Monday, February 9, 2009

The rest of the trip

What a busy weekend! So of course the highlight was buying our new toys. The lowlight was the insane amount of snow Whitehorse received on Saturday. It made our running around into such a pain in the ass that we didn't get to everything we wanted. Especially beer and pizza with Stacie and Heather. Ah well, we will be back in about 6 weeks to wait for Skeletor.

We lucked out when we went to the furnace place. There just happens to be a tech from the company in Faro today and he will be stopping in to give us our free quote on a new wood/oil combination furnace. I am so excited about it!

We went to coffee with Carole from YukonChatterBug and had a great hour visiting. Hunter fell in love with her very quickly!

We did not make it to the pool at all! On Friday we were going to go in the morning, but Hunter fell asleep in the truck and we thought he could use the nap. Then on Saturday the snow slowed down our shopping, so we did not have time to get there.

I bought more fabric, leather and two seals! I am all set to make more mittens, so let me know if you want a pair.

We did so many other stops, it was just an insane trip. I am happy to be back home putting away my goodies and planning all of my new sewing projects!

8 comments:

Carole said...

I'm curious about how long it took you to drive back to Faro with all the snow on the roads.
It was so, so nice to meet you and the family. Hunter is the cutest little bug! Easy to like, that one.
Thanks for the gorgeous mittens. I've worn them twice already!
Hope to see you again soon!
Carole

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

You know, the roads home weren't bad at all!! No one else got snow like Whitehorse did. It took us just over 4 hours to get home. We will have to get together again when I come in to have the baby!

yukonmusher said...

looking over your mitts, I notice that you dont put a strip of fur all around the bottom. If you get any mushers contacting you, keep in mind that strip will help bIG time with not getting cols snow down in the mitts and the fur will also help hold ALOt of heat in.
http://www.sleddogcentral.com/forum/
this is where i left some info for mushers to get in touch with you.

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Thanks YM!! I had been thinking of doing that with the mittens. Just have to figure out the best way to do it. You should really stop in the house and show me all of your sewing tricks!! Those mittens you made a while back were gorgeous!! Come by anytime!!

Asheya said...

I've been really interested to know how your shopping trip to Super A went! Did you find everything and were you satisfied with the experience?

Heather (aka Mum) said...

We were really dissappionted that you couldn't make it too :( Put the reads really did suck! Sean & I made it into whitehorse for the VetChecks for the Quest & headed home as quick as we could! Stoped at Stacie's on the way...she was surprised to see us!! We had a transport ahead of us for EVER so we were driving in his backdraft (major whiteout) I was SOOO horrible! When we got to the Junction, I was THRILLED to be home!!

Hope we catch you next go around!!

Heather (aka Mum) said...

"Put the reads really did suck!"
Translation:
"But the roads really did suck!"
Geez Louise, some people!!

indigo said...

"two seals" !!! seals or sealskins?? where, how, what?