you don't have a ticket you might not get in even if it was reserved, that is how popular it is. For more on the club visit their web site 

For more info on Jon Treichel's Scattered Atoms 

Friday the 14th Steve and I walked up the street to the Cliffs Cafe and enjoyed The Sandy Cameron Jazz Trio. This is a more intimate venue and we can walk to it. The trio Sandy Cameron on sax, Bill Lockie on stand up bass and Jorden Dick on guitar are very good, we enjoyed the show and are looking forward to seeing them again. Sandy plays on Thursday nights at the Saga Public Art Gallery in Salmon Arm. For more info on the Cliffs Cafe

For more info on The Saga Public Art Gallery 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bringing in the New Year with a Hammer and a Saw

flooring neatly stacked according to size
  Steve and I spent the weekend of the New Year with hammer and saw in hand. Steve did the sawing and I did the hammering. Our visions as to how the floor was going to go together were at odds, so I stepped back and let Steve figure it out. I just really wanted it done. A lot of time was spent moving boards around to get the best fit and color combinations. If I had done my math right I would have bought enough wood for the whole floor. By the time we realized we needed two more boxes(a box is 20sqft, we needed 42sqft) I could not get the same flooring so we had to go with something else, the dark narrower boards seemed to be the best choice. Saturday evening when the floor was all done we sat on the new floor sipping tea by candle light, contemplating wood grains and how wonderful it was to have the floor done. Next trim, baseboards, and the closet racks and things. Hoping to have a closet by next weekend.
Steve hard at it.

Detail of corner entrance

Looking forward to the finished closet and getting the living room back.