First HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful husband of nearly 30 years. I am no longer married to a younger man. Happy 63rd palamine!
We are unbelievably busy. I have worked 3 - 12 hour shifts in a row and will probably have a couple more before our Victoria Day weekend is over. We have no one trained to work in the gatehouse alone so it's just me. I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel though. Tuesday we are having a day off, just the third in a month.
This is how my gatehouse looked when we got here.
It looks a lot different now. The new contractor has a lot of new ideas. It's definitely not true that you can't teach an old dog new tricks! We even have a Keurig machine, oh and an iPad with a credit card reader.
|Niki, Mike, Jakob, Nico with Edie, Vahan, Gayle and Wren|
On our last day off, we went to Vancouver for the day - 3 hrs there, 3 hrs back. Hectic. But we had a great family day. Daughter Gayle, husband Vahan and babies Wren (2) and Edie (5 months) were there from Montreal. We had never met Edie.
I will close with some more wild life pictures. The goose in the osprey's abandoned nest is a hoot don't you think.
|We call her Nacho because she has a notch out of her ear.|
|Hey, that was for the birds!|
|Hmm, I did know what type of bird this was but I forgot|
|Great Horned Owl. There are chicks in the nest now, white and fuzzy, but we haven't had time to get a picture.|
|That expression. "Well so what, you never seen a goose in a nest 40 feet up". What about the goslings? We are told she will just boot them out. If they surprised, good for them.|