Sunday, December 26, 2021

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year



Our Location: Little Stone House, Tehkummah, Ontario


Merry Christmas (although I know I'm a day late, but better late than never) and Happy New Year to one and all. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and didn't find too many lumps of coal or whatever Santa is giving the naughty this year in your stockings or under the tree. 


A view of the Colorado River while on a jeep ride with friend Jerry!!!


Things are quiet here in the village of Tehkummah, the local little general store/beer/liquor outlet was busy right up until closing time on Dec 24 but other than that not much is happening. Coffee time with family is still the highlight of the days. Snow has been falling and melting, temps have been as low as 7F/ -14C and as warm as 39F/ 4 C. Of course sun and wind play a big factor in how warm those temps actually feel. 


The Badlands, a really nice view. 


I purchased a new iPad Air recently and while I love Apple, I hate trying to learn new things such as sharing photos, having all of my devices recognized by each other, etc. Both my old iPad and my computer (a very old MacBook Pro) still work but are too old to update and my iPad just will not recognize either of them.  So it's been a big challenge for me, and to be honest, I'm not winning the battle. I still may have to use my computer to do my blog instead of the new iPad, which is one of the reasons for the purchase. OH well, it is what it is.  Riley also got a new device but opted for a new Tablet instead of an iPad. We also both upgraded our phones a couple of months ago and while I wanted to go for an Apple, none were available so Samsung won out. Ever try to mate a Samsung and an iPad Air or even an old MacBook Pro? It would be funny if it weren't so darn frustrating. 

 Picacho Peak, also taken on the ride with friend Jerry. 

I am trying to work myself into posting more often but truly folks, it's very quiet here and there isn't much of anything going on that would interest anyone.  On a personal side I'm going to make a couple of  mentions for future reference. Nephew Jason is once again getting himself all ready to head to BC for a month of sledding with his buddies. Although I think he seems to be dragging his feet a bit and I think that may be due to the fact that he now has a son that will be turning one in February and I'm sure while he missed his beautiful bride Leah a great deal she wouldn't change much in the month he was gone! Hudson may actually be walking by his return.  So he's delayed leaving by almost a week. Nephew Jesse (Jason's younger brother) bought a new Chevy 1500 just a few weeks ago. Nice truck!!!
Sunrise in the back yard here at the little stone house. 
The first little snow fall we had in November, the Igloo looks cold and lonely there.


 This is our summer spot view but  not very summery looking is it?

 So on that note, I'm going to call it a post and sign off. Thanks for stopping by. 

Until next time, 

Take care, stay safe and be healthy, 



  1. Thanks for letting us know what you have been doing, always nice to hear from you --Mary

  2. Glad to see a post and know that everything is good in the far north . One more week and it's a new year , I know it is just another day on the calendar but it's like we get a second chance or at least a do/over . There are very few if any new vehicles on the car lots here do to the chip shortage . Merry Christmas (late) and Happy New year . Vern in Boise

  3. Thank you for the update, Deb. Sure wish you, Riley and Princess made it out this winter, but it is what it is. Enjoy the Christmas Season and the New Year!

  4. Well, I guess some of we snowbirds have to stay home in order to hold the fort for our fellow snowbirds returning in a few months from their travels in the great American Southwest. Maybe next year huh:))

  5. I think Christmas in the snow would be the best, in spite of the chilly cold. I feel your computer/iPad pain ... been there, done that and it's frustrating. I'm sure you will get it and at least it helps pass the time until sunny weather. Merry Christmas!!

  6. Merry Christmas! It looks like the Igloo is cold in that setting but it is quite pretty!

  7. Merry Christmas to you both. Enjoy being safe in your isolation. You had no choice but in the end you are where you as supposed to be this winter. As to you new Apple purchase, you have all winter to sort it out and when you do I will get you to sort mine out as well: ;)

  8. Hope you had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year. Looks a little chilly up that way!

  9. Merry Christmas to you and Riley! The snow does look all pretty, white, and okay it also looks cold. I am typing on my new computer right now and I hope I actually learn how to use everything soon. I am pretty sure it is syncing with the old one because all of a sudden all the pictures have arrived to this one. Not sure how I got it to finally do that but yeah it

    If it is the day and ride I am thinking of it was a good day.

  10. Happy New Year (since I missed Christmas) Hope you two enjoy the new year! I don't post daily here at home, because there's just not much happening. I love my Mac laptop but that's all I have so posting pics from my phone is a pain! No syncing here! Thanks for the update! :)

  11. Well I'm really behind so I'll wish you and Riley a happy Valentine's Day. I love all your pictures but, of course, my favorite ones are from your ride. Take care! Elva Shannon