I could see the cloud cover was beginning to break early this morning. Despite our cold 36F start to the day I knew I had a bunch of yard work to finish up so it was going to be a ‘dress warmly’ day. A neighbour's car needed to be started after a long winter’s hibernation as well. Amazing how after nearly 6 months of sitting I just re-attached the battery cables, turned the key & the little Honda was instantly purring like a contented kitten. Had 2 Honda Civics years ago & they were just the best cars of ever. Same with my Honda motorcycle. Runs like a top & doesn’t make a great big noise:))
MALE RED WING BLACKBIRD
Had myself a busy morning pushing my wheelbarrow around with loads of raked up pine needles. I dump them in a pile alongside the road & later pick them up with my utility trailer & take them to a recycling area we have here in the Park. I sure have taken many trailer loads of Pine needles to that recycling area in the past 9 years. Especially when I used to do a lot of stuff for neighbours.
Last haircut for me was early November of 2011 so this morning Kelly got out the scissors & put a quick end to that 5 month reign of hair. I once again have my grade one first day at school haircut look again. Eee Gads!!
Been a couple years since I last had my eyes checked & today’s check-up revealed my eyes are in good shape with only minor changes in prescription & cataract progression. My current frames are about 15 years old with the lenses themselves being 8 years old & scratched up enough to look like they came out of a sandpaper factory. Today I finally gave in & ordered new frames & lenses. Yikes, that sure wasn’t cheap!!
INGRID HUBBARD joins us today as Blog Follower 479. Thank you for dropping by Ingrid & welcome to our travels. Afraid we won’t be traveling too far until the Fall but if I decide to keep this Blog going for the summer again maybe you will find something of interest here:))
My Urologist’s office phoned this afternoon with an appointment for my CT Scan. Would you believe it’s this Sunday. Didn’t know those folks worked on Sundays & hard to believe they got me booked in on such short notice. That is not the norm here in Canada. They also scheduled an appointment to go over the CT Scan results next Wednesday at the Urologist’s office in Stratford. Yikes!!
SAND CHERRY BLOSSOMS
Only weeks after having both knees done in a bilateral knee surgery, Stu from 2 TAKING A FIFTH is up & about with the aid of a cane. Read STU'S ACCOUNT of what lead up his decision to have both knees done at the same time. In his continuing account Stu talks about pre-op, day of the surgery & post-op. Informative reading for anyone facing knee surgery in the future. We met Stu & Froggy Donna along with some other Blogger friends in the Kofa Mountains near Quartzsite Arizona a few years ago…….A GET TOGETHER IN THE DESERT.
And, we received this photo below of our Arizona house today taken by fellow RV’er & traveling Canadian, Gerrit. Gerrit & his wife are currently staying at the Escapee’s North Ranch just outside of Congress, Arizona. Coincidentally another RV’er & fellow Blogger, WHERE'S WEAVER is also at North Ranch this week exploring around the area.
ALTHOUGH BOTTOM RIGHT SAYS ‘BAYFIELD BUNCH’ THE PHOTO WAS ACTUALLY TAKEN BY GERRIT VAN KEULEN
GROANER’S CORNER:(( McNally was taking his first plane ride, flying over the Rocky Mountains. The stewardess handed him a piece of chewing gum. "It's to keep your ears from popping at high altitudes," she explains.
When the plane landed McNally rushed up to her. "Miss," he said, "I'm meeting me wife right away. How do I get this gum out of my ears?"
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.