A WILDFLOWER ALONG THE TRAIL
My Monday morning weigh-in was a good example of the old saying, "is the glass half full or half empty?" I have to be optimistic & say the glass is half full as I weighed in the same as last week.....209 pounds. Although I didn't lose any weight.....I didn't gain any either!! IN OUR FRONT YARD BUT DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS
For the first 3 or 4 years we lived here at the 5 Seasons Estates I did a lot of gardening & landscaping around our place. Our unit hadn't been lived in for 3 years & the outside grounds were pretty barren & shabby looking. Quite a change from then to now as I have basically created a jungle like monster all around us. It's a never ending job of maintenance but I'm not complaining. I made my big green monster & now I must keep it's voracious appetite for gobbling up space under control. This morning I headed over to a neighbor's house & spent over 3 hours wrestling her front yard back from Mother Nature's wild & weedy side into something resembling a suggestion of order & control. The first 3 or 4 years we lived here I used to do a bit of gardening & landscaping for the park & some of the residents,but the last few years I have scaled all that back to mainly dealing with our own jolly green jungle monster. STELLADORO LILY WITH HEAVY DEW
Noticed a post in RV NET this morning that caught my attention. In one of the forums the topic was, Inconsiderate RV'ers, & that reminded me of a time back in January of 2008 when we were boondocked in Quartzite, Arizona. In the space of a few hours we were forced to move not only once..........but TWICE!! GETTING MY WALLPAPER MEASUREMENTS RIGHT
Did a little more painting in the motorhome last week around the stove area. Tried my hand at putting on some vinyl wallpaper plus wood trim. I amazed myself by not screwing it up too bad. Didn't even make any measuring mistakes for a change & I actually got the wallpaper right side up. But.......not to be outdone by my perfection I went ahead & nailed the wood trim on with the wrong kind of nails. Should have been small finishing nails but I used something akin to railway spikes. What was I thinking!!!!!! THE AREA TO BE PAINTED
I scrambled out of the park last night pretty quick when a fast moving tropical downpour like storm blew in across the lake complete with thunder & lightning. I'm always on the hunt for storm photos but only managed a few last night & they were not anything spectacular. I remember one enjoyable night years ago just northeast of Stratford when I set up my cameras during a very nasty night storm & got some great lightning photos. Unfortunately that was the old pre-digital era & those photos were on slide film. LAST NIGHT'S DARK STORM CLOUDS
To-morrow I'm off to London with the mobility van so at least that will get me out of the park again, dust me off, & give me something to look forward to. I always enjoy the ever changing rural scenery....................................
PAINTED & PAPERED........BEFORE I PUT THE RAILWAY SPIKES IN:((
TO-DAY'S HUMOR: Why do cows wear bells? They wear bells because their horns don't work.
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