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Sunday, 5 June 2016

In hot water and a drive to Naramata Bench

One of the odd things about this new to us house is that the hot water tank is/was crammed into a space over top of the stairway to the loft. It was housed in a well built storage area that you'd never ever notice..unless your building inspector pointed it out. Gas fired and and a fairly new one too. The concern was...if and when it failed, there as going to be damage and figuring out how to get it changed was going to present more problems. We had decided to have that tank capped and drained and an electric one installed in the garage where it ought to have been, anyway. Had that done this past week. Like owning an RV...everything starts at $1,000.00 The job was that plus $100.00. But we sleep easier knowing that if the tank fails, it isn't going to take out part of the house as the water cascades down the walls and staircase.


Pretty cool piping job, eh....nooooo..not ours...just a Net photo.












 One of the first things I did when we arrived here in Penticton was join the Red Rooster Wine Club. Seemed like a good idea at the time....and this morning, all my dreams came true...just had a parcel delivered to the door...TO THE DOOR! A package arrives every month.







One of the nicest things to do of an evening....go for a drive. We did that the other evening, around onto the Naramata Bench...the wine growing area of Penticton...and took a sort side road....and saw this wonderful set-up. We thought it was someone's special garden...and then realized..it was special alright...the graveyard.




Saw some kind of tree....I am going to go and find out just what kind it is....sort of like a Banyon tree, with the really definitive bark. You can see where branches have either rotted and fallen away or been cut.





And then we came upon this


 













We ordered three tapas....grilled vegiies, calamari and some goat cheese with cranberry...and a baquette.







Followed by a grilled romaine lettuce wedge with sheets of Parmesan cheese. Had a drizzle of balsamic vinegar too.