winter wonder

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I guess it’s about time for an update…

We went home for what was to be a quick whirlwind visit 2 weeks ago and ended up getting stranded by a broken down car and a crazy winter storm which landed us with an extended stay and a rescue on the vehicle front by the grandparents (bless them), our return trip home took 2 days of treacherous roads and white out conditions, and we have never been so happy to be home, as we were when we rolled up the valley!

It has never been more clear to us all that the decision we made to leave the crazy city behind and start living our dream was exactly what we needed to do… no regrets! And certainly we don’t miss the traffic, the general grumpiness, the rampid consumerism (although we participated heavily while in town stocking up on hard to find items, especially at the UFA) and the stress that comes with all of those things. Whew happy that is all behind us.

We came home to a blanket of snow and a winter wonderland, our chooks started laying eggs, and our trailer was almost frozen solid. After a few more days of pillowy snowfall we had a stunning blue sky two days ago complete with 2 sun’s and an upside down rainbow! Some weird solar ring thing was happening and it was spectacular and a little spooky.

Today it’s back to epic snowfall. We are busting out the snowshoes and cross-country ski’s. This weekend will mark my first ever birthday away from home, which means no Indian feast with all my friends and family… but I am hoping to get out to Castlegar’s Indian restaurant in the next few days.

Dyl is building all sorts of walls and dry storage areas with the foam blocks we have so many of. We got a mud room framed in off the front door of the house which now has really stable foam walls, soon to be plastered once the temp goes up. As it stands the dog loves her new dry nook.

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