|A SMALL MIGHTY HUNTER IN A GREAT BIG WORLD|
Under an overcast sky at 8:10 this morning, all three of us piled into the Subaru, rolled out of the driveway, and headed to London's University Hospital. Kelly had a CT scan scheduled for 9:30 and after an uneventful drive to London we dropped her off at the hospital's front door at 9:15.
|FOR THIS DULL GRAY OVERCAST DAY WE MAINLY HAD BARE AND DRY ROADS|
|WE DROPPED KELLY OFF AT THE MAIN DOOR OF THE HOSPITAL|
Pheebs and I didn't waste any time in hauling ourselves right back out of London and into the countryside. North up highway 4 and turned east on Ten Mile Road. We usually head west the other way but we were in need of some new scenery and different roads for a change. I don't think the landscape is as interesting east of highway 4 as it is west of highway four.
|OUR FIRST OF SEVERAL PIT STOPS|
|SPOTTED AN AIRPLANE TUCKED IN WITH SOME FARM MACHINERY|
|SAW THIS OLD PUMP IN A FIELD WHICH SUGGESTS THERE WAS ONCE AN OLD HOMESTEAD HERE|
|NICE FOR FARM ANIMALS TO BE OUTSIDE THIS TIME OF YEAR WITH NO SNOW ON THE GROUND|
|SPOTTED THIS LONE MOUSE HUNTER IN A FIELD|
|IF WE HAD OUR OWN PLACE IN THE COUNTRY I WOULD HAVE LOTS OF THESE KINDS OF PINE TREES AROUND|
We did find a scenic country cemetery where we could pull in and take ourselves for a little walk.
|THIS CEMETERY WAS A GOOD FIND TODAY|
|CEMETERIES ARE ALWAYS A SAFE PLACE FOR A WALK|
|OLD PIONEER TOMBSTONES LINED UP AGAINST A FENCE|
|I THOUGHT THIS AN ODDLY SHAPED TOMBSTONE|
|THERE IS A NICE HARDWOOD FOREST ALONGSIDE THE CEMETERY|
|I'M SURE PHEEBS AND I WILL BE BACK HERE AGAIN|
From there it was nearly 10:30 so we headed to our favorite 'waiting' spot in Arva Ontario which just happens to be another cemetery. Twenty minutes later my cell phone rang and Kelly was ready to be picked up. In less than ten minutes I was at University Hospital's front door.
|OUR ARVA WAITING SPOT|
|NICE TO BE OUT WALKING AROUND ON GREEN GRASS IN DECEMBER|
|PHEEBS KEEPS A CLOSE EYE ON THE HOSPITAL'S FRONT DOOR WATCHING FOR 'MOM[|
|AND HERE SHE COMES NOW|
From the hospital, we headed to a nearby Wendy's for some burgs, fries, and free coffee. From there we were soon on the road home. The closer we came to Bayfield the rainier it got. But it wasn't bad and we were home about 12:35. And of course, that pretty much wraps up another day.
|PATIENTLY WAITING FOR SOME BURGER SNACKS|
|AND BY GOLLY HERE COMES THOSE BURGER SNACKS NOW|
|LOOK AT THOSE TWO BUMS CARRYING ON BACK THERE|
|WE RAN INTO RAIN JUST BEFORE WE ARRIVED HOME|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test. Exercising the brain is as important as exercising muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence. OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.1. What do you put in a toaster?
Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," give up now and do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.
2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk"
What do cows drink?
Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," don't attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as Auto World. However, if you said "water", proceed to question 3.
3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks , what is a green house made from?
Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said "green bricks," why the heck are you still reading these??? If you said "glass," go on to Question 4.
4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany (If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany .) Anyway, during the flight, two engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately, the engine fails before he can do so and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany. Where would you bury the survivors? East Germany, West Germany, or no man's land"?
Answer: You don't bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you're a dunce and you must stop. If you said, "You don't bury survivors", proceed to the next question.
5. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus. In Reading, six people get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Swansea, three people get off and five people get on. In Carmathen six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven. What was the name of the bus driver?
Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
Don't you remember your own name? It was YOU!! Now pass this along to all your friends and pray they do better than you.
PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!