#100HappyDays Continued – Days 293 – 299

Another week of photos for your viewing pleasure.  I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed each moment.

Day 293 – April 25, 2015: Today we went antiquing! We bought a few cute things, and I took a tonne of photos of random old things. We had a blast!

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Day 294 – April 26, 2015: We hosted brunch this morning with some good friends and family. It was an epic meal and we had a great time visiting!

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Day 295 – April 27, 2015: It was a beautiful day (27C or 80F), so we went to the driving range and dinner with friends. We had a wonderful evening out!

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Day 296 – April 28, 2015: After lunch with a friend, I couldn’t help but stop and take in a wonderful happy view – a view of the prairies and thee Rock Mountains.

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Day 297 – April 29, 2015: Fresh Grapefruit!! So delicious!

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Day 298 – April 30, 2015: My favourite picture from a visit to a local greenhouse was the sea of bright coloured flowers.  Yet, oddly enough we just bought tomatoes and herbs. I’m so excited to help Mr. MPB plant everything in a few weeks!

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Day 299 – May 1, 2015: Today was supposed to be a spontaneous trip to the mountains to enjoy some fresh air, my happy day photo was going to be a beautiful mountain landscape. Instead, when I went downstairs to grab a backpack for my camera I discovered our fully finished basement was an inch deep in water. So after many hours, and countless contractors, the happy moment of the day goes to the disaster recovery crew who spent their Friday afternoon and evening tearing apart our basement.

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Wishing everyone splendid happy moments!

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26 Comments on “#100HappyDays Continued – Days 293 – 299

  1. The flowers are beautiful!! It’s killing me because normally I’d be buying flowers to plant out front, but I can’t this year!! Can’t wait to get into our house!!! And sorry about the flood in your basement. Did you find out what caused it?


    • I refuse to plant flowers – in my mind, if it doesn’t produce food then it’s not worth my time and effort.
      That said, I sure do love having flowers. If only someone else that enjoys caring for a garden would plant and care for them, then I’d have a beautiful front yard. 🙂
      The source of the flood was discovered – the pressure relief valve failed. So, new valve went in for the weekend and an entirely new hot water tank tomorrow. Industrial fans have been going all weekend to dry everything out and we’ll find out what insurance’s plan is for putting it all back together next week.

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  2. Love the photos, shuddering at the basement disaster. Hope you found the source of water eventually, can prevent a repeat and didn’t get grief from insurance to pay for the work needed.


    • After a surprisingly long time the plumber found the source – the emergency pressure relief valve failed. So, new valve is in for the weekend and and entire new hot water tank will go in tomorrow. And now it’s just a matter of dealing with insurance. So far they’ve been decent, but I suspect when it comes to putting it back together they will be less then helpful. Hoping they surprise me.

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  3. love antiquing! so pumped about out being garage sale season now as well. i took a trip out to a greenhouse i used to work at yesterday. it was so beautiful and smelled so amazing. i am holding off until after the may long weekend to buy anything. to much of a hassel to watch the weather for frost haha. looks like you had an amazing week. thanks for sharing m


    • We wont plant until after may long, so for now the plants we bought are in our kitchen by the window.
      I love that you also love antiquing! I decided the day that I actually enjoyed antiquing was also the day I became old. I hated it as a kid. 🙂

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      • hahaha. i have bought plants early and kept them in the garage at night but this year i just can’t be bothered bringing them in and out this year. i started appreciating antiques once we started going to auctions when we bought our house. it’s a century home so all that old stuff looks good in it haha


  4. I love the mountain shot — so gorgeous! Sorry about the basement. We get water in ours all the time and it is the worst!


    • I do love our proximity to the mountains! We are so spoiled. 🙂
      Water in the basement is a new experience for us, and it’s one I really hope we don’t have to repeat anytime soon. But at least we got people in to clean it up right away, so hopefully there isn’t too much permanent damage. 🙂


    • We are so spoiled to have that view!! I love it! Honestly, my goal is to one day be able to afford a cabin in the mountains – I always feel at peace in the mountains, so I figure it would be my little escape from the world. 🙂

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      • That sounds lovely! I miss living in Vancouver and always having the mountains within my sight line. I’m an ocean person more though, so your cabin on a mountain is like my cabin on the ocean. 🙂


      • If I’m going to be picky I want a cabin in the mountains with a lake and/or river in our yard. 🙂
        And now I’m thinking about the smell of Vancouver, right when you get off the plane you cannot help but realize the ocean if right there – it’s always so wonderful.

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      • Oh yes, why can’t we have it all?

        Oh I miss Vancouver. I might have to make a trip home sometime this summer.


  5. Yikes….sorry about your basement. Just one of our rooms has been getting it but we do need to figure out a plan for it. I think the carpet is going to have to come out and something more water resistant will have to go in.


    • It turns out the pressure release valve failed which resulted in a complete emptying of our hot-water tank into our basement.
      On the plus side, it was clean water (as opposed to a sewage backup which I can only imagine would be colossally worse). And, the water is no longer flowing and everything is now drying out!
      On the down side, the damage will take some time to repair. We are still waiting to see how “good” insurance is going to be with properly fixing things – we’ll know more later this week.

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  6. Those picture of the mountains and flowers were gorgeous! And the basement-dun dun DUN (that’s supposed to be dramatic music)-oh my goodness! Glad y’all found the source of the problem, good luck with cleanup:)


    • We are pretty fortunate to live in a part of the world where those mountains are our extended back yard! 🙂
      And yup, so glad the source of the flood was discovered and everything is drying out. Hopefully soon we can start to put everything back together.

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    • Well, I hope insurance will take care of it. They’ve been good so far with the demo part, but I don’t have a lot of faith in insurance companies, so we’ll see if they actually come through with putting it all back together. I’m hoping they are decent….


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