…we are. Still doing ‘deckwork’ and, today, I welded up a couple of stanchions to hold railings. We’ve rebuilt a set of stairs, started on the water closet and generally made a helluva lot of noise and mess. Just chugg’n along doin’ what needs doin’.
And so are the WHALES!! Last few days, it has been practically Moby Dick-ish around here. Humpies, this time – the last few times. We saw a lone humpy a few days ago, then a couple yesterday and – just today – a family of three. AND the lone humpy came back heading south. But the best part is their proximity. Most of the time they are mid-channel. But, at least twice for Sal and three times for me, we have had them so close to our beach they could have been scratching themselves on Potty Point. I would estimate that the closest they came was ten meters from the shore. They are BIG.
Very nice to see.
I have to put in another plug for solar panels. I know, I know….‘what more can be said?’ And I am definitely repeating myself but…….we have not had the genset on for three months! ALL POWER FREE FROM SOL! That’s computers, lights, battery chargers and freezer and all the power tools anyone needs. Plus the odd appliance. We are very fortunate.
Some poor bastards (47,000 at last count) have been sent fleeing from their fire threatened homes in air thick with smoke and ash while we bask in the ‘coastal version’ of our provincial summer sunshine. The garden grows, the power flows and why we are so blessed, no one really knows. But that’s the way it goes sometimes. We are very lucky.
Nothing much to report – that’s why the lack of posts – and I accept that politics is off the table when it is so beautiful. Although, I wonder how the Machiavellian politicians take advantage of the public’s summer focus on life and beauty instead of the economy….? I am sure they have used that time for some subtle evil-doing but even I am in a ‘who cares’ kinda mood when the outdoors is so fantastic. It is that kind of time right now….I just don’t care enough to comment on Trump, BC politics or any kind of politics right now.
Got my motorcycle running a few days ago. Up and down a crazy hill to give it a test run. That was good.
Checked out the alternator on Charlie’s truck – the one we use now and then – and it is shot so I will get another and replace it next week.
Another new couple moved on to the island a short time ago. Sal met R at book-club. Part-timers, tho. Pleasant. A good addition. Population still hovering around 50. Island about 50 square miles in size. The ratio remains the same.
I sincerely hope that everyone reading this is having as great a summer as we are.