Eight weeks ago we had ordered a tire cover & front bra for the Jeep from a Jeep site in the States. This morning Kelly finally called the company to see what the hold up was & of course the voice at the other end, "oh, it's just being shipped out today." Ya right!! Also phoned London Trailer Hitch this morning to make arrangements to have our toad towing package transferred from the Santa Fe to the Jeep. Our Sterling Roadmaster tow bar part is transferrable but the base plate is not, so a new plate has to be ordered from Burnaby, British Columbia. Hope we are not going to run into problems there!!
GOING TO HAVE TO DO A LITTLE PAINT TOUCH UP ON A WALL HERE
Tuesday got off to another slow start but the highlight of my day was meeting an old friend for coffee in the afternoon. I don't do much of that sort of thing anymore so it was great to just sit down with my old buddy Jim & catch up with each other's lives again. I have blogged about my good friend & our marathon coffee blow-outs several times before & our nearly 4 hour chin wag Wednesday was just like the old days when we hung out a lot together. Distance & lifestyle changes have caused us to drift apart over the past 20 years but every time we get together we pick right up like a couple of mad magpies right from where our last conversation left off a year or so before. We have always had that best buddy chemistry between us & I always like touching base with Jim every year.
Several weeks ago my Nurse Practitioner suggested reducing my coffee intake from 4 cups a day to two in order to help with my sleeping problem. Figured that was a good suggestion so picked me up a can of decaffeinated coffee & slowly weaned myself off the regular stuff over the course of a week. Reached a point where I was not bothered with headaches or scratchy eyes from the lack of caffeine so for the last 3 days have totally skipped my mid morning & evening coffee's with no side affects. I'm at a point now where I could totally give up drinking coffee if I wished. Hmmmm, interesting thought but I am wondering if it has had something to do with my low energy levels this week.
DON'T BUG ME DAD, I'M RESTING
And speaking of coffee, I have a big beef with Tim Hortons!! My friend Jim had given up coffee quite a few years ago so doesn't frequent coffee shops anymore. When he came into Tim Horton's coffee shop yesterday & saw the size of my coffee cup sitting on the table he couldn't believe how small the coffee cups have become. I have been aware of Tim Hortons's sneaky way of slowly downsizing their cups over the last bunch of years & I have blogged about that sneakiness before. Jim's comment yesterday reminded me once again of the dumbing down of Canada's Tim Horton coffee drinkers. Their price for a cup of coffee slowly creeps up while the size of their coffee cups systematically become smaller. So, I have a warning for you America!!
CANADA GOOSE SQUADRON TAKING OFF
Tim Hortons has been expanding their operations into your country for the last few years & here is where the rub comes in. When Kelly was in Spencerport last week she went to the new Tim Hortons coffee shop there & was surprised at how big their coffee cups were compared to Canada. Tim Hortons has gradually dumbed down the Canadian population over the years but they knew they could not successfully branch into the States by setting down tiny sized cups of coffee in front of American people, charging the prices they do & get away with it. They would have been out of business in a matter of weeks because you people would not have put up with that crap. But America, I would bet dollars to doughnuts that they will work the same sneaky downsizing plan on you folks over the coming years that they have so successfully used on us Canadians. I happen to think Tim Horton's coffee is the best but I have never liked their sneaky business ethics. Tim Hortons is only one of many, many, deceptive companies out there now in this day & age but for today, it's Tim Hortons that's sticking in my craw. So beware my friends south of the border.....your Tim Horton's coffee cups are destined to be sneakily & systematically downsized over the next few years....mark my words!! Like I always say.......MINIMUM AMOUNT OF PRODUCT FOR MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF MONEY. It has become the great (and accepted) North American way!!!!
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The following was developed as a mental age assessment by the School of Psychiatry at Harvard University. Take your time and see if you can read
each line aloud without a mistake.
The average person over 50 years of age cannot do it!
1. This is this cat.
2. This is is cat.
3. This is how cat.
4. This is to cat.
5. This is keep cat.
6. This is an cat.
7. This is old cat.
8. This is Geezer cat.
9. This is busy cat.
10. This is for cat.
11. This is forty cat..
12. This is seconds cat.
Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down:))
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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:((
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