Little Girl’s wish comes True

Little girl walking past me in the Comox Valley: Why do I have to zip up my rain jacket? Little girl’s mommy: Because it’s raining. Little Girl: Why is it raining? Mommy: Because the clouds are full of water. Little Girl: They must be really full. Mommy: They sure are. Little Girl: I wish the sun would shine. Mommy,…

Good Thing Because the Bull Isn’t Ready

A lot has happened since my last post in July. For example, Matt married Emma. I turned 55. Ughhh! Our living room is 99% finished. And our Master Bedroom What hasn’t changed is my family. For example… Especially hanging out with my parents… Nurse: What seems to be the problem? Mom: Just before lunch my hands and…

Every Man Needs a Chop Saw

Recent Smith life recap: Sell homes Buy a home Wait to take possession by visiting Home Depot… Home Depot Employee #1: Have you considered a front door with glass? Shelley: I’m not sure if glass is the way to go in this climate. John: Shelley! Shelley: Excuse me for one second. What’s up? John: Remember…

I May or May not Have Flashed your Gardener

Dear Shenley and Marina, Before I update you on what’s happening since John and I returned to Comox Valley, I want to say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” for allowing us to house sit your beautiful home while you tour Spain. When we first walked through your front door, John and I agreed that we would only live in…

Smith Family Saves Stranded Sea-dooers

My son, Andrew, our last visitor of the summer, returned to Vancouver on Monday. With less than two weeks to go before we leave the Valley, it’s time to tie up some lose ends. So, today I attempted to meet with the editors of the Comox Valley Newspapers (Comox Valley Record and Comox Valley Echo) to see if they were interested in…

Love and Marriage

This summer, my husband John and I finally met Matt’s love of his life, Emma. We immediately fell in love with this charming bubbly Scottish lass. How could we not? We were thrilled when they announced their engagement. John and I are not the least bit worried about their future as a married couple. They’ll be fine. Shelley:…

Just be You, UNLESS UR A D#$%HEAD

Why my brother, Spencer, gave me an iPhone… Spencer: What happened to your phone? Shelley: I dropped it while making the Habitat video. It was less than a week old too. Sigh. Spencer: Why don’t you get a new screen? Shelley: Because replacing the screen costs as much as a new phone. I’m going to wait to…