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."