Wednesday, August 28, 2013
PHEEBS & I TOOK WINNIE TO THE BEACH TODAY
Have noticed how our forest is much quieter now that our Summer season is slowly beginning it’s destined shift into Autumn. Spring & early summer song birds seem to have slipped away. Geese are beginning to form up & practice a few V shaped flying patterns. Couple Blue Jays on the bird station earlier. Waited awhile this morning for the roads to dry after an overnight rain. No point in gooping up Winnie the Bago with road dirt if we don't have to. Our miserable humidity is persisting & if it's still here Thursday morning I will opt out of our morning walk. By the time we got back this morning my shirt was sticking to me. Tonight’s weather report said Friday will be worse & continue into the week-end. Great for all the kids at the beach on our upcoming Labor Day long week-end.
AM GUESSING THIS ‘KING OF THE CASTLE’ FELLOW IS A CORMORANT
Kelly was off to the Maitland Medical Clinic to leave them with some more blood again first thing this morning. At least she didn't have to do that fasting thing this time. Bumble Buns & I fired up Winnie the Bago about 9:30 & headed out as well. Picked up some gas & topped up the propane tank. Felt sorry for the girl at the gas station who had to sit on the pavement to get at the low propane tank. And then it only took $8. Shouldn't have to fill that tank again until we are somewhere in the South West a few months from now.
WINNIE AT THE BEACH IN GODERICH
WINNIE, PHEEBS, & ME CRUISE THE LONG SHORELINE
From the gas station we headed out around a few Goderich back streets just getting used to Winnie's 26' flexibility. She did fine but we decided not to try & slide her into the Subway parking lot. So, it was a foodless trip for us guys this morning. Headed on down to Goderich's south harbor & beach area with a stop at the southern end's dog walking place. Lake was smooth with Ducks & Cormorants lazily hanging out on rocks jutting from the water. Pheebs had a good sniff around while I took a few photos. Made sure I kept myself in the shade as much as I could. From the beach we headed to Goderich's east end & Walmart. Few things picked up & we were on the road home. Sure felt nice having all that dash A/C air wafting over us. We reached into the low 80's today with a humidity factor of 37. Needless to say I spent the rest of my day inside staying cool.
NICE BEACH WEATHER FOR FOLKS Tried out one of my new hiking/walking shoes without laces this morning. Trying to decide which way I want to go. I normally pull the laces out of shoes as soon as I get them. Don't like that tight feeling on my foot. Same reason I never button up the top button on a shirt or button up long shirt sleeves. If I have to wear a long sleeve shirt I generally roll the sleeves up. Don't like the routine of lacing up shoes either. Have to sit down to do it, sometimes use a shoe horn & then spend another 20 minutes reading the instruction manual on how to tie my shoes. Nope, just don't got the patience for all that kinda stuff.
HEADING HOME ON PORTER’S HILL ROAD THIS MORNING
PHEEBS FAVORITE SPOT IN THE WINNIE WAGON IS THE FRONT SEAT
I have always had a positive outlook & respect for people in the medical profession. Still do. It’s not an easy field to work in I wouldn’t think. Despite mistakes, oversights, & lack of judgment at times I have to understand these people are all human just like the rest of us. They are all in the business of helping other people as best they can. Most are well trained & skilled at what they do while others maybe not so much. Luck of the draw sometimes. I’ve always felt confident I was in good hands during any of my medical visits or procedures over the years. Well, except for that trainee Paramedic who kept chopping & hacking away at the back of my hand a year ago trying to insert an IV before my laser kidney stone procedure. But, I have to understand she was in training & it wasn’t her fault that I volunteered to have a trainee do my IV. Because of that I do not look down on the whole medical profession. Neither do I look down on the medical profession because of mistakes made with Kelly’s liver biopsy. Sometimes, like I said, it’s just the luck of the draw & mistakes are made. Unfortunate that Kelly had to endure that & still not end up with accurate test results. Yes, we’re disappointed in what happened but there’s nothing we can do about it except accept it & move on. Nobody’s perfect.
Once again would like to thank readers for all the wonderful emails they send us. Very, very, much appreciated by all of us here at the Bayfield Bunch & I read every one of them to Pheebs too. They get her tail to waggin so fast it wiggles her whole bum:))
LOOKS LIKE WE KINDA HAD OURSELVES A BIT OF A DUCKY DUCKSTER DAY…AND LOOK AT THAT CLOWN ON THE LEFT DOING A HEAD STAND FOR THE CAMERA:))
GROANER' S CORNER:(( I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.
I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.
I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips thanks to my friends, family and work.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.
I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!
And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible but life shows me I am not!
- 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.