Our night never cooled down and at 6 o’clock this morning we were still at 75F. Even Pheebe didn’t want to go for a walk this morning. Way too hot to work around in the front yard so I had 2 choices again. Either the air conditioning in the house or the air conditioning in the Jeep. I chose the latter and off Pheebs and I went to Goderich with 3 windows up, the A/C on and 1 window down so little Bugsy could stick her nose out and pick up all the groovy fresh country smells.
A FEW PICS FROM THURSDAY MORNINGS DRIVE
STILL A BIT OF MIST HANGING IN THE WARM MORNING AIR
We did receive a bit of info a couple days ago from Sandie on Retired Rod which in part read ‘he's undergoing a second round of chemo and radiation and is doing as good as can be expected’. Thanks Sandie:))
Slipped ourselves on down to the south harbor and Rotary Cove’s doggy area. Too hot for walking so we just hung around the entrance to the walk area by the water for a bit. Pheebs raced around using her nose once again to gather up all the latest local doggy smells.
SPOTTED THIS RV TRUCK CAMPER PARKED ALONG THE BEACH
IN THE CAMPER I NOTICED THIS FELLOW INTENTLY WATCHING SOMETHING OUT IN THE WATER
‘AHA’ LOOKS LIKE HIS DAD WAS OUT FOR A MORNING SWIM IN LAKE HURON
SAW THE RV FELLOW WALKING TOWARDS SOMETHING IN THE WATER
HEY HE TOOK HIS BICYCLE FOR A SWIM AS WELL
WHAT A GREAT WAY TO GIVE HIS BICYCLE A GOOD WASH
TOWELING OFF THE BIKE
AND WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE THE RIG A GOOD WASH TOO
I don’t know when it was we first noticed the lengthy crack running from top to bottom in the rig’s passenger side windshield but I do remember it was when we were still in Congress last winter. Believe it to be the result of a stone chip. It was not a safety factor so we decided to wait until we were back home in Ontario before having it replaced. I stopped into Speedy Glass beside McDonalds this morning and made some preliminary arrangements to get the ball rolling on having the cracked windshield replaced. Our $300 insurance deductible is only good until the end of the year when it will rise to a $500 deductible. Speedy Glass will phone early next week and a fella will drop around and measure things, take some photos and jot down any number information on that particular piece of glass. They will then contact the windshield warehouse wherever that is and let us know when to bring the rig in. We have used Goderich’s Speedy Glass 3 or 4 times in the past with great results.
A FEW THINGS SPOTTED DOWN AROUND THE HARBOR AND BEACH AREA THIS MORNING
THAT IS ACTUALLY ONE OF TWO SIGNS STUCK IN THE SAND….CUTE
I GUESS BY OCEAN STANDARDS THIS WOULD BE CONSIDERED A CALM DAY
I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE THE FREIGHTER MICHIPICOTEN DOCKED AT THE SALT MINE PIER
JUST A FEW DAYS AGO THIS OCEAN GOING LAKE FREIGHTER WAS DOCKED ABOUT 500 YARDS AWAY AT THE GRAIN ELEVATORS…..MAYBE IT’S TAKING ON A DUAL LOAD OF SALT AND GRAINS
WORKERS OUT AND ABOUT TENDING TO MORNING CHORES ON THE MICHIPICOTEN
I’M WONDERING IF THAT BIG BRASS LOOKING THING MIGHT BE A SPARE PROPELLOR BLADE
SEEMS THE HARBOR ROAD WAS KINDA BUSY THIS MORNING
It wasn’t a long Jeep ride today because of the excessive heat so Pheebs and I were home again well before 10 o’clock. After that it was just the same-old same-old stay inside and stay cool kind of day. One of the best investments we ever made a few years ago was the installation of central air. Sure has made our summer lives more tolerable:))
SPOTTED ON A GODERICH LAWN
SPOTTED IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE JEEP
Have noticed this summer our morning Jeep rides have increased substantially over other years but our distance of travel each time has not been as far as before. I don’t think we have ranged out any further than about 30 miles from Bayfield even once this summer. Our duration of travel is generally shorter too with our average country road traveling time being maybe a couple hours. Not sure why the change but I suspect it has to do with the frequency of travel being 4 or 5 times a week now. Pheebs and I go out more often but don’t stay out as long. And for sure this heatwave we have been caught in has had something to do with it as well. Maybe in the cooler Autumn weather we might venture a little further……we’ll see. By the way another heat record was broken today.
STOPPED ALONGSIDE A LITTLE COUNTRY ROAD CREEK
And thanks to Bev way out there in that State of Idaho place for catching my mistake in Thursday’s post where I referred to our Star Party gatherings occurring in the early 80’s. Should have read the years 2001 and 2002. Hey, I was only out about 20 years this time. I have since corrected the mistake. And I forgot to mention 2 other great friends of my Uncle Harry’s who also came out with Harry to see us at what we called ‘The Weeny Roast Ranch’. Grace and Helen were 2 of Harry’s best friends in his latter years and Grace was at Harry’s bedside the night he passed away. So many old memories of days gone by………
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A very successful businessman had a meeting with his new son-in-law. "I love my daughter, and now I welcome you into the family," said the man. "To show you how much we care for you, I'm making you a 50-50 partner in my business. All you have to do is go to the factory every day and learn the operations." The son-in-law interrupted. "I hate factories. I can't stand the noise." "I see," replied the father-in-law. "Well then you'll work in the office and take charge of some of the operations." "I hate office work," said the son-on-law. "I can't stand being stuck behind a desk all day." "Wait a minute," said the father-in-law. "I just make you half- owner of a moneymaking organization, but you don't like factories and won't work in a office. What am I going to do with you?" "Easy," said the young man. "Buy me out."
The following is a true story written by an educational psychologist and her experience on a plane. On a flight to Florida, I was preparing my notes for one of the parent-education seminars I conduct as an educational psychologist. The elderly woman sitting next to me explained that she was returning to Miami after having spent two weeks visiting her six children, 18 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren in Boston. Then she inquired what I did for a living. I told her, fully expecting her to question me for free professional advice.
Instead she sat back, picked up a magazine and said, "If there's anything you want to know, just ask me."
“Wounds heal better if they are covered. This is an example of gauze and effect.”