A thin cloud cover today but that's okay. At least it wasn't snowing and blowing. A Jeep drive into Bayfield for Pheebs and I followed by a country road jaunt with a wee walk thrown in at the Linwood Conservation area on Pavillion Road.
| BAYFIELD'S SOUTH PIER FISHERMAN CAST THEIR LINES IN CALM LAKE WATERS THIS MORNING|
| A FEW SAILBOATS ARE BEGINNING TO SHOW UP AT THEIR MOORING SLIPS|
| OF COURSE, SOME BOATERS DON'T HAVE THE BIG DOLLARS THEIR NEIGHBORS HAVE|
| THIS BOAT IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING PUT INTO THE WATER|
| CONSTRUCTION ALONG BAYFIELD'S MAIN STREET WILL SOON BE DONE|
Home again I can't really remember what I did so it couldn't have been too important. Our good friend and neighbor Bruce had read my post about an awning problem on our Winnebago so he dropped by to have a look at it. Bruce is one of those handy fellas and it didn't take him long to figure out a way to fix the problem. We'll do that probably sometime next week when we are able to coordinate a time around our busy schedule.
|TIS THE SEASON FOR TULIPS|
All three of us in the Subaru by 1:20 this afternoon heading for Exeter Ontario where Kelly had a dental appointment at 2 p.m. We were there in good time and dropped her off. Pheebs and I then headed a couple blocks away to a nearby Park/Conservation area to see what we could scare up in the way of a few photos.
|PHEEBS TURNS AROUND ON THIS PATH THROUGH A BUNCH OF SMALL FERNS|
| THERE IS AN ABUNDANCE OF GREENERY IN THIS AREA|
Not knowing how long Kelly would be, Pheebs and I were careful not to get too far down the Conservation trail in case she called. We reached a point about a quarter mile along and then turned around heading back to the car. Minutes later Kelly phoned saying she was ready to go so Pheebs and I had to pick up some speed. We picked Kelly up about ten minutes later. She said the Dentist was able to fix her broken tooth and she was happy about that. For the first time in several months, she was looking forward to being able to eat normally again. Kelly will be back to that same Dentist Clinic next Tuesday for a pre-scheduled teeth cleaning. We were home this afternoon about 3 o'clock. In the morning we are off to London again.
| THESE TWO BLEW BY PHEEBS AND I ABOUT 85 MPH|
| IT WAS HERE WHERE WE TURNED AROUND AND HEADED BACK TO THE CAR|
| 'WHAT THE HECK'.....MY SIDEBURNS MUST HAVE FALLEN OFF AGAIN|
| YES INDEED, THIS IS A NICE TRAIL|
| ALMOST BACK|
| IT ALWAYS FEELS GOOD TO GET BACK TO A VEHICLE AND SIT DOWN IN NICE SOFT COMFORTABLE SEATS|
| WE SCOOPED KELLY UP AT THE DENTAL CLINIC|
While Pheebs and I had been out earlier this morning, my Nurse Practitioner's office phoned with the results of my recent hip X-ray. Kelly took the call and the lady said the X-rays showed severe degenerative arthritis in my right hip. Not bone on bone yet but almost she said. I am now officially being placed on a 'hip replacement' list. Don't know when it will be done but the wait list is long and it wouldn't surprise me if it could be a year or more. It's just the way it is here in Canada.....................
| HEADING HOME ON A DRY DUSTY AFTERNOON|
Al's Music Box:)) Alone Again Naturally by Gilbert O'Sullivan from the album 'Back To Front'. 1972
| MONICA'S MAGNOLIA|
| RIVERBANK REFLECTIONS|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( An old Indian lined up all of his 10 little Indian sons and stood in front of them. He then asked, "Who push port-a-potty over cliff?" Nobody answered him. He then asked again, "Who push port-a-potty over cliff?" Again nobody answered. The old Indian said, "I tell story of Georgie and Georgie father. Georgie chop down cherry tree. Georgie tell truth, Big Georgie no punish." So the Indian asked again, "Who push port-a-potty over cliff?" To which the littlest Indian replied, "I push port-a-potty over cliff." The old Indian then shakes and spanks him, for his punishment. When he is done, the little Indian asks, "Georgie tell truth, Georgie no get punish. I tell truth, I get punished. Why you punish, father?" The old Indian replied, "Big Georgie not in cherry tree when it got chopped down!!!"
Did you hear about the guy who made a fortune investing in apples? Turns out he was in cider trading.
I just changed my computer login password to "Alcatraz" and now the "Esc "button won't work?
Well that is good news. It can be fixed. That is bad news. It needs to be fixed. Old age is not for wimps. Best of luck to you Al.ReplyDelete
Yes. It's not unusual, but it is a drag. And you've learned a bit how to deal with it so far....mostly. That's a positive. As spry and vigorous as you are, things will probably end up better. Whenever they do it, even though it won't be fun. Lovely trail you went on - such CLEAR water. Glad Kelly can easily eat the way she wants to again!ReplyDelete
Beautiful trail walk for you and Miss Pheebs. Fabulous photos!ReplyDelete
I really like the looks of that trail. You should do it more often! You'll be so glad after the hip replacement. With your love for walking you'll recoup fast! Much better than having it done and sitting on your duff!!ReplyDelete
So lush and green--gorgeous and I love Monica's magnolia tulip tree! My Mom has one of those in her Arkansas yard. I must say I'm not a bit surprised about your hip--here's hoping that list progresses quickly.ReplyDelete
Very green, our tulips aren't out yet here on the Rock, maybe next week.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear of the hip issues. Such fun times this aging process gives us!
Definitely get that shot of cortisone in your hip asap.! It will help so much. You can get it every 3 months if needed. My shot lasts about 8 months. Arthritis just naturally gets better in the summer. And if you can get to Arizona in the winter - you maybe could delay hip replacement for years. Hope so.!ReplyDelete
Bad news on the hip . My sister got her knees replaced faster by willing to be on the cancelation list. People cancel for Christmas and summer vacations .🤞ReplyDelete
Well it is the Golden Years - new hips new knees eyes fixed up and when we kick off we can save funeral expenses just put us out with the recycleReplyDelete
Glad Kelly got her tooth repaired. hope your hip holds out and if not, the cortisone shots are a great backup plan. Glad Spring has sprung.ReplyDelete
thanks for another post Al. thank for the g osullivan song, depressing but familiar. thank you for the humor by sharing jokes, good to be homeReplyDelete