Thursday, December 24, 2015

Roger and Susie's Travels
Well it has been a long time sense I did the blog I believe it was May of 2014 Susie and I are on our way to Desert Hot Springs for a much needed holiday Lots of things have happen sense the last blog to many too comment nothing bad of course The knee operation finally happened about 7 weeks old now so getting around pretty good looking forward to golf (My passion) We left the Island on the 21st via Duke point then to the peace arch border for the first time ever they stopped us to do a search so besides some oranges /lemon/garlic that we declared but forgot a little point seta that Tracy and Stuart had given us we got a warning but could have cost us a $300 fine US Then off to a Casino for the night pouring rain all the way not fun driving in the dark. 22nd off to Seven feathers the drive not bad poured rain all night.23rd Off to Rolling hills in Corning nice drive snow in the passes but roads bare.Staying here for 2 nights.will start taking some pictures of our travels but nothing at this point Merry Christmass to everybody and a happy new year Roger & Susie PS if Susie was righting this it would be more interesting

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Roger and Susie's Travels 
Well finished the tractor but still have all the out side parts to deal with loader arms / rototiller etc but will move that stuff for another day. I am building a little trailer for Tracy,s lawn/ garden tractor then I think it is time to get at the boat stuff.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

April 15th to May 4th

Roger and Susie's Travels Well here I am catch up time about 2 weeks plus after the pond thing the pump just quite the other day so today I have replaced the pump cost $113 for about 5 years service I geuss thats not too bad. In the last 2 weeks with yard work on going I have brought back a old project that I started about 7 years ago (my friend triggered my mojo by saying to me what is that under the blanket in my shop ) of course I had to tell him it was something I started to do about 7 years ago so no time like the present to start looking for all the parts to put it back together.
Okay what now

Guess who

Hank Easter weekend

Looks like trouble ???

Happy Ester
Cliff and Betty joined us for Ester weekend (cool)
Do I have to really wear this outfit
John were is every body

Okay now with wheels on it it does look lick some thing

 Okay its ready

Still a long way to go but getting there

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

14th/15 pond stuff

Roger and Susie's Travels
Concentrating on completing pond stuff not quite sure where I left off after moving fish etc. But the last couple of days have been involved at getting the new
This pic is a old road sign used for a lid with holes drilled in it to let water in

This the base pot that the pump sets in filled with Lava rock

lid set on

in the pond together plus installing saved plants

pond feature not working

change nozzle working better

just a moment out of the stress 

working but not to intended performance

Hank Sara do not care about my problems
filter set up done. Then of course getting it in the pond for hook up test trial along with pond feature sprayer ?????? After trail and error I will be doing some revampimg (not done yet) On a better note Susie joined a golf club today had there first of the season Sounds like she had a good time and looking forward to next week get together
Susies golfing buddies today 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 6th to 13th

Roger and Susie's Travels
What have I been doing the past 7 days ????? I did spent a lot of time cleaning up and reorganizing my garage  I move the boat and motor home around to get ready for the big push to complete the boat project. I finally got the bottom fish pond cleaned out (ugly) now ready to do some pond features etc some golfing of course
While cleaning up the garage I pulled apart chimney from the wood burning fire place I have in the garage for winter heat as you can see it needed the pipes cleaned Which I did 


a little sute in the pail

Today April 13th Susie took Sara for a walk on the beach

OH that ugly pond business pulling out all the pond rocks and about 6 old tennis balls plus all the over grown plants

Whats left is gooey pea soup sludge

About the last 40 gal. of stuff had to be pail ed out Which Stuart helped with hauling away to a spot for drying out (good compost later)

Hank came for a visit

Saturday, April 5, 2014

4th and 5th

Roger and Susie's Travels
Last couple of days weather crappy but still in the cleanup mode met with our friends on Friday at our local pub to catch up o normal stuff always fun I managed another golf game 9 holes at our local course plus my normal routine reuse store Costco etc plus today back in cleanup of garage still a lot to do in motor home before that's complete but a few breaks in between I did managed to get top pond cleaned out ready to move pond fish waiting for sun to come out they went back hiding
While at the reuse store I came across this barbacue for 30 bucks so i picked it up for Tracy and Stuart this picture shows how I have cleaned up one side works great plus a side burner (works)

this side before cleanup

Of course the bottom will be cleaned up

While cleaning up garage Sara was after me to play ball then she went into crawl space started barking and sure enough she found a ball from about 2 years ago which I had to get on my hands and knees to dig outof a hole under a pallet

After playing with that ball back down again and dug out 2 more balls in the same area she sure has one hell of a sniffer

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mar. 26th till today April 3rd catch up time

Roger and Susie's Travels
Well 26th slept in so got the latter boat from Port Angeles 2.00 pm. No problems at the Canadian border got through rush hour traffic in Victoria drove like a mad man and got home before dark around 7ish stayed in motor home that night too tired for any thing else. next day started to empty motor home while Susie set up the house I must have packed in about 20 big boxes for her to unload plus at least 1000 lbs of clothes ??? kidding We spent a couple of days doing this plus getting settled in Tracy and Stuart came and spent a day helping out with yard cleanup after this stuff still unloading ( still not finished ) also have got into a big project cleaning out fish pond plus into all the paper work for in com taxes etc but I still managed one golf locally so far We have had a few days of Sunny weather but raining today
Ferry dock Port Angeles

I love driving so much that I have a hard time getting out of the seat

Victoria our capital

Rush hour

Our beautiful Island Highway

cleanup time

You will notice that my Palm tree survived our harsh winter with insulation wrapped around the base it worked

Hank was glad to visit Sara Tracy and Stuarts Dachshund

I think we need a rest ?????

AAAAH home at last

big clean up

Already clean out top pond to move fish