STARTING TO LOOK A LITTLE BIT LIKE SPRING AROUND HERE
Well, it's that time of year again. I'm usually Okay for the first couple weeks after arriving home about coming up with things to post about but it's not long before things begin to get a little routine, readers drop off, & I question myself about keeping the blog going for another summer. Happens to me every year at this time & probably happens to others as well. Blogging every other day, once a week, or maybe once every two or three weeks, just doesn't hold any interest for me. If I tried to do that I would lose momentum for sure & probably would just give it up altogether. No, for me it's daily or nothing. I did start this Blog unofficially in 06 & officially in 07 & have always tried to keep it headed in general RV travel oriented direction but as many Bloggers know it can be a real challenge coming up with anything interesting to write about especially when one isn't traveling. With 2,225 Blogger posts behind me I find each year becomes an ever bigger challenge trying to keep posts non repetitive, interesting, & fresh. No I’m not planning on quitting yet, just expressing a few of my usual thoughts again at this ‘routine’ time of year…………...
TURKEY VULTURES ARE BACK FOR ANOTHER SEASON
Because our predicted rains did not appear all day my pace was set & there was no let up until late afternoon. Don't know where my energy came from but right off I hauled out our power washer & got right after the Winnebago. Power washed the Jeep & Santa Fe while I was at it as well. With our way overloaded chlorine levels in our water anything washed is left with hard to remove white spots. That just makes for a whole lot of extra work but there is no way around it. Using 'The Solution' I had to of course again go over the whole coach. Bugs were especially bad on the front of the Ford so Pheebs & I took a break & headed up to Goderich for some 'Bug & Tar Remover', plus some 'Armor All’, & 'Black Streak Remover.' Grabbed a Tim Horton coffee, a Carrot Muffin, & headed right back home again. Spent the next 4 hours cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. It was so reminiscent of how I used to look after my vehicles many years ago. As most young fella's know, their vehicles are the biggest most important thing in their lives & I was no exception. Always cleaning, always shining, always polishing. I reminded myself of myself oh so many years ago. Remember those days Gary B:))
SAY, YA DON’T SUPPOSE THOSE JEANS ARE A WEE BIT TOO BAGGY ON ME DO YA
But alas, all this cleaning today was not for myself or the usual reasons one works hard at keeping their vehicle all spiffed up. Today's cleaning was necessary simply because we will be selling the RV & it is much easier to sell a good looking clean RV than one all dirtied up. Plus Winnie's new owner will start off on the right foot with a completely clean & fine looking Class C. And I feel good about that.
KELLY BEING WELL OVER A HUNDRED POUNDS LIGHTER THAN ME WAS ABLE TO GET UP ON THE HOOD TO CLEAN UNDER THAT OVERHANG
Couldn't help thinking today about one of the reasons I was looking forward to downsizing to a Class C from a Class A over a year ago. With our Class A Damon I pretty much had to get up on a ladder all the time to properly clean the windshield. How much easier I figured it would be to clean the front end of a much lower Class C. Despite having 2 previous Class C's years ago how soon I forgot just how actually hard it is to get the top of a Class C windshield clean. And then there's that big inaccessible front cap. Try to get up there & get the bugs of that eh. I'm sure fellow C owners know exactly what I mean. I was reminded of that all day today. I am soooooo looking forward to getting back up on my ladder to clean an ‘oh so easy’ Class A windshield again:))
NOW HOW’S THAT FOR A BIG BOARDING HOUSE BREAKFAST REACH
I may have mentioned this before but I am so relieved our Triple E has the bigger 22.5 inch tires on it. For the size of our 26' Winnie Wagon I was nervous about the smaller 16” tires on the Class C & after blowing a tire in northern New Mexico last October I was never comfortable with those smaller tires again. Maybe I had nothing to be nervous about but nervous I was & that's all that mattered.
ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME MISTER!!
I liked TIOGA GEORGE'S thoughts in his latest post. Short, simple, & sincere, as he momentarily reflects back on his marvellous RVing days, accepts the reality of where his life is now, & pensively thinks ahead to his future. Good stuff George….keep it up:))
RALPH, I CAN HEAR THOSE SEEDS TALKING TO ME I TELL YA
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Toward the end of our senior year in high school, we were required to take a CPR course. The classes used the well known mannequin victim, Resusci-Annie, to practice. Typical of most models, this Resusci-Annie was only a torso, to allow for storage in a carrying case. The class went off in groups to practice. As instructed, one of my classmates gently shook the doll and asked "Are you all right?" He then put his ear over the mannequin's mouth to listen for breathing. Suddenly he turned to the instructor and exclaimed, "She said she can't feel her legs!"
A policeman arrives at the scene of an accident, in which a car smashed into a tree. The cop rushes over to the vehicle and asks the driver, "Are you seriously hurt?" "How do I know?" the driver responds. "I'm not a lawyer!"