Seems to me our eastern sky is getting lighter in the mornings. Maybe I'm just grasping at straws here but that is the way it seems. Our temps remained above freezing overnight so we are 'slowly' losing some of our ice and snow. Have to consider these few days as our annual short-lived January thaw.
|SNORKELING IN LAKE HURON|
|THAT STRIP OF ICE TO THE LEFT IS THE WALKING PATH IN THE DOG WALKING AREA|
|YOU CAN SEE HOW CLOSE THE EROSION IS TO THE PATH|
|THE MACHINE I HEARD IS ATOP THOSE BLUFFS TO THE LEFT|
|THERE ARE A NUMBER OF MACHINES UP THERE WORKING ON A LARGE NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN GODERICH'S SOUTHWEST END|
|YOU CAN SEE A LARGE CHUNK OF EARTH IN THE PROCESS OF BREAKING AWAY AND TUMBLING INTO THE LAKE|
|AND HERE YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE PATH HAS BEEN COMPROMISED|
|A LONG TELEPHOTO SHOT OF A LARGE SHIP OFFSHORE|
|AT RIGHT YOU CAN SEE THE TUG BOAT APPROACHING THE FREIGHTER|
|THE TUGBOAT CAN BE SEEN TO THE REAR OF THE FREIGHTER AS IT CAREFULLY MANEUVERS THE BIG SHIP TOWARDS THE NARROW HARBOR ENTRANCE| IN THE HARBOR THESE TWO VESSELS BEGIN THEIR SLOW AND CAREFUL DANCE FREIGHTER PERSONNEL KEEP A WARY EYE OUT FOR ANY PROBLEMS TOTAL CONCENTRATION ON THE BRIDGE OF THE TUGBOAT A TUGBOAT DECK HAND KEEPS A CLOSE EYE ON THE PROCEDURE THE TUG MOVES AWAY AND BEGINS A TURN BACKING UP AGAINST THE FREIGHTERS STERN AREA IT BEGINS TO PUSH THIS EVENT APPEARS TO BE A BIG DEAL FOR ALL THE GULLS IN THE AREA
|THAT BIG SHIP HAS TO TURN COMPLETELY AROUND AND FACE THE OTHER WAY|
|WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE THIS FREIGHTER WILL END UP DOCKED AT THE SIFTO SALT MINE DOCK READY TO BE LOADED WITH ROCK SALT|
Well, back from the Optometrist now. All went well........sorta. Not much change in my glasses prescription, cataracts are growing slowly so nothing to be done there, and no sign of eye deterioration due to diabetes. There is a bit of a problem with my right eye though. My lower eyelid has turned slightly inward and is irritating the eyeball. The Optometrist gave me a prescription for something and some drops. Said to try that for a couple weeks and if it doesn't work and the eye is still bothering me the next step would be surgery to fix that lower eyelid. I'll wait and see how things go but reading up on this condition tonight those drops are only a temporary solution and it looks like I may have to pay a visit at some point to Abdullah the Butcher commonly known as 'old shaky hand' to have this eyelid surgically corrected. The condition is called Entropion. It hasn't affected my vision yet, its just kinda uncomfortable.
MAN AND MACHINE EYE TO EYE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the driver, he was astounded to see that the woman behind the wheel was knitting! Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn, and yelled, PULLOVER!" "NO," the woman yelled back, "IT'S A SCARF!"
From a passenger ship one can see a bearded man on a small island who is shouting and desperately waving is hands. "Who is it?" a passenger asks the captain. "I have no idea. Every year when we pass, he goes mad like that."