PUTTING SOME SQUIGGLES ON THE LITTLE MOUSE:))
It's Saturday night, it's after supper & it's going to be a challenge to write something. Not that there isn't any to write about. The problem sometimes is in getting myself motivated. Can't seem to write anything humorous if that is not the way I'm feeling & the same principle applies about writing something serious if my mind is not into it.
I would love to tell you about all the interesting things I did today except I didn't really do any interesting things. Aside from cleaning the cab area in the Motor Home I did not accomplish much.
While in the Motor Home I thought I would try out our hydraulic jack system again. Been awhile since I had them down. Put the slides in, parking brake on, transmission in park & fired up the engine. Reached down & hit the switch for the jacks &...........nothing!! The control panel was stone dead again just like last summer. Ron put in a new solenoid switch back then & we even stopped at HWH in Moscow Iowa on our way west last fall to have the system checked out. Jacks were working fine then but now they are ka-put again. Have I ever told you how much I hate hydraulic jacks!!!! They have been our number 1 source of irritation with our Motor Home.
Big raccoon on our deck last night trying his darnedest to get into a big jar of peanuts left out there & I don't know how they did it this time but there were two Squirrels on the bird station this morning again!! I don't know why I just don't give up & throw in the towel on this whole Squirrel nonsense.
In Friday night's post I mentioned about all the Goldfinches in the front yard again. Just sitting here now I counted 18 around the feeders & managed to get a few photos of their antics. If you look closely at some of the pics you can see some of them them interacting with one another.
NOTICE THE TWO FINCHES COMING IN FOR A LANDING AT TOP RIGHT
And, another bird observation. I have always thought Mourning Doves to be timid & passive but have been surprised by their aggressive nature to other birds coming into the bird station. If a large Grackle lands on the platform the Dove will run right round from the other side & kick him off. I watched this over & over. The Mourning Dove even scares off the Blue Jays & Red Wing Blackbirds. Nothing timid about those Doves when it comes to food!!
Little Cora & I Jeeped ourselves up to Goderich this morning for some groceries. On the way I noticed how black the sky had become to the north east & snapped a picture through the windshield. Heard on tonight's news that a severe storm went through that area bringing down trees & power lines. Thousands of homes without electricity but nobody injured.
Resisted the urge to grab a coffee at Tim Hortons while in Goderich. I'm still ticked off at them for their 'incredible shrinking cup' consumer rip off!!
We blogger folks sure leave ourselves open to the public with our posts sometimes. And a few of us a little more than others. On occasion some of the things we write comes back to bite us, which begs the question, why do we blog in the first place & why do we reveal things about ourselves that don't really need any revealing in the first place. Some folks may seek attention, others like to share their travels with others. For lonely people it's comforting to be in touch with friends & family. For some it's a way of getting their own opinions, thoughts & feelings across.
My reasons for blogging are a smattering of the above. Not for the attention but I do like to share our travels & travel information. I am rarely ever a lonely person so that one doesn't really apply but it is the last one dealing with thoughts & feelings where I quite often find myself. Writing is my favorite form of communication whether it be creative or straight forward. I am very comfortable sitting here at my computer surrounded by ambient music, croaking frogs & herds of birds. I am in my element & in effect, talking to people on my own terms in an environment of contented relaxation. I find it much easier to express myself through written words than in person. I can say what I want & carry a thought through to it's conclusion without being interrupted. For a passive personality like mine that is important. Some will understand what I am talking about & of course some will not. And sometimes of course, I am not too sure about all this myself either. But, I sure do love the music:))
Anyway, just want to say thanks again to all you folks out there for your kind words & support these past 5 years or so. I may not always get things right, but I do try & give you an honest feeling of what I am thinking....................10-4
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