It is very rare for we here at ‘The Bunch’ to have company drop around but by golly that is just what we did have today. Canadians Gord and Cathie from up around Flesherton Ontario way had emailed us a week ago saying they were going to be in Bayfield on a little ‘house business’ today. They have been long time blog readers and we first met Cathie and Gord two winters ago when we were boondocked on Ogilby Road west of Yuma Arizona. Nice to see them today and a nicer easy going couple would be hard to find.
LOOKING TOWARDS LAKE HURON FROM THE SOUTHERN BANK OF THE MAITLAND RIVER AS IT FLOWS INTO THE LAKE
I HAVE OFTEN REFERRED TO THIS COMPANY IN THE PAST AS ‘SIFTO SALT’ BUT I THINK THE PROPER NAME NOW IS COMPASS MINERALS
No snowing and blowing this morning so Pheebs and I took a ‘ho-hum’ drive to Goderich and back. Nothing new, just our routine swing down around the harbor followed by a stop at Walmart. Home by 11.
JUDGING FROM THAT JETTY I’D SAY LAKE WATERS ARE VERY HIGH
DIDN’T KNOW THERE WERE ANY HOUSEBOATS IN THE AREA UNTIL I SPOTTED THIS ONE AT THE MAITLAND VALLEY MARINA AND RESORT PARK
Nice to see ‘Old Sol’ occasionally peaking through today’s heavy cloud cover. Our front yard birds seemed perked up as well excitingly darting from one feeder to the next. The clown Squirrels were again providing lots of entertainment with their tree scrambling antics and non stop efforts to break open the birdfeeders. It just never stops with those energized characters. They make the Energizer Bunny look like a slow motion snail going backwards on a cold winter’s day.
THESE CLOWNS NEVER STOP FLYING AROUND ALL OVER THE PLACE AND JUDGING FROM THE ONE BELOW WE MAY HAVE TO CUT BACK ON THE CORN….LOOKS MORE LIKE A GROUND HOG IN THE TREE THAN A SQUIRREL
Despite the 27F temperature after supper tonight I slipped outside with my camera to take a few test photos of some lighting. While out there I figured I’d take a quick walk around our block and maybe see some Christmas lights. I didn’t take a tripod with me so the shots are hand held and some are a little jerky. Decided to include them anyway. By the time I got back home my hands were falling off. I had forgot to take any gloves with me. Brrrrrr.
I HAD ONLY INTENDED TO TAKE A FEW TEST PHOTOS THROUGH OUR SUNROOM WINDOWS AND SOME LIGHTS ON A SMALL TREE OUTSIDE
THEN I DECIDED TO TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK
I am the greatest one for catching onto things slowly if indeed I even ever catch on to them at all. We’ve had our Jeep Liberty 4 or 5 years now and it took me all this time to finally notice earlier today the depth of the two coffee holders I have sat beside just about every day since we bought the Jeep……are different levels. The forward one is deeper for larger coffee cups and the first time I ever set my usual ‘small’ coffee in there I couldn’t grip it to get it out. I swiftly solved that problem about a year later when I put a small flat tape measure I had in there. ‘Walla’ now my coffee cup sat up higher and I could easily pick it up. Couldn’t figure out why the way over paid Jeep designers had made that coffee cup holder so deep. No doubt I railed and ranted on over the years about unqualified designers who couldn’t even design a practical coffee cup holder. This morning I happened to set my small coffee cup in the other holder for some unknown reason and….’what the heck’!! I saw right away it fit perfect and was easily grabable. Then, just like an old Ford commercial, the light in my head finally came on as I finally saw the different depths of the two holders. It’s not easy for me living with me you know. It’s quite a struggle most every day and I do sometimes think to myself, well I guess that is why am the way i am. No wonder I prefer to hang out by myself……….
GROANER'S CORNER:(( An American businessman goes to Japan on a business trip, but he hates Japanese food, so he asks the concierge at his hotel if there's any place around where he can get American food. The concierge tells him he's in luck, there's a pizza place that just opened, and they deliver. The concierge gives the businessman the phone number, and he goes back to his room and orders a pizza.Thirty minutes later, the delivery guy shows up to the door with the pizza. The businessman takes the pizza, and starts sneezing uncontrollably. He asks the delivery man, "What the Heck did you put on this pizza?" The delivery man bows deeply and says, "We put on pizza what you ordered, pepper only."
BOY : I would go to the end of the world for you!
GIRL : Yes, but would you stay there?
Adair once but I'm bald now!
Shortly before Christmas, a business man was anxious to get home. The business trip had been grueling and he was not in a particularly good mood. The airport loudspeakers blared Christmas carols he was sick of hearing. He thought their decorations were tacky. The worst decoration, he thought, was the plastic mistletoe hung over the luggage scale. Being in a grumpy mood, he said to the woman at the counter, "You know, even if I weren't married, I wouldn't kiss you." "That's not what it's there for," said the attendant. "It's so you can kiss your luggage goodbye."