Sunday, 13 July 2014

July is here

I had this post ready last weekend but it was pre-empted by my post on hurricane Arthur.  The giant tiles I made survived 2 kiln firings and will be installed this week as a heat shield behind the gas stove in the kitchen.
Cameron has been working on restoring this retro 1978 dirt bike for 3 years and he finally was able to ride it (every mother's nightmare) but at 22 years old he isn't really into taking my advice.  Besides as he told me "I've been working on this bike for 3 years, through 3 moves, 4 jobs, university and 2 different girlfriends....I can't abandon it now". 

Isaac's girlfriend Elizabeth graduated from high school so they got all decked out for prom.

I'm working on a different line of pottery, pearly white with aqua blue highlights, a nice change.
Calvin celebrated Canada Day with us on July 1st.
We've been spending a lot of time swimming and kayaking in the lake,
The garden has been slow this year but it's coming along.

Hope your July is going well, it's one of my favourite months.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Arthur is a jerk

Hurrican Arthur ripped through New Brunswick on Saturday leaving us without power, cell service landlines or internet.  We are fine but hauling water from a spring and bathing in the lake is getting old. Thankfully as usual the people in our small town have helped each other out and shared everything so there is a feeling of comraderie all around.

Isaac and Liz have been adjusting to a life without technology...crokinole by lantern light is the norm.

We lost so many beautiful trees in our yard but thankfully our house was not damaged.

On the plus side, I think Scott looks pretty cute in his chainsaw pants....

There is no ice to be found anywhere and gas was even in short supply as there was no power to operate the gas pumps.  We were given an estimate of Friday for our power to be restored.  I made the trek to a nearby city for ice, gas and propane and am feeling quite indulgent right now as I sit  at Starbucks enjoying a Frappicino and sucking up their Wi-fi.  Did Arthur mess with your plans?