TWO LONE FISHERMEN ON THE SHORES OF LAKE HURON SUNDAY
I came away with a feeling of disappointment after reading a friend's blog Sunday morning & that kind of set the tone for my day. It would be a full 24 hours before I sat down at the computer again. A work related schmozzle later in the morning didn't help my frame of mind any & I had to finally throw my old sack of bones in the Jeep & take them for a long drive along some quiet country roads. Every once & awhile I just have to get away from things so I generally grab my cameras & some favorite music CD's & away I go for a few hours. It is a good way for me to mull things over in my mind, make some decisions, see some different scenery & just generally get myself back on track with myself. I once again questioned this whole blogging thing & by the time I got home in the late afternoon I just didn't have the mental energy to put a blog together. It was the first day I have missed writing a blog for about a year & a half. I like writing & I like the photography end of things, so with a few necessary changes, a short one day blogging break & a self motivated pep talk I am again back at the keyboard:))
SUNDAY FELT LIKE A 4 BUZZARD DAY
We are into our second day of exceptionally warm weather. Mid 60's yesterday & today coupled with a healthy splash of sunshine this afternoon. In fact it was so nice it actually spurred us on to make a last minute renovation to the rig's interior. Some of you may remember a couple years ago in Quartzsite when we took out all the cheaply made & hugely uncomfortable furniture in our rig. Sold the dinette, tub chair & couch at a business called, The Gambler. A few days later we headed east & purchased all new stuff at the Ikea store in Tempe/Phoenix, AZ. You can see our shopping spree here....IKEA
NEAR THE BENMILLER INN.....BENMILLER, ONTARIO
But, going back to Quartzsite for a minute.....we were looking for a computer desk & Kelly found a used one that had come out of a Tiffin Motor Home at the Le Mesa RV dealer. I think we paid $40 for it. It was made of oak with a marble like top & of course was very heavy. It was a solid good quality desk but it was actually too big for our rig. We liked it anyway & that's what we have been using the past couple years. Last winter we finally accepted the fact it was maybe not the best desk for our particular set-up so this morning, that desk came back out of the Motor Home!!
We had a much smaller el-cheapo wooden student's desk in the carport but when we put it in the rig we realized it was much too high for a laptop computer. Kelly set off for Goderich to see what Zeller's & Wal-Mart had in the way of desks but came back saying all the computer desks were too long for our short space. We have now opted to have handyman Bruce build us a nice shelf type of thing for the laptop & he's going to do that this week-end.
I again recognized our latest blog supporter, cowboy hat & all. That's Froggi Donna from 2 TAKING A FIFTH. I first met Froggi D here on my blog about 3 years ago. I had written a post about a bunch of vehicles I had owned over the years & a comment came in from a 'Froggi' person saying they once had the same type of vehicle as one of the one's I had. Well, with a cute name like that we had to email her back of course. Froggi D was traveling solo in those days & Kelly actually met her in Ajo Arizona one day when the Froggi gal was filling up some propane tanks. Kelly recognized her rig from the pictures on her site. She & Stu were two of the people who came out to our boondocking spot last winter in the Kofa Mountains. I've always had one regret though since that day. We never really did get to know anyone really well that were there & I remember thinking that as I watched Froggi D & Stu pull out on their motorcycles heading back to Yuma. Yes, we had met them alright, but we really didn't get a chance to talk to them much. Maybe next time we can make it 2 on 2 & do that "Howdy Neighbor" thingy all over again, Thanks for your blog support guys:))
PORT ALBERT, ONTARIO.....
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale hits Mexico. Two million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured. The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start and is asking for help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock.
Canada is sending troops to help the Mexican army control the riots. Saudi Arabia is sending oil. Other Latin American countries are sending supplies. The European community (except France) is sending food and money. The United States, not to be outdone, is sending two million Mexicans to replace all the people lost in the earthquake.
God bless America!!!!
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