NICE TO SEE A FEW SIGNS OF SPRING HAPPENING AGAIN
Rained most all night & we woke up to pine trees wrapped in a gentle fog. Temps were above freezing but the dampness made it feel cold. Early afternoon saw us up over 40F. Heat wave. First sun splash at 1:38 p.m. but not many more after that.
Our mobile home here in Bayfield is nearly 35 years old & we’ve noticed since being back our Coleman electric furnace has become noticeably nosier & doesn’t seem to be putting out the heat well anymore. Every time the blower comes on we have to turn the TV volume up. With those 2 reasons in mind plus the fact we here in Southern Ontario have the highest electric rates in all of Canada we are seriously considering having that old electric furnace replaced with a new gas one. Had a fellow out this afternoon to have a look at our set up & get back to us with a price. We always worry about that older Coleman furnace conking out when we are down south in the winter.
A ROBIN FLYING LOW ACROSS THE GROUND
Received an email from Barney author of ‘Old Fat Man Adventures yesterday saying, “I have stopped publishing and stopped the blog”. I feel sad that he has stopped blogging. I’ve always thought of my fellow Bloggers as one big family of like minded people even though I do not read all the blogs on my sidebar on a daily basis. Some of we blogging folks are closer to some others than others but still there is a kind of kinship with everyone whether we read their posts or not. Barney, thank you for your kind words in the email & we here at the Bayfield Bunch wish you all the best. Take care my friend. On the same note has anyone heard how Retired Rod is doing??
ON A WALK THIS AFTERNOON PHEEBS CHECKS THE TRAIL AHEAD
Ivan & Hailey have made it back to Alberta but not before taking some nice photos along the California’s coastline. Ivan flies a drone & I’ve always liked his aerial photos. In a couple weeks he will be back on Alberta’s fire lines wiling away his days in tall fire watch towers scanning forested horizons for tell tale signs of smoke. And he even gets to go for a few on the job helicopter rides as well. Nice.
HAPPY TO SEE SNOW MELTING OFF OUR PINE TREE TRAIL AGAIN
GROANER’S CORNER:(( An Afghanistan diplomat visiting the US for the first time was being wined and dined by the State Department. The diplomat was not used to the salt in American foods (French fries, cheeses, salami, anchovies, etc.) and was constantly sending his manservant Abdul to fetch him a glass of water. Time and again, Abdul would scamper off and return with a glass of water, but then came the time when he returned empty handed. "Abdul, you son of an ugly camel, where is my water?" demanded the diplomat. "A thousand pardons, O Illustrious One," stammered the wretched Abdul, "But a man is sitting on the well!"