The renos are supposed to be done, but testing out the new range hood resulted in a clang-clang-clang that could be heard from here to Timbuctoo. (Yes, readers in Timbuctoo, that WAS a range hood fan you heard clanging!). And the stackable washer and dryer which needed highly technical modifications that only the appliance dealer could do, has now been stacked by them with - ready for this? - duct tape! Yes, that is all that is holding the dryer to the top of the washer. And a foot of aluminium foil ductwork is protruding from the top of the dryer to the ceiling of my new kitchen, in plain view like a messy closet door left open. I am not a happy camper and this is not satisfactory. I can honestly say there are NO good businesses on Vancouver Island. The lack of professionalism and pride in one's work here is my one pet peeve about where I live (well, that and the people who don't pick up their dog poop!).
So, in the interest of maintaining my sanity, I have been playing with the cameras. Here's a few of my recent favs with no particular story behind them:
|Yellow flowers raise their faces to the clear blue sky|
|An unusual spider hangs from the flower basket on the back deck|
|Young pole beans through a sprinkler in the morning light|
|Grasshopper on a stucco wall|
|Mighty big, rather scary Ten-Striped June Bug|
|The garden grows|
|Harvest from my garden|
The corn was AMAZING!
|Octogenarian, fig-growing, harmonica-playing George.|
One of our colorful Crofton characters,
Often found on the Sea Walk or near the ferry terminal.
A great guy to chat with!
Beautiful Piece of Paradise. Well, except for that Bad Business thing. And I take that back - the people at Lito's Cafe are awesome. So is the food and coffee.