Monday, November 30, 2015

Winter Zero's

November 26-30, 2015

Being Canadians, we seem to talk about the weather all the time?...and since we are spending our first winter here in Osoyoos,
 I may as well get the temperature reports out of the way...It has been not too bad the last few days...sure the thermometer has not gone up much past the freezing point but that's okay with us..
We dress for the weather and try and spend as much time outside as we can.
yet another walk at Haynes with our neighbor , Barb..Saphira's mom...smiles all round..
Haynes 'Point' has gotten bigger since we were here last..seems the water level has gone down enough to create more of a 'spit'..the current here is very strong..we stayed back..not encouraging Tucker to go along the sand...( a young girl drowned here this past summer)

Tucker on the table yet again and Saphira joined in on the fun a few days later..

as you can all see the 'minus temperatures' have created a lovely frozen water fountain..

Tucker has 'embraced old man winter'..the boy has no fear of cold water, he of course has to dip his paws no matter what the temperature..and he also has a new found 'friend' who will throw his he sits waiting for 'someone' to come outside?..come on outside, Semi..I'm waiting?
does this 'trailer' make my butt look big?

We ventured to the big town of Keremeos..on a mission to pick up our Christmas decorations..
a balmy -5...and
 a 'free' McDonald's cheeseburger..sure pays to visit the Golden Arches when their debit machine isn't working?
Spotted Lake is frozen..

but it was still a nice drive on a Saturday afternoon..
even the Similkameen  River  has a layer of ice...
a quick visit with Ron and Karen and a search through our stuff in the garage and we were on our way back home again..

our daily selfie ...under the K...embracing old man winter..
so now that the Christmas 'crap is home...time to put some lights on the tree outside our front door..
two guys to hold the ladder..and one to hang the lights..thanks for shaming my 'Grinch' to put up the lights, Wayne and Semi!!
no time for doing the decorating inside today..too busy visiting with the neighbors..
Barb and Saphira came by for tea and cookies..
We also met another Canadian couple through the RVillage..
Mike and Lou...they are heading southward tomorrow so it was nice to meet up..we will be sure to keep in touch this winter!! travels to you both!!
..the last day of November was spent putting the tree up.. didn't take too long..only a few items made the cut when we downsized!!

so there you have the month of November is now done...we are so very thankful for having such great neighbors we are all 'Winter Zero' winters completed at Nkmip is what being a Winter Zero is ..there are some snowbirds here who are Winter 8's and 9's..we are the rookies this year..
Bring on December..
we are more than ready!!


  1. You are clearly in the spirit if winter and Christmas. You three will do well through the winter. I don't know if you rely on your furnace only but we prefer using two Lasko ceramic heaters with remote controls. The heaters are very, very quiet and readily available ....even from Walmart. You likely have a good system. Just a tip.

    All the best.

    1. we have an electric heater also..seem to be managing well..using both sources of heat.

  2. Looks like you are settling in well into your new winter digs!! xo

  3. I love your description of the Fall/Winter season here! Excellent!

  4. Lovely Christmas tree, Sue! You are hearty Canadians to full time in the winter!! We are weather wimps. LOL


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