DID WE FINALLY FIND OURSELVES A JEEP?
Had my eye appointment today at noon & the eye guy said although I have slow growing cataracts in both eyes I am not there yet for cataract surgery. Scheduled me for a full eye exam in the spring, wrote me out a new eye glasses prescription & sent me on my way. Said reading in low light types of situations will continue be be more difficult as time goes on but that's the way it will be until I walk over the edge of a an Arizona cliff because I didn't see where it was in the dim early morning light:))
WE HAVE A NEW BATCH OF BABY ROBBINS IN ONE OF OUR JUNIPER TREES
I did pick myself up a Sony ICD-Px820 digital audio recorder this morning so now I've got another contraption to figure out. Only took me about 3 years to finally make the 'recorder' decision. First thing I'll do is record some info about myself in case I get lost in the woods & can't remember who I am.
THESE BAYFIELD BASED FISHING BOATS BRING IN A FRESH CATCH EVERY DAY DURING THE SEASON....If your in the area check out Scott Austin's Bayfield Fish & Seafood store on the north side of the river beside the fishing boats.
NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD A FANCY BOAT
Noticed Gordon over at NIGHTLY NEWS picked himself up a nice compact Panasonic Lumix digital camera. Jerry coincidentally mentioned in an email today that he just bought himself a new camera too.....yep, a Panasonic Lumix & after Retired Rod read about Gordon buying the Lumix.....yep, he ordered himself a Panasonic Lumix as well. Looks like it was a good week for Panasonic. GORDON is a professional photographer & if he feels the Panasonic Lumix is a quality camera........you can take that to the bank:)) If I didn't have my little Canon.....yep, I'd be gettin me a Panasonic Lumix alright:))
IT'S A PICTURESQUE & QUIET HARBOR HERE IN BAYFIELD
Kelly spotted a Jeep for sale on the internet this morning over in Waterloo Ontario. After a series of emails back & forth to the Jeep owner we decided to slip over this afternoon & have a look at it. 2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport with a 6 cylinder engine. 4x4 with a 6 speed manual transmission. Both a hard & soft tops, tinted glass, fog lights, & a few extra goodies inside. 110,000 kms or about 70,000 miles. Jeep was clean as a whip, one owner, never driven off road, not worn, & mechanically maintained. New tires & brakes, E tested & safety checked just yesterday. No fancy power windows & locks stuff on this little Jeepster but that's OK because we don't consider ourselves fancy power folks anyway. It was a private sale & I was satisfied the lady we talked to today was honest & above board with us.
So, after a long consultation with ourselves........we bought it:)) We will return to Waterloo (2 hour drive one way) Monday morning to do all the paper work & licensing. With any luck we'll be back in Bayfield by mid afternoon. Kelly will drive the Santa Fe back & I will bring the Jeep. Might take me a tad longer though, cutting through farmer's fields, across creeks, over bumpy hills & dales & all the swampy forests along the way I can find.........:))
GROANER'S CORNER.....but tonight this one isn't a groaner!!
A Canadian Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the Canadian, U.S. , English, Australian and French Navys. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from
from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, North Americans generally learn only English.' He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'
Without hesitating, the Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'
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