Saturday, 25 April 2015

Colder but no snow...YET

How does this work...+20 C yesterday....colder today +7 cloudy and heading higher next week. Weather person calling for +25 C by Wednesday! can get 4 seasons in one day here!

Tue Apr 28


Monday is our DEMAND day as hubby calls it!  NO PAY Day. We are forced to take one day a month off with no pay now because the oil & gas industry here is bad!  I talked to a guy from Shell Jacobs yesterday...lots of cut back and people being let go.  A number of projects they had on the go have now been cancelled.  He said he didn't know what, if anything, he was coming back to after his vacation next week.

We are off to the Travis Tritt concert tonight...hubby got us tickets for Valentines Day and the concert is tonight.  We have floor seats so I am real excited.  He has always been one of my favorite country stars, someone I could always relate my life to!  Corny but true.

Next Sunday hubby is off to New York...LightFair 2015.  I hate to miss it but need to save my vacation for our VI.  We need to get hooked up with RCI and start planning 4 weeks vacation....before we loose points.  I have Christmas off so will plan something for then and probably another 2 weeks sometime in October.

Over 26,000 attendees registered already!

Work, hectic as usual...another person quit so a few of us are over worked and swamped.  Some days I can't even get lunch.  This week we were real short staffed, only 4 of us there instead of 9! The others didn't even call in...just did a no show!  I think they got written up but not positive.

I see our friends are leaving Las Vegas tomorrow to head back to Indiana.  Check out their blog and the J's just got back from an Australian adventure.  J's blog can be found at

I haven't been far to take any new pics so will add in some older ones.  Have a great week everyone.  Be safe, God Bless and talk soon!
Road to the Sun

Sculptures in Whitefish, MT

Iron Indian Sculptures just before US/Canada Border, MT

Road to the Sun

Test Drive, Whitefish, MT

Beautiful Flowers in MT

Sunday, 12 April 2015

What will this week hold???????????

Another new week coming, what's going to happen this week I wonder?  Seems our lives are in 24 hour cycles at the moment...give us 24 hours and things seem to change dramatically!  

Hubby is off to BC for the Lighting Sales conference on Monday and will be back home Friday night!  Going to be a looooooooooooong week!  Miss him terribly when he's gone.  He's my best friend and the only person I know here (other than people at work who we don't hang out with).

    • And we are told to cut expenses and take a day off without pay!

      The first week of May he's off to New York for LightFair 2015!  A quick stop in Toronto to see Mum and family on the way back and check out the house in B'ville!  I told him to take pics of the place.  Good news, I read that the housing prices in Durham are steadily this because of the 407???  Gotta wonder!  Forgot to mention that Philips Lighting is taking people to the top of the building where they drop the ball for New Years Eve!  Think he's excited to see this!

      LightFair 2014 Las Vegas Convention Centre...we were there!

      The condo had it's yearly spring clean up this week and the first trim of the grass yesterday.  Sure is nice to have the "rocks" gone...they use rocks rather than salt on the roads out here...= lots of broken windshields!  Hubby has already has his replaced and is about ready for another one!

      Work is same old same old...3 of us almost walked out on Friday, we are all so overworked.  We have to take one day a month off without pay but the 3 of us may be asked to work overtime to get ahead of the game or at least try!  Does this make sense????  There are 2 women in the department that talk "baby talk" during the day and it drives me crazy!  You would think they would grow up since they are in late 20's & early 30's!

      A few random images that I've taken lately in our travels:
      Snow in the Rocky Mountains

      Driving to BC

      Friendly species!
      Fernie BC welcomes us!

      Ranch resort BC
      Beautiful scenery and WATER!

      Have a great week everyone!

      Sunday, 5 April 2015

      Snow but mild! Back up to +17 by Wednesday!

      Thought I would post a bit of the excursion to Whitefish, MT for Good Friday!  We left on Thursday @ 9:30 AM and arrived approximately 3:00 PM.  Loooooooooong drive.  We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised!  An NO bill when we left!  That's the best part!  People were extremely friendly and apologetic that the BBQ's weren't filled with propane!  Next time!

      The spectacular Rocky Mountains of northern Montana present an opportunity for unsurpassed outdoor recreational activities. Near the magnificent ski area at Whitefish Mountain with miles of fresh powder and pristine Nordic trails, discover a winter Shangri-La. Summer finds you heading for Whitefish Lake to enjoy a day of boating, water skiing, fishing or swimming from the white sandy beaches. And with Glacier National Park only minutes away, you won’t want to miss driving the ‘Going to the Sun’ road. The town of Whitefish offers shops, cafes and local breweries all within walking distance and a hometown atmosphere that is contagious.

      Recover from your day on the slopes in the resorts crystal clear freshwater pool or steaming hot tub. Your spacious two bedroom condominium gives you a chance to take a break and refresh before heading back out to discover foaming whitewater, winding mountain trails and the hometown feel of beautiful ‘Big Sky’ Montana.

      Here are some pics!
      Living Room

      Looking down the hallway

      Full Kitchen

      Main Bathroom

      Spare Bedroom...NO he isn't sleeping in here!

      Master with KING bed!


      Living room with gas fireplace

      Welcome on the door!

      Heading back on April 4th, we ran into snow....roads were a bit slippery in sections.  Just took our time and arrived back around 5:30 PM.  Put the stuff away and headed for the garage for a beer!
      Moon in Montana Mountains!  This was taken well after dark!

      I was going to take April 6th off (Easter Monday) but the temps are going to be colder so scrap that idea...will take a day off when it's a bit warmer.  We are now told that we MUST take one day a month off without pay....they are starting with 3 months but expect it will be longer and possibility of lay offs coming as well.  THREE people have quit my department....and left behind a mess for the rest of us to clean up.  One person deleted over 5000 emails and projects, meaning we have nothing to work with and no back up!

      Next Monday hubby is off to BC for a week long sales meeting...then in May off to New York for Light Fair 2015!  He will make a quick stop in Ontario to check out the disaster at Bowmanville and then a short visit with Mum.
      Hubbys LC pin ....we want to have a ring made to match

      That's about it for the week!  Here are a few more pics from the trip!  Happy Easter and a safe week to all!
      Advertising of a camp ground in MT

      Long horn sheep

      What are you looking at!

      Mountains in Montana

      Heading back home!