|GODERICH HARBOR AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST UNDERGROUND SALT MINE|
|THE ALGOMA NIAGARA TAKES ON A LOAD OF SALT|
|WELL I GUESS THAT SAYS IT ALL|
|THERE GO PARTS OF THE OLD WOODEN BOARDWALK|
|TO THE RIGHT OF THE TRAIN CAR FLOWS THE MAITLAND RIVER INTO LAKE HURON|
|ONLY ONE OF SEVERAL FISHING BOATS TIED UP THIS MORNING|
|ON THE WAY HOME I SPOTTED THIS FARMER PLOWING HIS CORN STUBBLE UNDER|
|EVEN SAW A COW|
|OKAY SO WE SAW A WHOLE HERD OF COW BUNS TOO|
Well, my brain did it to me again just a few days ago!! The hose connection on the side of our motorhome has always been a pain in the butt for attaching or detaching the water hose. In fact attaching a garden hose to a tap has always been one of those things causing me grief. Usually end up having to use vice grips. Figured there must be a better way of doing things & wondered about some kind of hose quick disconnect apparatus. I don't use that system at home here but remembered seeing a couple of plastic dis-connect pieces laying in a box somewhere. Rounded them up, grabbed the rigs water hose, & had a look at hooking everything together. No problem getting the larger piece threaded onto the rig but then the hose end didn't seem to match either one of the plastic fittings. Figured there must be a piece missing or something or maybe it's some kind of special RV device that is needed. At no point did my brain step up to help me figure out this problem. A few years ago it would have said, "hey dummy, try the other end of the hose!!" But, oh no, it was gonna keep that little tidbit of information to itself. Sometimes brains do not like to share things with their owners. Especially in these later years & I'm convinced my brain derives great pleasure in driving me right round the bend whenever it sees a golden opportunity to do so. With the 2 plastic pieces in my pocket, Kelly & I head down to Stormrunner RV Sales, (no longer in business) our local RV dealer. Well, it didn't take Harry long to size up the situation & realize he's obviously dealing with someone as thick as a brick here. He quietly pointed out I was trying to connect the wrong end of the hose to the right end of the coupler!! So embarrassing:(( I made a comment about not being the brightest crayon in the box & I heard Harry's wife Dianne over at the counter give out a little chuckle. "Hey," she said, "at least you do a good job with your blog & we enjoy reading it." Hey, I thought to myself, now there's a kind person who understands the thickness of a human brick & the failings of an aging male brain. Harry, on the other hand was probably considering submitting my name for the annual dunce cap Darwin awards:(( Needless to say, I felt pretty stupid for the rest of the day.
I took the above photo using a tri-pod & self timer on the camera. Do you suppose my brain reminded me how to use the self timer?? Not a chance!! Had to go in the house & get out the camera manual, but hey, the old foggy brain must have taken a little pity on me because it gave me a break & told me right where to find the camera manual. Now, how's that for some rare co-operation in a man's brain eh:))
By the way we were good friends with Harry and Dianne over the years and did meet up with them several times in the Southwest. We all had breakfast together in Bisbee Arizona's Bisbee Breakfast Club and they dropped around to our boondocking site on Ogilbe Road west of Yuma. Sadly, Dianne passed away several years ago and I never saw Harry again until about 3 weeks ago in Seaforth's Tim Horton coffee shop.
|DIANNE AND HARRY MERO IN BISBEE ARIZONA|
|'HEY BERT WHY THE HELL DID HE SET THAT SUET FEEDER OVER THERE'|
|MY BIRDBOOK TELLS ME THIS IS A TUFTED TITMOUSE|
|HERE COMES SQURRELLY LOOKING FOR THE SUET FEEDER THAT ISN'T THERE ANYMORE|
|NOT A HAPPY CAMPER|
|OOPS A BIT OF A SQUABBLE HAS BROKEN OUT ON THE BIRD STATION|
|OH GOOD, PROBLEM SOLVED|
|'OH-OH I SEE VENGENCE IN SQUIRRELY'S EYES'|
More than one living relative is named after a Southern Civil War general.
You think the stock market has a fence around it.
You've ever lost a loved one to kudzu. Your boat has not left the driveway in 15 years.
Your coffee table used to be a telephone cable spool.
You keep a can of Raid on the kitchen table.
You've ever used a toilet seat as a picture frame.
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