Friday, September 14, 2012



Had me a rain delay on the backyard project today & that was just as well. Some of these old not often used muscles of mine were needing a rest. I have enjoyed the physical tiredness this week & see it as healthy. Feels good to have a constructive project underway again.

Weeks are counting down to departure time & with my attention focused in the back yard these past few days I hadn't been thinking much about our upcoming travels & what we will be taking this year. I do have a 'staging area' in the carport where I have been gathering things together for loading up in a few weeks. Don't want to get myself into a pack & repack situation because it's not as easy as it used to be bending down, stretching, & loading things into bins.                                                                                                            
DSC_0001-2Still kicking around a route plan after we leave Kelly's Mom's place in Spencerport NY next month & we'll probably not know that plan for awhile yet. My Aunt Jean in Sarasota Florida, who readers will remember from her week's visit to the Ranch in south-eastern Arizona last winter, has had some medical issues & we are waiting to see if she will be well enough to travel out to Arizona again this winter. We are just playing this one by ear right now & will see how it goes.

Our rains ended late morning & by early afternoon Pheebs & I were on the Pine trail under sunny skies. Had we tried to do any more work in the still wet yard we both would have ended up looking like a couple mud Puppies. Well, maybe in my case it would be more like a mud Yuppie.


GROANER'S CORNER:(( A Russian couple walks down a street in Moscow when the man feels a drop hit his nose.
"I think it's raining," he says to his wife.
"No, that feels like snow to me, dear," she replies.
Just then, a minor communist party official walks towards them.
"Let's not fight about it," the man says. "Let's ask Comrade Rudolph whether it's officially raining or snowing."
"It's raining, of course" Comrade Rudolph says and walks on.
But the woman insists, "I know that felt like snow."
To which the man quietly says, "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear."

- 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.


  1. Sorry, Al, but I really can't see you as ANY form of Yuppie, muddy or not. Or maybe I think of that term differently than you do. Most Yuppie's I know are fairly urban dudes who wear suits. Not particularly my favorites.

  2. Pheebs sure looks like she wants to get back on the road. And that groaner...Santa's going to put you on the naughty list for sure!!

  3. Thought about you and Kelly and Mike and Pat as we zoomed by Congress yesterday. It's still really hot down here.

  4. What a cheery looking area in your motorhome. Planning a route can take so much thought.

  5. Totally understand the question about your Aunt Jean...We are very likely not going far if at all this Winter...Den's aunt and uncle will need some assistance getting out of their home of 50 years...If they ever decide to do that...They really need to move, they are both failing daily...and we find we are needed more and more...

  6. I would guess you have a longer take along list this year! Funny how much stuff we think we need!

  7. No packing or unpacking for us, just purge a bit once in a while. Our route to Arizona/California this year is to stop at The Rally In Daytona Beach for a few days, then make our way west along the gulf coast to Arizona. No real plans just wander about, the way we like it.

  8. Sounds like Jell-O time coning up. Plans always change a little daily.

    Hate to say it, but that Groaner is older than you and I together, Al!

    I'm gonna put out a blog post soon, get ready!