Tuesday, October 08, 2013
A RELAXING NICE WEATHER DAY AT HOME & WHAT’S HAPPENING AT RUSTY & TIMBER’S HOUSE
STORMY SKIES OVER ROUGH LAKE HURON WATERS ALONG GODERICH’S SHORELINE MONDAY
Today’s sunny blue skies were quite a contrast from Mondays heavy overcast & wind driven rain. Tonight’s pictures are from Monday. My mind just didn’t find any photos today. Couldn’t seem to get myself running on all cylinders. Kelly busied herself this morning locking in our insurance with SANDERSON TRAVEL INSURANCE , renewing our COACH-NET road assistance service for another year, & notifying our banks about our upcoming travels. First year we headed south we never thought to notify our bank & traveling across northern Texas our credit card was suddenly declined at a gas station. Our bank didn’t know we were on the road & when they saw charges suddenly adding up south of the border they assumed our card had been stolen & froze the card. We were temporarily inconvenienced but the bank did the right thing. Lesson learned.
PROBABLY BEST NOT TO WALK ANY FARTHER
A DISTANT SUN SPLASH CASTS A LIGHT EMERALD SPARKLE OVER ROUGH LAKE HURON WATERS
The bulk carrier FEDERAL WESER is an ocean going ship out of Majuro in the South Pacific’s Marshal Islands. Docked at Goderich’s huge complex of grain elevators I am guessing it may have been preparing to take on a load of soy beans Monday. Many large 18 wheel trucks have been lined up & dumping their loads at the grain elevators for weeks. Only large crops I see coming off farm fields right now are beans so I am assuming those trucks are hauling the bean harvest from near & far to the Goderich grain silos.
LARGE HYDRAULIC HATCH COVERS OPENING
TRUCKS LINED UP WAITING TO DUMP THEIR LOADS OF BEANS AT THE ELEVATORS
AND THE FEDERAL WESER ACTUALLY HAS IT’S OWN BRIGHTLY COLORED ESCAPE POD
Lake Huron was very choppy yesterday as I watched a fishing boat couple miles out struggling it’s way towards Goderich’s harbor mouth.
SAFELY IN HARBOR
TIED UP ALONGSIDE UNLOADING THEIR CATCH OF THE DAY
A large lake freighter named the ALGOMA PROGRESS was also in harbor preparing to take on a load of salt at Goderich’s SIFTO SALT MINE. This is the largest salt mine in the world.
Kelly spent this afternoon with the Vancouver folks while I stayed home with the Pheebs. Legs were bothering me today & other than a short walk with Pheebers I never ventured too far. Sore legs are probably a direct result of my Arthrotec prescription running out 2 days ago. I have an appointment with my Nurse Practitioner Thursday so I’ll get all that medical stuff back on track at that time. Kelly received the results of her last blood test & she is holding her own with numbers remaining steady. Weight has stabilized & she says she is feeling great. And of course she is looking great again as well:))
And the nice success story continues with the saga of Rusty & Timber. RV SUE received an email from Rusty saying a crew from Home Depot came through on a promise spurred on by RV Sue’s blog readers. Might want to click on RV Sue’s link & ride on over there & see what’s happening at Rusty & Timber’s house:))
FROM THE SOUTH HARBOR AREA I SPOTTED THIS CURIOUS LOOKING STRUCTURE ATOP THE GODERICH CLIFFS
A phone call from Arizona tonight solved our Jeep’s missing jack handle problem. No, the handle was not found laying on the shoulder near Elfrida by the Border Patrol. But it was a recent resident of Elfrida now living in Congress who made the call. It was the Sarge:)) Reader’s may recall my post SERGEANT JOHN & HIS HUDSON HORNETS. John & Jackie were the ones who also helped Kelly & I move a heavy box spring & mattress into our Congress house & also gave us a washer & dryer. You can read my post for that heavy bed move HERE. John did most of the heavy lifting work that day because I was at the height of my hip pain at that particular time & about as useless as a twit. John officially retired from Fort Huachuca near Sierra Vista a month & a half ago & they are now totally moved & settled into their great southwest house in Congress. John is one of those guys who has everything & if he doesn’t have everything he is probably going to end up with everything sooner or later. And yep, just so happens he has one of those Jeep bottle jack handles I’ve been missing. Say, you don’t suppose he found that alongside the road near Elfrida a few years ago do ya. Hmmmmmmmm……………
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Columbus Day always reminds me of the brave exploration party Columbus assembled in 1492, with all four ships sailing off into the unknown. You remember the names of his four ships: The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria and the Clyde. You don't hear too much about the Clyde anymore, since that's the one that sailed over the edge.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.