IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU CAN SEE THIS FARMER IS A FELLOW RV PERSON:)) (Motor Home by the grain silos)
A severe band of thunderstorms & heavy rain ripped through our area around midnight Sunday & lit the sky with continuous lightning for about 10 minutes. It took out our electricity about 12:15a.m. & many parts of our area including us were blacked out well into the late hours of Monday morning. It's late afternoon on Monday now & our electricity has been off & on this afternoon with big trucks out front on the road working on high voltage boxes & power lines. One load explosion sound hours ago & lesser cracks like rifle shots awhile ago so whatever the electricity boys are doing out there it sounds like they are earning their dollars today.
Closely checked the real time computer weather for our immediate area before leaving the house this morning & made the decision to go topless. Parked the roofless Jeep in Clinton & picked up the Town & Country mini-van. Had folks to pick up over in Grand Bend about a half hours drive away on the shores of Lake Huron. While dropping off people here & there on their shopping excursions & errands I kept a very nervous eye on the foreboding heavy gray clouds loaded with moisture coming in across the lake & heading inland.....to where our topless little Jeep was also keeping a nervous head light on the very same darkened sky as well!! In the end, the weather people were correct & the clouds held their moisture & finally began to dissipate in the early afternoon. Upon arriving back at the Jeep I was happy to find all was dry & there was no need to unpack my scuba suit for a splishy splashy drive home.
MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOO WET TODAY FOR TAKING OFF ANY MORE WHEAT
Many times in the past I have blogged about the huge decisions that arise with RV folks at some point in their week-end camping, snow birding, or full timing lifestyles. We began making RV decisions as far back as the late 90's when we bought a 1970 17 Foot Dodge Centurion Class C. Several more RV's brought us up to a point in late 2006 when we invested major money in a truck & fifth wheel followed shortly thereafter by an even bigger decision to buy a Motor Home. It was a risky decision but we figured it would be the only opportunity for us to live a preferred lifestyle at a time when we were both able to physically & mentally do so. It is a decision we have not regretted. Today, I was reminded once again why it is important to get out there & do things while you still can.
YOU CAN SEE WHY I KEPT A NERVOUS EYE ON THE SKY THIS MORNING
Talked to an elderly fellow who gets around now with the aid of a walker. Lives in a small apartment by himself because his wife is in a nearby facility suffering from Alzheimer's. Said she doesn't know him anymore but he's thankful for the many years they had together & for the lifestyle they chose to live at an early age. With his early retirement at 45 they spent many wonderful years traveling the North American countryside in their truck & Prowler 5th wheel trailer. He talked about one trip taking them over 50,000 miles & as far north as Alaska. Trips to Arizona & Florida & countless points in between. Wonderful times together sharing & building countless traveling memories, secure in the knowledge they had made the right decision for themselves all those many years ago. For one of them the memories are gone now, but for the other, they live on in a mind that had the courage to try something years ago that wasn't even fashionable at the time. The clock is ticking or all of us, so work hard on your dreams & do what you think it is that seems right for you. Remember...."The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now."
TOOK TODAY'S PICS ON MY WAY TO GRAND BEND THIS MORNING (road at left is the Babylon Line)
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A couple of elderly RV'ers who'd recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary were sitting on the sofa in their Airstream motor home, when the wife said, "Dear, do you remember how you used to sit close to me?" He moved over and sat close to her.
"Dear," she continued, "do you remember how you used to hold me tight?" He reached over and held her tight.
"And," she went on, "do you remember how you used to hug me and kiss me and nibble on my ear?" With that, her husband got up and started to walk toward the rear of the Motor Home. "Where are you going?" she asked. "Well," answered the husband, "I have to go get my teeth now."
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