OUR FORESTED PINE TREE TRAIL IS FILLING IN NICELY
With this mornings mid 30's temps it was an icy wind that bundled us up & moved us quickly around the morning trail. Was surprised to see the Goose family still on the pond. Usually Mama & Poppa move the little guys during the night along a creek & through a small scrubby pine forest to a neighbouring farm with a larger pond & other Goose families. They were only on the smaller Park pond here for one day last Spring & then they were gone. It's about a quarter mile journey for the little family.
Must have been a quiet night in Dreamsville because I did not wake up feeling all worn out for a change. Seemed to have about a half dozen extra energy units available so figured I had better put those units to work before they drained away on me. Outside activities were out of the question & especially so when I saw snow showers coming down. Today was the day to declare war on my room. Yes, I am one of those fellows who is lucky enough to have my very own room with all my very own stuff. Astronomy posters & maps on the wall, camera gear & old electronic stereo equipment stacked up on dressers. As well after returning from Arizona a month ago a fair bit of stuff ended up being temporarily dumped into my room so the war was on!!
PEEK-ABOO I SEE YOU
First to go was all my stereo equipment that has not been used for about 20 years. Great equipment at one time but is now all out-dated. A twin deck Teac recorder, amp, & Teac Equalizer, etc. This was the equipment I made all my many countless hours of tapes & CD's on back about the mid 80's in pre-computer days. Tapes & CD’s I still listen to right up to this very day. It was finally time to just get all that stuff out of my room along with a bunch of other unnecessary clutter I have been hanging onto. Also time to get all those dust bunnies out from under my bed, change my whole room around, & harvest the potatoes that have grown up out of all the dust on everything. Vacuuming, sweeping floors, doing laundry & washing dishes I am ok with but dusting is something I just hate doing. Couldn't open my bedroom window on windy days for fear of being lost in a dust storm right in my own room. But it’s all done now & I should be good for another couple years. Yes, it is always good at this age to wake up with extra energy in the morning. Can't wait to head for bed tonight in……….my clean new room:))
THIS PERIWINKLE IS AN EXCELLENT GROUND COVER & WE HAVE LOTS OF IT
Despite the Winnie Wagon being a 2011 it still has a new vehicle smell to it just like the newer Sunseeker did. With only a little more than 11,000 miles on it I don't think it had been used a lot. The London dealer told us the previous owner had stored it inside. We could find no wear & tear on this vehicle either on the inside or the outside. Nothing. Looks just like the day it came out of the factory. I think we have been very fortunate once again to have been in the right place at the right time & were quick enough to recognize & take advantage of another good deal. Of course credit goes to Kelly for her persistence in finding Winnie in the first place. She also found our Arizona house & our Jeep. I found our Hyundai Santa Fe & Motorcycle years ago. We both found the Damon together & both independently found our previous blue Mini-Van on the same day. By the way, with the addition of the 10 cylinder Ford engine in the Winnie Wagon we are now a traveling 22 cylinder family. 6 in the Jeep, 4 in the Santa Fe, & 2 in the Motorcycle. Maybe it's about time we invested in a gas station……or an auto insurance company.
JUST CHECKING OUT ANOTHER GROANER’S CORNER DOWN THERE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( An older couple is lying in bed one morning, having just awakened from a good night's sleep. He takes her hand and she responds, "Don't touch me." "Why not?" he asks. She answers back, "Because I'm dead." The husband says, "What are you talking about? We're both lying here in bed together and talking to one another." She says, "No, I'm definitely dead." He insists, "You're not dead. What in the world makes you think you're dead?" "Because I woke up this morning and nothing hurts."
- 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.