Well, I promised one blog a week now that we are home in High River, Alberta. The weeks activities were pretty mundane. First couple of days were devoted to unloading ELTORO, and getting him winterized and put away at the RV Storage. Had some indecision as to wether I needed to winterize, as this is the last half of April. Spring is supposed to be here. However, within a couple of days the snow started to fall, and the temperature dropped to near - 10C. Sure glad I made the right decision and completed filling the water lines with non-toxic anti-freeze. Now I rest a lot easier, and rest we did.
Daily activity was: up at about 6:30AM (can't seem to sleep in anymore), have a coffee, read, make breakfast, clean up, domestic stuff, Denice makes lunch (usually some of here conjured up soup- and it is good!), some more domestic stuff, make and eat supper, clean up, read --- The day is over. Where did the time go??
The Sunday after we got home Shannon and Don came up and delivered our promised "Easter Turkey Dinner" that we missed as we were still on the road home. Now she had them done up in Microwave plates and we weren't about to share, so Denice had cooked a Port Roast to feed the crew. Ross, our son, also had come out from Calgary. A good dinner, a good welcome visit with the kids. Skype is good on the road, but not like a real visit. Denice and I enjoyed the Turkey Dinner the next day. Thanks Shannon for the thought that went into that for us.
Then, of course the real reason for coming home, Income Tax. We assembled all the papers, T4's etc, that are required, and stuffed them into a large envelope. Now we have our accountant do Ross's as well, so I needed toget his put together as well. Ross and I have a small "One Man" Landscaping Company called "Langscaping Ventures". Ross is the prime worker and book keeper. Well not much of a book keeper. He does much better at the "Dirt" work then the paper stuff, so I spent parts of two days trying to update his files on his computer in "Quick Books". Somehow with a little number juggling, got the Bank statements and Quick Books statement to a close proximety. Printed out those numbers and put it all in the envelope with Denice and my stuff, and drove it over to our accountant who lives in North-West Calgary. He is a son of a very good friend of ours, who we were neighbors with in Pincher Creek so long ago, when we lived there. He was not home at the time, so just left the documents in his mail box. He promises to have it dome over this week-end. One more thing completed.
"Turned" a couple more bowls. I did one from a small African Exotic burl of a tree that I'm not sure of the name, and Ross did one yesterday from an Oak Log that we brought from Loredo, Texas. It turned out very well.
Now I must tell you, the weather has not been what I would call, "Good Spring Weather", but I guess it's what it usually is at this time of year. Oh to be back in Rockport Texas! We all want to see warm days and grass turning green and flowers starting to bloom. Here in Alberta we really need to wait another month for that. Just last night reading a blog from a full timer who is on the way from Pennsylvania to Alaska, http://www.gundyville.blogspot.com/ and I advised him to take his time, as its a little early here yet. He responded that they would, as they were going to stay in Rapid City for week. We wish them well with their Alaska visit. We want to return there as well, as we sure enjoyed our first RV trip there a few years back, Oh well, another year. So many places to go, so little time to do it all!