The rain has basically not stopped since starting early Thursday morning. Heavy at times with the rain front seemingly stalled over top us. We are parked on grass and by Thursday evening ‘getting stuck’ began to become a worrisome concern.
LESLIE TOOK THIS PHOTO AND IT’S ONE OF THE FEW PICS OF ME THAT I ACTUALLY LIKE. FOR ME IT SUMS UP IN ONE PHOTO WHO I AM AND HOW I SEE MYSELF Most of tonight’s photos were taken Wednesday when we had our last nice day and they were taken around Kelly’s Mom’s house especially in the back yard. It’s a deep treed lot with a small creek at the far end. Walking around back there with Pheebs I noticed a lot of mushrooms growing.
As any RV’er knows it’s quite a clattering racket on the roof with rain pounding down on it. It’s loud enough inside to make one have to crank up radio, stereo, and TV volumes. Nice and comfy cozy but after awhile all that comfy cozy stuff begins to wear a little thin. Needless to say we are very much looking forward to getting out of this nasty bit of bad weather we are stuck in.
GROWING UP THIS WAS KELLY’S BACK YARD
As readers know I am not a phone person and don’t expect to ever be one. Always thought having a camera in a cell phone was a great idea but the quality of the photos never interested me much and i never really paid any attention to them. Well that is until Kelly got her new Blackberry a month or so ago. I have been amazed and impressed with the quality of photos she has been taking with it. At Hurd Orchards Wednesday I was using my Canon point and shoot for darker inside shots and ended up scraping most of them. There was no comparison between my point and shoot shots and Kelly’s Blackberry photos. The Blackberry’s colors are right on. Photos are clear and sharp with exposures being about as close to perfect as one can get. The camera and technology in that Blackberry is far superior to my older Canon Powershot for sure. Now how can I get that savvy camera technology into a wafer thin lightweight format without having to have a silly phone attached to it. Below are some of Kelly’s Blackberry photos from Hurd Orchards.
Below are 4 Hurd photos I had left over from Wednesday and that wraps up all my photos from that day. Now, unbeknownst to me Kelly sent Hurd Orchards a link to my Thursday night post and we received a nice response this morning. I saw right away I had Aimee’s name spelled wrong and it should have read Amy. I have no idea where I pulled that other spelling from. I’m tellin ya folks it’s not easy being me. Oh and remember the photo of Susan Hurd I had in Thursdays post. Commenter QUILTINGISBLISSFUL said in part, “wonderful photos--but there is one photo that I had to go back to and re-see and that is the one with Susan holding a marker”….. Well Di I can tell you why she is holding that marker. While pointing out the many varieties of apples near the door a pick-up truck rolled in and some farm workers hopped out and carried in more bushels of apples. Some of those apples were a new breed and with her marker Susan wrote the names of each bushel on a small piece of white paper then placed those apple names on the correct bushels:))
MY LAST HURD ORCHARD PHOTO
Becky and Norm flew in from Florida this morning landing in Rochester about 11:20. From there it was straight here to Kelly’s Mom’s house to drop their luggage then the whole eating gang saddled up again and rode off to another big food feed round-up. Well except for Kelly’s Mom who wasn’t feeling well. By the way it was Gene who paid for everybody’s great day at Hurd Orchards Thursday. Now how’s that for nice.
Luckily the Bad Apple Bistro was only a few blocks away but no matter we all got cold and wet getting in and out of cars in the non stop drenching rain. Enjoyed my fish ‘n’ chips. What absolutely miserable weather this has been these past couple days. Cold, wet, and damp. Reminds me of November which in my books is the very much most miserable month of the year up here in this climate zone.
HALLOWEEN HAS ALREADY BEGUN ON COLEMAN AVENUE SPENCERPORT NY
WITH CHRISTMAS FAST APPROACHING NEIGHBOR CHUCK HAS DONE A BANG UP JOB ON HIS BACKYARD CHRISTMAS TREE….HE PURPOSELY SWITCHED IT ON JUST FOR US TO SEE…….THANKS CHUCK:))
Nice to see Becky and Norm again and some long time readers may remember them when we all met in New Mexico’s ‘Truth or Consequences’ a bunch of years ago. They were full-timing in their Damon Challenger Motorhome at that time and working at T&C’s Hot Springs Resort for awhile. They now live in Largo Florida. Today was Norm’s 80th birthday and they brought him out a small molton chocolate cake complete with a single candle on top. Maybe they will give you 2 candles on your second 80th Norm:))
HERE’S THE ‘FOOD GANG’ FROM L TO R, AL, KELLY, LESLIE, PETER, BECKY, NORM, AND KATHY…NORM HAS AN EYE CONDITION AND SUNGLASSES HELP HIM WITH BRIGHT LIGHTS
I’m a little concerned about our early morning departure Saturday morning. We are parked on grass here and with all this rain saturating the ground it probably wouldn’t take much for us to dig into the soft lawn leaving us stuck in the mud. Toyed with the idea of maybe trying to move the rig over onto the paved driveway but I think we’ll just wait and take our chances in the dark cold wet morning. I haven’t slept well the last 2 nights, been eating way too much and with this constant non stop rain I’ve had no exercise and my legs are aching. Just not feeling myself tonight. Kelly has been very tired as well so we’ll see how far we get Saturday. Really looking forward to some real live warm sunny weather.
Assuming we don’t get stuck in the mud Saturday morning I have no idea where we will end up Saturday night. Think we’ll see if we can make our way down to Harrisburg Pennsylvania and maybe climb aboard 81 for awhile and see how it goes.
THIS SMALL CREEK RUNS THROUGH BEHIND KELLY’S MOM’S HOUSE
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Each evening bird-lover Tom stood in his backyard, hooting like an owl. One night, an owl called back to him. For a year, the man and his feathered friend hooted back and forth. He even kept a log of the "conversation."
Just as he thought he was on the verge of a breakthrough in interspecies communication, his wife had a chat with her next-door neighbor.
"My husband spends his nights... calling out to owls," she said. "That's odd," the neighbor replied. "So does my husband."
‘How to talk native SOUTHERN in one easy lesson’
Aig - What a hen lays
Aints - He's got aints in his paints
Paints - What cha put on your laigs of a mornin
Arn - Ma's tard of arnin
Bag - He bagged her to marry him
Bobbed - A bobbed wire fence
Bresh - He had a bresh with the law, and the law won.
Bub - the light bub burned out
Cheer - What you set in
Crick - A small stream
Clum - He sure clum that tree fastern any 'coon
Chiny - country over in Asia
Chuch duds - Sunday go-to-meetin clothes
Core - He got hisself a new Ford core
Cyow - Animal on Farm
Deppity - He helps out the shurf
Dribbed - He dribbed milk on his shirt
Dainz - Satidy night social
Ellum - A graceful tree
Fanger - What you put your rang on
Faince - Whats round the hawg lot
Far - What get the brandin arn hot
Furred - He got furred from his job
Flar - A rose is a purdy flar
Frash - Them aigs ain't frash
Furiners - All non-'bamans
Further - Hits ten miles further to town
Grain - She was grain with envy
Hail - Where bad folks go
Hep - Poor George, he can't hep it, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Hern - It aint hern, it's his'n
Hilbilly - People in the next county
Hollar - Whats between the hills
Hard - Got a brend new hard hand
Tar - His core blew a tar
Laymun - A sour fruit
Laig - Most folks have two of them
Lather - What you climb up
Liberry - Where you go to check out books for larnin
Mailk - what you get from cyows
Mere - What you see your self in
Minners - Live bait
Misrus - Married Woman
Nar - Opposite of wide
Nayk - Your head sets on it
Nup - No
Orrel - Them hinges need orrel
Ormy - What the sojers go in
Pank - A light red color
Parch - Sit out on the parch and watch the grass grow
Petition - What separates the rooms
Poke - A paper bag or sack
Pokey - What the shurf and deppity puts crimnals in Poke
Salit - A green vegetable
Puppet - What the preacher is in
Purdy - She is purdy as a pitcher
Purt near - Almost; he purt near caught that greased pig
Rang - You wear it on your fanger
Rut - That there tree sure has long ruts
Rah cheer - I was born rah cheer in town
Rainch - A big cow farm
Rat - Do it rat now!
Rench - Rench the soap yourself
Roont - She plum roont her shoes
Salary - A stringy vegetable
Soardeens - Small canned fish
Shar - A light rain
Gully Worsher - A medium heavy rain
Toad strangler - A heavy rain Sody
Pop - A soft drink
Sprang - Water out'n the ground
Shurf - The Shurf put Clem in jail
Storch - This here aprn has to much storch in it
Skeered - that plumb skeered me to death
Thanks - He shore thanks he's smart
Tho - Tho me the ball
Thoat - I shore got a sore thoat
War - A bobbed war fance
Worsh - Go worsh your face
Warter - What you worsh your face in
Yurp - A continent overseas