OUR FAVORITE SMALL LAKE STOPPING SPOT IS STILL SHEDDING IT’S ICE
Cold but sunny start to our day & how nice to see all the ice & snow finally melted off our pine forest trail first thing this morning. Sure makes for much easier walking. Knew it would be awhile before the day warmed up so figured it was a good time for Pheebs & I to crack on the Jeep’s heater & slip ourselves on up to Goderich for a few things then take a few country roads home. We split a Burrito at McDonalds before heading out of town.
Countryside is still looking a little bleak but with today’s warming sun & nice big fluffy white clouds setting off a deep blue sky it was nice to be outside with some scenery going by. Because of icy winds we only made one brief stop for a few hasty Goose pics. We were home before noon.
PADDLING PAST AN ICE PATCH & MOVING ALONG IN STEALTH MODE
With temperatures slowly rising by early afternoon I was able to work away at removing ice from our back gate & it is now finally open for the season. That open gate enabled me to get our wheelbarrow into our backyard whereupon I commenced the back yard clean-up. Also took Jeepers back seat out & replaced it with our normal summer wooden platform configuration with Pheebs bed on top. We are slowly working our way towards our summer set-up. Maybe tomorrow I will start hauling out some lawn furniture & figurines. Well that’s if it doesn’t snow of course.
And hey by golly it looks like after 7 months Annie and the Furballs have returned to the great American South-west. Might want to drop on over to Annie’s place & see what she’s been up to & how she felt about having just spent her whole winter in Wisconsin………..
Another fair chunk of our day was spent on-line looking at vehicles & our focus shifted away for a bit from 4 door mid size trucks to something else. Been looking at some Jeep Liberties & a whole lot of Ford Escapes. Many favorable reviews on the Escapes & we noticed the prices are far more reasonable on 4x4 SUV’s than the trucks but then I saw a Ford Explorer 4x4 mid size truck that really caught my eye. We have both looked at so many 4-wheelers lately & read so many vehicle reviews today we’ll have to find an Ophthalmologist who makes house calls & have him/her come to the house, un-cross our eyes, & somehow get us back in focus again. As if we were ever focused in the first place eh…………………………
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A pipe burst in a doctor's house. He called a plumber. The plumber arrived, unpacked his tools, did mysterious plumber-type things for a while, and handed the doctor a bill for $600. The doctor exclaimed, "This is ridiculous! I don't even make that much as a doctor!" The plumber waited for him to finish and quietly said, "Neither did I when I was a doctor."
Two intrepid explorers met in the heart of the Brazilian jungle. "I'm here," declared one, "to commune with nature in the raw, to contemplate the eternal verities and to widen my horizons. And you, sir?" "I," sighed the second explorer, "came because my young daughter has begun violin lessons."