Turned out to be kind of a drudgery-doo day with temps hoovering around the freezing mark under cloudy skies and rain mixed with a wee bit of sleet here and there. Pheebs and I headed out anyway and wandered up to Goderich. Before heading to Walmart to pick up a few things we took us for a cruise down around both sides of the harbor.
TWO SHIPS IN THE GODERICH HARBOR THIS MORNING WITH ONE BEING AT THE GRAIN DOCK ABOVE AND THE OTHER AT THE SALT DOCK A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY (BELOW)
THAT BIG CONVEYOR BELT ROUND SHUTE IS HOW THEY LOAD SALT INTO THE FREIGHTERS
I'M WONDERING IF THIS MIGHT BE A PAIR OF 'COMMON MERGANSERS'
I NOTICED GODERICH'S COAST GUARD VESSEL 'CAPE DISCOVERY' IS BACK FROM IT'S WINTER HIBERNATIONSPOTTED THIS PAINTED ON A TRAIN CAR NEAR THE DOCKS
Besides needing a little wood glue for my bird station project I also decided to grab myself a Black & Decker one cup coffee maker. I occasionally get the hankering for a cup of coffee during the day but the biggest reason for me buying the $21.96 coffee maker is to get myself into the habit of making my own morning 'country road' coffee for when Pheebs and I head out. We are trying to 'cut a few costs' here at the Bayfield Bunch. Gotta pay for all those expensive Motorhome repairs ya know. Anxious to try the coffee maker out I fired it up this afternoon and brewed myself up a totally excellent cup of coffee in the tall travel mug that came with it. A mighty fine tasting cup of coffee if I do say so myself. I was surprised because I figured I'd end up with something tasting like a cup of Mississippi sludge. Sometimes I just get plum lucky and why that is I have no idea.
GOLDFINCH ON THE LEFT AND A FEMALE CARDINAL ON THE RIGHT....SHE HAS TAKEN A LIKING TO THE PEANUT BUTTER SUET
Also while at Walmart I picked up a new wristwatch on the spur of the moment. Well sort of that is. The leather band on my current Walmart watch has been beyond tattered for awhile now and when I spotted this new watch while sailing past the jewellery counter I noticed first the big easy to read face then the expansion watch band. Price tag was a whopping $11.97 and the watch is made by Accutime. Hey don't laugh it's got a 3 hour guarantee:))
YESIREEEEE I WON'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE SEEING THIS ALRIGHT....NOPE DON'T NEED NONE OF THAT THERE FANCY BRAIN TWISTING SCHMIDGITAL DIGITAL MALARKEY FOR THIS 20TH CENTURY MANNEW WATCH AND FIRST CUP OF COFFEE FROM MY NEW COFFEE MAKER....THAT SCAR YOU SEE ON MY WRIST IS FROM A SURGEON'S SCALPEL WHEN HE HAD TO PUT MY WRIST BACK TOGETHER AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT YEARS AGO
Kelly picked up a real nice outdoor mat a few days ago at the Hive Of Bayfield in town. What makes these Mad Mats so great is the fact they are made of a unique recycled plastic formula combining UV protectorates with 25 colored threads producing over 120 different designs. The tubular threads don't absorb water, dirt, or stains of any kind. Mat is easily washed off with a garden hose and they are also reversible with a different design color on the other side. Water drains through the mat quickly so it doesn't rot or mildew wood decking. A lady at the store told Kelly they can be left outside all winter and still look good in the Spring. Soon as I saw the mat and read about it I thought how great this would be for an outside RV mat. This Mad Mat rolls up smaller than a lot of the RV mats we've seen and had. The four sizes in feet come in 4x6, 5x8, 6x9, and 30x8. Below is the 4x6 mat Kelly bought and it's on our outside rear deck now. The Hive is also on Facebook.
NEW MAT ON OUR BACK DECKNEW MAT ON OUR BACK DECK AFTER IT RAINED TODAY
Thankfully I woke up re-energized this morning but due to a rainy day I wasn't able to get outside and take advantage of it. Too cold and damp. Reminded me of one of those absolutely horrid cold gray rainy November days. At least I was able to get a couple pieces of my bird station project glued together. Of course I haven't tried to move it yet and with my expertise I have probably somehow glued it to the carpet.
YEP EVEN FIGURED OUT HOW TO GLUE THESE TWO PIECES OF WOOD TOGETHER,,,,THE LARGE PIECE FLAT ON THE FLOOR IS THE INVERTED ROOFGROANER'S CORNER:(( You might be a redneck if...….
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