MORNING ON THE LAKE IN WROXETER, ONTARIO (Canon Powershot A720)
The early morning cool air gave way to the sweet smell of new mown hay as I cruised through our emerald green rural farmland on my way to pick up the day's first passenger. Some farmer's were already on the land cutting & raking the long winding rows of clover & alf alfa grasses. No rain in our forecast for awhile so the freshly cut hay will rest on the ground drying in the warming sun waiting for the farmer to return in a few days with his bailer. Soon, big round & smaller rectangular bails of hay will dot the countryside over hill & dale. No majestic mountains here but we sure do have ourselves a pretty countryside in the late spring, summer, & early fall. OK, wintertime can be pretty too......sometimes!!
A FEW QUICK SHOTS THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD OF FRESH CUT & BAILED HAY
Just as I do not like being here in the winter I would not like being in the deserts of the southwest in the summer either. I was in Florida for a week one time during the summer & that was the worst heat & humidity I have ever experienced!! Cold northern winters can hold a person captive in their own house just as easy as the hot blistering summers can do the same thing in the southern States.
QUICKLY PULLED OVER & TOOK THESE PHOTOS BEFORE PICKING UP MY FIRST PASSENGER THIS MORNING
Well, we finally received the phone call we have been waiting for. The call could have come weeks ago, today, or a year from today. It was an unknown factor. A room has come available in an area Nursing Home & my Uncle Harry's name was next on the waiting list. Not sure about the States but here in Canada this process happens very quickly. In fact we only have 48 working day hours to have him moved about 40 miles to the new facility.......lock, stock, & barrel. Both Kelly & are working all day to day so bright & early Monday morning we will take both our vehicles to Woodstock Ontario & begin Harry's move to a town much closer to us called, Mitchell. This will not be an easy move for my 94 year old Uncle. He has been in the assisted living facility in Woodstock for nearly 8 years now & has made a lot of friends there. It is going to be a difficult day for everyone.
Took our new Toshiba laptop with me on my work travels today & managed to finally get a good start on some backed up emails while sitting in a hospital parking lot in the town of Listowel Ontario. Transported a lady here from another small town so I have some waiting time. The back seat of this Mini-Van offers the most room so here I am stuffed into a small bucket seat with the side doors open & a cooling breeze flowing through. And luckily, I am parked in the shade of a big old Maple tree. I have our new Toshiba laptop with me which has Windows 7 on it. Our other two, & currently more used computers at home, are both running XP so it's always a bit of a re-learning curve whenever I use the newer operating system. Aging brain cells & the ever changing rapid growth of new electronic technologies do not always make for a happy AL camper!!
FIRST TIME I EVER SAW A TIM HORTON'S LOCATED IN A COMMERCIAL BLOCK OF BUILDINGS.....Listowel Ontario Canada
Turned out to be a long working day today since I left the house at 7:15 this morning & never returned until 6:15 tonight. Had a nice van to drive & I got to see even more of our lush June countryside than I usually do. Even managed to get myself on a few more roads that I have never been on before. I like when that happens & I really need more days like today...........:))
I HAD A NICE LITTLE VAN TO DRIVE TODAY WHILE SLIPPING THROUGH OUR BEAUTIFUL GREEN COUNTRYSIDE:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries are dead & why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle. And while we're at it.......If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it? Just a few of the more important parts of my life that I thought about today.
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