Here we are suffering through another heat wave of 30 C temperatures. Fortunately the next few days promise to be cooler. In the midst of all this, my back sundeck has been removed and a new one is in the process of being built. I had been replacing boards over the past few years, but it was in need of rebuilding according to those 'in the know'. My job is to oil the boards ~ which gives a whole new meaning to "oil a-board". Probably the fumes getting to me...affecting my humour ;)
Although the caption reads, "All Hands on Deck", it is actually just the builder and me who are on deck.
Speaking of "oil a-board", the cruise ships were docked at Ogden Point. On a recent day trip to Victoria, I was able to take photos of them at various times of the day and evening ~
I met my brother at the Oak Bay Marina and took the opportunity to take a few photos ~
Looking in the other direction, I caught a glimpse of Mount Baker in the distance, but I've had to 'doctorfy' this photo in order for it to appear somewhat visible. The white ship passing through the gap is a BC Ferry heading to the mainland.
Back at home, Bandido the raccoon seems to have been replaced by Deer Dora. Not sure if she followed me home from the golf course where I had lunch ~
She wasn't eating my apples, but a tub of pansies I had moved off the deck.
Well, that's the Deck, Dock, Doe of the blog ~ what's left is a family/friend reunion that I attended. This is my 14th year and each year I take a cake and other goodies ~ the best cake being a large motorcycle cake about 6 years ago. This year, two of the boys who I met as kindergartners have now completed Grade 12 and have graduated. Therefore, I thought it fitting to make a Grad cake.
That's how I've been spending the last little while, and I will be more than happy to have the new deck completed before I melt into a puddle :)
No picture of a puddle, sorry ~ we haven't had rain for ages!