We put our ‘clean-up hats’ right back on first thing this morning & tackled our second shed. Again, many things packed up for Arizona & our workshop shed is looking much better. Tomorrow I will tackle the carport storage area. I had all these places cleaned up & organized last Spring but stuff just seems to pile up over the summer somehow.
Our Vet phoned this morning saying Cora’s remains were in. Pheebs & I didn’t waste any time saddling up the Jeep & heading for Zurich Ontario to bring our little Motormouse home. There were some tears on the way as I remembered exactly one year ago this morning, right to the hour, having our dear sweet border collie Checkers put to sleep at the same facility Pheebs & I were now headed for. It was 11 o’clock when I carried our little Mouse out to the Jeep, placed her little Cedar box on the seat beside Pheebs & headed out. She now takes her place between long time best Pals, Max & Checkers. Our little Motormouse is home at last. And, come October I will load the guys into the Motorhome once again as we all become the traveling Bayfield Bunch for yet another winter season in the great American Southwest.
Reader Jean asked how the Pheebs came into our life when she did. In April of last year we had to put down both our older dogs Max & Checkers because of separate illnesses. Several months later while working our way through the loss of 2 dogs we decided we would like another best Pal not only for us but the Motormouse as well. We informed our Vet we were looking & awhile later he called us saying he knew of a sweet dog needing a home. Kelly, Motor & I headed off to meet the new pooch & see if we were all compatible. I had a feeling within a minute of meeting Pheebs she was the one. When she went over & laid down on the floor right beside Motormouse the bond was complete & within hours Pheebe was happily living at our house:))
IT WAS AT THIS MOMENT LAST AUGUST WE KNEW WE HAD JUST FOUND OUR NEXT BEST PAL
Jean also had a question about how our little Motormouse came for a visit one summer….and stayed. For that story I give you a previous link of mine in which I blogged about that two thirds of the way through the post…..MOTOR CAME FOR A VISIT, & STAYED
Reader Scottie asks…what happens if you need medical care while in the USA? As Canadians, we always purchase additional insurance to travel in the States. For example this past December when I had my Kidney Stone attack in Tucson Arizona, Manulife covered the cost of the Emergency Room, CT Scan, & several follow up hospital visits. Nice that our insurance plan did pay for that, but of course my $700 insurance rate for 6 months this coming winter will now skyrocket. Two years ago Kelly was having a knee problem so elected to head into the Elfrida Arizona medical clinic & have it checked out. Knee was examined & determined it just needed rest. Cost of that visit was $35 so she just paid for it rather than putting it through insurance. Best to do that if possible. I think the number one culprit for putting an end to many Canadian RV’ers travel plans is the high cost of medical insurance coverage while they are traveling in the States.
We are sometimes asked how we find our different Boondocking sites while traveling. Word of mouth is always a good way & we do use the ESCAPEE CLUB’S ‘Day’s End’ book. But, of course there are other great sources & in reading THE GOOD LUCK DUCK'S post today I see the ladies are recommending 4 Ebooks they find very helpful. Judging from the comments, others find the books helpful as well. I especially enjoy reading fellow Boondocker posts. We are a minority in the grand scheme of RVing but we share an understanding & appreciation of a lifestyle that allows us an independent peaceful freedom.
MAX, CHECKERS, & THE MOTORMOUSE
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married- for the fourth time.
The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation.
'He's a funeral director,' she answered.
'Interesting, ' the newsman thought.
He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.
She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years.
After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she'd first married a banker when she was in her early 20's, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40's, later on a preacher when in her 60's, and now in her 80's, a funeral director.
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.
She smiled and explained, 'I married number one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.'
- 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.