IT'S HARD TO THINK OF THIS VESSEL AS A 'LIFEBOAT'
I have decided to put Sunday's tour of the Coast Guard vessel into a Picasa photo album instead of the blog. You can access that album here....CAPE DISCOVERY & my post for that tour is here....VERY LARGE LIFEBOAT
HE HAS THE WIND IN HIS SAILS & FOR THE REST OF THE SAILING PICS CLICK...SAIL & CANVAS
With only minutes to spare after the first clap of thunder this morning I was able to zip outside in my PJ's, get the cover on the motorcycle & the motorhome door closed. The rains were quickly upon us just as I slipped back inside the patio door. By the looks of the weather map, we could be in for a very wet day. But, that is OK because rainy days are good for getting caught up on inside stuff without feeling guilty about not being outside in the nice weather.
HEADING OUT INTO LAKE HURON
Not being a big city feller I'm not used to those taller buildings where you vertically travel up & down from one floor to the other in those small fancy moving rooms. On Monday we moved my Uncle Harry out of his assisted living quarters on the 4th floor of a building in Woodstock Ontario. That meant a lot of trips up & down in an elevator for me. Three times with loads of stuff under my arms I stepped off the elevator when the doors opened only to realize I was on the wrong floor. I would then quickly make a lunge for the button before the doors closed & the elevator sped off to who knows where for another bunch of minutes. But, it was when I got on the elevator sometimes deep in thought about the move, & stood there for 30 seconds or so before realizing the elevator wasn't moving that bugged me the most. Press the button dummy!! Darned fangled contraptions anyway!!
KID'S AT PLAY ALONGSIDE BAYFIELD'S PIER
My Uncle is on the ground floor of the new facility he is in so luckily for me I did not have to try jockeying any elevators from floor to floor when we got there. Elevator stress can be rather bad news for a small town boondocker oriented older feller if you know what I mean!!
And just a note about home care facilities. It has been my experience over the last number of years either because of family members or with my part time mobility van job, to be in & out of many various care giving places. Without exception I am always impressed with the staff & how much care & concern goes into looking after all the folks in their care. When my Dad was dying of cancer at home many years ago I saw first hand how the ladies coming in from the Victorian Order of Nurses went all out to make his final months & days as comfortable as possible. I will never forget that.
Compared to our move on Monday this day turned out to be a very quiet Tuesday. A little bit here & a little bit there with not much of this & not much of that thrown in for good measure. Some members of Kelly's family were up to Bayfield this past week end staying in a couple of the Deerpark cottages. I slipped over Saturday night to do a bit of socializing with the folks but of course I was careful not to overdo it. Wouldn't want people thinking I am some kind of a wild party animal. Took me a lot of years of hard work to live that reputation down you know.....:))
SABRA, ONE OF KELLY'S TWIN DAUGHTERS HOLDS ONE OF HER 2 BOYS
And this is my second attempt at posting this blog tonight. Error 400 sank my first effort again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GROANER'S CORNER:(( You know your getting over the hill when your idea of weight lifting is standing up or it takes longer to rest than it did to get tired. Maybe our memory is shorter and your complaining lasts longer too. How about when your sitting in a rocking chair and can't get it going. And here's the one that really hurts....It takes twice as long to look half as good these days!!
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