It was the distant rumble of thunder that had me out of bed at 4 a.m. & outside closing garden shed doors, checking car windows & covering up the motorcycle. The computer weather radar map later showed that band of storms came in across the lake & went to the north of us. No matter, I was up, I was on my feet, & my day had again started early.
A RELAXING PLACE IN OUR FRONT YARD
The cable guy had an appointment between ten & noon this morning to hook up HD (high definition) TV & a brace of music channels for my Uncle Harry in Mitchell so Kelly & I were there by ten. The fellow was late & didn't make it until Harry headed off for lunch. It was after 2 by the time we left but Kelly was very thorough in explaining the new DVR set-up to Harry. It's a big leap in technology for him coming from his old VCR machine. I have a feeling we'll be going back shortly to help him out again.
There has always been background music in our family & my Mother had the same music channels during her 4 year stay in a local nursing that Harry has now. He is looking forward to his channels of Big Band, Ambient, Oldies & Memories of Yesteryear & the music will help him pass the time while at the Ritz Villa. I have always had music playing throughout the years no matter where I lived & my Aunt Jean in Florida is the same. We are a family that has always loved it's music. My Mother played piano by ear but she was the only one outside my Grandfather with his 'screechy fiddle' that actually played any instruments. The rest of us were were just great music appreciators.
RETIRED ROD may have shed a little light on my failed Live Writer download Tuesday morning. I tried downloading the new version onto an XP platform & he suggested maybe that was the problem. I am now debating whether to try the upgrade on our newer Win 7 Toshiba laptop. I was a little unnerved by a fellow blogger who said the upgrade wiped out his existing Live Writer & he had to do some fancy footwork to get it back. I'm really not in the mood for having to do fancy footwork these hot & humid summer days!!
QUEEN ANNE'S LACE
Didn't mean to shake up the RV troops with yesterday's post about 'downsizing or dropping out of the RV lifestyle.' I sometimes like to flip the coin over & talk about what is on the other side. No, we won't be getting rid of our Motor Home, car, television, cell phone, dust bin, or extra broom handle. I just have a habit of blogging about things that pop into my mind from time to time & sometimes when I have a frustrating day it just shows up in the blog. As I have said before, I blog about how I feel, & sometimes I have a tendency to stir up the pot a bit:))
OUR LITTLE FROG POND
I particularly liked Thom's comment in Tuesday night's blog that said, "Al;
maybe the bike, cameras, computers, the blog, etc. give us more than something to do. They give us the closest thing to a purpose that we've got... and everyone must have a purpose. Without a purpose what are we good for?" Thom is right on with that comment about 'purpose!!' My blog dealt with the sometimes frustrations of having too much stress related stuff & becoming discouraged about things. We all have those moments or days when we temporarily lose site of where we are, where we're going or what the purpose is of everything!! Our Snow Bird RV lifestyle definitely gives us a focused purpose & we won't be giving that up any time soon. In fact, as you all know, I would much prefer to be out there on the road going places & doing things than sitting here at home all summer!! But, that's another blog for another day!!
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A group of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Holland. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat's milk was used. She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing. 'These' she explained, 'are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.' She then asked, 'What do you do in America with your old goats?'
A spry old gentleman answered, 'They send us on bus tours!
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UN-AWAKENED"
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