Heat and humidity rolled back into our area late Monday morning cutting my outside activities short and a ‘heat’ advisory’ is out for today and Wednesday so for me that’s two partially lost days of getting a bunch of outdoor ‘to-do’ things done.
LIGHTING IS ALWAYS NICER EARLIER IN THE MORNING….ALL OF TONIGHT’S PHOTOS EXCEPT 2 WERE TAKEN FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT AGAIN
At 8 a.m. it was 68F so I didn’t waste any time in loading Pheebs up to get out and enjoy what would be the coolest part of day. It wasn't a long Jeep ride for us this morning because by 9 a.m. it was already too hot and sticky for this guy. Buzzed through Walmart and the Canadian Tire Store, grabbed us some gas and with a Horton's coffee and carrot muffin in hand we made our way down to the Goderich harbor. Stood by the water for a short while listening to the waves and then back into the Jeep with us and home we went;
SPOTTED THIS FELLOW CUTTING WHAT APPEARED TO BE A MIXTURE OF GRASS AND CLOVER…..SURE SMELLED NICE AS WE PASSED
Coming home from Speedy Glass in Goderich late last Friday afternoon with the new passenger side window installed I could hear a lot of flexing noises over around that side of the dash. Figured maybe it was the new glass seating itself in so this morning with Kelly and Pheebs aboard we took the rig out for a short drive to see if that noise had cleared itself up and it had. Kelly noticed 3 loose screws in the dash and windshield bar separating the windshield so she tightened them up before pulling out and that might have had something to do with the squeaks last Friday. Of course the real test will come with the first big rain storm we run into wherever that may be.
I’M THINKING ONE OF OUR READERS MAY HAVE IDENTIFIED THIS AS JOE-PYE WEED SO I’M GOING TO SET OUT TO DIG ME SOME UP AND BRING HOME
Back home we continued with more puttering about around the rig. I'm gathering things together which will be going with us this winter. Don’t want to forget our satellite dish etc.
HERE’S A PROUD DAD CHAUEFFERING JUNIOR OFF TO HIS FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PERHAPS
WHEN PHEEBS ISN’T HOLDING DOWN THE FRONT SEAT SHE SLIPS INTO THE BACK FOR A SHORT SNOOZE SOMETIMES AND YEP THAT’S ME AND MY PIZZA SHIRT ALRIGHT
I also have our annual frog round-up underway and so far have transported four big frogs from our front yard pond to the larger Park pond across the road. I have to move them because our pond is not deep enough for the frogs to survive the winter. The first 8 years we had the pond it was nothing to move 30 or more frogs each Autumn but the past 3 years we hardly had any frogs at all and I attribute that to neighbor's cats in our front yard cashing in on a delicacy of frog legs. This year I have not seen one cat and our frog population is growing again. I probably have another half dozen frogs to catch.
TWO OF FOUR FROGS IN MY PAIL TODAY
While scooping some water from our pond into a bucket to carry the frogs in I came upon a bit of a major mystery. There in the white bucket I saw movement which at first glance I thought was a water spider or something. Looking closer I recognized a familiar shape but how was it possible!! Peering even closer I quickly determined I was looking at.......a fish. No mistake about it. Only about a half inch long it looked like a Guppy type Minnow and having had tropical fish aquariums years ago I know a fish when I see one, but how????? Calling upon all my onboard logic I came up empty handed as to how such a tiny fish could possible get into our front yard frog pond. Any theories??
A BIT BLURRY BUT A FISH IS A FISH IS A FISH EH
Our good friend and helpful neighbor Bruce dropped around with a can of roofing tar in hand this afternoon. I had forgot the last time he tarred around our sunroom's skylight a few months ago he said he'd be back to put a second coat on. While up on the roof he trimmed some overhanging Sunburst Locust branches as well. Unlike me this heat and humidity doesn't bother Bruce as much so he didn't mind climbing up a wobbly ladder onto a hot metal roof that had been heating up in the afternoon sun for hours. I can do a lot of stuff by myself but climbing up wobbly-ass ladders onto hot metal roofs is definitely not one of them!!
NOPE NOT IN MENNONITE COUNTRY…..JUST SOME NICE HORSES ON A FARM ALONG ORCHARD LINE NOT TOO FAR FROM OUR PLACE
Eyes puff out like pillows? Hair limp and wimpy? Face sagging like a sack full of earthworms? Cash flow down to a trickle? Rover smellin’ like an backhouse on fire? Blimping out, are we??????? In case your wondering what all this is about I suggest you drop on over to Jim’s blog at Lifetime Sentences and let him fill y’all in real good on what’s goin on……:))
HEY, WHO’S YOUR DADDY!!
GROANER'S CORNER:(( These are supposedly actual signs. You be the judge. Whether or not they are real::
In the front yard of a funeral home,
'Drive carefully, we'll wait.'
On an electrician's truck,
'Let us remove your shorts.'
Outside a radiator repair shop,
'Best place in town to take a leak.'
In a nonsmoking area,
'If we see you smoking, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.'
On a maternity room door,
'Push, Push, Push.'
On a front door,
'Everyone on the premises is a vegetarian except the dog.'
At an optometrist's office,
'If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place.'
On a taxidermist's window,
'We really know our stuff.'
On a butcher's window,
'Let me meat your needs.'
On a fence,
'Salesmen welcome. Dog food is expensive.'
At a car dealership,
'The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment.'
Outside a muffler shop,
'No appointment necessary. We'll hear you coming.'
In a dry cleaner's emporium,
'Drop your pants here.'
On a desk in a reception room,
'We shoot every 3rd salesman, and the 2nd one just left.'
In a veterinarian's waiting room,
'Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!'
In a Beauty Shop,
In a restaurant window,
'Don't stand there and be hungry, come in and get fed up.'
Inside a bowling alley,
'Please be quiet. We need to hear a pin drop.'
In a cafeteria,
'Shoes are required to eat in the cafeteria. Socks can eat any place they want.'