Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I HEARD A WOMAN’S NEARBY SOFT VOICE ASK, “WHICH IS BETTER, 1 OR 2”

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A RAY OF SUNLIGHT TOUCHES DOWN IN THE FOREST TODAY

It was 10 a.m. this morning & I was seated in a rather stiff high backed black chair.  I wasn’t at home & the chair reminded me of something one might find in a cheaper SUV but I knew I wasn’t in a cheaper SUV.  My upper body was tilted forward with my chin resting in what appeared to be some kind of chin rest.  My forehead was leaning into a curved metal bar which amazingly enough fit my head contour rather well.  I could hear fine but I couldn’t see to well.  My peripheral vision was black & it was like I was looking down some kind of long dark tunnel with a kind of light at the end.  My vision was fuzzy but I was able to make out what looked like a line of black letters on a white background.  I was able to make out a capital B, a V, maybe an S & I think I saw a W.  Heard a click, the letters immediately became blurrier & I heard a woman’s nearby soft voice ask, “which is better 1 or 2”.  Heard myself answer in an equally soft voice, “2”.  What the big darn heck was going on here anyway!!

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WE HAD OURSELVES A COLD CLOUDY MORNING

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DSC_0008-003AND THIS IS WHAT THAT SAME STRETCH OF TRACKS LOOKED LIKE A WEEK AGO WITH A TRAIN COMING

Well, I was at the Huron Optometric Center in Goderich of course having my eyes tested.  As usual I thought my eyes were in worse shape than they were & was assured my eyes were actually in pretty good shape.  No cataract problems & no signs of any bad news eye stuff.  They’re just simply out of focus & that’s why I have to wear glasses.  Well I guess I can’t argue with that & just have to accept the fact I’m not 18 anymore & eye glasses will remain an integral part of my face anchored there by my ears sitting atop my nose forever.  Damn!!!!

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Had myself another A&W $4.99 breakfast coupon so before heading home this morning I piled into A&W to load myself up with some bacon & eggs, toast, home fries & coffee.  Again, it was a good breakfast & hit the spot.  In fact it held me all the way to suppertime.

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HEY WHAT’S THAT LITTLE PATCH OF BLUE UP THERE,,,,,COULD IT BE COULD IT BE:))

Our heavy morning cloud cover gave way to clear blue sunny skies by early afternoon but with an icy cold wind sweeping in across the lake from the Northwest again nothing melted today & it was just too plum cold to go outside to do anything constructive.  Pheebs & I did make it out for a short afternoon walk but I had to bundle myself up real good.  There is a hopeful possibility we might make it over the 60F mark by Friday.  I’m not holding my breath………DSC_0019

BY GOLLY WE DID INDEED HAVE US SOME SUNSHINE THIS AFTERNOON

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EVEN THESE VIOLETS WERE HAPPY TO SEE SUNSHINE TODAY

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STILL A FEW PATCHES OF SNOW AROUND

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My fingers are crossed for a sunny morning.  Pheebs is suffering from a case of cabin fever & I’m not too far behind her.  Been about 3 days since we’ve last been out & about & we’re both in need of some back roads traveling time.  Last summer I enjoyed taking photos of old barns on our travels & awhile back someone mentioned about taking some old farm house photos so maybe I can make a little project out of that idea in the coming months.  ‘Have Camera Will Travel’:))

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GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two cowboys come upon an Indian lying on his stomach with his ear to the ground.  One of the cowboys stops and says to the other, "You see that Indian?" "Yeah," says the other cowboy. "Look,"   says the first one, "he's listening to the ground.  He can hear things for miles in any direction."  Just then the Indian looks up.  "Covered wagon," he says, "about two miles away.  Have two horses, one brown, one white.  Man, woman, child, household effects in wagon."  "Incredible!" says the cowboy to his friend.  "This Indian knows how far away they are, how many horses, what color they are, who is in the wagon, and what is in the wagon.   Amazing!"  The Indian looks up and says, "Ran over me about half hour ago."

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- 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.

- Tomorrows are always a great opportunity to do something different from today....AL.

"A writer is a writer not because they write well & easily, because they have amazing talent, or because everything they do is golden.  A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing they do shows any sign of promise, they keep on writing anyway"...... Author Unknown

9 comments:

  1. Do you have real trains in your neck of the woods!?

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    1. Yes, we have an active rail line running from Stratford to Goderich. A lot of salt from the Sifto Salt mine travels out of Goderich by rail. No passenger service just freight. We have to be very careful at several unmarked rail crossings between Bayfield & Goderich. They do not have flashing red lights.

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  2. I'm sitting here in Texas, looking at your photos, Al. I still can feel that icy Great Lakes wind you described. That's something I will never forget. Brrrrr!

    Jim

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  3. I went to the eye doc's yesterday and went through the same thing, but then they dilated my eyes with some drops and I really hate that. Made it hard to drive home. BTW, I had cataract surgery years ago and some cellular growth started under the implants which they zapped off with a laser a couple of months ago. So, had to go back for a check-up.

    I like your Jeep. I have one exactly like it and have had it for quite a few years. It has been pulled behind two different RVs. First, my class-C and the last few years, my diesel pusher.

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  4. That little patch of blue is commonly called a "sucker hole" as it makes you think things are going to get better.

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  5. Starting to warm up and some sunshine will be wonderful !

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  6. Al...Love your journal today. Much the same I love to paint because I can make my subject look as I would have it look. No one will ever know the difference.

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  7. Looks like your dove is finding plenty to eat :-) Love the sunshine catching the leaves - beautiful. Glad the eye doc gave you a good report. Soon those eyes will be seeing nothing but sunshine.

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