SET OUR BLUE GAZING BALL IN PLACE FOR ANOTHER SEASON
Looks like we are going to be into record breaking warm temperatures here in southern Ontario by the end of the week. I think we were in the mid 60's today & for sure it would have been warmer inland. Always a few degrees colder here by the lake at this time of year. Kind of like living next door to a big ice berg until the colder waters of Lake Huron warm up. In the winter time the lake can freeze up with ice & snow for as far out as the eye can see.
Yesterday's blog dealt with getting the motorcycle up & running for another season & RANDY inquired about the make of the bike. It is a 2002 Honda Shadow Aero 1100 & I have had it for 3 years now. Before that I had a 1984 Yamaha Virago 750 for quite a few years & before that a 650 Suzuki. Yes, I've always wanted a Harley Davidson but they are just sooooooo expensive up here in Canada. Insurance is steeper on Harley's as well.
Checked tire pressures, oil levels, etc on the bike this afternoon & launched myself out onto the road for the first run of the season. Sooooo nice to feel the wind trying to rip my face off again.
As I watch my Sitemeter blog counter drop daily now that we are home, I wonder where people go. I also have to remember that it is mainly a travel blog so no point for folks hanging around to read the blog if we're not traveling I guess. The highest daily average we hit this past winter was 427 & that was back around the time we were in Borrego Springs, California. I have noticed before that just before we head out in the fall our numbers begin to slowly rise & when we come home in the spring they drop. It's easy to see where the full timers are able to keep their numbers up because they are constantly on the move to new places & new adventures. I'm curious to see where where our numbers level out this summer. We also have another monitoring device called Feedjit which is similar to Sitemeter. I compared the two of them one time last summer & neither one of them was consistent with the other. One site would show 'hits' while the other wouldn't so I'm not real sure how accurate these monitoring devices really are. But, at least it gives you some numbers to go by & that's basically the only way a blogger knows if anyone is reading or interested in what the blogger is writing about.
THIS IS A PICTURE OF ME 2 YEARS AGO WHEN WE CAME HOME IN MARCH & I HAD TO DIG THE FIREPIT OUT:((
Had a Doctor's appointment scheduled for Thursday afternoon but my work called late this afternoon & need me to do a van run for them tomorrow so I'll have to re-schedule the appointment. That's Ok because I don't much like having to go see the doctor anyway. Well, at least it's not as bad as having to go to a Dentist. Now that is something I consider really bad!!!!!!!! Luckily for me I have not been in a dentist's chair for over 30 years but I sure paid my painfully screaming dues before that......and so did my wallet!!!!
AND THIS WAS OUR 2007 RETURN WHEN WE HAD THE TRUCK & 5VER
Well, it's the end of another day & I can here the first sounds of peeper frogs down near the pond tonight. Now, is that a sign of spring or what...........:))))))))))
AND THIS WAS IN MARCH OF 07 WHEN WE PICKED UP OUR SLIGHTLY USED 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A blind man walks into a store with his seeing eye dog. All of a sudden, he picks up the leash and begins swinging the dog over his head. The manager runs up to the man and asks, "What are you doing?!!" The blind man replies, "Just looking around."
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