No one could believe it either. We have been in Canada for one complete year. Winter was not that bad and we survived living in our new home for the whole season. Spring came a little late but Summer is hot during the day and comfy during the night. We have made
many friends in the neighborhood and are still meeting new ones as some old neighbors moved out and some new ones moved in. Of course there are other people we meet through my volunteer, the golf course and through our neighbors. It seems like the year went by so fast that we have no reason to complain about anything. We are very lucky to have found a great home which technically we have not done any repairs or repainting. At the beginning we did a lot of shopping for furniture and appliances and decorative items. Once everything was in place, there was nothing to do except enjoy living in our new home. Some of the hobbies I started during the winter months are painting empty bottles of wine. I also started painting 4" x 4" canvas using acrylic paints (both materials from the Dollar store). Of course sewing still keeps my busy on those cold nights. Embroidery and crocheting were the other hobbies. As for Jeff he is constantly tinkering in our RV and of course in the garage. His biggest project for the winter was the wooden shutters for our entertainment room. After that we started collecting different items we bought from the store, garage sales and some were donated by our neighbor and friends. We had a chance to visit relatives and friends who resides in other parts of BC as well as the state of Washington. This weekend we will celebrate this even with a little backyard BBQ with the good old american dishes (hamburger, hot dog, corn on the cob, coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon and some treats).
We cannot wait to make new exciting memories as well as welcoming friends and family who will be staying with us.
|The day we moved in a year ago.|
|The two deer were in our front yard - the Vernon welcoming committee|
|Our first winter, snow arrived the first day of November and stayed for a couple of weeks.|
|These flowers bloomed for my birthday.|
|My daughter and my sister came to visit.|