WE ARE SOOOOOOO READY TO RUMBLE……….
We started the morning off in pouring rain but it soon turned to sleet and light snow for a short while. It didn’t deter us from our morning walk though as Pheebe and I made our way around the trail. Stopped for a few thoughts at my favourite young Maple tree and then wrapped up our last Pine forest morning walk for the year. Yes it’s true…….I talk to trees:))
A SKIFF OF SNOW ON THE TRAIL THIS MORNING AND THE PHEEBS HAS AN APPLE IN HER MOUTH
A YOUNG OAK TREE GROWING OUT OF A LARGE OAK STUMP…….AND SLEET ON THE MORNING PATH
It was a day of cleaning, doing laundry, organizing and rearranging. We do not shut our place down completely so we put a big thermometer in the window for our neighbour to see because we always leave a bit of heat on. For anyone doing this it is very important to put fresh batteries in your thermostat. We didn't do that last year and when the batteries failed in both our electric furnace and remote powered gas fireplace stove at the same time the temps dropped low enough to kill all our indoor plants. Luckily, the fellow who regularly checks our place caught the problem before any damage was done to our pipes. A very close call, so be sure to put new batteries in your thermostats folks.
YEP, I’D SAY WE ARE GETTING OUT OF HER JUST IN TIME ALRIGHT
Still no idea just where we are headed for first in the southwest but I finally do have an idea on which route we will take when leaving here in just a matter of hours. Decided to follow our tracks from last year and make our first overnight stop in Benton Harbor Michigan. Sunday morning we will slip into Gary Indiana on the east side of Chicago, change direction and pick up I-57 heading south down to Effingham Illinois. Reaching Effingham puts us back onto our old tried and true southern route for the southwest. We will continue south on I-57 joining I-55 south to the west side of Memphis and the Mississippi River. We will make the big swing down the Interstate ramp onto I-40 pointing the rig's nose directly at the southwest. I always look forward to this spot either coming or going in our travels because it is a major change of direction and roughly marks the half way point for us.
PICKED UP THIS LITTLE $3 WALL MOUNTED LAMP AT THE GOODWILL STORE LAST WEEK…..MUCH BETTER THAN THE TIPPY FLOOR LAMP WE USED TO HAVE
Don't want to dwell on this but just want to say thank you to all the folks who have stuck with my blog these past difficult seven and a half months. I have very much appreciated your support, patience and understanding. Now, let's see if we can get out there and find us a big breath of fresh air and some new adventures:))
WHEN IT BEGAN TO SNOW AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON I THOUGHT……OH OH!!
Left the History channel on TV all day and found myself continuously drawn to the screen watching programs dealing with the 'Days Of Remembrance.' Our power went out for about an hour beginning at 10:40 a.m. At 11 a.m. I was in the Motor Home with the radio on listening to 'In Flanders Fields.' Years ago in my reading days, the bulk of my reading for many years had to do with factual accounts of the wars. Maybe that is why I joined the Canadian Navy at age 20. I remember last year on November 11th at 11 a.m. in the morning we were westbound on I-10 somewhere between Deming and Lordsburg New Mexico.
DECIDED TO TAKE OUR SUN ROOM’S GREEN RECLINER THIS YEAR INSTEAD OF THE SECOND RED POANG CHAIR….KELLY WILL USE IT AND I WILL STILL USE MY RED CHAIR WHICH I REALLY LIKE EVEN THOUGH IT DOESN’T RECLINE
About 3:30 this afternoon I hooked the Jeep up to the back of the Motor Home. Good thing I remembered how because the last time I hooked it up was nearly 8 months ago before leaving a campground near Canyon de Chelly in north-eastern Arizona. Took the rig and Jeep for a test run and everything checked out fine. Parked it with the door opening into the driveway where we can load up the final things in the morning and that’s it. We are ready to go……….. at last:))
If by chance you do not see a blog from me Saturday night or Sunday morning it probably will just mean we have had a few technical problems re-activating our Verizon Internet card. Kelly doesn't feel there will be a problem but I am always a bit more sceptical when it comes to a lot of this new space age techno stuff. In my world, Mr. Murphy is always just around the corner waiting to mess me up……10-4:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A sweet young thing who has just been shopping is pulled over by a traffic cop and given a ticket for speeding. Rather than fight the ticket, the woman writes a check for the amount of the fine and puts it in the mail.
However, the young woman is anxious. Her husband always examines her checkbook carefully, and she doesn't want him to know about the incident.
Then inspiration strikes, and she scribbles on the check stub: "One pullover, $125."
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