MANAGED TO CATCH ME A SMALL RAINBOW THIS MORNING
Another cold wet rainy day here in south-western Ontario. Figured I had better get myself out of the house and catch me a little fresh air. My travels took me up and around the Goderich harbour and down along wind tossed Lake Huron. Only camera I had with me was my point and shoot Canon Powershot SX210IS so all of tonight’s photos are with that camera.
THE OCEAN GOING CARGO SHIP STEFANIA 1 WAS IN HARBOUR THIS MORNING PICKING UP A LOAD OF EITHER GRAIN, BEANS OR CORN
GODERICH’S SIFTO SALT MINE IS SEEN ACROSS THE HARBOUR
JEAN AND SKIP are currently in Cottonwood Arizona and yesterday toured the historic mining town of Jerome Arizona built on the side of Mingus Mountain. We accidentally first encountered Jerome in November of 2007 after an unplanned harrowing trip over Mingus Mountain. I was driving the Motor Home that day with Max, Checkers and the Motormouse on board with Kelly following in the Santa Fe. If I thought getting over Mingus Mountain was scary....I had no idea what was ahead of me in the narrow twisting streets of Jerome!! For my post that day click here.... FROM BEDROCK TO DEADHORSE
TRUCKS WAITING TO DROP OFF THEIR LOADS OF GRAIN AT THE GODERICH GRAIN ELEVATORS…BLACK PUFF OF SMOKE LOWER RIGHT CAME OUT OF A STACK ON THE STEFANIA 1’s STERN
A TRUCK TIPS IT’S LOAD INTO THE AUGERS OF THE LARGE GRAIN ELEVATORS WITH THE STERN OF THE STEFANIA 1 JUST AHEAD
STU AND DONNA travel fully prepared for flat tires and it was a flat tire on their fiver along I-40 near Knoxville that had them donning safety vests, putting out traffic cones and hauling out the impact wrench, jack and spare tire. And, was there damage to the rig? Yes there was.
I always find my fellow Blogger's posts about their views on blogging interesting. How they got started, what they like or dislike about blogging. What motivates them to write a post every day or every once and awhile. Where do ideas come from and how are ideas formulated. I'm always interested in the mechanics of how people put their posts together as well. Are they using Live Writer, Blogger, or a different writing platform. What photo editing programs are being used and how are they used in relation to a Blogger's post. Some blogs are records of daily activities, some are more travel oriented, some opinionated, some occasionally humorous and some occasionally sad. I find the whole world of blogging very interesting. I thought Donna’s TRAVELS IN THERAPY post this morning was a fine example of how the freely sharing of information between Bloggers can be so very helpful.
A blog may be technically helpful or thought provoking on a philosophical level. It is the wide diversity of topics I enjoy here in Blog Land. And, for the most part it is the respect here in Blog Land that most Bloggers have for one another that I appreciate the most. Very rare to find rude and sarcastic comments in our community and I think we all appreciate each other's maturity for that. I have seen other forums where things get very personal and nasty. Nice to be part of a community where most of us have respect and understanding for each other's thoughts and opinions. It is also the support Blogger's have for one another in times of difficulty that makes our community very caring and very special. It was this morning’s post post by BIG DAWG AND FREEWAY that set my mind to thinking of all my fellow bloggers and the great community we all communicate in.
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To answer the question about my suspected wheat intolerance and if it was diagnosed by a Doctor. No, it was not. Just my opinion on some physical things that have been occurring for quite awhile and seemed to coincidentally take place after eating breads and buns etc. Maybe I do not have wheat intolerance at all, but at least the symptoms for wheat intolerance got my attention enough to make me try some new changes to my eating habits. Since making those changes I have not had the lethargic bloating feeling I was getting so bad after eating products made from dough. I love anything made from dough so have always fell prey to things like donuts, muffins, sweet buns, and any kind of bread products, etc. Wheat intolerance or not, I figure a change regarding wheat products could very well be a positive and healthy change for me. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. We'll see how it goes. I should also add here that I consider myself a very fortunate person in that at the age of 67 the only prescription drug I take is something called Arthrotec which helps with the sometimes aching stiffness I get in my legs. Been taking this for about 13 years now when it was originally prescribed for bone spur problems in both my feet which have long since been surgically corrected.
GODERICH EVEN HAS A HORSE RACING TRACK
One of my favourite periods of each day is my 20 minute morning shower time. This is a time when the beginnings of many blog ideas for the day are conceived. My shower routine is always basically the same from the time I enter the bathroom to when I leave. I generally always turn on a small electric heater because I like the feeling of warm air wafting over me. And, I like my shower water on the hot side as well. I also have a habit of turning the bathroom lights down while in the shower and I have absolutely no idea where I picked that habit up or why. As many long time readers know, I am a music oriented person so of course I have music in the bathroom as well. Back in the 80's I made countless hours of cassette tapes (remember them) from CD's. It is all the ambient tapes that I now listen to each and every morning in the shower on a boom box I found a few years ago in a Goderich Thrift Store. It is that warm air, soft lighting, hot water and music which makes a special time for me each and every morning:))
A STORMY LOOKING DAY AT THE LAKE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Old ranch owner John farmed a small ranch in Montana. The Montana Wage and Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his workers and sent an agent out to interview him.
'I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,' demanded the agent.
'Well,' replied old John, 'There's my ranch hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night.'
'That's the guy I want to talk to, the half-wit,' says the agent.
'That would be me,' replied old rancher John.
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