I’M GUESSING THIS FELLOW AT A ‘NORTHERN FLICKER’ OUTSIDE OUR WINDOW MONDAY AFTERNOON
It was somewhere around 2 a.m. when thunder, lightning, and rain shook me out of a sound sleep. Managed to get back to sleep just in time for it to wake me up all over again. We sure have had a rainy season this year which has led to some very exceptionally beautiful daytime skies. Overnight temps dropped into the high 50's as our weather remains on the cool side. Good stuff:))
THIS RE-CLAIMED SWAMP LAND WEST OF EXETER ONTARIO REMINDS ME OF YUMA ARIZONA WHERE A LOT OF CABBAGE IS GROWN….A LOT OF CABBABE IS GROWN HERE AS WELL
DESPITE BEING RIGHT NEXT TO THE HAY SWAMP THESE FIELDS STILL REQUIRE A GOOD IRRIGATION SYSTEM
With bands of rain wandering through the neighborhood Pheebs and I were grounded so turned my morning efforts to cleaning up the area behind where our large 42 inch Samsung had been. You know that area where all the electrical cords, speaker wires, and cables of all descriptions live. That area where it looks like a gravel truck loaded with spaghetti backed in and dumped it’s load. That area where there lies tangled about 46 miles of jumbled wires. Figured I’d take the time to organize and bundle up all the cables into some sort of sensible civility before our new television arrived. So that’s how I occupied the rainy part of my morning.
IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING ALL THE WIRES CLEANED UP AND ORGANIZED BEFORE BRINGING HOME OUR NEW TV….THIS IS THE TEMPORARY TV FROM OUR CONGRESS ARIZONA HOUSE
It was around 11:30 when Kelly phoned The Brick Store to see if their truck delivery this morning had dropped off a big TV for us. It had so we piled into the Jeep right quick and headed for Goderich. Kelly had something to drop off at the consignment store so we did that first then picked us up a couple coffees and took ourselves for a drive down around the harbor. Been a few years since Kelly had been down there. Pheebs and I usually end up in the harbor and beach area about 4 times a week. It was shortly after noon when we arrived at the The Brick. A store employee helped load the big Mossmagator television into the Jeep and it was off for home we paddled quick as we could.
HERE COMES OUR COFFEE AND IN A BAG IN HER PURSE A…….CARROT MUFFIN:))
LUCKILY THE TV FIT INTO OUR JEEP LIBERTY JUST FINE
Well I can tell you right off the bat we never would have got this TV all set up and running had it not been for Kelly. Gone are the days when you just plugged it into the wall and adjusted the rabbit ears. Coaxial cables, DVD plugs, VCR wires, cable TV lines some Atomic dust, and a pair of nuclear plyers all came into play. I sat in my recliner gripping the arms as Kelly patiently went through about 328 steps to set up the smart remote that came with the LG 55” Super UHD Smart TV. That TV had more questions on the screen for Kelly to answer than Carter had liver pills years ago but she painstakingly persevered and figured it all out like she usually does. She even reprogramed our stereo receiver to accept digital and soon had our stereo speakers and 10” Subwoofer shaking the windows. I like when that happens. But here’s the best part……..Oh my a 55 inch wide TV with a crystal clear picture from corner to corner. ‘Wowsers’ But to be fair……we did have to tweak the TV’s settings to optimize the picture to a degree we both liked. With my photography hobby I’m a bit of a stickler for color, density, and contrast in images and the TV straight out of the box just didn’t quite cut it. However we weren’t long in finding out how to tweak the settings and find the colors, contrast, and density I was looking for. And here’s another best part……..we figure the future sale of the motorcycle will way more than cover the cost of our new TV. Double ‘Wowsers’:)))))))
NOW ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS GET THAT BIG MOSSMAGATOR OUT OF THE BOX
KELLY ‘THE QUEEN OF PATIENCE’ CALMLY DOES ALL THE CONNECTIONS
PHEEBS AND I IN THE MEANTIME OFFERED OUR MORAL SUPPORT FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY….WELL PHEEBS DID FOR AWHILE UNTIL SHE FELL ASLEEP THAT IS
‘SUCCESS’…… KELLY HAS SUCCEEDED IN PROGRAMING THE LG MAGIC REMOTE CONTROL….NO EASY FEAT AS FAR AS PHEEBS AND I WERE CONCERNED
OH BOY OH BOY I AM LIKING THIS SO FAR:))
WITH JVC STEREO MANUAL IN HAND KELLY SUCCESSFULLY FIGURES OUT OUR SOUND SYSTEM WHICH ALONG WITH PICTURE QUALITY IS HUGE FOR US AND ESPECIALLY ME
‘AWWW COME ON DAD CAN WE GO FOR A JEEP RIDE WHILE MOM FIGURES OUT ALL THIS BORING TV STUFF’??
Most of today’s photos are from the past few days. I sometimes take too many pics each day to fit them all in one post so with todays photos I will have myself all caught up again meaning Pheebs and I will be out in the morning on the hunt for more. What a nice relaxing hobby photography is:))
A FEW MORE BARNBLOCK QUILTS
Because of our early mornings crappy weather I decided not to go to Henry's Camera Store in London putting that off until one day early next week. Rain stopped and clouds began clearing up late morning and by afternoon we were under big blue skies and lots of sunshine until 7:30 in the evening when it rained on us again. By 8 o’clock we were back to sunshine. And it’s still remaining cool. Bonus:))
A CLUSTER OF COWS
PAINTED TURTLE IN OUR PARK’S POND
HERE’S THE FOLKS AT RIVER ROAD BREWING PLANTING THEIR FIRST EVER HOPS CROP THIS PAST SATURDAY MORNING
‘HEY MEL I HEARD CLEM WAS GONNA TRY A TWO POINT LANDING THIS MORNING’
‘NAWWW YA GOTTA BE KIDDIN ME’
‘HEY BOYS IS THAT CLEM OVER THERE COMING IN FOR A LANDING’
‘HANG ONTO IT CLEM YOU CAN DO ER’
‘HOLY GEEZZZZ HE’S SCRAPPED HIS UNDERCARRIAGE ON THE DECK’
‘EASY CLEM YA ALMOST GOT ER DOWN…..A LITTLE MORE RIGHT RUDDER THERE FELLA’’
‘HOLY SMOKES HE DID IT HE MADE A TWO POINTER WITH BOTH FEET ON THE DECK AT THE SAME TIME, WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THUNK IT’
A DAY IN THE COUNTRY LIFE OF A BUNCH OF LOCAL BUZZARDS
Thanks to readers for identifying the bird in my Monday post as a Great Crested Flycatcher. Much appreciated folks. I’m still at the stage where I can hardly tell the difference between a Hummingbird and an Owl.
‘WHAT THE HECK ARE THOSE CRAZY BUNCH OF BUZZARDS DOING OVER THERE ON THE BARN ROOF’
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two roaches were munching on garbage in an alley when one engages a discussion about a new restaurant. "I was in that new restaurant across the street," said one. "It's so clean! The kitchen is spotless, and the floors are gleaming white. There is no dirt anywhere--it's so sanitary that the whole place shines." "Please," said the other roach frowning. "Not while I'm eating!"
- “William Tell and his family used to be league bowlers - but now that the records have been lost, it is difficult to determine for whom the Tells bowled.”
- Baby cows make good friends, as heifer buddy knows.
Mischa a lot!