Friday, September 16, 2022


An identical start to the day as yesterday.  Arrived at the Napa Garage in Goderich a few minutes before 8 a.m. to have a new tailpipe installed.  Imagine my surprise later when they said they replaced the whole muffler because it was under warranty.  I didn't think there was anything wrong with the muffler they had installed back in 2019.  But, I wasn't about to argue.  The new muffler warranty didn't include the tailpipe so that cost us a few dollars.  And hey, I got to drive home with an unexpected brand spanking new free muffler on the Jeep.  

I busied myself the rest of the morning cleaning up our 2004 Pontiac Sunfire.  It now looks like a new car now almost.  With only 73,000 easy driving miles on it, the Sunfire still has lots of life left in it.  It's mechanically sound with a trouble-free-gas-saving Ecotec engine.  It has a few spots of surface rust but the undercoated body still looks good.  

Kelly's youngest son owns a condo at the foot of Blue Mountain in Collingwood Ontario.  He doesn't live there but rents it out to skiers, etc.  He has vacancies this time of year and said we can go up and stay at the condo any time we want in off times.   So, we are looking at doing just that for the first or second week of October.  Located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay it is absolutely beautiful country up that way and Collingwood is a mecca for snow sports in the winter.  Crazy busy in the summertime as well.  It has been many years since we were last up that way but I do remember it reminded me a little of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  If this works out I am already looking forward to bringing you photos from another different topographical part of beautiful Ontario, Canada. 

Ellen's Groove:)) More Practicing on one of her bass guitars.  Her bubbling enthusiasm always brings a smile to this old stone face of mine.

GROANER'S CORNER:((  Just as a surgeon was finishing up an operation and was about to close, the patient awakes, sits up, and demands to know what is going on.  "I'm about to close," the surgeon says.  The patient grabs the surgeon's hand and says, "I'm not going to let you do that! I'll close my own incision!"  The doctor hands him the needle and thread and says, "Suture self."


- Did you hear about the two radio antennas that got married?  The wedding was terrible, but the reception was excellent!

- Those with dandruff have a certain flecks a' peel.

- Did you hear about the guy who tried to date a nun?  He wanted to take her to the county fair, but she declined on account of she had taken a vow to abstain from Carnival pleasures.


In our home, we tend to get the children to help out. One day our youngest son came into the living room and asked, “Does anyone want a cup of coffee?”  “Yes please!” we said.  He replied, “What kind of coffee do you want? Capitated or decapitated?”



  1. Hello? to Kelly's youngest son. Whenever Kelly and what's his name have gone back home, let me know. I'd probably pay to stay a bit. Let me know if they decide not to go. And Al, congratulations on the unexpected new muffler.

  2. You'll certainly be welcome up here in Blue Mountain country!