PROBABLY GOING TO BE A WEEK OR TWO BEFORE ALL OUR HARD PACKED FRONT YARD SNOW MELTS
Not only was I surprised at not seeing a big pile of frozen snow at the base of our front porch steps when we arrived home Tuesday morning but was also pleasantly surprised when I did a walk around the property this morning & didn’t discover any major winter storm damage. No trees down & no large branches down which is surprising for Pine trees because they are not strong trees. It will probably be a week or two before all the snow melts away & reveals the yard clean-up underneath. I’m anxious to get at it.
OUR PARK’S POND STILL HAS A GOOD COATING OF ICE & A PAIR OF CANADA GEESE ARE PATIENTLY WAITING ON THE BANK FOR IT TO MELT
A MONTH FROM NOW OUR NEIGHBOR DON WILL BE BUSY WITH HIS RIDING LAWN MOWER CUTTING OUR PARK’S GRASS HERE
One of the first things I did this morning was get a bunch of bird seed out for the birdie guys. Not being in the habit of finding seeds on the feeder station through the winter it will take awhile for word to get around in the avian community that the Bayfield Bunch lunch bar is open for business again. More stuff carried in from the rig this morning. A bit treacherous underfoot with the frozen ice & snow. Hustled Jeepers down to the Bayfield Car Wash & got all that miserable salt off it. Dianne from Stormrunner RV Sales & Service had left a message in our Shout Box to bring the rig on over & wash it with their power washer out behind the shop so this afternoon that is just what I intended to do. However, the best laid plans of mice & men sometimes go astray. Shortly after 1 fired up the rig, put it in reverse……& never went anywhere. Tires just calmly turned in place on the ice which had formed under the tires. I just as calmly shut er down & that was that. Will wait a few days until the hardened ice & snow under & around the rig melts a little further. No point in smoking up the tires trying to get out of there. No hurry………………………..
NO FOOTPRINTS ON THE TRAIL TO INDICATE ANYONE HAS BEEN THIS WAY FOR A LONG TIME
IT WAS A FINE AFTERNOON FOR A WALK IN THE FOREST
<<< DOGGIE RUNNING VERY FAST IN THE SNOW TODAY:))
It was nearly noon before today’s higher & stronger sun began digging into winter’s frozen snow banks. Nice to hear dripping sounds as the transition from ice to water began taking hold. Of course I was right out there with my shovel, pick-axe, & ice chopper helping old Sol along. However by mid afternoon I think the last 4 or 5 days of Interstate travel finally caught up with me but not before I was able to get Pheebs out for a walk on our Pine forest trail. Lots of crunchy snow to get through but Pheebe was just having a blast racing around like a loonney-tick. Not chasing anything but just running for the sheer joy of running. I remember being like that when I was a kid.
JUST SO PEACEFUL HERE IN THE FOREST
WHICH PATH WILL I CHOOSE, LEFT OR RIGHT??
Didn’t take me long to begin appreciating some of the things we have here at our sticks & bricks in Bayfield. I like my Toshiba laptop & it works well for me whether on the road or in Congress but what I really like is our desktop computer set up here at home. Big monitor makes editing photos easier for me, great stereo sound with my favorite ‘Groove Salad’ music program, bigger keyboard, unlimited internet, & fast like a speeding bullet. And how nice once again to be sitting here in our bright sunroom with a big window view looking out over our front yard. Oh & a big 42” screen HDTV again with a separate receiver & big stereo sound. And oh my how nice to be stretched out in my cushy recliner again. We have a long list of pluses alright & it’s just one of the great advantages of being a Snow Bird. Not for everybody of course but the lifestyle sure has worked well for us these last bunch of years. Like I used to tell my airport passengers years ago, “sometimes the best part of going away is coming home”:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( I always believe in giving 100% at work:
* 12% Monday
* 23% Tuesday
* 40% Wednesday
* 20% Thursday
* 5% Friday
- 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.