The kids and I managed to get out of Vancouver for a few days for a much needed break back to Kaslo. I hadn't been home in a year and a half so I was dying to get some downtime in the Kootenays.
On Sunday however, they had a big windstorm here which caused the old "Swing tree" to crash down on the power, cable and telephone lines. So the phone was the last to come up this afternoon.
Voila! Internet and telephone finally. My cell doesn't work so well here unfortunately (or fortunately).
In the wreckage, Dad found a salamander for the kids. Here it is pictured and quite friendly really. That is until they took him down to the garden and it jumped into the carrot patch.
I much suspect there should be some good eatin' in there for him!