It was a short hop into Bayfield this morning with a quick walk in the village cemetery for Pheebs and I. We didn't drive too far because I wanted to get my neck X-ray done in Goderich and not knowing how long it would be I didn't want to chance taking Pheebs with me. There was a sad little face in the window after I dropped her off at home and headed out again by myself.
|A FINE AUGUST MORN ALONG BAYFIELD'S BEACH|
|LOTS OF BOATS IN THE HARBOR|
|THAT'S ONE MIGHTY BIG STEERING WHEEL BACK THERE|
|WHEN I TOOK THIS PHOTOS OF RETANGULAR WINDOWS INSTEAD OF PORT HOLES I DID NOT SEE THE MAN SITTING THERE|
|A NICE QUIET IN-TOWN PLACE FOR A WALK|
Nobody in the X-ray waiting room in Goderich's Alexandra Marine and General Hospital and I was in and out of there within half an hour. Of course I had to take off my shirt, watch, and glasses and don another one of those illustrious blue hospital gowns. It was the first 'stand-up' X-rays I have ever had done. Five different angles were taken and I had to stand stone still for each one. And I had to stand uncomfortably straight which is no easy feat for a slouched over person like myself. Following the X-ray I headed for home. Beautiful scenic drive and I managed a few photos along the way.
|NOTICED THEY HAVE A THIRD WALL UP AT TIM HORTON'S COFFEE SHOP BUT WHEN I WENT BY THIS MORNING THERE WERE NO WORKERS THERE AGAIN SO I THINK I'VE FINALLY FIGURED OUT THEIR WORK SCHEDULE, TWO DAYS ON AND 30 DAYS OFF|
|ENTRANCE TO THE X-RAY DEPARTMENT IS THROUGH THOSE EMERGENCY DOORS AT THE REAR OF GODERICH'S HOSPITAL|
|HOW DID I GET SO LUCKY AGAIN WITH AN EMPTY WAITING ROOM|
Neither Kelly or I have any more Doctor appointments until early September when I have to have my two kidney stone stents removed. I had that done once before so know what to expect. No anesthetic involved so I'll drive myself there and back. Kelly's next medical appointment is not until October in London. So all in all we're not doing too bad at the moment.
|THIS IS THE 'CAT SCAN' ROOM AND NOT THE ONE I WAS IN THIS MORNING....BELOW IS THE X-RAY ROOM WHERE I STOOD BESIDE THAT MACHINE SUSPENDED FROM THE CEILING |
And a sad start to our day this morning when we noticed in our Blog's right hand column the words, Travels With Emma....RIP Judy, I love you very much. The 'Bird Lady Of Blogland' has passed away. Judy was one of the 'original old gang' of Bloggers I first came across about a dozen years ago. There were a bunch of us then who used to comment on each other's blog constantly and Judy was one of them. She sure knew her birds and was the unfailing person to turn to for bird identifications over the years. She traveled alone in her Class A Motorhome with her dog Emma and specialized at volunteering in many National Wildlife Refuges across America. If you have ever been on a bird hike it may very well have been Judy leading the hike. We actually had the pleasure of meeting her one time in Quartzsite Arizona at the first ever Bloggerfest in January of 2015. Kelly took a picture of Judy and I that day and I have used my cropped head and shoulders version of that photo for years. Judy was a feisty Gal and if she didn't like what someone said she would be quick to let them know and meeting her in Quartzsite that day I could tell she was a regular little fun loving fire cracker. All the best to you Judy wherever you are and every time when I misidentify a bird in one of my posts can you somehow leave me a comment again like you usually did and tell me just what that darn bird really is. And knowing how you liked to end your posts with a photo entitled 'The End' this next photo is for you:))
|WITH JUDY AT BLOGGERFEST IN JANUARY 2015|
|MIXING IT UP WITH FELLOW RV BLOGGERS AND NOTICE JUDY'S BLAZING TIE-DYE T-SHIRT|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A man phoned his doctor saying his wife appeared to be having an appendicitis attack. "That's impossible," the physician replied. "She had an appendectomy last year. Why are you bothering me for something as stupid as that? Have you ever seen anybody with a second appendix?" "No, you fool!" the husband replied. "Have you ever seen anybody with a second wife?"
- "Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they're happy"
- "A thesaurus is great. There's no other word for it"
- "Sleep is my favourite thing in the world. It's the reason I get up in the morning"
- People’s parents actually give them sage advice, like “Do what you love, and the money will follow” or “The early bird gets the worm.” All I remember is, “Don’t fill up on bread.”
While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know each other's likes and dislikes." He addressed the man, "Can you name your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "It's Pillsbury, isn't it?"
Thanks for sharing about Judy, She was indeed a very special lady. I love your tribute to her with "the end " photo. We done.ReplyDelete
Now is the time for you two to relax between appointments and enjoy life.
Thanks Al for information on Judy. We have very fond memories of Judy ourselves and even enjoyed seeing Marsha in the background photo at the very first Blogfest.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the update on Judy always followed her postings, commenting back and forth and enjoyed her bird information. Never did actually meet here missing the first bloggerfest due to an emergency back home.ReplyDelete
I was sad to read about Judy too, I really enjoyed her blog, loved her sense of humor. Must be something about building Tim Hortons, they were building one out our way that took a couple of years.ReplyDelete
Judy was one of a kind and my go to lady to identify the birds of South Texas. She was a kind, sharp, knowledgable lady..from the Chicago area, if memory serves. Good to have less doc appts for a while. I go to my Urologist for a Cystoscopy and Den has another shot in his eye Friday, Sept.6th..Not sure if or when we might get out of here. His 104 year old aunt fell and broke her arm and is in rehab for 6 weeks...I should live so long!!!ReplyDelete