Photo of the day, iPad Woes

I went to Euchre Wednesday night at the church, there were 14 out.  We had some wine and cheese and Christmas cookies.  Thursday morning I saw that my photo of the Icicle Berries had been picked by Wildflowers and More Canada as the photo of the day!  I had taken a lot of great shots of the ice storm while searching for Pete.

I took Sophie to the vet for her annual check-up.  I was afraid to see how much she weighs now, but it wasn’t too bad, 97 pounds.  

Hubby’s iPad isn’t charging, it is pretty old.  It was going to cost $100 to replace the battery so he found one on Marketplace and went and got it but when he got it home no one could figure out how to download an app.  I think maybe it just doesn’t have enough memory for it.  So now he is out $100 and no further ahead.  We went to see the movie about Mr. Rogers last night.  It was a bit slow but crazy to think he was like that in real life, so kind, so calm.

Pete Back Home!

Hubby and I were out searching for Pete all Monday morning.  #1 Son went yesterday morning too and took his drone but it wouldn’t stay charged in the cold. The other drone guy didn’t come as it was snowing so much.  The Tracker Rescue Guy thought Pete was at the Honsberger Estate on J. Rd. .  There is a fancy restaurant etc. on the large rural property.  He gave us all instructions of what to do if we saw Pete.   We all fanned out to search for tracks in the snow. They found fresh poop in an open barn far away from the house so they set up a bowl of food with a motion sensor camera that could be seen on his phone.  There were some tracks near the barn too.   I got some great photos walking around out there though, it was freezing rain and snowing, a winter wonderland!  Hubby and I went home for a rest and then Win asked me to check the Humane Society again but no luck.  In the afternoon, I picked up my parcels from the post office and then helped her put out more flyers.

This morning I was going to put out more flyers for Win as she had to go to work today but the sun was shining and the ice on the trees and everything was so pretty, I had to take some photos first.  About 10 am I was just getting in the car when Win called to say they had Pete cornered at the Floral business on J. Rd!  Hubby and I jumped in the truck and raced over there taking some kolbassa to entice him and a leash with us.  Three ladies had Pete cornered behind a stack of wood pallets, his leash was caught on one.  He kept trying to bite us so I took my coat off and covered him and we were able to get hold of him.  Hubby held him while I drove the truck home where we met Win who had left work.  We were all crying, we were so happy!  And Pete seems fine, cold and tired after his adventure but no worse for wear.

Pete back home again

Ice Storm

#1 Son brought the 2 older boys here before going to his flea market stall.  They came early at 7 am, I was still in bed!  It started freezing rain shortly after that.  There were multiple accidents and a fatal one on the main Highway which they closed down.  Sunday school was cancelled so I didn’t take them to church.  The Christmas concert was also cancelled due to the weather.  

Win and her BF went out looking for the dog about 6:30 am and returned home about 9 as it was getting dangerous walking under the trees covered with ice, suddenly a branch would break off from the weight and come crashing down.  

It was a good day to stay inside! I set the Christmas tree up and had the boys decorate it for me.  They play nicely together now. I kept dozing off by the fire. Win came over about 4 after her BF left for his hour and half drive home.  The hydro is out in many places including where Win lives and a transformer blew near where I work.  We all had veggie lasagna and salad for supper.

Sophie helping decorate
Tyson looking festive