Friday, September 20, 2013
SOME MAY WONDER
Along with some distant thunder & lightning, a warm rain came in the night reminding me of a couple questions reader Phil had a few posts ago. Phil asks, " Everybody says a metal roof is very loud in a rain storm. Does it bother you? Do you have any insulation under it to soften the sound"? No, rain on the metal roof doesn't bother us. It may be a little louder than shingles but it's kind of like that rain on a tent effect. We already had an insulated flat roof on our unit so that helps deaden the sound as well. Phil also says, "my roof has a steep pitch, then a flatter section over the porch, sort of like your addition on the back. How did they handle the change of pitch? Were they able to put a bend in it, or did they have to cut it"? Now that's a question I can't answer accurately. Even enlarging the photo I still can’t see how that was done. That entire roof you see in the photo below was built by one single person. Every 2x4, every nail, every stick of wood, & every piece of tin roofing was carried up a ladder by one person & assembled. Our whole sunroom,, front deck, & vinyl siding was done by one hard working individual. Despite my offers to help with things Mike O'Brian did it all himself. I have never seen one single person work so hard & do so much. And it's all quality work, right down to the last nail.
Our steady rain continued all morning so there was no further tree cutting here today. In fact the day just sort of turned into a wash out. Kelly put a couple hours in at Deer Park while Pheebs & I lounged around the house for the most part. A few sprigs of sunshine broke through our overhead cloud cover around 2 this afternoon & we did get out for a short walk. With all the moisture in the air we had ourselves a very humid 71F today.
A LONE MUSHROOM SPROUTS OUT OF THE SHIFTING SANDS ALONG GRAND BEND’S BEACH
Saturday we have company coming. Kelly's Mom, Brother Peter & wife Leslie are coming over from Spencerport & Rochester New York. Should be arriving sometime late afternoon after stopping for a few visits along the way. They will all be staying in a cozy little cottage overlooking Lake Huron at DEER PARK LODGE. Some readers may remember Kelly & I stopping for a few days at her Mom's in Spencerport last October on our way to the South West. Readers may also remember Peter & Leslie flying out to our place in Congress for a week about the middle of last January.
Since the Fall TV line-ups have changed my favorite all time half hour re-runs of CORNER GAS are on no more. At 2:30 every afternoon no matter what I was doing I would always try to make a point of remembering to come in & watch Corner Gas. No matter how low my mood I could always rely on a half hour of feeling good with the Corner Gas gang. To me it was the best half hour comedy of all time. Harkened back to a time when comedy was comedy & good clean fun was just good clean fun. And here's one of the best parts......Corner Gas never had an annoying laugh track added. Nothing destroys a show quicker for me than the sound of phony canned laughter. Wondering what canned laughter is? Try watching 30 seconds of that Big Bang Theory:(( Anyway, I am thinking of asking Santa for the Corner Gas boxed set of all the episodes. If I do that & Santa brings me the set it will be a first for me ever getting a boxed set of anything. But that's how good the show makes me feel. Here's just 34 reviews from the countless thousands of people who love the show as much as I do. REVIEWS.
I periodically add a paragraph of thanks to my readers because I appreciate their continuing support, concern, & care. I know I am not the best one for remembering to answer all the emails, comments, Facebookers, & Shouts, but know I read them all & take them to heart . I know I am not as inter-active with folks like some of my fellow Bloggers are but that’s just me. We’re all kind of put together a little different I guess & it’s whatever little foibles we have that make us who we are. Again, thanks everybody for the inspiration to keep my favorite hobby going. Much appreciated by all of us here at the Bayfield Bunch:))
Some may wonder why I often include so many photos of our Pheebe. Some may even criticize. Some may wonder why so many photos of Kelly over the years or the countryside wherever we travel or wherever we are. I’m sure some have wondered why not more photos of people or people events. Well I guess that one is kinda self explanatory. My daily photos center around my favorite things & that just happens to be my love of nature, my wife, & my dog………………………………..
GROANER'S CORNER:(( John Brown, an Alberta rancher asked his Veterinarian for some free advice. “I have a horse that walks normally sometimes, and sometimes he limps. What shall I do?” The Vet replied, “The next time he walks normally, sell him.
- 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.