Monday, June 06, 2011
SPENT A COUPLE HOURS ON MY HANDS & KNEES THIS MORNING
Sure do appreciate this summer like weather we have been having especially after the cold wet dark Spring we & many others had, or may be still having.
MY LITTLE GARTER SNAKE PAL IS STILL IN THE BACK YARD
Kelly picked up the stain for our deck on Saturday & with a quick check of the weather Sunday night I knew today was the day I would be on my hands & knees doing deck duty. First brush stroke hit the deck at 8 a.m. sharp & I kept right at it until I laid down the last brush stroke on the deck steps at 10 a.m. Wasn’t real impressed with the ‘Pine Needle’ color at first but once the deck dried & I saw the overall result, I was satisfied with the color.
DECK WAS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LITTLE GRUNGY, SO IT WAS TIME........
Caught ourselves a break this morning on the electrical problem we have been having with plugging the Motor Home into shore power & always having it trip the breaker. It was suggested that we try an electrical outlet that was not a ‘Ground Fault Interruption' type. (GFI) All three of our outside outlets are GFI’s so grabbed a longer extension cord & plugged it into an electrical outlet in our shed &….. ‘Walla’, we had electricity in our Motor Home again. We are now able to keep our solar batteries charged with shore power. We have been told that GFI switches & RV’s are not always the best of friends.
HAPPIER MEMORIES FROM LAST SUMMER
I really must get myself in gear & clean our sunroom windows. It's a job I should have made a priority way back in April. The windows don't look dirty until the sun shines through them but that's no excuse. Probably 95% of all my bird photos have been taken through dirty windows. Oh dear:((
Kelly is off to Cambridge Ontario Tuesday to visit her daughter & the 'Grands.' I will likely be busy putting a coat of paint on our porch steps in preparation of laying down the new carport on our porch. Precise measurements have to be made & holes have to be cut in the right spots of the carpet to accommodate railing posts, etc so that will not be a job for me!! It's best that I stay away when things involve measuring & cutting things, regardless of what it is.
RELAXING BY A CAMPFIRE IN OUR BACK YARD
In last night's post I talked about my preference for pockets in my shirts & it dawned on me later that it may be a hold over from my younger days. I was a smoker for about 20 years way back then. So, how does that tie in with shirt pockets? A smoker needs a convenient place to carry his smokes & what better place than a shirt pocket. My pocket was never without a pack of smokes in it & that may may very well have been where my brain bonded with my shirt pocket. And, by the way, I quit smoking nearly 30 years ago.
SEAGULLS PERCHED ON AN OLD SHIPWRECK JUST OFF BAYFIELD'S BEACH
And, why do some of us guys wear the same things over & over everyday? Well, I know why I do but can't speak for the rest of the gang. I bought my latest 'wear every day shirt' in Douglas Arizona this past winter on Boxing Day. I have worn that shirt almost every day since then despite buying a couple other shirts that day. First, it has 2 button down pockets:)) It fits me loosely & I like that in a shirt. I'm not one to tuck a shirt in. It is made of warm flannelette material which feels nice on my skin & I like that too. I cannot tolerate anything tight around my wrists or neck so I never do the sleeve buttons up or the top buttons on the shirt itself. It is the best fitting & most comfortable shirt I have.....so why wouldn't I wear it every day!!
Now, in this warmer weather I have a favorite short sleeve shirt which I basically wear for the above same reason. I have maybe 20 shirts in my closet but basically only ever wear 2 of them.
LEFT PHOTO SHOWS THE SHIRT FROM DOUGLAS ARIZONA & RIGHT PHOTO SHOWS MY SHORT SLEEVE SUMMER SHIRT THAT I'VE HAD LONGER THAN I CAN REMEMBER
Yes, yes, I do wash my shirt once a week or more often depending how much food I have dumped down the front of it. While my shirt is in the wash machine & dryer I anxiously pace the floor in a temporary shirt waiting until I can haul it out of the dryer & quickly get it back on again. Some people have a security blanket & I have my security shirt. If in an emergency like meeting a crowd of hikers coming the other way on a trail I can quickly squat down beside the path & hide under my shirt. Works every time:))
So, bottom line.......... when something fits so comfortably, why wear anything else. Seems like the right thing to do & makes a whole lot of darn good sense in my little world.
TUGBOAT IN THE GODERICH HARBOR WITH LARGE GRAIN SILOS ON THE BACKGROUND
And here you thought I was going to come up with some 'deep thoughts' on why some guys wear the same thing over & over. Well, I'm sure there might be 'deep thoughts' for some people out there, but for me it's just a simple comfort thing.........10-4:))
ENJOYING A QUIET SUNSET ON BAYFIELD'S PIER
GROANERS' CORNER:(( A frog telephoned the Psychic Hotline and was told, "You are going to meet a beautiful young woman who will want to know everything about you."
The frog said, "That's great! Will I meet her at a party, or what?"
"No," said the psychic, "Next semester in her biology class."
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