Saturday, June 23, 2012


Well, I sure felt lost Friday night.  No, not in the darkness of night where Pheebs & I were walking, but in the night sky above when we reached the clearing.  Been awhile since I have spent any length of quality time under the stars so I have a lot of re-familiarizing to do.  Oh, I recognized Scorpios, Libra, Cassiopeia, & the Big Dipper alright but it is all the lesser known constellations, stars, & star clusters I once knew that have slipped my aging mind.  Going to have to blow some dust off my old star charts & sweep some of those accumulated cob webs out of my mind.  Pheebs did fine & had fun scampering the croaking frogs into the pond:))
Pheebs & I started off the day by loading up a bunch of branches into the utility trailer & hauling them off to the Park’s recycle area.  Then it was off to Home Hardware in Goderich looking for a coiled garden hose they have (but didn’t have any) on sale.  Stuffing white, green or fluorescent pink garden hoses into RV bins has always been a complete PITA for as long as I can remember.  They never fold or roll up the way you want them & on cold mornings they are like trying to bend iron pipes.  And, they are real space gobblers as well.  I figure those coiled hoses have to be the cat’s meow for sure.  We’ll see.  Rather than blowing by McDonald’s again we decided to roll through the drive thru just like the Motormouse & I used to do a year ago & pick ourselves up a couple Burritos.  Well, it wasn’t long before we were tussling around in the front seat like a couple Seagulls fighting over a French Fry in a parking lot.  Just like Motor, Pheebs does like Burritos.  Me?  Not so much.
Karen & Steve over at SMALL HOUSE...BIG BACK YARD just had a close call when the front driver's side tire blew out on their toad.  Had they not had a tire monitoring system on the dash of the Motorhome that gave them an instant warning, things could very easily have ended badly.  An all consuming fire is sometimes the devastating result.  A couple years ago I was seriously thinking of a tire monitoring system for the rig & toad but we had just spent a lot of dollars on all new tires for the Motorhome & Jeep so we were feeling the financial crunch.  After reading Karen's post I have it back on our list again.  At least get our Jeep protected for starters.   Scary stuff.
Mike has a bit of a touchy topic going over at PHANNIE AND MAE that I am sure folks will find very interesting so you might want to slip on over & have a look…….:))
Did myself up a couple loads of laundry today & am happy to say all that yukky brown Hospital disinfectant stuff washed right out of my white & gray checked shirt.  Of course I’m not one to sillify myself about separating colors & stuff so my nice white looking checkered shirt is now a nice overall Battleship Gray.  Groovy:))  And I did forego the DEER PARK LODGE wedding on the beach today so no Saturday night wedding photos.  Today’s wedding was the last one for the year. 
Our Blog Roll in the right hand column of my blog has always been a bit of a concern for me.  In an attempt to keep the number of Blogs to a manageable level I have occasionally been in the habit of adding some new Blogs & taking some away.  My reasoning is that if I include every blog I come across or read, the list would be so long it would simply defeat the purpose of featuring & drawing attention to a few of our favorite Bloggers.  So, I have always tried to keep the list respectfully short.  But, here’s my dilemma……who goes & who stays & how do I decide.   First & foremost, I always feel bad if & when I remove somebody from the role.  Fault me if you will, but It’s just the way I am.  
In the 5 years this Blog has been up & running I have only ever had to remove one fellow Blogger & that was simply because I lost respect for the Blogger’s personality.  Other blogs I have removed for several other reasons, non of which were personality related.  Some folks just don’t blog a whole lot so after awhile I took them off.  There are a lot of nice folks I took off simply because we just didn’t have a whole lot of the same interests.  If I am going to read a blog, I have to be ‘genuinely interested’ in what the blogger is blogging about.  And, I must admit, I do not read all the blogs on our blog role on a daily basis anymore.  Kind of defeats the purpose for having some of them on there doesn’t it………………….  
In closing, let me say I also have a tendency to concentrate more on folks who travel the same western areas of the United States we do.   In the last while I have tried to include more RVers who are closer to the boondocking style of RVing we prefer too.  But, no matter which way I slice it, I always feel bad about dropping a blog.   I once tried two blog roles in an effort to somehow include everybody, but the idea really didn’t work.  But I did try….………...
GROANER’S CORNER:((   Work vs. Prison
IN PRISON…You spend the majority of your time in an 8×10 cell.
AT WORK….You spend most of your time in a 6×8 cubicle.
IN PRISON…You get three meals a day.
AT WORK….You only get a break for 1 meal and you have to pay for it.
IN PRISON…You get time off for good behaviour.
AT WORK….You get rewarded for good behaviour with more work.
IN PRISON…A guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.
AT WORK….You must carry around a security card and unlock and open all the doors yourself.
IN PRISON…You can watch TV and play games.
AT WORK….You get fired for watching TV and playing games.
IN PRISON…You get your own toilet.
AT WORK….You have to share.
IN PRISON…They allow your family and friends to visit.
AT WORK….You cannot even speak to your family and friends.
IN PRISON…All expenses are paid by taxpayers with no work required.
AT WORK….You get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.
IN PRISON…You spend most of your life looking through bars from the inside wanting to get out.
AT WORK….You spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.
IN PRISON…There are wardens who are often sadistic.
AT WORK….They are called supervisors.
- Tourists see the world, travelers  experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right  now...AL.