SO NICE TO RELAX IN OUR SUNROOM THIS AFTERNOON WITH A WARM FIRE GOING
It was thunder and lightning and rain on the roof that had us awake at 5 a.m. this morning. Surprised again at how mild it was when I stepped outside with Pheebs between rain showers but as expected our mild temperatures are soon about to end. With predicted rain and a few cold winter days headed our way we had to do some scrambling this morning and that included quickly unpacking the rig and getting it winterized.
KELLY HAD TAKEN A FEW PHOTOS WITH HER BLACKBERRY AFTER OUR MONDAY MORNING HORTON COFFEE STOP IN FOREST…..FORGOT TO INCLUDE THEM
YEP NOTHING LIKE A GOOD OLD TIM HORTONS COFFEE TO PUT A SMILE ON THAT GRUMPY OLD FACE
We were both up, out, and at it before 7:30. Two hours later we both felt like we had put in a full day's work and had to retreat inside for a recliner rest. I bet we can all remember days when we could work 8, 10, 12, and more hours in a day but for us I'm afraid those days now behind us. Hate to have to admit that but it's another one of life's little age related realities. Seems to be a lot of them jumping out of the woodwork lately.
ANOTHER PHOTO I FORGOT TO INCLUDE MONDAY SHOWS THE SPOT ON BAYFIELD’S CLAN GREGOR SQUARE WHERE WE ALWAYS UNHOOK THE JEEP EACH YEAR
Had planned on taking Pheebs out for a coffee and muffin this morning then washing the Jeep at the car wash and dropping around to Goderich's Maitland Medical Center but with this morning's rushing around those plans are on hold until Wednesday morning. All three of us are still pretty whacked out from our long journey. Aside from Pheebs and I going to Bayfield's Foodland for a jug of milk this afternoon I didn't stray too far from my recliner.
KELLY TOOK THIS BLACKBERRY PHOTO OF PHEEBS AND I DRIVING IN WITH THE RIG MONDAY MORNING
Our temperatures hung around 50 all day under an overcast sky with a few passing sprinkles. Windy!! Part of me wants to get outside and start the yard clean-up and another part of me wanted to just stay inside where it was warm and cozy. It was that second part that won the day:))
‘OH NO MOM AND DAD I HOPE WE’RE NOT GOING IN THAT DARN MOTORHOME AGAIN TODAY’
AND ‘OMG’ JUST BEFORE PUBLISHING TONIGHT’S POST WE HAD US A GLORIOUS BURST OF SUNSHINE THROUGH THE PINE TREES
OUR FIRST RAYS OF SUNSHINE SINCE ARRIVING HOME THIS YEAR:))
CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY SHOVELS AND RAKES GOING AND NOTICE THE TINY BUDS ON OUR SMALL MAGNOLIA TREE ON THE RIGHT
Thank you to everyone for your comments and emails regarding our homecoming. Happy to see many of you planning on ‘hanging in there’ until we once again hopefully get the big wheels rolling in the Fall. You are all a true source of inspiration for me each day.
‘OH MY I AM SO MUCH NEEDING A JEEP RIDE AND I SURE HOPE ME AND DAD CAN GET OUT FOR COFFEE AND A CARROT MUFFIN IN THE MORNING, MAYBE A LITTLE COUNTRY DRIVE TOO’
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Merv was in a terrible accident at work. He fell through a floor tile and ripped off both of his ears. Since he was permanently disfigured, he settled with the company for a rather large sum of money and went on his way. One day, Merv decided to invest his money in a small, but growing telecom business called Plexus Communications. After weeks of negotiations, he bought the company outright. But, after signing on the dotted line, he realized that he knew nothing about running such a business and quickly set out to hire someone who could do that for him. The next day he had set up three interviews. The first guy was great. He knew everything he needed to and was very interesting. At the end of the interview, Merv asked him, "Do you notice anything different about me?" And the gentleman answered, "Why yes, I couldn't help but notice you have no ears." Merv got very angry and threw him out. The second interview was with a woman, and she was even better than the first guy. He asked her the same question, "Do you notice anything different about me?" and she replied: "Well, you have no ears." Merv again was upset and tossed her out.
The third and last interview was the best of all three. It was with a very young man who was fresh out of college. He was smart. He was handsome. And he seemed to be a better businessman than the first two put together. Merv was anxious, but went ahead and asked the young man the same question: "Do you notice anything different about me?" And to his surprise, the young man answered: "Yes. You wear contact lenses." Merv was shocked, and said, "What an incredibly observant young man. How in the world did you know that?"
The young man replied, "Well, it's pretty hard to wear glasses with no ears!"
Q: Why won't sharks attack lawyers?
A: Professional courtesy.
Why did the little Moron tip-toe past the medicine cabinet? So he wouldn't wake up the sleeping pills.
Nothing like a cozy fire to welcome you home! Glad you, Kelly and Pheebers had a safe trip, Al!ReplyDelete
I need new pics. Lots of new pics. he he heReplyDelete
That Groaner tonight is awful, and I can't stop laughing! It's just as well you and Kelly take it easy after all those miles driving home. There isn't anything that can't wait a day or a few days.ReplyDelete
Glad you got the rig unpacked but can only imagine the sheer exhaustion especially after long back to back drives. As you get settled back in your home I know you and Kelly have plans around the house and yard. Take care and take it easy...ReplyDelete
Your yard is looking like spring already!ReplyDelete
Soon you will be back at it the, the long ravel days do take their toll, glad that we can usually break up our journey into bits and pieces. Hope the mild weather holds for you.ReplyDelete
Good to see your nice cozy sunroom once more. Like that room. Dolly and I are going to look into ways to make our home more comfortable when I get home. Time to start thinking of our twilight years when we spend most of our time at home.ReplyDelete
I, too, have had a hard time doing strenuous things, like hiking and even bouncing around in the Jeep. Some of the hikes I did last year are too far for me this year. I guess when we hit the seventies our bodies tend to slow down a little each year. But I'm still enjoying the great scenery here in the Southwest. Age can't take that away from me.
Just love that ' peddle to the metal' pic Kelly took. Welcome Home.ReplyDelete
Looks like somebody is trying to sell you a "rolex."ReplyDelete
Love your yard, I bet its beautiful in Spring/Summer.ReplyDelete
I learned a lesson years ago when I was teaching....listen to what your body is saying. You can only push it so much before rebellion sets in. That was a lesson I learned the hard way, but am more careful to not overdo theses days. It just take too long to regroup.ReplyDelete
Hubby is home with a back problem and we hardly go anywhere these days. I tend to my garden and run errands. I don't even take my camera out with me. Just the same old routine day after day...ReplyDelete
Welcome Home. I truly can't help in imagining what Pheebs thinks, sitting in that chair in a home she hasn't been in for 5 months. Take it easy and I hope the remaining days of winter are kind in Ontario.ReplyDelete
Unpacking the Hiker after our Winter trip is exhausting..This year we totally gutted it, and it hasn't traveled for almost 1 year..If we get to take it anywhere, I will have totally forgotten our "routine"..and we will have a LOT to put in it!! I love your beautiful spot in the forest!ReplyDelete
I am still reading and will keep reading--thanks for taking me on nice winter trip--I loved the jokes today--but that last one got me a good laugh!!!Cute--ReplyDelete
enjoy the moments, di