First, thanks to Reneta for the photo taken on Evening Ridge two days ago.
Now then – about today. It all started well – me baking bread and doing laundry – Simon heading into town with the garbage and the summer tires for the car to hand off to Richard at Three Forks.
And then the truck died and Simon jump-started it and drove it almost to Silverton and it died utterly.
And so, as it turned out after some trekking back and forth, that the new alternator was a dud and we had to get a tow truck and there was more driving back and forth involved (and I am very grateful for my BCAA membership!) and finally, by about 1.30 or so this afternoon, we managed to get the dogs out for a short walk.
And now we are watching birds at the suet feeder and I’m asking, “Where the hell are the hummingbirds? After all, I hung the feeder our a whole hour ago!”
And now Simon is endeavouring to smooth out the driveway a bit. It seems we have a couple of tiny (!!) bumps. Not big – just that if you’re wearing dentures don’t try to drive up – or at least roll up the windows if you do. You wouldn’t want them flying out and getting lost in the snow.
Yeah – that’s about it. Spring is here. We’ve had no fire in the stove all day and I am decidedly NOT cold.
Tomorrow we are setting out to do our first actual hike of the season. This means no snow shoes and real summer/spring/fall hiking boots. Very excited.