GODERICH’S BEACH STREET STATION RESTAURANT ON THE SHORES OF LAKE HURON IN GODERICH’S HARBOR AREA
Sometime in March of 2006 was probably the last time we heard a snow plow go by our house in the early wee hours of the morning.....until earlier today that is. It was 5:05 a.m. when I heard a snow-blower go by and saw it's flashing light. Needless to say I was again on the end of my snow shovel a few hours later. Aside from paths to the bird feeders and carport I have to keep both sides of the Motorhome shoveled clear to have access to our bins. Not going to worry about getting the driveway plowed, I'll just use the Jeep to keep a track open and if I have to shovel out behind the Motorhome later next week then I'll do that. Only a short distance behind the rig to the road anyway and besides, my upper body could use some good old snow shoveling exercise anyway.
I wrote the above paragraph about 7 o’clock this morning and instead of just shoveling a few pathways like intended I ended up shoveling the whole drive-way out. Oh well, like I said, the exercise is good for me.
ONE PATH SHOVELED TO THE WOODEN SHED AND ONE TO THE BURNING BARREL
HADN’T PLANNED ON SHOVELING THE DRIVEWAY BUT ENDED UP SHOVELING THE WHOLE THING ANYWAY
With area roads snow covered and slippery and with the threat of more snow at anytime Kelly wasn’t too keen about driving her car to Goderich this morning to do a few errands. ‘Walla’ it was Pheebs and I and Libby to the rescue and we were soon all in the sure-footed Jeep on our way to Goderich. While Kelly popped into a few places downtown Pheebs and I buzzed ourselves down to the harbor and back. Not too much in the way of photos and we were all home by noon.
IT’S A BUSY TIME OF YEAR FOR MAILMEN
PARCELS GOING INTO THE POST OFFICE
AND MAIL COMING OUT OF THE POST OFFICE
‘OKAY I’M GOING DOWN THIS SIDE OF THE STREET AND YOU CAN GO OVER THERE’
Since temperatures have turned colder and snow has arrived I’ve noticed a big increase in our front yard bird and squirrel traffic. Dark Eyed Juncos dominate the air followed by Black Capped Chickadees, Red and White Breasted Nuthatches, Blue Jays, a pair of Cardinals, and Woodpeckers both Downy and Hairy. Nice to see them all out there flitting about.
I’M GUESSING THIS AT A FEMALE HAIRY WOODPECKER
DARK EYED JUNCO
HAVING A GOOD SCRATCH
Although we had light snow coming down for most of today the heavier stuff went went around us to the North. With a bit of luck I may get away without shoveling in the morning. So far I’ve been doing Okay with the winter weather and part of the reason is it’s only just begun and after not being here for 11 winters I’ve been enjoying the snowy landscape, Christmas lights, decorations, Christmas music on the radio and overall the festive feeling of the season. Ever since we began our RV travels years ago I have always dreaded the day when I knew our travels would some day be over. Well there not over yet but I do think my mind has been laying the groundwork for when they are. And I think I’m going to be Okay with that……….
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A multinational company held a reception to celebrate Christmas. The waiter gave each guest a glass of Champagne, but on inspection each guest noticed that their glass contained a fly.
The Swede asked for new Champagne in the same glass.
The Englishman demanded to have new Champagne in a new glass.
The Finn picked out the fly out and drank the Champagne.
The Russian drank the Champagne, fly and all.
The Chinese ate the fly but left the Champagne.
The Israeli caught the fly and sold it to the Chinese.
The Italian drank two thirds of the Champagne and then demanded to have a new glass.
The Norwegian took the fly and went off to fish.
The Irishman ground the fly and mixed it in the Champagne, which he then donated to the Englishman.
The American sued the restaurant and claimed $50 million in compensation.
The Scotsman grabbed the fly by the throat and shouted: “Now spit out all that you swallowed!”
- How do you know Santa Claus has to be a man?
No woman is going to wear the same outfit year after year!
Oakham all ye faithful...!