AN ALLIGATOR OR JUST PAPA GOOSE KEEPING A LOW PROFILE ON THE POND…….HINT: WE DON’T GOT NO ALLIGATORS HERE:))
Another beautiful Spring day. Not a lot going on. Hips a bit on the sore side so I kept activities to a minimum for most of the day. Pheebs & Jeeped ourselves to Goderich this morning & ran a few errands. She talked me into going through the drive-thru at McDonald's again. Amazing how she can spot those golden arches up ahead.
I removed a comment in our Shout Box a few days ago. It was not rude, sarcastic, or derogatory but it did suggest our Winnebago purchase was 'another' hurried & ill thought out idea brought on by Kelly's impatience. I don't know how the commenter came to that conclusion if they had been reading our blog for any length of time. I don't think it is possible for a human being to have more patience about anything than Kelly. We have been pouring over RV 's on ‘for sale’ sites since returning from Borrego Springs 3 months ago. Been looking for a 26' Class C with a walk around bedroom, bigger washroom with enclosed sink, & a comfy couch/bed combination. They are rare & it took us all this time to finally locate one at a decent price in London Ontario. Walk around beds in a 26 footer are about as rare as hen's teeth. Kelly is the one who has been diligently doing the searches simply because she had the patience to wade through all the pages of 'For Sale' ads each day. Whenever something of interest is found we both talk it over & discuss it at length. Decisions at our house are never made by just one person. We bought the Sunseeker at what we considered a fair price in Arizona & knew it could be a springboard to a slightly larger Class C if necessary. And it was. Also, sales tax is only paid on the difference when trading something in & not on the full price of the RV to be purchased. We also figured we had a far better chance of selling our South-West themed & solar equipped Damon Motorhome in the South-West rather than here in Canada. And we figured right. But impatient & ill thought out? No, I think not. Only downside to the whole Sunseeker deal was the amount of stress we endured from the bumbling dealership we bought it from in Quartzsite Arizona plus the whole 'importing process' before reaching the border. We learned enough from all that not to do it again………………………………
THIS PAIR OF MALLARD DUCKS HAVE BEEN HANGING AROUND THE POND LATELY BUT NO SIGN OF A NEST YET
Looking back over our RV decisions through the years I see our truck & fifth wheel decision as the one where we kinda slipped up. Being fairly new to RVing we went back & forth on trying to decide between a Motorhome or truck/trailer combination. Nothing wrong with trucks & fifth wheels but it just was not the right RV set up for us & our 3 dogs at the time. Only made one winter trip to the South-West with the truck & fiver & upon our return to Canada we traded that truck/trailer combination in on a Class A Motorhome. We ended up keeping that Motorhome for nearly 6 years.
RED WING BLACKBIRD >>>
Sherry from IN THE DIRECTION OF OUR DREAMS had a comment question in which she asked. ‘Are you or is Kelly the wheeler/dealer’. Always wished one of us were good at that'. Well Sherry, I wished we were good at that as well but neither Kelly or I are adept at that wheeler/dealer stuff. Especially me & I just hate having to go through that grinding process every time. Encouraging to know there are at least 4 of us non wheeler/dealer types in the world now.
Kelly is off to Cambridge in the morning to spend a couple days visiting her kids. Baby shower coming up Sunday for her youngest daughter so it is a good opportunity for everyone to get together & make a day of it. Kelly returns Monday & Tuesday morning we pick up the Bago in London.
EVEN OUR LITTLE CEMENT FROG IS HAPPY IT’S SPRING
Pheebs & I made it around the Pine trail this afternoon. Took my cane along but luckily I hardly had to use it. Kelly was talking to my Nurse Practitioner a few days ago & was told my hip X-rays will be seen by a panel of London Doctors sometime in the next 3 weeks or so. Apparently that panel goes over countless thousands of hip X-rays & decides what cases need immediate attention & what cases can wait. I think that is a fair way of deciding who is in most need of surgery. Worst first. Because my pain is not consistent or constant & I am able to move about without pain about 75% of the time I expect I will be near the bottom of that ‘to do’ list somewhere. If I don’t move my leg I have no pain & If I have to have anything done to this hip at all I would prefer to have it done next April after we get back from Arizona.
I’M GUESSING THIS LITTLE FELLOW AS SOME KIND OF SANDPIPER AT THE POND’S EDGE THIS MORNING
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Marcy walks into a drug store and asks the clerk if she can use the store's baby scale. "Sorry, ma'am," says the clerk. "Our baby scale is broken. But we can figure the baby's weight if we weigh mother and baby together on the adult scale, and then weigh the mother alone, and subtract the second number from the first." "Oh, that won't work," says Marcy. "Why not?" asks the clerk. "Because," she answers, "I'm not the mother - I'm the aunt."
- 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.