I have a small electric heater beside my bedroom’s computer chair & with this mornings 39F temps I had it cranked. Heater is too small to heat the whole room but keeps the area around my chair warm. Needless to say I stay in my chair for as long as possible on cold mornings. Warmed up enough through the day for us to leave our doors & windows open though.
JUST A FEW FROZEN WATER PUDDLES
Now that our porch post project is complete we got us a little travel talk going this morning. Been checking the weather maps looking to see where warmer temperatures are lurking. Having a look at some new spots as well as some old favs. Packed a few things into the rig today:))
A NEIGHBOR’S CACTUS SURROUNDED BY DAISY PLANTS…GONNA BE PRETTY IN THE SPRING
Reading GYPSIES post this morning about the graduation of her son Joe as a Respiratory Therapist I am again reminded of all the great professional people who have seen fit to work & dedicate themselves to the medical profession, & to the assistance of the medical profession. Men & Women working tirelessly for years & decades trying their best to help their fellow man. People who have stuck it out in schools, Colleges & Universities to listen, learn & earn their medical training & degrees. Lab researchers & Scientists. Doctors, medical staff, nurses, paramedics, & specialists of all kind. These are the people, in my mind, who deserve the praise & the thanks for their personal & dedicated efforts. I have always had great respect for all those hard working people in the medical profession. And, when a life is saved or improved, it is generally the combination of many well trained people successfully working together as a team to help their fellow man. Yes mistakes are made & medical decisions are not always correct but on the whole these are a great bunch of people trying their best to make a difference.
While at home in Bayfield Ontario for half the year we have a fast internet connection & are not on any kind of limiting Gigabyte plan. Different story when we are traveling south of the border. Verizon is our internet carrier & we are on a 10 Gigabyte limit each month. If we go over that we are financially penalized. Our connection here in Congress is not lightning fast & to download anything can take a long time using up many precious bytes. My posts & photos plus both of us being on line with 2 separate computers each day eats up a lot of those bytes. For the winter months we cannot do ‘You Tubes’, videos, on-line music downloads, animated jokes & cards etc. Maybe one day we’ll get that problem solved too.
ANOTHER ANGLE OF OUR PINE PORCH POSTS
Slipped into Wickenburg on the early side this morning for a stop at Stewart’s Hardware, Alco, & Safeway. Getting this close to Christmas we didn’t want to be anywhere near the stores later on in the day.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Did you know that according to the song, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", Santa has twelve reindeer? Sure, in the introduction it goes "There's Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen..." That makes eight reindeer. Then there's Rudolph, of course, so that makes nine. Then there's Olive. You know, "Olive the other reindeer used to laugh..." That makes ten. The eleventh is Howe. You know, "Then Howe the reindeer loved him..." Eleven reindeer. Oh, and number 12? That's Andy! "Andy shouted out with glee." The proof is in the song!
- 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.