Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Road Trip for Wood Pellets...
With all the cold weather we're having...there is a wood pellet shortage here...as most hardware stores...even Wal Mart...have sold out!
So, Mama... being all wise & stuff...called a hardware store about 20 miles from us..and they had 595 bags in stock! Woowzerss...we can't haul that many...but it being a sunny (but freezing) day...we got to go on a road trip!!
Now, where we're going is a paw some spot to visit in the summer...but in the winter? Let's just say it's not a winter destination..and leave it at that..it's about a 20 minute drive from us...
On the way, we saw a couple of cool fishing boats...be a while yet before they are in the water...
And here we are at North Rustico Home Hardware...we were lucky to get out & have a quick pee in a snow drift...before getting back into a warm car...
Dad went inside & bought many bags of pellets & we pulled up to this big door...
Liesel supervised the loading..making sure they were doing it right..(she's such a help that way)..
And on the way home...we saw this "smelt shack"...can you believe there is someone in there...ice-fishing through a hole in the ice? Pretty cool, eh? Too cold for us out there...although we do love us a piece of fish..
( cooked...no bones please)..
And Oskar near suffered a whip lash when Dad asked if he wanted a "treat from Timmies"..
Yes please, that will be one medium double double, a medium french vanilla & a plain tim bit..
Pull right up here to pay....Dad, get out your wallet..
And the holy grail...one plain tim bit...to be shared...and devoured..
A few bags of pellets...Dad says we know have enough to keep us til the end of February...but he will buy more when they become available closer to home.
So, now we are going to enjoy the heat from the wood stove...time for our afternoon snooze..