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Joffery Lakes hike

Sunday, July 13, 2014

(I hope these pictures are not upside down)
Having a weekend off I am trying to make the most of it as the next days off are in two weeks. In the past I would had worked this weekend as well but the owner made it clear that I didn't need to be here to feed 16 people as long as I had food available for them. I do and so Noni and I are out and about.
Friday night was date night and I took her to the movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

But Saturday we went hiking.
11km 400m gain but I think more
We arrived at 12:30 and arrived at the third lake camp ground at 4 pm - found the geocache and turned around and hiked back to arrive at the car at 6 pm

Poor Noni is so sore and struggling - surprisingly I am doing OK but feeling it. My knees are in pain but my leg muscles are good and my feet are taking the pounding well, but I am exhausted.
My day pack is heavy but feeling good on my back. On the return home I had to carry Noni's as well and hers was light as a feather... but I carried the survival and first aid gear and 3litres of water which was empty when we returned back to the car.

Started the day off early by going into Squamish to the postoffice to pick up a parcel for my mother (her birthday is next week) bringing it to her and visiting for a short bit. After leaving the hospital we dropped Dalhouise off in our condo as the hike I think would been to hard for his aging body.. (after doing it I believe that was the right decision ) Filled the gas tank up and then drove 1 1/2 hour to the trail head.

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REGILIEH 7/13/2014 1:02PM

    The photos are stunning! So beautiful and you and Noni are so cute!

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Kitchen woes

Friday, July 11, 2014

So last week I was told my male dishwasher was leaving - he was having problems back at home in the check republic.. I don't believe it I think he just wanted to quit, and was trying to give a nice reason to leave. His contract was for the whole 6 months.
His work was at the minimum acceptable level and I was constantly telling him to do things - talk about nagging.....
My female dishwasher had issues with him as she was constantly going behind home redoing things he did.
One example is cleaning the serving tables every morning - you need to get a wet cloth and pail of soapy water to wipe every morning to remove any mouse poop or other stuff ( we have a tent for a dining hall so we get critters) - if I was not watching he would just get a dry cloth and brush it across knocking remaining stuff onto the floor- you know what. I mean....
Behind our tea set up the mice like to run and leave little gifts which I would constantly point out to him to prove to home he did not clean the tables. He would only shrug his shoulders ...
On delivery day I would not let him put food away he had no organizational skills at all to my seen knowledge so I appointed my female dishwasher to be in charge. One day I forgot and finding some cheese in the freezer I asked him to take it into the kitchen walkin cooler. After ordering more a few days later I find that case on the bottom shelf just thrown in the back - he knows exactly where we place this cheese and he knew we open the case - but he just threw it in...
There are many other issues and I can not do much a about it - we did have a talk with the owner together a could of weeks earlier - not much improvement but if I kept complaining to the owner it makes me out to be the bad one so I just stopped and relied on the girl to do a good job after all he did get the dishes done...
So I noticed that the girl seemed depressed so I told the owner to talk to her - he sent one of the female directors to talk with her and the next thing I know the guy had given noticed.

Well I am glad he is gone.... This last week different people have been coming in to wash pots and do dishes - not the best situation I can't find anything now...
But I hear this coming Monday we have a new person starting...

More problems - we kept running out of hot water to do dishes below 120 is not safe - so the owner buys a new hot water tank - still more problems now we have even less hot water then before ...
Must call someone in again to get this fixed...

Life,in the kitchen

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REGILIEH 7/11/2014 7:51AM

    Sounds terrible!!!

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EDLEAR 7/11/2014 4:24AM

    Yes indeed, just life in the kitchen.
Sorry that you had a lazy-dud dishwasher, that can make such a huge difference in how smoothly things go. I had one once who would put fresh produce into the freezer and frozen foods into the walk in cooler. It's especially frustrating when you see good workers having to pick up the slack and do half of someone else's job. I hope that you get a good replacement soon!

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Life in and around the kitchen

Monday, July 07, 2014

It is so hot - but I am not complaining
Since I can not get out so much to observe nature - nature is coming to see me.


What to do? My mother broke her glasses,on Friday and wants me to pick them up and take them in to be repaired - ok I have some free time now but my delivery truck has not arrived yet and supper needs to be put into the oven by 4:30 .. I will not have time to drive to the hospital do the running around and get back in time and I do mot have trust worthy people here at camp to receive my food order and get everything put away in the proper spot. - let alone to get the food into the oven.
So my mother will just have to wait because I can not do anything about this ... She will not understand and be very angry with me.

--- on another note my dishwasher person has quit and left the camp.
( I will blog later about that)

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REGILIEH 7/7/2014 8:22PM

    Oh dear! Oh dear!

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TREYONE 7/7/2014 7:02PM

  Know what it is like to have people you can't rely on - makes life difficult!!! Hopefully, your Mom will understand!!!! emoticon

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why did the bear cross the road

Thursday, July 03, 2014

---- to scare my wife and to give me the opportunity to take some pictures. This is my first bear sighting of the year, and i am so please. We were just riding along minding our own business when Noni spots the bear at the side of the road and we halt very quickly our ride. I had grabbed my camera as i left the cabin and thrown it into the front pouch on my bike - you never know when a picture opportunity will present it self, do you?
Well here is the opportunity I have been waiting for. Not a large bear - but still a bear and a free wild one at that... and a little close - maybe a little too close to us - especially when it began walking towards us...
great i just kept on taking pictures - eventually - I told Noni to start ringing her bells and I yelled at it to go away and like a good Bear it took off in a fast run into the woods.
Foolish or not I am pleased because I have wanting to see a bear so bad and to get some pictures...... OK it was not that close - I used the zoom on my camera - but nevertheless it was becoming too close for comfort near the end when the decision was made to scare it away.

Have a good day and stay safe out there

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KAYOTIC 7/4/2014 3:40PM

    Very cool! Nice that you had the foresight to bring your camera!

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EDLEAR 7/4/2014 5:03AM

    I've only ever seen a bear on one of our Adirondack hikes. It was big.
Be careful out there!

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TREYONE 7/3/2014 11:29PM

  Great pictures but YOU stay safe out there!!!!!

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KOFFEENUT 7/3/2014 5:42PM

    In past years we've had bear problems in our neighborhood but so far this year we've only had 2 - one that ran through our yard last month, and one that crossed our street 1/2 block down this morning. Seeing one on a bike ride could be a little nerve-wracking!

Comment edited on: 7/3/2014 5:42:34 PM

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    Too cool. Glad you got to see and photograph one!

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REGILIEH 7/3/2014 10:48AM

    That's really neat! I am glad you could scare it away!

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-BLESSINGS- 7/3/2014 10:28AM

    Wow... thanks for sharing

Wishing you an AWEsome Thoughtfilled Thursday
~BLESSings ALLways~ Deby

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So many people

Monday, June 30, 2014

The campers are here and so far all is well.

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THINRONNA 7/3/2014 6:50AM

    Have a fantastic summer. They are LUCKY to have you!

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TREYONE 7/1/2014 10:21PM

  Wow!!! I am sure the meals will keep you busy!!!!! Enjoy!!!

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    They sure are. Good!

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EDLEAR 7/1/2014 5:00AM

    I enjoy very busy meals and I'm sure that you do too. emoticon

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COLLEENROSTE 7/1/2014 3:30AM

    thinking of you- good luck emoticon

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REGILIEH 6/30/2014 10:59PM

    Good luck!

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