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Sitting on Spring... Is It Here Yet © Rolly A. Chabot

Updated on April 1, 2017


Look who has climbed out the grasp of winter in Canada. Thought it best I say hello and let tyou know I have climbed out of the den in search of Spring and Summer. The other two seasons will likely drive Quigs and I back into hibernation.

I know it has been a long while and if you have forgotten about me well I understand. If you recall me well drop in and say hello and maybe we can catch up on what has been happening in your world. I have been involved with two other writing sites this past winter and found them rewarding.

So please do gather around and let Quigley come and greet you as well as myself... know that you are dearly loved and please grab a few hugs on the way by.


Not here yet

I know I am planning a long way ahead but I know they are starting to stir as they do each year and have for many.

I do see very slight signs of the earth beginning to wake after the long rest and frozen ground syndrome. It is a welcome sight trust me, even though the winter was mild here it was long, getting starting in mid October. This year I stayed close to home and did little travelling other than a few trips to the west coast.

Sail Boat Buffing



I started working a little of the sailboat with plans this year to rename her after a refit last year. I bought one of those super Duper electric buffers the other day to save on the old arms and shoulders. I chose a 3 stage compound this year and the results look promising as all last years oxidization came off quickly. As well it removed the old name and I will re-register it. It was called "Eagles Wings" and this year I will be calling it "Aurora Mist."

With the little artistic talent I have I will attempt to paint a scene of Northern Lights on the Port and Starboard side as well as the stern. I have all the oak railing and woodwork off and they are all going back to their natural colours. As well I will redo all the interior cabin for those longer on the water stays. As well the trailer will get a complete make over to brighten it up.

Year Older


We Age

Like all of us Quigley is another year older and as you can tell she like her Dad found a few extra pounds. Hard to believe she will be 8 years old already. At the mention of food she is very alert and now follows me outside when ever I am working in the yard. I blame the extra weight on her as she drives me to the favourite eating places. Of course I go fighting and kicking the whole way, the extra pounds for us both will be shed quickly.

It has been a hard year as I have seen several friends and relative pass away. Some friends very close and it has been a reminder to pay attention and stay connected. One day we are here and the next maybe gone. A few passings really hit home this year a few who were much younger than myself, Even though I attempt to stay active the years are adding up. I will be passing into another decade this year. Like my Dad used to always say, when God calls your name... well we have little choice.


In Closing

Should you see the "Aurora Mist" sitting in harbour in your travels know the same invitation as the Fireside has to offer is open. She may be a little cramped should we all gather but like always I will find room.

Blessing as always and also special hugs for each who visit. Know that you are loved and please do say hello... Hugs as always thank you for stopping...

© Rolly A. Chabot


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      Rolly A Chabot 5 months ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Again Shawna...

      Such a blessing to have you visit so often and I miss you as well. The boat is near finished with the exception of having the name put on her. I have been debating doing it myself or leaving it to the professionals... if it is me well there are certainly no guarantees, the name is derived from the Northern Lights which used to hold me spellbound... they are special...


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      Shauna L Bowling 6 months ago from Central Florida

      Rolly, I love your boat's new name. I hope you share pictures after you've finished refurbishing and decorating her.

      It's great to hear from you again!

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      Rolly A Chabot 7 months ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Alicia... great to have you visit the Fireside... I see the rains in BC are still hampering things. I suppose something you get used too. Planning a trip out that way the end of July, still have that 1000 pound Sturgeon on my bucket list... Make the weather nice if you can pllllleeeeese...


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      Rolly A Chabot 7 months ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Ruby and sure will enjoy getting out again. Spring is always the highlight of the year, cool mornings are refreshing and helps come alive from the slumber of winter...


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      Ruby Jean Fuller 7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Good to see you Rolly! Spring has arrived here too, still cool in the mornings. Have a great time with your boat and stay blessed...

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      Linda Crampton 7 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Spring has come where I live. It's such a wonderful time of year. I hope you enjoy your trips in the Aurora Mist, Rolly. I love the photo of Quigley.

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      Rolly A Chabot 7 months ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Bill... thank you for stopping and yes I agree with you as far as the weather goes. I have been following the Western weather and it is way out of sync with itself. Those who are facing what your friends face are special in so many ways. What a better time to make peace with others and of course that includes ourselves. Continue to reflect my friend I do believe we can make a better world through creating a better person of ourselves.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Bill Holland 7 months ago from Olympia, WA

      It's been the wettest, coldest spring on record here...that's not hyperbole. There is no way to prepare the garden in this weather, so I guess I'll write. :) As for friends passing away, I have two in the final stages right now, and that means serious reflection on my life, of course, and the time remaining. What will I do with it?

      Hugs from Olympia

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      Rolly A Chabot 7 months ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Miss Audrey... you will always to stay young. 14 ½ is a grand age, they become such a part of our lives do they not.... such a blessing to have you visit...

      Hugs as always

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      Rolly A Chabot 7 months ago from Alberta Canada

      Thanks Jackie:... so good to have you stop and grace my meandering thoughts. I agree Spring appears to be elusive to many of us. Alas she will come whe she does. Thank you for your comment... coffee will always be on for you my friend.....

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Jackie Lynnley 7 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Seems many are having a late spring Rolly but glad to hear you are ready to enjoy the new year. I am sure Quigley will be in great shape after a few runs and she will be around for many springs to come.

      Your boat sounds like a great project and something to enjoy so much.

      Happy sailing!

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      Audrey Howitt 7 months ago from California

      Happy spring to you! My pup is a year older as well--14 and 1/2 now--but then I am no spring chicken either