A FIELD OF BEANS IN RURAL SOUTH-WESTERN ONTARIO
Had it not been for the thunder and lightning knocking our power out about 2:30 a.m. this morning I might have racked up my fourth night of a reasonably good night's sleep. Motormouse woke Kelly up when she crashed through her door and scrambled under the bed. Pheebe handled the storm in stride as she took up most of my bed again leaving a small space on one side for me. When I head down the hall to go to bed now she races ahead of me, jumps up on my bed and picks her spot. In our house, dogs rule. And, at the first sign I may be waking up in the morning, I am immediately smothered in big slurpy dog smooches:))
You would think with my miserable mechanical track record I would know enough to leave things alone by now other than trying to change a light bulb now and again. But, oh no, I had to go out one morning this week and mess with the rig's hot water tank and drain plug. Just wanted to drain the tank and refill it. Those plugs are generally as inaccessible as fuse panels. Took me awhile with an assortment of wrenches, crowbars, hammers and a front end loader to get that plug out and drain the tank. Of course when I attempted to screw the plastic plug back in I over tightened it and broke the head off the plug. Par for the course. So now the plug's threads are fully inserted with no way for me to remove it. Even if I had a tool to get it out, knowing me, I would probably screw that up too and just do further damage. Luckily, we have a fellow here in Bayfield who makes house calls so Lorne from Lorne's RV is going to drop around this week and hopefully fix that up for us.
I remembered JERRY asking why I clean the storage bins out in the Motor Home when we get back from the Southwest each Spring. In fact, that is a question I frequently ask myself as well. After nearly 6 months on the road in a lot of dusty and sometimes muddy locations those bins have a habit of getting dirty and somewhat disorganized at times so I generally like to empty the bins and hose them out. Some of the things in the bins are used here at home in the summer such as lawn chairs, BBQ, etc. so I just leave them out. For whatever reason, I like to start anew each Fall with empty bins because I have a tendency to organize things a little differently each year. No wonder I can never find anything two years in a row!! And why put things up in the rafters? Maybe if I knew the answer to that question I wouldn’t be putting things up in the rafters.
Tonight the Bayfield Bunch welcomes our newest Blog Follower, Donald. Welcome aboard my friend and thanks for having the interest and taking the time to stop by.
First thing Tuesday morning many children will be heading back to school in our area and quite a few will be picked up by school bus from the many farms in our rural countryside. Kelly and I were both school bus drivers for a few years and I am still reminded of those days when I see the big yellow school buses on the road or the occasional little elf like buildings at the end of some farm lanes. Parents have built these huts or shelters for their kids to wait inside for the school bus on cold frosty wintery mornings. Below are a few I have come across on my back road photo tours.
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BIT OF A MIXED HERD HERE
A question was asked by a commenter as to why I was giving up my dream of Full Timing. There is both a long and short answer to this question and I will give you the short answer. First, let me say I have not given up the dream. I will always have that. For a major lifestyle change like Full Timing both parties have to totally be on the same page or it is not going to work. That's it.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( In Canada's Newfoundland the Newfies have finally solved their own fuel problems. They imported 50 million tonnes of sand from the Arabs and they are going to drill for their own oil. Those Newfies are pretty smart eh:))
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