WELCOME TO THE BAYFIELD BUNCH'S PLACE
Another nice mobility van drive today over to University Hospital in London, Ontario. The hospital is in the north end of the city so didn't have to get into any downtown traffic madness. Had a 2 hour wait & then it was back out into the quiet & scenic countryside & back home. Sure am glad we don't live in, or anywhere near any kind of a city!!!!
OUR IRIS FLOWERS ARE IN BLOOM
A comment question from JANNA AT TIN TEEPEE/LOG CABIN about last night's blog photo of our little Motormouse on the porch wearing a long blue lead. Both Checker's & the Motormouse are very crafty girls & like to wander off. We always have to watch them closely when they are outside of their fenced in back yard. They are both explorers & know we are easily distracted when people are around. You get to talking & forget about the dogs. Both Checkers & Motormouse know this & will slip away every time. A couple weeks ago we got distracted doing some gardening & before we knew it we couldn't find the little Motor. She had walked all the way over to the mail room to greet people picking up their mail. Checkers has always been a happy wanderer & will do the same if we don't keep a close eye on her.
IT'S THE MOTORMOUSE CATCHING A FEW RAYS THROUGH THE SUN ROOM'S SKYLIGHT
Had another comment question from SAM & DONNA -5TH WHEEL VAGABONDS which asks, "Al how do you handle the Dr Jeckle and Mr Hyde transformation when you climb in the van." This is in reference to my blog A PLEASANT WEATHER & WORKING DAY. In it I was talking about my job of transporting elderly Seniors & stated, "Of course they don't know me as a cranky old Cursmudgeon though. To them I am one of those bouncy, good natured & friendly young guys."
To start with I have often heard people say that whenever they are around young people it makes them feel young as well. I am the total opposite to that. It is when I am around young people that I feel old & when around older folks I feel younger.
Now, about the Jekyll/Hyde thingy. Yes, it's true, I am basically a Cursmudgeon alright in these latter years, but on my mobility van job the transformation out of my Cursmudgeon character happens automatically & willingly as soon as I enter a nursing home facility, hospital, or a Seniors home & meet the person I am transporting. I seem to get an extra little bounce in my walk & am easily able to talk with these people. All of these folks are in need of help & that is why I am there. It is my job to safely transport these wheelchair folks to & from their destinations & quite often that means right into the hospitals, medical centers, dentist offices, etc. Up the elevators & down the halls looking for waiting rooms & Doctor's offices. And I am always talking & kibitzing along the way trying to make them feel comfortable & at ease. Years ago doing travelogues at Seniors facilities I used to get the very same feeling.
I feel very good about that so I am comfortable & able to relax & bring out that humorous young good natured friendly guy that still lives inside somewhere.......somewhere within the shadow of the Cursmudgeon!! Don't want to get too deep here but sometime in a future blog maybe I will expand on my Jekyll/Hyde & Cursmudgeon theories. It could get a bit lengthy though.................. And, while on the topic of Seniors I would just like to thank everyone for all your kind comments about my Uncle Harry in last night's blog. Very much appreciated. Thank You:))
JUDY & EMMA are in the process of moving into their new home. 'New to them' Motor Home that is. Lots of excitement going on over there as they transfer things from their older Motor Home into the newer one. Nice looking rig for sure:))
THIS LITTLE SIGN WAS MADE BY OUR FRIEND 'BUTCH' WHO HANGS OUT IN THE DESERT NEAR BORREGO SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Our weather just continues to get nicer & as I sit here at the computer looking out over our front yard I am always amazed at how such a barren & bleak yard-scape during winter & early spring can explode into a veritable jungle of green foliage & colorful flowers.
JUST OUTSIDE THE SUN ROOM WINDOW IN FRONT OF ME
My gardening style has changed over the years. Gone are the manicured large lawns, the perfectly trimmed shrubs & razor edged flower beds with everything precisely measured out & planted like you see so often in suburbia. Nothing wrong with that kind of landscaping where everything is crisp & neat as a pin. Did that for a bunch of years & It's just not what I care for anymore. Now I let the foliage grow in together giving the yard a more natural woodsy look. Kind of a junglescape flavor. In fact, I thought I saw a saber tooth Zebra near one of the Azalea bushes last week.
Much more critter friendly too with squirrels, chipmunks, bees, butterflies, & lots of birds flittering about. And I like the privacy all the foliage provides because we do have a few prying eyes in our Park!! Well, doesn't every neighborhood!!
HEY, WHAT THE HECK IS THIS PICTURE OF A JEEP WRANGLER DOING IN THE BLOG.....Hmmmmmmm!!
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And it's real darn scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker too.
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