We are working on a new project. Our ceiling in the upstairs needed some maintenance and Rejean found this idea in one of his magazines. Ceiling planks. We had to order them thru the Home Hardware on St Jos Island. It is a slow process with a lot of ladder work. And part of the ceiling is over the stairway so there is some inventive ladder placement. We are about half done and already looks great. I may want to do the same thing to the bedrooms and bathroom.
Finished pictures in about 2 or 3 days.
The snow finally came off the garage last nite so it was a cleanup morning. It leaves the driveway impassable so it does have to be cleared. I had to go rescue Rejean as he got the tractor stuck pushing the snow over the side. He hooked the tow rope to the truck and I had to slowly drive the truck forward to pull the tractor out. No problems - it has happened before and probably will again. No one was hurt and no machinery was damaged so that is a good thing.
With the milder temperatures we have been having, the snow on the roof has started slowly slipping down. The first photo shows the snow hanging off the roof in front of my kitchen window by about 3 feet. It finally fell off last nite and even tho I was expecting it, it still scared the shit out of me. It shook the whole house and the roar was amazing. It sheared off a few trees in the back but at least we don't have to clear it. The snow on the front of the house fell during the night and it too scared me. It again shook the house. This morning we noticed the snow hadn't slipped off the second roof but the majority had stayed on the second roof. We had to shovel it off again this morning.
The snow hasn't moved on the garage roof. When that falls, it usually blocks the driveway and it too has to be cleared by the tractor.
The fun we have up here...
We continued our shovelling duties yesterday. We snowshoed over to the other property to take care of the trailers over there. The snow is too deep to walk in and the snowmobile got stuck so we walked over. Very nice walk thru the bush - very quiet and the undisturbed snow was beautiful.
We got our snowshoes years ago from a man in Newfoundland who handmade them. I saw a program on Land and Sea about him and contacted him. They are the best snowshoes around. The trailers are all done and the roof on our house has been cleared. Now we can relax until the next snowfall.
Still Winter and lots of snow up here. Lots of snow to move. We spent today shovelling the snow off the roof - it was slow going as Rejean is still feeling the effects of his latest cold. He actually had to miss his annual ice fishing trip with the "Farmers". Too bad as it is a great time and always fish caught. Just in case he is still contagious and besides, he wouldn't have been able to keep up with the guys.
We talked about keeping up with the snow on the roof but the holidays and the sick days kind of caused us to ignore the snow building up. It was a bit deep and crusty. I had the roof rake and pulled the snow off the roof that Rejean was loosening up. There is still some to do but we will finish it tomorrow. 4 hours is enough for one day.
Both of us have been under the weather for the past week and just starting to feel better. I said it was time to just get out of the house and go for a ride up the highway - in my new car!!!! I got it before Christmas and have hardly had a chance to drive it. I was going with a Jeep Cherokee but I got a great deal on this 2016 Jeep Patriot High Altitude with leather seats and a skylight. I have never had a black car before but people have told me they are great. I put the seat warmers on and off we went up 129 to LaFoe. The river was really clogged with ice at the bends - I have never seen it like this. In some spots you could walk across but other spots were a bit less sturdy. I just took pictures from the car.
We got back from our southern visits just in time to enjoy New Year's Eve on Axe Lake. As usual, it was well attended but some new additions this year were two very young guests. 3 month old identical twin girls Ella and Emma. I quickly got to hold one of them and enjoyed every moment of it. The food was amazing as usual - ribs, sausages, cabbage rolls, chilli, devilled eggs - you name it and all delicious.
As John and Linda now live in town, I invited them to sleep over at our house over nite so they wouldn't have to make that long drive home. They emerged from the bedroom all dressed up in matching night shirts. With back doors!!! And Linda said I could use this picture.
We had a New Year's Day breakfast and invited Doug and Diane over as well. A great way to bring in the new year. Next year we will do all this at John and Linda's in town.
Plus some Benylin and Sucrets thrown in for good measure. This house is under quarantine for the next few days. Both of us have the flu - and I know it's the flu because I Googled the symptoms and I have everyone of them - even the barfing (sorry). Mine started on Sunday evening when I noticed I was coughing more but thought it was just left over from when I was sick BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS but Tuesday I couldn't move - literally. Long illness short I am feeling 100% better - except for coughing and feeling like my insides are ripping apart - but now Rejean is on his worst day (I hope). Nothing you can do but rest, drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest - easier said then done...
And we never got our flu shot...
I used the Buckley's image from their website - I am a loyal Buckley's girl - nothing but the best. It tastes awful and it does work!!!