Tess reports that the forest fire is a non-event. This is a good thing because no one would want this beautiful house consumed by flames. But what is an event is the terrific holiday that everyone is having at Tulameen. I have chatted a few times with them on the phone and this is what I learned.
Jasper described to me how he and Sebastian went floating out to sea in the floaty thingy, pictured a few blogs below. Jasper reported that they went a bit too far and there was some sort of challenge with getting back to shore. He mumbled a bit at this point so I never really got the end of the story. Jasper is also quite proud of some handwriting that he did during his homework session. (Tess has all the kids doing a little bit of homework each day.) Jasper can’t wait to show me his very neat handwriting. Neatness is Jasper’s goal. Jasper tells me that his favourite part about Tulameen is going to the lake (as opposed to being lost at sea.)
Sebastian then spoke with me. After being re-assured by me that nothing bad was happening in Hong Kong, Seb proceeded to explain how there were some necessary corrections to Jasper’s version of the floaty thingy drifting out to sea. According to Seb, he had to jump in the water and help to pull it back to shore. How very brave of him. Upon returning to the cabin, they each had a shower, drank some hot chocolate, ate dinner and watched a bit of TV. Sela then told me how she had read some very long books on my Kindle. For more from Sela have a look at the picture below. (Click on all the pictures to enlarge.)
Finally I spoke with Carys, who was in quite a chatty mood. Carys described how they went into the city to go shopping. They bought new toys, some baseball things and hula hoops. Then they went to a water park where it appears everyone got very wet. Since I am updating Carys’ Gratefully Book, she explained to me how she is grateful to God for police, because they protect people. Carys is also grateful for firemen, like Uncle Ed. And speaking of Uncle Ed, Carys and Sela made a “Cinderella” out of beads that they plan to give to their cousin Alex. (Auntie Pam, if you’re reading please don’t tell Alex.) Alas, Carys described how it had rained very hard a few hours earlier, during which everyone hoped (or should I say prayed) it would snow. Somewhere during all of this activity Sela and Carys made a sand castle on the beach. Charmaine and her two kids went to visit relatives this past weekend and Carys, along with the others, was very happy they had finally returned. Carys likes her new friends.