Life Moves Pretty Fast

The drone in action.

It’s been said that, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Well, that seems remarkably true at the moment as I come to the realization that I’ve already been in Peachland for over four weeks and my time here is rapidly drawing to an end. I’m still trying to figure out where the past four weeks went! On the upside, my time in BC isn’t yet drawing to an end.
Much of the past week has been consumed by shovelling snow. More snow than I’ve seen in a long time. That said, my time here has confirmed what I’ve known for a long time. I love BC. I always have. Even before I ever visited here, I knew. I knew when I lived out here for a year oh so many years ago. And I REALLY knew when that year ended and I left it behind. Now I’m not saying that leaving was a mistake – a lot of good things have happened since then – but there is no denying that I am drawn to this side of the country. I’m not sure what that means for the long term but for now I can only hope my next four weeks out here will be as enjoyable as the previous four … with maybe a BIT less snow.

Just Another Gratuitous Drone Shot

Needing (a LOT) more practice, I decided to take the drone with me on my morning walk with the dog (aka. Jake). Still need to work on my flying skills but it’s fun practicing. And a bit scenic. House/dog sitting in Peachland has been an excellent idea so far!

Anyway, just thought I’d post this here for anyone who hasn’t seen it on Instagram. This would be example of a picture being worth a thousand words. Or a video … and several thousand words.

My Favourite Least-Favourite Day

It had been more than a few days since I’d seen the sun
but what a stunning return!

The Winter Solstice has arrived. The long dark days which have been getting darker by the day have reached the end of their journey. And while that means today is the darkest day of the year (i.e. my Least-Favourite day), it also means that from here on the days only get brighter (i.e. my Favourite Least-Favourite day). Before you know it Daylight Saving Time will be upon us and the glorious days of summer will follow (somewhat) shortly thereafter. Yes, there will be more cold and snow to … uh … weather … but there’s light (and warmth) at the end of the tunnel. Okay, sure … we’re at the furthest opposite end of that tunnel but at least the end is now in sight. Happy Winter Solstice to all!

And yes, I’m aware of the overwhelming lack of entries since my arrival in B.C. That said, I have posted a few videos and photos on my Instagram account because, not surprisingly, in this part of the country a picture says a whole lot more than I can type … and it says it a WHOLE lot better.

Sometimes you just have to build a snowman.

But, as a general update, things are going very well. Up until a few days ago I was actually still looking at green grass. That has since been buried by more than a little snow which required starting up the snowblower. Okay, I didn’t NEED to start up the snowblower but given the more than sizeable driveway, it seemed more than appropriate. I shovelled manually a few hours later. Side note: As I cleared the driveway with the snowblower I couldn’t help but think this was the longest duration I’d ever used a snowblower. Not because of the size of the driveway. And not because we didn’t have a snowblower growing up. However, being the youngest of the family meant I was at the bottom of the totem pole when it came to access to said snowblower. Proving once again, it’s not easy being the youngest!

With the temperatures dropping significantly since the snowfall it looks pretty certain that the snow will be here for a while. At least a couple of weeks.

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