Tuesday, August 28, 2012



An amber colored engine warning light made itself known in the Jeep a few days ago so we dropped Jeepers off at the BAYFIELD GARAGE about 9 this morning. The warning light was not flashing so knew it was not an emergency. Had some problems with that light last summer as I recall.
By 11 o'clock we were both in the Santa Fe headed for the Stratford Hospital, an hour's drive east of us. Nothing serious, we just had to be there to meet the mobility van bringing Uncle Harry in. He was scheduled for a consultation with his surgeon & ended up having to have a minor procedure done. Well, at 96 years old, nothing is medically minor anymore & we could tell it was hard on Harry. He just seemed so frail today.  Sat with him for quite awhile in the same prep room I was in a couple months ago before my kidney stone procedure. Didn't seem as busy in there today. By 3 this afternoon Harry's ordeal with his Doctor was over & we had him safely loaded back in the ‘One Care’ mobility van & he was headed back to the Ritz Villa in Mitchell.



Turned out to be a beautiful sunny day for a drive in the country & I enjoyed the big fluffy cloud scenery all the way there & back. We were home in Bayfield before 4 with one very happy little doggy anxiously watching out the window. Took us another whole hour to remember our Jeep we had dropped off at the Bayfield Garage earlier in the morning.  Had we not remembered we would have got up Wednesday morning, not seen the Jeep in the driveway, phoned the police & reported it stolen.  This aging memory stuff is not a good thing & what makes it doubly worse is having two people in the same house with the same problem:((  Turns out the Jeep needed a new oxygen sensor.  I think I could probably use one of those myself.

In my Monday night Ikea post using 'Live Writer' I had tried to put a photo album together with my Ikea pictures. Of course I hadn't tried that for a very long time & I noticed things had changed again. After publishing the post I saw right away the album idea didn't work. So, if anyone clicked on my post early & couldn't get the album thing working, I have since gone back, took the album attempt out & reloaded my photos the standard way.


I seem to recall a time not so long ago when I was easily able to upload my Picasa photos into a simple Picasa Web Album. Seems to me I just highlighted the pics & pressed an 'Upload' button at the bottom of my Picasa site. Very simple & my album was uploaded to 'Picasa Web Albums'. Now, since this Google+ thing has taken over everything with it's  ‘circles' & all that 'sharing' stuff.........I am totally lost. I have no interest in these types of chatty social sites & all I would like to do is just put together a simple Picasa photo album like before & make the link available for viewing. I'm wondering if that is even still possible??

I have been to PEGGY'S COVE Nova Scotia & watched the North Atlantic’s mighty waves ending their long sea journey in thunderous finality on the shore’s foreboding rocks.   I remember the placid waters of the inner harbor & the many little fishing boats, nets, & lobster traps scattered about.  I remember graying weathered fishing shacks with their backs to the wind & vibrant colored houses shuffled about on the rocky terrain.  East Coasters love their bold house colors.  But, I never saw Peggy’s Cove from the air.  Well, guess who was in Peggy’s Cove with his trusty remote controlled helicopter a few days ago…….yep, IVAN was in the air again:))



GROANER'S CORNER:((  A local fisherman says, "I caught a twenty pound salmon last week."  A friend asks, "Were there any witnesses?"  To which the fisherman answered,
"There sure were. If there hadn't been, it would have been forty pounds."

- 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 pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward

- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.

- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.

- OUR PHOTO ALBUMS - .https://picasaweb.google.com/117858411710794543295/



  1. Fantastic photos. Great captures. You are a great photog.

  2. That weird caterpillar doesn't even look real. I wonder what kind it is. I'm guessing a moth of some kind. Moths seem to have unusual caterpillars.


  3. I agree with you about Picasa, I am pretty sure that I have commented on pictures before but it won't let me now. But then again I am a little technically challenged.

  4. Go to the "Geeks on Tour" web site. Chris has a pretty good handle on Picasa and the change over to Google Plus.


  5. Your uncle looks pretty darn good for his age. In fact, I think he looks younger than I do these days. LOL

    Love the grapes, bird, well, all of the photos are outstanding, as usual.

  6. Question: Is there a story behind the name "Rotary Cove?" Does the water move in circles? And in the far center of the picture, is that the salt mine storage?

  7. nice to see Uncle Harry out and about..even if he is just going to the hospital for a procedure!

  8. You are so good to Uncle Harry. I bet he appreciates your being there for him. I sure hear ya on that memory thing!!

  9. So good to see Uncle Harry got through his procedure just fine. You guys are the best thing he has as far as family taking care of him. Donna & I think of you guys a lot.I'll bet Pheeb's was anxious after you guys were gone all day. Heaven forbid the dogs have to be by themselves a little bit. Rigg's is the same way, I swear if I spend a day away. it's like he is going to have an anxiety attack. be safe out there. Sam & Donna.....

  10. I sure wish our aunt and uncle would get into an assisted living facility. They still live at home, and any day now someone will fall and break a hip...Den and I take them grocery shopping every week..Not sure if we will be able to get away this Winter..I really don't know how they would do and it would be a constant worry..FYI, they have no children.

  11. By now you probably know that Rick Doyle has answered your question about Google+, which operates pretty much the same as Picasa Albums. You don't have to do anything with circles, friends, pals, or the other gobbledegook, just play with your pictures as you did in Picasa Albums. He'll have more details in tonight's post.

  12. Nice that you were there for Uncle Harry, and a good things that you found your Jeep it could have been embarrassing!