I WAS AT THE COMPUTER WHEN I NOTICED THE YELLOW ORANGE COLOR
Although tonight's photos have a yellowish sepia tone look to them, it is the natural color left behind after a storm passed over our area. The sky turned a yellow orange & cast a warm glow over our digs here in Bayfield.
If it hadn't been for the 20 minutes it took me to put a coating of clear coat Varathane on a 16"x 8' oak board this morning my day might have been a total washout!!
We have a large storm front bearing down on us (3:35PM) & I see they issued a Tornado watch for parts of southwestern Ontario. Hope it's not packing hail because I always worry about our solar panels being smashed. Noticed the other day about 80% of the leaves are off the trees alongside the roadside forests & after today's winds & rain I imagine our beautiful Autumn colors will totally disappear from the countryside. We still have a fair bit of foliage left in our front yard because it is protected by large pine trees.
Took some pics today just after the storm passed us by.
We are less than 2 weeks from departing on this year's travels. A lot of folks would be excited at this point but the word excitement just does not carry the same meaning as it did when I was a kid. I think that may have something to do with age. Let's just say I'll be darn glad to be out of here doing & seeing something different for a change & I am mighty darn glad about that!!
This has been a long 7 months since arriving home at the end of March last year. Sometimes I wonder if it would have been better to have never traveled at all. At least that way I wouldn't have known what I was missing. Some say we Snow Birds have the best of both world's & I do understand that thought & believe it to be true to some extent but of course it all comes down to an individuals personality. I'm guessing most Snow Birds are just content with wherever they are. I suppose if we were able to do some traveling during the summer months I could possible fall under that 'contented' label a little bit too, but we don't, so it makes for a long boring summer if your a born traveler with a sense of adventure. Can you tell I'm having myself a dull & rainy kind of a day again!!
FRONT YARD AROUND THE FROG POND
Not sure which route we will be taking when we leave at the end of next week because of the coach's problematic leveling system. If it was just me I would say the hell with the levelers & make do without the troublesome
things just like we did all last winter without much trouble. Kelly, on the other hand likes to be totally level & stable while parked.
The HWH company that makes the hydraulic leveling system for our rig is located on the other side of Chicago just west of Davenport & it has been suggested we take the rig right there to the factory rather than an HWH repair facility somewhere. At the present we have a two-fold problem with the system. Main one is the passenger side rear leveler which has a habit of not retracting. Not good!! And, the other problem is that I couldn't even get any power to the controls a couple days ago. Checked for loose wires in & around the gas pedal as a commenter suggested but didn't see anything wrong. Checked the fuse in the floor panel & it looked fine so I have no idea why it isn't working.........again!!!!
Oh, & an update to our big storm today.....it never happened!! Aside from
some rain & moderate winds the whole storm somehow missed little Bayfield &
moved right over top of us & continued inland. Our temps reached into the
high 60's today & a big sunny day is forecast for tomorrow:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( How to speak about some women & be politically correct:))
- She is not a 'DUMB BLONDE' - She is a: 'LIGHT-HAIRED DETOUR OFF THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY.'
- She has not 'BEEN AROUND' - She is a: 'PREVIOUSLY-ENJOYED COMPANION.'
- She does not 'NAG' you - She becomes: 'VERBALLY REPETITIVE.'
HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT MEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:
- He does not have a 'BEER GUT' - He has developed a: 'LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY.'
- He is not a 'BAD DANCER' - He is: ' OVERLY CAUCASIAN.'
- He does not 'GET LOST ALL THE TIME' - He: 'INVESTIGATES ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS.'
- He is not 'BALDING' - He is in: 'FOLLICLE REGRESSION.'
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