REBECCA & RICARDO’S HIDE-A-WAY COTTAGE FOR A FEW DAYS AT DEER PARK LODGE
Our night time temps have dropped to around the freezing mark & the days haven't been getting out of the 40's, so it just makes looking forward to heading south all that more appealing. It's the time of year I swap my cold denim jeans for warmer fleece lined track pants. We will be on the road a full month earlier than last year when we had to wait until the middle of November because of a family matter. Many Snow Birds wait until after Christmas before leaving. With icy roads, snow storms & freezing temperatures, I sure am glad we do not have to do that. And, if we had to do that…..I wouldn’t do it anyway!!
ONCE AN OLD RAILROAD BRIDGE ,THIS WALKWAY HAS BEEN CONVERTED FROM ‘RAILS TO TRAILS’ IN GODERICH ONTARIO
With only 4 days left before we head out, things are beginning to ramp up. With a house, things have to be taken care off. Outside water off, double check to make sure all summer lawn furniture, ornaments are in storage, motorcycle into storage, final load of yard waste to the recycle area, bicycles & garden tools away & the list just goes on & on. Took care of many of those things this morning. They are all necessary, but enjoyable tasks, knowing our summer lifestyle is only days away from a a complete & abrupt total change. I like that part best:))
Been keeping records on my motorcycle mileage since 1995 & noticed, before putting the bike into storage again for the winter, I only rode a total of 653 miles this year. Upside of that is less wear & tear on the bike & it should last a few extra years should I decide to keep it a few extra years. It's a 2002 & has just a tad over 28,000 miles on it.
Transitioning from one 6 month long lifestyle to another totally different 6 month lifestyle does not take place without it's usual problems. Everything is different & has to be quickly re-learned. Our mobile Verizon Internet system has to be reactivated & set up, our TV system is totally different as is our telephone system. Our living space drops from approximately 1400 sq. ft. to about 400 sq. ft. I downsize from my big double bed at home to a single bed in the Motorhome. No more recliner but I do have a comfortable Ikea Poang chair. A spacious shower at home is traded in for showering in space about the size of a small broom closet. Yes, many, many, changes, but we look forward to those changes & we look forward each year at this time to an entirely different lifestyle for the next 6 months. And, it is those two major lifestyle changes each year that go a long way in keeping my interest peaked & the hounds of boredom at bay.
AS I HAVE SAID ON OCCASION, I SELDOM GO BACK & READ MY OLD POSTS, BUT I DO ENJOY LOOKING BACK AT OLD PHOTOS…ESPECIALLY OF THE THE OLD GANG, CORA, CHECKERS, & MAX
Lively little discussion going on over at JANNA'S house today. Fortunately for me, I don’t pay a lot of attention to, & have little interest in politics. Just not my cup of tea. If I thought I understood any of that stuff, I might have something to say. But, I don’t……..so I won’t.
YES, THERE ARE A FEW PLASTIC FLOWERS IN THIS ONE
Ended up spending most of my day inside with the furnace on as our day continually deteriorated into a cold, windy, & damp, rain soaked day. Luckily, I was able to get the bulk of my outside projects completed in the morning. Kelly spent much of the day with Rebecca & Ricardo out shopping & showing them around Bayfield. Shopping by myself is cool, but shopping with other people…….well, that’s where my impatience gets the best of me & I have to draw the line:))
Had been a long time since I had a hamburger with fries so when faced with a mainly seafood menu Friday night, I had no choice. I have just never acquired a taste for any of that creepy crawly or squiggly stuff that lives in water. My next burg & fries might be in a few months if we happen to roll into Borrego Springs this winter. I customarily drop into Jilbertos when there & get me a burg. And, if I ever were to eat all the fries dumped on my plate, there would probably be 2 moons in the sky…………………. 10-4:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( An American soldier is fighting in Germany in World War II. The battle is so intense, men are dropping everywhere. Finally, the Americans run out of ammunition. In a panic, a soldier approaches his Sergeant. "Sarge, we're out of ammo! What are we going to do?" The Sergeant looks around, and all he can find is a broom. He picks it up, hands it to the soldier and says, "This is your rifle. Hold it up, point it at the enemy and say 'bangitty bangitty bang!" The soldier says, "But what about a bayonet?" The sergeant looks around some more, and all he can find is a piece of string. He ties the string onto the end of the broom, and says, "That's your bayonet. Hold it up, and go out there saying 'bangitty bangitty bang, stabitty stabitty stab.'"
The soldier takes his weapon out onto the battlefield, going "Bangitty bangitty bang! Stabitty stabitty stab! Bangitty bangitty bang! Stabitty stabitty stab!"...and Germans are falling everywhere. "Bangitty bangitty bang! Stabitty stabitty stab!" Soon, it gets all quiet, and the soldier looks around and he's the only one left on the battlefield. Except 'way off in the distance, he sees this one German soldier marching towards him. So he holds up his broom. "Bangitty bangitty bang! Stabitty stabitty stab!" but the German keeps coming. "Bangitty bangitty bang! Stabitty stabitty stab!" but nothing can stop the German. He walks right up to the American, pushes him down, steps all over him and crushes him with his boots, breaking all his bones and smashing him to bits, and keeps going. The poor Amerian, lying there terribly squashed, comes to focus on the sound of the German walking away, saying............. "Tankitty tankitty tank."
And remember fellas……..It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same Boss.
- 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."
- 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.
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