Oh how I love stretching out in my recliner. It is one of my very much most favorite places of ever to be & especially after being on my feet for a bunch of hours outside doing stuff around the house. I think next to the invention of the wheel recliners have to come in a close second. Of all my body parts it is my legs which consistently give me the most grief. To come inside, sit down & tip back in my cushy recliner bringing the weight off my tired & achy legs is just about as good as it gets for me. Sometimes when I sit down in my chair I think to myself, 'well that's it, I'm never ever getting out of this chair again. Don't want to go anywhere, don't want to do anything, just want to lazily recline & let my mind wander off to La-La land somewhere. Asteroid about to hit the earth.....I don't care. House on fire......I don't care. A big bulldozer about to doze the house down.....I don't care. Just make the world go away & leave me alone in my recliner because when I'm in my chair I’m a very much most happy reclinerized guy:))
A little bit on the cool side for Kelly this morning but I am just loving it. No bug swatting on our morning walk. Clear sunny skies so I took Pheebs for a drive in the Jeep. Sunday mornings are always just the best. No traffic anywhere & not even any farm machines on the gravel back roads. Just the best time to be in the rural countryside. Our wanderings took us through the tiny towns of Hensall, Seaforth & Clinton. I was surprised at the amount of water in the fields east of Hensall & many of the creeks & rivers we saw were overflowing their banks. It was all from this past Friday nights storm & big deluge of rain. We were back home again before noon.
We have heard some disconcerting long range weather predictions for the coming months here in our Northern latitudes. One prediction is for an early winter with bad weather rolling in a month ahead of schedule. If there is any hint of nasty weather along our proposed route through North-Western Ontario, southern Manitoba & Saskatchewan as well as the northern States of the Dakotas & Montana we will switch our route back to Sarnia/Port Huron through Chicago & out onto the Plains from there. We will for sure be keeping a very close eye on all the weather patterns in the coming 3 weeks. And it will be the weather which in the end will determine our departure date as well. It is one of the nice advantages of traveling with no hard & fast commitments or reservations. We are free to travel with the wind wherever whenever…………….
DRIVING THROUGH SEAFORTH ONTARIO i SAW THESE FOLKS HAVING A FINE LAWN BOWLING MORNING
THE FIRST DOZEN OR SO YEARS OF MY LIFE WAS SPENT LIVING CLOSE TO THE LAWN BOWLING CLUB IN TAVISTOCK ONTARIO & MY GRANDFATHER & UNCLE HARRY WERE AVID LAWN BOWLERS FOR YEARS…IT IS A GAME I AM FAMILIAR WITH
WASN’T UNTIL I CROPPED THESE PHOTOS TONIGHT THAT I SAW A FAMILIAR FACE AMONG THE LAWN BOWLERS…IN PHOTO ABOVE THE LADY IN THE BURGUNDY TOP JUST ABOVE CENTER IS NONE OTHER THAN OUR CORNER BACKYARD NEIGHBOR MAUREEN:)) (WELL AT LEAST I THINK IT IS)
Couple more things into the rig today. Couple more outdoor chores taken care of. We're slowly gearing up. The last couple of days have reminded me of Arizona winters. Dress warmly early in the morning until it begins to warm up moderately around 10. Keep the warmer clothes handy because about 4 in the afternoon the temperatures drop again & the cold desert nights soon descend across the land.
ALWAYS AMAZES ME HOW ROBINS CAN BUILD THESE PERFECTLY SOLID ROUND NESTS…THIS ONE WAS IN OUR CARPORT
And of course IVAN is still having himself a great summer out there in the wilds of North-Western Alberta….if he doesn’t starve first that is. Luckily he does have an extra bag of cat food with him at the remote location he & Hailey were helicoptered into recently. Another helicopter came in later but didn’t bring any food. But it did make off with his lawn mower……..well he can tell ya all about it. Oh, & as usual he’s got some great photos there as well.
BEANS BEANS THE MUSICAL FRUIT THE MORE YOU EAT THE MORE YOU HOOT - THE MORE YOU HOOT THE BETTER YOU FEEL SO BE LIKE AN AN OWL & EAT BEANS AT EVERY MEAL:))
And has the real identity of England's 'Jack The Ripper' finally been confirmed with DNA testing? You can read about that here at…………..RIPPER.
AND REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN GAS STATIONS OFFERED ‘SERVICE WITH A SMILE’… WELL THEY ARE STILL DOING THAT IN SEAFORTH ONTARIO…THIS GIRL CLEANING THE WINDSHIELD IS ACTUALLY SMILING BECAUSE PHEEBS WAS MAKING FACES AT HER THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD…THOSE FACES WORKED BECAUSE PHEEBS THEN GOT HERSELF A DOUBLE DOGGY TREAT:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A Simple Explanation Of Baseball::
This is a game played by two teams, one out the other in. The one that's in, sends players out one at a time, to see if they can get in before they get out. If they get out before they get in, they come in, but it doesn't count. If they get in before they get out it does count.
When the ones out get three outs from the ones in before they get in without being out, the team that's out comes in and the team in goes out to get those going in out before they get in without being out.
When both teams have been in and out nine times the game is over. The team with the most in without being out before coming in wins unless the ones in are equal. In which case, the last ones in go out to get the ones in out before they get in without being out.
The game will end when each team has the same number of ins out but one team has more in without being out before coming in
I enjoy reading your stories but just love your photos.ReplyDelete
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I remember the service stations from days gone by I worked in a few when I as a teenager, great memories.
We were checking long term weather too. We can be flexible also just have to change a ferry reservation. In Oregon there is no self serve at the gas stations...and we forget every time.
A wild and weird September for sure - flash floods in the deserts and mountains of SoCal/Arizona with temps in the high 90's and 100's in a couple days :-(. Plus cold fronts moving across the northern states.... I sure hope it calms down so you aren't forced south to another rush across the country.ReplyDelete
The header cows look like royalty.
"If there is any hint of nasty weather along our proposed route through North-Western Ontario, southern Manitoba & Saskatchewan as well as the northern States of the Dakotas & Montana we will switch our route back to Sarnia/Port Huron through Chicago & out onto the Plains from there."ReplyDelete
Based on this criteria I'm betting you will be doing your traditional 'fast as we can get there' route to Congress in October. The chances of going through those Canadian Provinces and US States in late September and early October without a HINT of nasty weather are rather slim.
I look forward to reading about your dash across the mid-west, egg sandwiches and getting lost in INDIANAPOLIS, ILLINOIS once again.
We need some cool weather here in Texas - it is so hot.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed the wonderful pictures.
I just love the cows in the new header photo. Where do you get your long range weather forecasts? I need to start checking for the early part of 2015.ReplyDelete
Our weather has finally cooled down, and middle of next week will bring in even cooler weather...I, for one, am ready for cool..We hope to get outta here around Thanksgiving, depending upon when Dennis gets out of the corn and beans.ReplyDelete
Don't get too comfy in that chair, we must have your great photos. LOVE your header. Sure hope the weather doesn't come at you early. That would mess things up. I know nothing about lawn bowling so I was trying to figure it out from your pictures. Is it like pool without the table and cue sticks??ReplyDelete
Forgot to say that your groaner is exactly right. That's just the way I see baseball. Do you have one like that for football? It's even more of a favorite sport of mine. NOT!ReplyDelete