A rain shower coming in off Lake Huron caught us about half way around our Pine forest trail this morning. Not a heavy rain but enough to make for a soggy doggy by the time we scurried home. Soggy is not in Pheebs vocabulary nor is anything to do with water unless she is drinking it. She did get to meet her best Pal Dexter again so she was able to have a great playful romp & say goodbye to Dexter until next Spring.
DEXTER IS PHEEBS VERY MUCH MOST FAVORTIST BEST PAL
WHISPERING SOME DOGGY SECRETS…DEXTER TAKES HIS DAD GERALD FOR A WALK EVERY MORNING
A VERY WET DRIVE TO GODERICH THIS MORNING
And speaking of Walmart, that is exactly where Pheebs & headed this morning. Had to pick up the last of a few 6 month prescriptions. Needed to burn off a little Jeep gas anyway to make it a bit lighter for towing. A dull overcast damp feeling 56F day but we brightened it up with a 6" Tuna sub & drive down around the harbor before heading home.
ONE LAKE FREIGHTER HEADS FOR PORT WHILE AN OCEAN GOING BULK CARRIER TAKES ON A LOAD OF SOY BEANS IN THE GODERICH HARBOR
LOOKING FOR A NEW COFFEE CUP IN THE DOLLAR STORE I COULDN’T HELP BUT NOTICE ALL THE HALLOWEENY CHRISTMAS STUFF
PHEEBS WAITS PATIENTLY IN THE JEEP WHILE I ORDER US UP A SUB AT ‘SUBWAY’
More of the same kind of pre-trip puttering today. Push will come to shove Friday as all last minute things are organized & taken care of. New batteries in the furnace thermostat & a new air filter in the furnace. Replacing those thermostat batteries is very important. Found that out the hard way a couple winter's ago when the old batteries weakened & our thermostat quit. Lost all our house plants in the ensuing cold but luckily the fella looking after our house caught the problem in time & prevented any pipes from freezing up & bursting. 'New batteries in your thermostat'......put that on your 'to do' list. (2 double AA's)
“ANYMORE OF THAT TUNA SUB LEFT DAD”?
Guess I should be remembering to refer to our older named Blog Followers list as Google's newer Friend Connect. I've never liked the word 'Follower' anyway so I'm going to work at getting my mind switched over to the new thinking. And it is DEBBIE McCORMACK we welcome to our newer named Friend Connect list tonight. Thanks for dropping by Debbie & welcome to the upcoming travels of The Bayfield Bunch:))
AND MUSHROOMS JUST KEEP POPPING OUT OF THE GROUND ALL AROUND US
Kelly was busy on the phones today but for me things were on the slower side. However, tomorrow will be ‘crunch day’. All the final things into the rig, double & triple checking of the ‘to do lists’. Walk through the carport storage area, sheds, & every room of the house for about the umpteenth time looking for any little thing we may have forgot or suddenly decided we need. Computer cords, flashlights, battery chargers, etc.etc. Not so bad if you are a full timer who takes their house with them everywhere they go but for we Snow Birds this can be quite a time of organized confusion. That will end instantly when I start up the rig & pull the gearshift handle down into ‘D’. Over 6 months of hitch itch waiting vanishes in a split second. Summer quickly becomes a distant memory as all thoughts immediately transition forward to the journey ahead. Our untested 2011 Winnebago is going to be a learning experience for us. We have never spent a night in it before. Our shakedown cruise & learning curve will begin as soon as we get the wheels rolling.
AS I WRITE THIS TONIGHT PHEEBS IS SOUND ASLEEP ON THE CHAIR RIGHT BESIDE MY COMPUTER DESK
Aunt Jean just called from Sarasota Florida wishing us all the best on our travels. Don’t think she will make it to Arizona this winter but maybe Bayfield in late Spring:)) As I type this tonight it is pouring rain & turning colder. The next 4 & 5 days are calling for more rain so we are once again just getting out of Dodge before the really snarly weather rolls in. Leaving in rainy weather is psychologically OK because it just gives one that greater good feeling when at some point skies begin to clear on the western horizon ahead. One knows warmer weather, sunshine, & good times are just around the corner. Now how’s that for some darned good old positive thinking:))
TWO BEST PALS SAY THEIR ‘SEE YA NEXT SPRING’ GOODBYES THIS MORNING
GROANER’S CORNER:(( This woman rushed to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattles off: “Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What's WRONG with me, Doctor!?”
The doctor looks her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly says: “Well, I can tell you one thing for sure……… there ain't nothing wrong with your eyesight.”
- 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.