OLD & NEW TIRE.....NEW TIRES HAVE A MORE AGGRESSIVE TREAD DESIGN
I was at the Huron Tire shop fifteen minutes early this morning for my 8 a.m. appointment. It was a cool mid 50's rain soaked start to the day. By 8:04 they had the Jeep in the garage & Al in the waiting room leafing through horribly boring magazines for what seemed an eternity. "Your all done," boomed the voice from behind a counter & 5 minutes later at 9:10 I backed the Jeep out of the bay & I was on my way.....new tires & all:))
LOTS OF BUZZARDS ON THE BARN ROOF THIS RAINY THURSDAY MORNING
Noticed right away the ride had smoothed out a bit. Decided to treat myself to a mess of bacon & eggs not too far down the road at a place called Kate's Station. Doesn't look like a station & I ain't never seen no sign of Kate either. It's the first time in memory that I declined a coffee with a hardy breakfast. And guess what, I didn't flop out of my seat in convulsions, the waitress never had a heart attack & the world never turned dark & ended. Kept an $1.50 in my pocket and an ounce of cream out of my blood stream to boot. I'm home now, it's 11:30 in the morning & I am drinking my second & last cup of coffee for the day:))
BACKYARD SHOWING PART OF A WOODEN SHED I BUILT & OUR BURNING BARREL FOR BURNABLE WASTE
Oh ya & despite a recent comment on my blog.....I had a Tim Horton's decaffeinated coffee this past Monday morning & guess what.......it did not taste like dishwater. It totally tasted like a regular coffee to me. I do the lions share of dishes here at home so I know what dishwater tastes like!! I am soooooo glad I am not a food & drink connoisseur because I'm sure it would make mine & Kelly's life more difficult. I'm what you might call, 'a low maintenance kind of guy:)) Well, in fact, we're kind of an all round low maintenance couple if you haven't already guessed. And we love it that way...............10-4!!
OUR OLD RAIN BARREL >>>
One of the main reasons for putting that 'bra' (silly word for something on the front of an automobile I'd say) on the front of the Jeep was to gain protection for the radiator. Those Jeep radiators are totally exposed to bugs, rocks, birds or anything that wants to come through the grill & nail it. The bra has a tough finely woven mesh that covers the whole grill area. The bra also protects the paint job from stones & grit flying up from the rig's tires plus the small air deflector on top creates an updraft channeling small bugs up & over the windshield. It almost channeled me out the back window yesterday!!
THIS AGED WOODEN BARREL HOLDS ROCKS BROUGHT BACK FROM THE SOUTHWEST....I need to blow off the pine needles!!
I was browsing through some old stuff on the computer this afternoon & came across an old blog site of mine on Microsoft’s My Space. I had all but forgotten that I originally started out on this blogging road as far back as January of 06. It was quite a find & I got quite a kick out of those very early posts. So, looks like my blogging roots go back nearly 5 years now instead of the 3 years I had previously thought.
TOO WET FOR A CAMPFIRE TODAY
Saw something on the news last night that just left both Kelly & I standing here shaking our heads. The idiot tail is wagging the befuddled dog again. School kids are telling the Ontario School Board they want cell phones allowed in class rooms. This has got to be totally beyond stupid. It angers me to no end when I see what is becoming of our society but here’s the kicker. The Premier of Ontario has come out on the issue saying he thinks it’s a good idea because in this day & age communication is important. #*!!%^*# Cell phones in class rooms.....are ya totally nuts McGinty!! I’ve got to use the STUPID word here again. In fact, SUPER STUPID!!!! Ok, SUPER SUPER STUPID!! Can you imagine being a teacher these days & the days leading up to these days over these last bunch of years. Teeny boppers in educational class rooms being allowed to sit & play on their stupid little twinkle toes cell phones!!!! Will the madness ever stop!! Well guess what folks........it’s going to get a lot worse & that is just the simple reality of today's society. And anyone thinking it isn’t has quite successfully buried their head in the sand at the beach of positive thinking. Kelly & I often remark about how fortunate we are to be at this end of the life cycle & not just starting out at the other end.
I HAVE PLANTED NUMEROUS SUMAC AROUND OUR PLACE
Our day turned out to be cloudy & cool so it was perfect for staying inside & getting caught up on computer stuff. I still have a list of people here I have been meaning to email. I remember a few years ago before I got into this blogging thing I was very fast & efficient with my email correspondence but since starting the blog I find it really hogs my computer time & folks I should be in touch with, I'm not:(( I think I am waaaaaay overdo for a long stint in the Blogger's Re-Hab home out there somewhere in southern California!!
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And never underestimate the importance of walking!!
Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $10,000 per month.
My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 97 years old and we don't know where the hell he is.
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing.
I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.
Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise,' I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
I do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, they'll say, 'Well, he looks good, doesn't he?'
If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.
I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years - just getting over the hill.
We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour and by the time I leave, I look just fine.
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
Until one has loved an Animal, part of their soul remains un-awakened.
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It is not the concept of God I have a problem with.....it's his fan club that causes me grievous concern:((
The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...... AL.