|PAPA CARDINAL FEEDS MAMA CARDINAL SOME SEEDS|
|STORMY SKIES WERE UPON US THIS MORNING|
|FARMERS WON'T BE WORKING THEIR FIELDS TODAY|
|SPRING JUST KEEPS COMING UP GREEN|
|SO MANY NICE FARM PROPERTIES IN OUR AREA|
|LAKE HURON WAS RELATIVELY CALM TODAY|
|GODERICH SALT MINE|
|NORTH SIDE OF THE HARBOR|
|PHEEBS IS ALWAYS SO PATIENT WHILE I STEP OUT TO SNAP A FEW PICS|
|FOG HORNS I PRESUME|
|THIS IS A GOOD INDICATION OF HOW HIGH LAKE HURON WATERS ARE THIS YEAR|
|BOATS ARE SITTING HIGH ALONGSIDE THE ALMOST FLOODED OVER PIER|
|RAIN IS LASHING THE GODERICH HARBOR WATERS|
|'I'M STAYING IN THE JEEP WHERE I WON'T GET WET DAD'|
|A NICE WALKING AREA ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE MAITLAND VALLEY CEMETERY|
|AND THAT IS THE MAITLAND RIVER BELOW|
|EASY TO WALK TRAILS|
Home again an hour later I waffled around a bit until Kelly mentioned she wouldn't mind having a look as some hanging flower baskets for our front porch. Without further adieu we all piled into the Jeep and headed back up to the Canadian Tire Store in Goderich. Kelly bought some flowers and I bought a lawnmower. A what!!
|THE BUNCH HEADS HOME WITH TREE HANGING FLOWER BASKETS....AND A LAWNMOWER|
|KELLY TRIES OUT A YELLOW BEGONIA BESIDE OUR PRIVACY DIVIDER|
|NOW TO GET THAT MOWER OUT OF THE BOX AND ASSEMBLED.....WHAT ARE MY CHANCES|
|BY GOLLY I THINK I DID IT AND BELOW I CHECK THE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS WITH A MAGNIFYING GLASS AFTER I HAVE ASSEMBLED IT|
|ONE OF OUR 3 FLOWER BASKETS TODAY|
Kelly watched 'Little Red' make 3 nine foot leaps from the same shrub onto the bird station again this morning. She also watched me out in the front yard later with stepladder and shears lopping off more shrub branches. As of tonight it appears I am temporarily ahead again. But of course the day isn't over yet.
|I THINK 'LITTLE RED' IS DELIBERATELY TAUNTING ME HERE SAYING, 'BRING IT ON YA BIG DOORKNOB!!!!|
NICKNAMES: If Gloria, Suzanne, Debra and Michelle go out for lunch, they will call each other Gloria, Suzanne, Debra and Michelle. But if Mike, Phil, Rob and Jack go out for a brewsky, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla, Peanut-Head and Useless. EATING OUT: And when the check comes, Mike, Phil, Rob and Jack will each throw in $20 bills, even though it's only for $22.50. None of them will have anything smaller, and none will actually admit they want change back. When the girls get their check, out come the pocket calculators.
BATHROOMS: A man has six items in his bathroom-a toothbrush, shaving cream, razor, a bar of Dial soap, and a towel from the Holiday Inn. The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items. GROCERIES: A woman makes a list of things she needs and then goes out to the store and buys these things. A man waits till the only items left in his fridge are half a lime and a soda. Then he goes grocery shopping. He buys everything that looks good. By the time a man reaches the checkout counter, his cart is packed tighter than the Clampett's car on Beverly Hillbillies. Of course, this will not stop him from going to the 10-items-or-less lane.
SHOES: When preparing for work, a woman will put on a Mondi wool suit, then slip on Reebok sneakers. She will carry her dress shoes in a plastic bag from Saks. When a woman gets to work, she will put on her dress shoes. Five minutes later, she will kick them off because her feet are under the desk. A man will wear the same pair of shoes all day. CATS: Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren't looking, men kick cats. DRESSING UP: A woman will dress up to: go shopping, water the plants, empty the garbage, answer the phone, read a book, get the mail. A man will dress up for: weddings, funerals.
LAUNDRY: Women do laundry every couple of days. A man will wear every article of clothing he owns, including his surgical pants that were hip about eight years ago, before he will do his laundry. When he is finally out of clothes, he will wear a dirty sweatshirt inside out, rent a U-Haul and take his mountain of clothes to the Laundromat. Men always expect to meet beautiful women at the Laundromat. This is a myth perpetuated by re-runs of old episodes of "Love, American Style."
OFFSPRING: Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and soccer games and romances and best friends and favorite foods and secret fears and hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.