Wednesday, April 18, 2012
TWO CANADA GEESE CHASE PHEEBS FROM THE WATER’S EDGE
Remembered to bring in our main bird feeder last night but thought maybe the others might be Ok. They weren’t. Found one smashed up on the ground & two others tipped over empty. This morning I took down all the bird feeders with the exception of two. Only other way to deal with this problem is to live trap the Raccoon & transport it a few miles away & release it. Can’t do that because it could be a Momma Coon with babies & I could not bare the thought of baby Raccoons starving to death in a nearby tree somewhere. I probably didn’t need to have half a dozen bird feeders up anyway!!
My Passport is coming up for renewal in a couple months so that means a new photo & application. New application – $86. Passport Photo – $20. It’s not cheap being a tourist!!
Had a reader question about our health care so I will answer that one carefully by just saying we will not be getting any knee buckling bills for any of my appointments or procedures with this kidney stone issue. In fact, we will be getting no bills at all, now or later. Nor will I have to pay for any drugs or medications required. You can see why it is sooooooo important for we Canadians to keep our health plans intact & not run the risk of losing them. In Ontario it is called OHIP. Ontario Health Insurance Plan & it is one of the main reasons which keeps us from moving Stateside to an all year round better climate. Medical issues may not seem as important when younger but they sure take top priority as we age. And, while on the medical topic again, let me tell you about………Doc Robot.
He enters & exits the room without a Hello or a Goodbye. No how are you or how are you feeling today. No introductions & no indications of familiarity. No identifications & no salutations. Doc Robot fixes me with a short icy stare as he enters the small examining room with an open electronic Note Pad in hand. He proceeds to & sits at a small table. Reading from the Note Pad he rapidly tells me in technical terms what’s wrong with me & what procedures are necessary to right those wrongs. No questions, no advice, no sign of recognition that he has an actual human life form sitting in front of him. No smiles or warm words of reassurance from Doc Robot. A couple questions from the humans are quickly answered & then he exits the room. No goodbye, no take care, no hesitation, no problem. “Next”
WE’RE GOING THIS WAY……..NO, I WANT TO GO THIS WAY
Chris & Caron from TRAVELS WITH CC & DIXIE have an informative post starting at LAZY DAYS RV in Tampa Florida & ending up 14 hours later at TIFFIN MOTORHOMES in Red Bay, Alabama. This will be of particular interest to Tiffin Motorhome owners who may or may not have been to Tiffin’s big facility there. Sounds & looks like quite a place with additional points of interest in the surrounding area.
WE HAVE A LOT TURKEY VULTURES IN OUR AREA
RV folks are no strangers to break downs on the road. GEOGYPSY'S truck hauling her 5th wheel ran out of power on a grade near Flagstaff Arizona & is now in a repair facility. Russ & Donna from TRAVELS IN THERAPY had their trip come to a screeching halt near Pendleton Oregon & are now facing a hefty repair bill for their Honda Fit toad. Jerry & Suzy from OUR LIFE ON WHEELS are currently broke down at Roper Lake with a stuck transfer case in their Suzuki XL-7 toad. We know the frustrations these people are feeling at the moment.
How about a super deal on a great house & property backing onto a river in Wisconsin. Be sure to check out KAREN IN THE WOODS blog today. She & hubby Steve are hitting the road as Full Timers & are selling their beautiful home in the woods. Just went on the market yesterday. You really have to see this house & the great price they are selling it for. I’m thinking this house & property are going to sell very fast.
Kelly called the Vet today & we should have Motor’s remains back on Friday. We had taken her in just a few days before the Easter Week-end & that week-end backed everything up. Our little Mouse has not been lost after all.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A third grade teacher was getting to know her pupils on the first day of school. She turned to one little girl and asked,
"What does your Daddy do?" The girl replied,
"Whatever my Mommy tells him to do."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- If one's thoughts are positive about the landscape, one's eyes will appreciate what they see...AL.
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.