the start of the season

I was busy today getting some lights up.


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for hockey fans

In the midst of all my other activities I got a call to come and get a picture with the stanley cup.




The fire dept has been busy training some of our newer members .



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What a difference a day makes

Last week it snowed ,which is unusual for here at this time of year. The snow looked pretty but we didn’t really want it yet, fortunately the weather turned back to what we have come to expect at this time of year and the snow was gone as quickly as it came.

20171109_113536 that was nov.9


this is Nov.13

not looking like spring but at least there is no more snow yet.

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Time goes by when you’re having fun

Sometimes when I have time to write I just cant get started I usually write in my journal because I can write things I don’t want on here. I have been busy with the Fire dept, we had our big fund raising dinner and dance last saturday and then our winery staff wind up party on sunday night. I have also been busy with driving the school bus. Our renovations or rather upgrades have been slow, we are waiting for our new furnace to arrive it was suposed to be here this week but they sent a wrong pipe connector so we are still waiting. Once we get the gas pipes installed we will get our fireplaces ordered. the weather is crazy, it has been unusually cold for the past couple of weeks and yesterday and today it snowed which is about a month early.

20171103_083124   yesterday20171103_083118


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sometimes things just work out

There is a particular style of house we have always liked and now we are living in this house . it came about almost as an accident, we weren’t really in the market or looking for a house but here we are. There is so much about this house that we love that sometimes it seems like we are in a dream. There is definitely lots of work to upgrade and restore it to the place we want it to be . We have had a new septic system put in and are now waiting for spring to get the grass growing it might grow back over winter but I kind of doubt it. The natural gas is in and a new furnace is ordered. I am getting ready to put up some christmas lights, by some I mean lots.we already have some little solar lights in some of the trees. The pool is ready to be winterized and the fence is ready to go up as soon as I have a weekend free with some helpers. we have taken some old paneling off the living room wall and are ready to refinish the plaster and repaint. There seems like a lot of things to do and there will be some that won’t get done for a long time but is such a great feeling to sit in the evening and just enjoy where we are.

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Mid September review

I am back driving the school bus after a seemingly short summer . I spite of the plans that I had made I didn’t manage to get out on any long trips in fact I didn’t get out on any short ones either. We had lots of visitors and got some work done on the house ,we still have lots to do. There have been fires all around us but fortunately for us none here but we have had 3 weeks of smoke that covers the sky so we cant even see the mountains it is very eerie. Last might we got a few minutes of rain and then wind so today the sky was relatively clear. it has been 13 weeks since we had any rain and what we got yesterday was hardly measurable. As a reward for being back to school I went on a 3 hour ride on a loop to nearby town it was great to get out even if it was just nearby. Deb’s dad is visiting for a couple of weeks so we have been taking him around to see various things in and around town. today after my ride we went to see some friends who have an orchard and got some apples. Our neighbor across the road also has an orchard and brings us fruit so we are well looked after. because of the smoke there hasnt been much direct sunshine so the pool has cooled off. I made a solar heater of coiled black vinyl irrigation pipe but it hasnt done much with out the sun,we may have to close the pool soon 😦   . The Gas company was busy bringing the gas pipe to the house so next will be the new furnace and fire place incerts . I am in favor of gas pipelines. We have taken the panneling of the living room wall and this week we will stert refinishing the plaster and getting ready to paint .



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fun filled weekend

I had a very busy weekend starting with Friday night. The fire dept. sponsored the daughter of one of our members for the Oliver Ambassador program and I had to go to the presentation night, and just as I got to the parking lot after it was finished we got a fire call. It was a minor event and I went direct in my full dress uniform the rest of the fire crew had a good laugh and asked if I intended to fight a fire like that. Saturday was our town’s festival and the fire department had some of our trucks in the parade and were able to cool some of the people with our spray. Saturday evening I was again at the ambassador pageant and am happy to say our candidate is now the Oliver ambassador ,we are very proud of her. Sunday was the Fire dept. annual family slip and slide,this is our summer family picnic. Now it is time to relax by the pool with a glass of wine.


Molly Is Now the Oliver ambassador


fire trucks on parade with our families


ambassador candidates with their little  buddies on the fire truck


now it is pool time enjoying the good life


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