Wow sure is getting dark earlier these night now and our weather has definitely turned a cooler corner. Looking ahead at the 10 day forecast our daily highs are all in the 60's and that works out just fine for me. I'm back into my toasty T-shirts and this morning our new furnace came on for the first time and wow again as volumes of enveloping hot air came blasting out of the floor vents wrapping us in a warm blanket of cozy comfort. Sure was a right decision to replace our old inefficient 33 year old electric furnace with a new high efficiency gas furnace. Always a nice feeling inside when one realizes they have made a right decision for a change.
NUTHATCH IN OUR SUNBURST LOCUST TREE
Kelly headed off to Cambridge and Guelph for a couple days this morning. Her youngest daughter's husband Ricardo is in Spain at the moment so Kelly will be visiting with Rebecca and little Ella. They also plan on getting around to visit with three of Kelly's other children. A good opportunity for her before we head south in less than a month.
KELLY PICKED UP A ROCK AT DEER PARK LODGE’S BEACH A FEW WEEKS AGO AND PAINTED THIS FACE ON IT TO GIVE TO LITTLE ELLA WHEN SHE GETS TO GUELPH
ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF THAT LOAD IS FOR A FEW OF KELLY’S GRANDKIDS
ALL LOADED UP AND READY TO GO
Dusted off my cameras and under a cool crisp sunny Autumn sky Pheebs and I were out the door and on the road. I definitely felt better about things this morning as we slipped up through Goderich and dusted ourselves up on a few country roads. Farmers out harvesting beans and I noticed combines had removed a few rows of corn around the perimeter of a couple corn fields.
INTERESTING FARM COMBINATIONS IN THE FIELDS THESE DAYS
One of our stops this morning was near Dungannon Ontario to visit Pheeb’s Alpaca Pals. They are always happy to see her whenever we drop by.
<<< THIS FELLOW WASN’T HAVING ANY PART OF ALL THE VISITING THOUGH
When I drove a mobility van for Town and Country a few years ago my supervisor's name was Marie. Marie has kept in touch over the years and this afternoon dropped around to say Hello. Talked a bit about our aging memories and how the frustration with that can at times lead to bouts of depression. Hey Marie I just remembered the names of Lucy and Desi's friends.......Fred and Ethel:))
GUESS WHO I SPOTTED BURGERING UP AT McDONALDS THIS MORNING….YEP, THE KING IS ALIVE AND WELL ALRIGHT:))
Fixed myself up a real fine supper tonight. Two pieces of toast with a big hunk of Kielbasa sausage washed down with nice cold glass of skim milk. Now that's my kind of supper. A cold glass of skim milk is my all time very much most favorite beverage of everything:))
WHEN I SLIPPED INTO THE TSC STORE AFTER McDONALDS I HAD TO LEAVE MY CARROT MUFFIN SITTING OUTSIDE THE JEEP…….FOR OBVIOUS REASONS
A month from now with a bit of luck we just might be at Aunt Jean’s in Florida. Can't say I am looking forward to all the traffic chaos we expect to encounter on our route but we are looking forward to seeing Aunt Jean for sure. I do have a route figured out but whether we take that route or change our minds at the last minute and go a different way I have no idea. Our travels have always been on the spontaneous side without a whole lot pre-planning ahead of time. There's pros and cons to that of course but it's the way we prefer to travel.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( God created the mule, and told him, "You are mule. You will work constantly from dusk to dawn, carrying heavy loads on your back. You will eat grass and lack intelligence. You will live for 50 years." The mule answered, "To live like this for 50 years is too much. Please, give me no more than 20."
And it was so.
Then God created the dog, and told him, "You are dog. You will hold vigilance over the dwellings of Man, to whom you will be his greatest companion. You will eat his table scraps and live for 25 years."
The dog responded, "Lord, to live 25 years as a dog like that is too much. Please, no more than 10 years."
And it was so.
God then created the monkey, and told him, "You are monkey. You shall swing from tree to tree, acting like an idiot. You will be funny, and you shall live for 20 years." The monkey responded, "Lord, to live 20 years as the clown of the world is too much. Please, Lord, give me no than 10 years."
And it was so.
Finally, God created Man and told him, "You are Man, the only rational being that walks the earth. You will use your intelligence to have mastery over the creatures of the world. You will dominate the earth and live for 20 years."
The man responded, "Lord, to be Man for only 20 years is too little. Please, Lord; give me the 20 years the mule refused, the 15 years the dog refused, and the 10 years the monkey rejected." And so God made Man to live 20 years as a man, then marry and live 20 years like a mule working and carrying heavy loads on his back. Then, he is to have children and live 15 years as a dog, guarding his house and eating the leftovers after they empty the pantry; then, in his old age, to live 10 years as a monkey, acting like an idiot to amuse his grandchildren.
And it is so ...
Did you hear about the guy who tried to date a nun? He wanted to take her to the county fair, but she declined on account of she had taken a vow abstaining from Carnival pleasures.