LAKE WAWANOSH THIS MORNING
I knew when Pheebs & I stumbled across Lake Wawanosh last summer we would be coming back to see the Autumn leaves in October. This morning was that return date. Checked the weather & Monday was looking good with Tuesday looking iffy. Figured we had better make our country run this morning rather than later in the week when things could get busy just days before our departure. And a late check of the weather tonight shows we have a Colorado low headed our way bringing days of rain beginning Tuesday night. Looks like Tuesday could be a busy day getting everything we can in the rig. I have a feeling I could be hitching up the Jeep Friday afternoon in the rain:((
I was curious to see how the renovations at Clinton's Tim Hortons were coming along so little Miss Smarty Pants & I slid around that way & picked us up a coffee & carrot muffin. Important to get my veggies you know. By the looks of the renovations we will not get to see the finished product until we return in April.
MOST WORK SEEMS TO BE ON THE EXTERIOR SO FAR…THE INSIDE IS STILL GUTTED
Had us another fantabulous Autumn day going on so we just puttered our way along the gravel back roads again soaking up all we could see. Autumn not only looks & feels nice, it smells nice as well. Anyone who has ever walked through a carpet of Autumn leaves in a hardwood forest will know what I mean. How fortunate we folks are here in the northern latitudes with our seasonal changes. We will be home again just in time to see our Winter give way to the fresh newness of Spring.
JUST PUTT-PUTTING ALONG ENJOYING THE DAY
Our packing this year is much different from last year when we were trying to cram in a lot of stuff to take to our Congress house. Good thing it was last year when we had all the extra space with our Class A at the time. Basically, we will not be taking anything for the house this year & by the time we are ready to head out in a few days we are probably going to have space left over. That's the way it should be. It's easy to fall into the trap of loading stuff one really doesn't need simply because one has the room to carry it. Took us a couple years to catch onto that one.
A LONE FISHERMAN CASTS INTO THE CALM WATERS OF LAKE WAWANOSH
It was an email from John over at TRAVELS OF JOHN & BRIDGET...AND FRED that reminded me I hadn't mentioned my LDL Cholesterol number from a blood test last week. My big bad LDL number went from 'unchartable' down to 155. Now, I have also followed the advice of readers & been taking a few extra supplements as well such as, Omega Wild Salmon, COQ-10, & B-12. I have also been loading myself up with barley grass as well.
JUST A MIGHTY FINE DAY FOR A COUNTRY DRIVE:))
Turned our outside water off today & drained the hoses. Packed all our outside light timers away & removed the water pump from our frog pond. No frogs to transfer to the bigger pond this year. All lawn ornaments & outside chair cushions are into storage. I always enjoy reversing the above procedure every Spring.
AN ISLAND OF TREES SURROUNDED BY A SEA OF BEANS
Kelly headed off to Cambridge about 12:30. They will be having Thanksgiving dinner today at 5. She will stay at one of her daughter's for the night & will probably be home again Tuesday by noon. She is always so happy to get back to the peace & quiet of our low profile life here in our quiet countryside Pine forest. I well know the feeling:))
Today we welcome Susan, Tex, Elsie Mae, Bonnie, Chloe, & Sweet Pea from COASTIECASTAWAYS to our Blog Friends list. New Blogger Susan says they hope to have their Newmar Ventana on the road as soon as Tex retires from the Coast Guard. Thanks for dropping by folks & happy to have you along on our upcoming winter travels.
IN A FEW WEEKS FARMERS WILL BE BUSY HARVESTING CORN
A RELAXING BOVINE DAY BY THE POND
A FARM OF SILOS
Reading Steve's HOUNDS & RVS post from yesterday I was prompted to leave him this comment: "One of the main reasons for us keeping our house in Bayfield is to have a place to come home to in case we have to. Being Canadians, if we ever had any serious medical problems while down south in the winter we want and need a house to come home to. Coming back in the dead of winter to freezing cold temps, ice, & snow & having to stay in a Motel or somebodies driveway is totally not acceptable to us. We know Canadians this has happened to & the misery it caused them & others. It does cost us money to maintain a house but it's the price we are willing to pay for a safe secure harbor in the event of an unexpected storm”.
SOME RURAL FOLKS OUT FOR A THANKSGIVING DAY STROLL
And a surprise phone call from Kelly about 7 tonight to say ‘she is on her way home’. Oh Dear, I wonder what happened to her ‘staying overnight plans’. I didn’t tell Pheebs Mom was on her way or else the little Rascal Buns would be racing around the house a hundred miles an hour.
Our ‘shrooms’ have already changed shape overnight so will keep an eye on them over the next few days & take some pics of their progress.
SUNDAY ON THE LEFT & MONDAY ON THE RIGHT
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Prison vs Work
Just in case you ever get these two environments mixed up, this should make things a little bit clearer.
IN PRISON..........you spend the majority of your time in an 10X10 cell.
AT WORK............you spend the majority of your time in an 8X8 cubicle.
IN PRISON.........you get three meals a day.
AT WORK...........you get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it.
IN PRISON..........you get time off for good behavior.
AT WORK............you get more work for good behavior.
IN PRISON..........the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.
AT WORK............you must often carry a security card and open all the doors for yourself.
IN PRISON..........you can watch TV and play games.
AT WORK...........you could get fired for watching TV and playing games.
IN PRISON.........you get your own toilet.
AT WORK..........you have to share the toilet with some people who pee on the seat.
IN PRISON..........they allow your family and friends to visit.
AT WORK............you aren't even supposed to speak to your family.
IN PRISON.........all expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required.
AT WORK............you get to pay all your expenses to go to work, and they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.
IN PRISON..........you spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out.
AT WORK ...........you spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.
IN PRISON .........you must deal with sadistic fellow prisoners.
AT WORK...........they are called co-workers.
- 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.