Pheebs & I had a few things to pick up in Goderich this morning & aside from a swing down around the harbor for a doggy walk we didn't venture out on a country road drive & instead returned home again about 11. Had been spitting a bit of rain when we left Bayfield earlier & I’m not often inspired to venture too far under gloomy overcast skies.
Here is a photo showing a fine example of my short term memory. Very short in this case. Before exiting the Walmart store this morning I picked up an in-house Tim Horton coffee & carrot muffin. (By the way for area resident who don’t know…..Walmart’s Tim Hortons is closing at the end of October) Pushing a small cart with a few items in it with one hand & caring my coffee in the other hand I swung round behind the Jeep opening the rear door. Set my coffee down on a flat section at the rear of the Jeep thinking to myself 'don't forget your coffee is sitting there. Probably took me about 7 seconds to place 2 bags in the back of the Jeep & another second & a half to close the Jeeps rear door. Well of course you know what happened eh. Soon as I heard the crunch I knew what I had done. Opening the rear door slowly I saw what I expected to see. One crushed & mangled cup of Tim Horton coffee with the golden brown liquid running down over the bumper & dripping onto the pavement below. I was encouraged to see the cup still in an upright position & upon closer inspection it looked like the door had only blown the top third of my coffee out. Sure enough as I pulled the mangled plastic top away I could see about two thirds of the coffee still in the cup. Lucky break. Bonus, but an oh so typical example of my short, shorter, & ever shortening short term memory these days…....:((
BIT OF A PHOTO SCRAMBLE TONIGHT WITH PICS LEFT OVER FROM OUR LAST COUPLE JEEP RIDES
A 56 FORD FAIRLANE & A ??????
GODERICH INUKSHUKS ARE STILL ATTRACTING A LOT OF ATTENTION
Liked Darrell's short post entitled Don't Wait Too Long. This is so true & I agree with his thinking & have written a few posts over the years along the same lines. We all know or knew people who waited too long……………..
TIS THE SEASON FOR SWEET CORN & RURAL FARM CORN STANDS
<<<<< AND THIS APPLE EVEN HAS AN OFFICIAL WORM HOLE
Am going to put a photo album together of our house & property for sale in Congress in case anyone is interested & I will probably write a description of the house & property as well. We are currently waiting to hear from a Wickenburg Real Estate person we know & are hoping he can at least give us a ball park figure as to a fair selling price. Soon as we decide on an asking price I will post it in my blog here. In the meantime here are a few randomly selected photos I took of our digs in the third week of October 2014.
Question was asked if we would sell the house furnished & the answer to that is yes but we do have things that friends & readers have sent us over the 3 years we’ve been there & those things will be coming back to Canada with us.
JUST ONE SHORT BLOCK BEHIND OUR HOUSE ARE MILES & MILES OF OPEN DESERT WITH ENDLESS JEEP ROADS, EASY WALKING, & GREAT EXPLORING
SO MANY TIMES ON OUR MORNING WALKS WE HAVE HIKED ALONGSIDE THIS LARGE OUTCROPPING OF ROCKS
PROPERTY IS BIG RIG FRIENDLY & HAS A DUMP STATION
VIEW OF OUR FRONT YARD LOOKING EAST FROM ATOP OUR ROOF
BACKYARD PATIO AREA LOOKING SOUTH
SMALL AREA OF THE FRONT YARD LOOKING SOUTH
VIEW FROM OUR KITCHEN WINDOW
STORMY OCTOBER SKIES OVER OUR BACK YARD
WILL BE HARD TO GIVE THIS ALL UP BUT WE HAVE TO ADJUST TO CHANGING TIMES & CIRCUMSTANCES
Heat & humidity drove us inside again today but at least we ended up with clearing skies & bright sunshine. Company arrives later tonight so expect we could have ourselves a bit of a busy day on our hands tomorrow.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( On many U.S. Navy ships the movie screen is suspended amid-ship so that it can be viewed from both sides. This procedure makes it available to larger crowds at popular movies, but usually the junior officers get a reverse image from "the wrong side of the screen." One evening at dinnertime an enterprising young ensign passed the following word over the officer's IMC circuit: "The movie to be shown in the wardroom tonight for the senior officers is on the right side of the screen - The Left-Handed Gun, starring Paul Newman."
"For the junior officers on the wrong side of the screen - The Right-Handed Gun, starring Namwen Luap."
I wish you guys the best in this new chapter of life.ReplyDelete
The pics are great and you have many to let Snow Birds know what the inside and outside look like, even the cool deer camera shots of night visitors. Might be good to mention the Mc Donald's around the hill, the closeness to Phonex and all the day drive National Parks. It is a Snow Birds dream location. It should sell quickly.
If you take a sleeping pill that greatly affects short term memory....ReplyDelete
Just after John and I got married, we purchased a Fort like the one you published. If there was chrome over the top, it wad called a Crown Victoria. Ours was just a "plain" Victoria. We called her such an unusual name.....Vicky.ReplyDelete
Both your writing and photographic skills are top notch. But selling a house is a specialized field. If I were you, before I put a presentation up for general distribution on any medium, I would select a realtor, show the pitch to them, and ask for suggestions. Then take or discard their suggestions, as you will.ReplyDelete
I can't stop chuckling over the groaner this evening. At least you saved some of your coffee. I seem to be dropping things a lot lately, and hate it when that happens!ReplyDelete
I'm with you Al on short term memory loss. Once again for I left my lithium battery to my weedeater on the bumper of the FJ before bringing it inside to put on the recharger. I've driven up to 15 miles with that on the bumper as I posted a blog about it a month of so ago. My new bloodhound saved me this time. Her nose led me to my mistake. She was curious enough to find out what that was on "her" FJ bumper. Maybe a bloodhound is needed in your travels. :)ReplyDelete
Better the bumper than the roof :-) Love the old yeller car, they were so big! You still have to paint the front door before you sell the house :-))))))ReplyDelete
I had to smile at the short time memory:) You might want to put a video together and list your property on the Rver YouTube channels..........ReplyDelete
May your travels be on the wings of God’s Angels
Till next time
Cyndi & Budhi
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I am in shock reading about your plans selling your home in Congress. When did those plans come up? Don't remember having read about it in a prior posting. That would be real hard for me to do after investing so much work into it. But good luck in this new endeavor.ReplyDelete
Glad to know I'm not the only one with disppearing memory - but saving 2/3 of the coffee! That's just spooky!ReplyDelete
Zillow shows a "Zestimate" on what I believe is your house in Congress.... At least that will give you an idea of where to start. Go to Zillow.com and search for your area.ReplyDelete
I really love the groaners and look for them every day now. Today's was no exception. So Funny. I have been a "career" Navy brat and wife and especially relate to this one. We also used to watch movies on the sea plane ramp in Guantanamo (1960/61), moving out of the way for a half hour or so whenever a sea plane arrived.ReplyDelete
I too must have missed something about the sale of your Congress house.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I repeat to myself to remember for short term, or I have to write it down.