Another cold, dull, and gray morning as Pheebs and I fired up the Subaru and headed off to Goderich. I don't think Subies heater is as good as the Jeep Liberty. Usually, we can crank up the Jeep's heater to the point of melting steel within a few miles but after the same few miles in the Subaru, the heater isn't warm enough to melt ice cream. Of course, those are two extreme exaggerations but you get my drift. The Subaru does warm up after a while but it takes its time. Or, more likely it is just me not understanding how to correctly figure out all that advanced Japanese Subaru heater technology.
|GOING OUT TO WARM UP THE CAR I HAD FORGOTTEN THE SHOPPING BAG INSIDE SO KELLY GAVE THE BAG TO PHEEBS AND TOLD HER TO BRING IT OUT....AND SHE DID:))|
|I HAD A LITTLE HELP WITH THE DRIVING TODAY|
|'WHAT GEAR DO YOU WANT ME TO PUT IT IN DAD'|
|ICE IS BUILDING UP FAST ALONG THE SHORELINE|
|ONLY SAW ONE WALKER OUT THIS MORNING AND SHE WAS CLIPPING RIGHT ALONG|
|NOW, HOW'S THAT FOR A NICE BURST OF COLOR ON A DRAB GRAY LATE DECEMBER DAY|
|USE YOUR IMAGINATION HERE FOLKS BUT DON'T MISS THE CUTE LITTLE WHITE BIRD ON THE RIGHT|
|A CLOUDY GRAY DAY INDEED|
|THESE TWO STRUCTURES A MILE AWAY AT THE HARBOR ENTRANCE ARE TOTALLY ENCRUSTED WITH ICE|
|THESE CANADA GEESE ARE TRUE WINTER SNOWBIRDS|
|THE ALGOMA MARINER WAS IN PORT TODAY AT THE GODERICH SALT MINE|
|THE HARBOR TUG OCEAN A. SIMARD IS WARMING UP IN THE BULLPEN BEFORE VENTURING OUT TO BREAK UP SOME HARBOR ICE|
|AND HERE IT COMES NOW|
|WITH PROPELLERS IN REVERSE THE TUG BEGINS BACKING THROUGH THE ICE TOWARD THE LAKE|
|INSTEAD OF BREAKING UP THE ICE WITH ITS BOW, IT IS USING ITS STERN|
|THE TUG IS SWARMED BY A HERD OF SEAGULLS|
|I AM GUESSING THE TUG DOES THIS EVERY SO MANY HOURS TO PREVENT THE ICE FROM SOLIDIFYING AND TRAPPING THE BIG SHIP IN THE HARBOR|
|BY THE TIME I GOT BACK INTO THE CAR THE ICY WINDS HAD PRACTICALLY FROZEN MY FINGERS TO THE CAMERA......WELL OKAY, NOT THAT BAD BUT YOU DO KNOW HOW I LIKE TO EXXAGERATE LITTLE THINGS FROM TIME TO TIME:))|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A wife went to the police station with her next-door neighbor to report that her husband was missing. The policeman asked for a description. She said, "He's 35 years old, 6 foot 4, has dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is soft-spoken, and is good to the children." The next-door neighbor protested, "Your husband is 5 foot 4, chubby, bald, has a big mouth, and is mean to your children." The wife replied, "Yes, but who wants HIM back?"
What do you call a person that is Happy on Monday?...........RETIRED!