Sunday, July 08, 2007

Beachers


June was cooler and cloudier and rainier, which is pretty typical here. Usually at some point around July Long, a week or so in either direction, it suddenly turns to summer, and this year it happened right on the weekend. Hot ever since, and check out the weather forecast for the week. So yeah, we've been heading down to the beach daily because the house is pretty hot late in the day. It's been very nice to meet friends by the water, sometimes planned and often not. Even with four beaches, we bump into people we know pretty much every time. Ivy's been running into classmates and local friends this week, to her great delight.

Update: Really, it seems silly to start duplicate posts all summer to say the same thing...so I thought I'd add a few more recent photos from July 10-15:

14 comments:

Tannis said...

Good livin'!

Jeremy said...

Well said. And nice that they downgraded that 40-degree-high for Friday...now just a string of measly 36s and 37s. Guaranteed to cool off to the low 20s when your folks show up.

Bill Baker said...

it's so weird that you guys comment to each other on your own blogs about pictures of yourselves.

Teri said...

i really hope it's not 40 when we hit the Okanagan. We're not used to that anymore. it's only 27 here today but I'm dying. LOL! I guess no A/C makes a difference too.

I keep checking, BTW, to see if Tan's had the baby. LOL!

bill Baker said...

Curses! My argument... shot full of holes. Then again, I guess I shot my own argument full of holes by posting here in the first place...

Ooh this is making my head hurt.

Jeremy said...

Bill: yeah, it probably is super weird...but anyone can comment, and it's not like we're not going to respond when our BEST friend (each other) leaves a comment. We have e-mail conversations like this all the time that contain nothing we'd "hide" from other people, so who cares if they can peek (and join) in on the discussion?

No different than when our other closest friends leave the occasional note here, which is always great...even when they're openly mocking us.

I like reading comments from everyone (people I've never met in person, friends of friends, people from the distant past, etc), but I have wondered over the years why my closest friends don't comment here much. My cousin Nick straightened me out on that one a while back with this bit of insight:

"The reason I don't comment is that I have a personal relationship with both Jer and Jay (one being my brother the other my cousin) but I know no one else in this blogging 'community', therefore, I don't feel comfortable with a whole world of people eavesdropping on my conversation with either of you. Any comment that I would leave would be intended solely for one recipient, and I don't have any interest in a whole lot of people knowing what I think."

I suppose that's true, and I also theorized that most people just don't feel they have much to contribute to a post about someone else's mundane life, even if they are good friends.

On the other hand, I often have friends reference a post in conversation, chat or e-mail -- so I know they're interested and have things to say about them. Their responses aren't so personal that they couldn't be left here in a public space, so I'm not sure why they don't. Most likely just don't want to be associated with my rampant narcissism in any way, which is quite valid.

Anyway, all of that to say that Tan and I will continue have conversations in public spaces, and to welcome everyone else to join in when they feel like it. Your comments are especially welcome.

Jeremy said...

Hey Teri, my guess is you'll hit the usual low-30s at the end of July, but you never know...could be super hot.

No baby yet. I'm thinking a couple of weeks at least.

bill Baker said...

Hey there! I was only teasing eh!

Teri said...

Ugh! That's still too hot for me now. LOL!

Oh, and I think the comments back and forth are cute :) I think if you're sitting beside each other and commenting, then we need to look at blog addiction help for you guys ;)

Oh, and two weeks is just fine since I'll probably still get to meet the little one. LOL! Were Ivy or Ella late? I can't remember.

Develo said...

Good that you guys are hitting the beach as much as you are. What's the word on the water quality in the Okanagan? I keep hearing stories all over Ontario of lakes and rivers no longer swimmable. Much of it is due to excessive boating in Cottage country, and these grandfathered homes which are right on the waterfront. I've even heard a number of people advice us to avoid downstream waters from the Nuclear facility in Chalk River. Frightening.

Tannis said...

Teri - Ivy was a week early and Ella one day over but don't check too eagerly, this one feels different...

As an aside, I feel odd NOT commenting more often on multiple posts that involve me and my family - it's the home crew supporting the effort Jer makes to put all this stuff up, especially since a lot of it is for the benefit of my family anyway.

Teri said...

LOL! I'm so not a patient person so I'll keep it to every other day ;) As long as you're happy (-ish) and everything is going well, that's all that matters, as you know. But, I'm still going to be selfish and hope baby arrives so I can meet him. LOL!

You put it so succintly about comments! I love that! I know blogging isn't hard, but it does take up a lot of time, especially with all the pics Jer posts! I love it!

Jeremy said...

Greg, my hunch would be that the water quality in Okanagan Lake isn't as good as I remember it being when my parents first moved here in 1990. There's more sediment on the bottom and more weedy areas, but coming from St.Malo and Grand Beach, it still seems amazingly clean. This provincial report seems to be saying that the water quality has been fairly stable over the past 30 years, but it's certainly a concern considering rampant development here.

Last night Myron and I were snorkelling at Sunoka Beach and following decent-sized trout around -- could see them clearly ten feet down, and the sun was already setting. Sparkling warm water, although when we dove down deeper it was bloody cold.

As for hitting the beach goes...although we do go for fun and because the girls love being there, it's also a coping mechanism -- it's been mid-to-high-30s for a week, with no end in sight. That makes for an awfully hot house and yard, which means we're often going to the lake more than once in the day to cool off.

Tannis said...

You're making me blush! I just saw the link to that picture today.