Canadian Life Style

Heat, Smoke and Communication

UNFORTUNATELY FIRES HAVE BEEN BURNING IN MAINLAND BC FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.   YESTERDAY THE SMOKE THAT HAS COME FROM ALL THAT BURNING REACHED VANCOUVER ISLAND. A HEAT WAVE MOVED IN AND THAT AIR MASS BROUGHT THE SMOKE WITH IT.  IN SPITE OF ALL THE RAIN THEY GET HERE ALL THE VEGETATION IS DRY. I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE ALL THE LAWNS AROUND HERE ARE BROWN. THERE IS A WATER SHORTAGE AND YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WATER YOUR LAWN  (ISN’T THAT AMAZING WHEN WATER SURROUNDS ALL). ALL THE FLOWERBEDS ARE GORGEOUS  BECAUSE THEY CAN WATER THEM.

YESTERDAY BLUE SKIES WERE GONE AND THAT FRESH AIR I HAVE BEEN ENJOYING ALONG WITH IT. AT THE GROCERY STORE I MET A GRANDMOTHER WHO WAS ALL BUBBLY ABOUT THE. KID’S MOVIE SHE AND HER GRANDSON HAD ENJOYED AT THE LOCAL MOVIE THEATER “CATS AND DOGS 2”. SOUNDED LIKE FUN …AN ESCAPE FROM THE SMOKY AIR. 

SO I DECIDED TO FIND THE ROYAL VIEW CASINO IN VICTORIA …MY INSIDE ENTERTAINMENT. IT IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A MAJOR RENOVATION AND HAD LIMITED SLOT SPACE BUT, ENOUGH TO HAVE FUN. I STAYED AND PLAYED FOR SEVERAL HOURS.  LEFT WITH NO LOSS AND SOME GAIN.

A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER I GOT A TEXT FROM MY SON ASKING ME IF I WON. I HAD TO LAUGH …YES I AM BEING FOLLOWED. HE’S IN SAN DIEGO AND I AM ON VANCOUVER ISLAND BUT WE ARE USING AN APP CALLED LIFE 360. THIS APP (I’M SURE THERE ARE OTHERS) ALLOWS US TO FOLLOW EACH OTHER AND MONITOR LOCATION. WHAT AN AMAZING STAY IN TOUCH WORLD WE LIVE IN. MY OTHER SON LET ME KNOW HE WAS AT MY SAN DIEGO HOUSE DOING HOMEWORK WITH MY GRANDSON. I SAW WHEN THEY LEFT AND EVEN FOLLOWED THEIR ROUTE FOR A FEW MINUTES. IT IS A KIND OF PIECE OF MIND TO KNOW WHERE YOUR LOVED ONES ARE.

THIS MORNING WHEN I OPENED THE DOOR I COULD SMELL THE SMOKE. I’LL HAVE TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO BE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL OUTDOORS KIND OF PLACE.

One thought on “Heat, Smoke and Communication

  1. Takes very little to entertain me! Casino has to be on our list ❤️! Just realized I forgot my deodorant 😱 Must stop at store 😍

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