Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone!!! We have all dressed up to welcome the Easter Bunny to our house...

We each got a little basket of chicks... soo cute.

Little Fox has some great ears...

Ummm... I think Easter Bunny has been snacking while delivering Easter eggs... just sayin'...

And... oh look... an Easter basket with some treats... or rather... "a" treat.

Actually... two treats... how are we going to divvy this up? One big hollow candy Easter egg and one small solid candy Easter egg...

Sooo... we could go... big Easter egg to big stuffie and little egg to little stuffie?

Little Fox thinks this may not be entirely fair as despite the fact that he is "little", he has a big appetite.

Right Sandy??? And Sandy seems to be a bit... portly after winter... perhaps a switch is in order...

Much better...

It's good to share with your pals and Sandy earns a "Good Host" award today!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Kitchen Reno continues...

Hello... today is a big day... we need to get this kitchen ready for new cabinets...

And we're a long ways from that... better crack the whip with the humans!

And maybe the feline... Spooky is seriously confused as to where her milk plate goes...

 And the new appliances have come in the midst of this as well! The guys had a heck of a time getting the fridge in the house but... made it. The old stove (only 3 years old) went into the basement suite and the fridge (also 3 years old) went with the appliance guys. It was making weird noises and... let someone else worry about that!

There we go... we have a coat of paint on the walls... looks much better already.

That is a BIG fridge... it holds a lot of salmon, chicken, bacon, ham... oops...

Hmmm... I think we are good to go... and just in time because the next day...

The cabinet installers arrived!

 Oooh... making progress!!!

Lots of progress... we are getting an over the stove microwave/range hood as well... fancy...

And a big pantry thingie... ooooohhhh ahhh!!! But we only get plywood counters for the time-being. The counter guys have to come and measure... and then the counter needs to be made and... well... it doesn't happen in 30 minutes (not like on HGTV!).

 To be Continued...

Monday, April 15, 2019

Stuffie General Contractors Inc.

Hello... we have been beary beary busy the last week or so... let's start at the beginning...

We are cooking a BIG pot of split pea and ham soup today...

Yep... a beary big pot... but...

There is no need for a drool alert cause that's it for the food shots! Why are we cooking a big pot of soup?? Good question... we need to stock up easy to reheat food because....

Handy Sandy and Little Fox, Construction Supervisor have a BIG project to oversee!!

See this kitchen? It was built in the mid-1970s and... it's time for it to go!

It's a beary long story... it started with the idea of a new counter top (for $1000) and... then went to new cabinets (out of the box) and then to slightly (!!!) more expensive cabinets (semi-custom) and... then it was stainless steel appliances... including a dishwasher and... well, you know how it goes. ($$$$$)

We went for a white shaker-style look... classic...

But in the meantime... the house looks kind of... upside down...

Boxes everywhere... and the kitchen cabinets have been emptied...

Into the spare room which looks a bit like a thrift store or a garage sale... whew!! Can you even see us?

 Sooo... here's your last look at the kitchen... because tomorrow... the boys are coming to help tear out the old ones!

There they are!! Henry and Dale used to flip houses and... man... they can work.

 There were a few stubborn screws but...

It all got handled... and it only took two hours!!

We made sure that the crew got some lunch (split pea with ham...)...

And there we go... no kitchen (can you see us?)...

 And the boys took away the old cabinets too (they are using them in their garage)... eco-friendly... that's us!

But there's still a fair bit of work to be done before the new cabinets can get installed (in a couple of days!)... Some of those walls need to get patched and painted...

Good thing Handy Sandy and Little Fox, Construction Supervisor are on the job...

To be Continued

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Back in Spring!

Back in the land of springtime and... it's time for a campfire... and you should know this by now but...

DROOL ALERT! 

Yep... we are going to roast some feta spinach chicken sausages on the campfire...

Little Fox is beary excited about this... he is a chicken aficionado you know...

Mmmm... they look good!

 Now we just have to sit and wait...

 Do you think they need to be turned?

 I managed to turn them... without singing my fur...

And voila... chicken sausage, carrot salad and potato salad! yum!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Winterpeg... or should we say... Waterpeg!

And... we went on a trip!! Well... we did... not Spooky. She just gets upset when there are suitcases around!

We had an evening flight to Winterpeg with a quick layover in Vancouver... There's a lot of waiting when you're flying...

 I was going to show Little Fox the gorgeous view from our airport but... it is under renovations!

sigh.... I don't think this trip is starting off well... poor LF was a bit dejected...

And after a super quick touching base in Vancouver... it was off to Winterpeg.... arrival time, midnight...

except we were late leaving... so arrival time more like 12:30 am! Ugh... we are going to catch some shut-eye.

Sooo... Mama was in meetings for three days and we got to do nothing for the first two days... although she did bring back pictures of lunch... a reuben sandwich... oops... no drool alert!

 But! On the last day, we got to go on a outing! As you can see, there is still a fair bit of snow here but it is warming up and melting fast...

Which means that all the sidewalks turn into lakes...

Like serious lakes!

Umm... maybe we should try this street?

Cute houses...

But another lake... no... let's call it an ocean!

Winnipeg is notorious for flooding in the spring. It's cause the Red River, which starts down in the Dakotas... which tend to thaw quicker than Manitoba. So all the water comes north towards Winnipeg (which is usually still frozen) and... backs up. Winnipeg even has a big ditch dug around it... the Red River Floodway which is supposed to divert floodwaters around the city...

But they haven't solved the problem of snow melting in the city and flooding sidewalks and roads!!
 Right then... Waterpeg was a dud this trip! Our return flight... we had to get up at 4 am... Well... Mama had to get up... we just kept snoozing!