Saturday, February 28, 2015
1. We had the highest electricity bill (BC Hydro) of the year. We only have one government owned option for electricity so have to swallow the rates they give us which went up this year. They bill us every other month and the bill was $381 for two months useage. Yikes. I knew it was going to be high as check our usage regularly online, something that in this electronic age is pretty cool. That included the month of January when we had three adults living here fulltime so I expect the next bill to be lower. We heat by electric heat pump except for the living room fireplace which is natural gas. Natural gas also heats our hot water tank which is a relief as natural gas prices have decreased slightly.
Monday, February 23, 2015
|February 2015 Goose Spit Comox|
Friday, February 20, 2015
|Happiness is Buddy Chewing On a Stick In The Sunshine|
Buddy is such a lovely dog - we are so happy we got him. We are trying to let him be a true dog versus a fru fru house only dog. As you can see here, he fully enjoys sunshine, the yard, and chewing on sticks. This is a very short post because it is late Friday night but I wanted to share something I saw today. When we first got Buddy I found 100 biodegradable puppy poop bags at Wallyword for 99 cents. I thought it was a reasonably good deal so I bought them. Dollarama costs about $1.50 for the same.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
|Back patio of happiness|
When we visualized our life on Vancouver Island back when it was in the planning stages five years ago it went something like this:
-mortgage free cozy home within a short drive to the beach
-self-employed and make enough income to live the kind of life we want which includes taking time off when we want
-truck (to cart boat and dog to the beach)
-have enough money to travel somewhere new at least once per year
That vision changed slightly over the years. Our home in Alberta had been paid off but was way too big and felt more like a boat anchor than a cozy home. Plus, we had far too much money tied up in one asset.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
|Sunset on Quadra Island July 2014|
Friday, February 13, 2015
|Come on Mom, you know you want to play.|
Saturday, February 7, 2015
If you are currently experiencing tons of snow and cold temperatures I feel for you. February always felt like such a long way away from Spring when we lived in Alberta. Here on Vancouver Island we are experiencing a lot of rain which is our typical winter. We have had no snow which is unusual, it usually snows at least once a year.