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Music to work with…

If you know me, you will know that I hate silence.  Well, most of the time.  There’s a place for it, but even these days as Wendy is away I will have music going in every room.  I will have Netflix playing even if I am not watching.  I just hate a quiet house.

At work, I find I can concentrate better if I have some music going.  Or something happening in the background.  And please, not white noise!  Ahhh…. not white noise. Who invented that?

When I’ve been driven mad by the white noise here’s what I like to listen to.

What do you like to do when concentrating? What’s your kind of music?


Back to Coombs

Coombs BC was named after the Commissioner Coombs – once the Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army in Canada. The community was a project of TSA with the local people and while you wouldn’t know that today – it still bears the identifying name.

We were here about 8 years ago on vacation and is a place we love to stop in at….today we had a chance to do just that.  At nearly 15 degrees, it wasn’t hard having 30 minutes to just walk in the warm winds of February here in BC.

The grass roof is usually the home of the Coombs goats but they weren’t on the roof today.  Not sure why.  We did see all the wonderful things inside this unique market and enjoyed being in a place that holds so many wonderful memories for us.

When you’re at THQ….

Coming up the glacier on Hector

 One day Tom and Mike had us climbing up the side of a mountain when Tom said to me, “one day when you’re sitting in THQ you’re going to miss all this.”

Seems it is more than true. Climbing the stairs of 2 Overlea Blvd doesn’t quite give you the same feeling, and I’m only on the 3rd floor!  This was the first time I slept on the mountain – a bit of a hike up to Mount Hector and we needed the full second day to complete the summit and get down off the mountain before dark.

This was the first time I saw someone fall through a snow bridge.  Mike disappeared up to his shoulders 5 minutes after we stepped on to the glacier.  No pictures of that event but it did remind me that mountains are quite unforgiving.

You’ll see by the photo that Phil is quite young but he worked hard and never complained.

|On the toe of the glacier roping up