IT’S NOT OFTEN KELLY GET’S TO WALK BAREFOOT ON GRASS
A light morning drizzle followed us around the trail this morning but no matter, we had our rain hats & rubber boots on. Even Pheebs didn’t seem to mind the extra moisture on her fur. Kelly towelled her off upon returning home anyway & she liked that.
A QUIET BACKYARD CAMPFIRE A FEW DAYS AGO
Fired up the chain saw & cut down some small weed trees which were beginning to lean towards a neighbor’s house. That & the following clean up took about an hour. A bit of humidity in the air put me back into the shower for a second time in a couple hours. As I’ve said before, when I work up a sweat I turn into a sticky ball of paste.
THIS STEEL BRIDGE IN OUR AREA WAS BUILT IN 1885
It was Kelly’s afternoon to work at Deer Park Lodge so Pheebs & I were on our own for supper. We always do OK in the food department & it’s never a problem getting some grub together for us guys.
SOME DAYS ARE JUST PLUM QUIET AROUND OUR HOUSE
I recognized that handsome devil of a fellow in our Blog Followers list right away this morning. It’s none other than Bob from THE CARETAKER CHRONICLES. Bob’s a fine writer & has a tantalizing sense of humor about him. I remember last winter in Arizona my Aunt Jean saying she likes to read Bob’s posts. He’s been on our sidebar for a long time now. Welcome aboard Bob. Well, maybe that should read, thanks for staying aboard for so long Bob. Ya, that’s more like it:))
TIS THE SEASON FOR ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE FLOWERS AGAIN…ECHINACEA, OR COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE CONE FLOWER
My digitalizing slides project continues but I am running into a problem. Nothing technical. Copier is working fine & I have a handle on the filing system in the computer. Problem I am having is me. I had originally intended to simply copy each slide & throw it in the garbage. Easier said than done I am finding out. Something just seems fundamentally wrong about doing that yet I know there is a very slim to no chance I will ever view these slides again with a projector. The whole idea is to digitized the photos & put them on discs, ditch the slides, & take the Carousels to the Thrift Store. Instead of putting the slides into the garbage or back into the Carousel I have been putting them in plastic print files which I have left over from yesteryear. Problem is I only have a couple dozen print sleeves left. Doubt if stores sell them anymore. But that takes me back to my original problem. Why am I saving the slides if I will probably never view them again anyway. Bit of a dilemma for me. I am currently working on two carousels entitled simply ‘Tavistock.’ That’s my home town & these slides are mainly of family members over the years. Nothing really historical & the photos are just that, photos. I have also noticed a slight yellowing caste to the slides as well which tells me they are slowly aging. However, I am able to improve each photo significantly with my PICASA 3.9 photo editing tools. Anyway, that’s where I’m at with my little project at the moment.
I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE VERY LAST STEAM LOCOMOTIVES TO ROLL THROUGH TAVISTOCK ONTARIO & IT’S EASTBOUND
Some good news from Congress. The gaping hole along our eaves & soffit are finally repaired. Only took the fellow about 8 months to get the job done. A neighbor had to go over first with his ladder & spray the hole for Yellow Jackets first though. It was because of Yellow Jackets the 2 fellows from the water works crew first pulled those boards off in the first place the very first day we arrived at our house last year on November 1rst.
Storm coming in off the lake so better publish this early before we lose our electricity as usual……………..
GROANER’S CORNER:(( One day a cat loses its ninth life causes and goes to heaven. There he meets the Lord Himself. The Lord says to the cat, "You lived a good life and if there is any way I can make your stay in Heaven more comfortable, please let me know." The cat thinks for a moment and says, "Lord, all my life I have lived with a poor family and had to sleep on a hard wooden floor." The Lord stops the cat and says, "Say no more" and a wonderful fluffy pillow appears. A few days later six mice are killed in a tragic farming accident and go to heaven. Again the Lord them and makes the same offer. The mice answer, "All of our lives we have been chased. We have had to run from cats, dogs, and even women with brooms. We are tired of running. Do you think we could fit us with roller skates so we don't have to run anymore?" The Lord says, "No problem" and suddenly each mouse has a beautiful pair of roller skates. About a week later the Lord stops by to see the cat and finds him snoozing happily on the pillow. The Lord gently wakes him and asks, "How are things since you are here?" The cat slowly stretches out his legs. "It’s wonderful here. Better than I could have ever expected.” he replies, “And those Meals On Wheels you keep sending by are absolutely delicious!!!"
- 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.