PROTECTING THE GODERICH HARBOR
The thermometer in the Jeep told me it was 58F at 6:15 this morning as I headed into work. The cool air just felt sooooo great for a change & added an extra few units of 'ooomph' to my recently charged overnight batteries. The whole eastern horizon was aglow in a deep orange as the sun lumbered it's way up to the tree line. I noticed old Sol & I had something in common this morning. I too was aglow.....in my orange clam digger pants:))
NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO WEAR ORANGE PANTS TO WORK:))
In last night's blog I had a sepia tone picture of a log cabin on the grounds of the Goderich Museum. Children can be seen sitting on some logs eating their lunch. This is not an old photo. I took the colored photo just after a couple of other photos showing a project the kids had just finished. JERRY in Benson inquired about the photo & the sepia (old time look) effect. Again, with just the click of a tool button in Picasa I was able to turn the color photo into an instant old time looking photo. Total time it took me to do that was about 1 second. Years ago I would spend endlessly long hours in my darkroom sepia toning prints by hand with trays of absolutely obnoxious & foul smelling chemicals. (I remembered Jerry's question but have a nagging feeling I have forgotten some others)
Also in last night's Groaner's Corner I put in that piece about a man & his dog. I should have put 'author unknown' at the end of that. I did not write it:((
ANCHORED ON THE MAITLAND RIVER IN GODERICH, ONTARIO
Kelly & I slipped down to Mitchell this afternoon to visit with Uncle Harry for a couple hours. Took him down a table for beside his chair. He's doing well & loves his piped in TV music channels.
KELLY HELPING HARRY UNDERSTAND THE TV REMOTE
Slipped into Wal-Mart early this morning to buy myself a simple little electric hair trimmer for doing my beard. Saw some on the shelf in my price range so grabbed one & away I went. I don't spend any more time in retail stores than I have to. When I got home & opened up the package I realized I had not only bought a hair trimmer.......but it looked like I had brought the whole darn Barbershop home!!
LOOKS LIKE I BROUGHT THE WHOLE DARN BARBERSHOP HOME!!
I knew our desktop computer was getting low on memory again despite adding more Ram last summer. Was surprised to see we had only 2.26 GB's left. Have used 78.2. Not being too technically minded I would suspect we are in a 'critical' situation here with our desktop so I began moving photo files to our external hard drive & was able to recover about 18 GB's of memory. Hopefully that will keep our aging desktop afloat for awhile longer. Most of our computer space is taken up with photo files.
THE ROOM WAS FULL OF PREGNANT WOMEN WITH THEIR PARTNERS. THE CLASS WAS IN FULL SWING.
THE INSTRUCTOR WAS TEACHING THE WOMEN HOW TO BREATHE PROPERLY AND WAS TELLING THE MEN HOW TO GIVE THE NECESSARY ASSURANCE TO THEIR PARTNERS AT THIS STAGE OF THE PREGNANCY. SHE SAID "LADIES, REMEMBER THAT EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU. WALKING IS ESPECIALLY BENEFICIAL. IT STRENGTHENS THE PELVIC MUSCLES AND WILL MAKE DELIVERY THAT MUCH EASIER!" JUST TAKE SEVERAL STOPS AND STAY ON A SOFT SURFACE LIKE GRASS OR A PATH.
SHE LOOKED AT THE MEN IN THE ROOM, "AND GENTLEMEN, REMEMBER -- YOU'RE IN THIS TOGETHER --- IT WOULDN'T HURT YOU TO GO WALKING WITH HER."
THE ROOM SUDDENLY GOT VERY QUIET AS THE MEN ABSORBED THIS INFORMATION. THEN A MAN AT THE BACK OF THE ROOM SLOWLY RAISED HIS HAND.
"YES?" ANSWERED THE TEACHER.
"I WAS JUST WONDERING. IS IT ALL RIGHT IF SHE CARRIES A GOLF BAG WHILE WE WALK?"
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UN-AWAKENED"
It's not the concept of God I have a problem with.......it's his fan club!!
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