Tuesday, October 03, 2023


A couple of poor nights for Kelly due to the severe itching.  Forced to take the strong pills to deal with the itching she became sick again Monday afternoon and most of Tuesday.  Despite doing all the protein shakes and weight-gaining foods and drinks, she has lost a couple pounds.  Late Wednesday morning we head off to London's University Hospital for Kelly's liver transplant re-assessment.  We are trying to remain positive about the results of those tests.

With a warm sunny early October morning behind us, Pheebs and I headed home to take advantage of the nice day and get a few front yard things done.  I rounded up five more frogs (or re-rounded up five more frogs) for Pheebs and I to take over to the Park's pond.  Oh the froggy giggles emanating from the half-filled pail of water as I merrily took the five little lads on their jouncy bouncy midway wheelbarrow ride to the big pond in the Park.  Pheebs trailed behind walking shotgun in case any of those little green guys decided to make a jump for it.  We all made the short journey together and I soon eased the little fellows into the big water.  I was careful to check the wheelbarrow for any little green bug-eyed stowaways trying to sneak back for another free wheelbarrow ride.  


Back in our yard I also dug up three hosta plants and five ferns to relocate them.  It was also a good day to get down on my hands and knees and reposition a number of rocks around the perimeter of our front yard frog pond.  Finally, with my hip growling increasingly louder at me, I finally called it a day and headed inside to Tylenolize myself.  I then headed to my sunroom recliner for a rest.  Oh, I am so ever greatly thankful to the person who years ago with an engineering mind, came up with the idea of building a comfortable, cozy, and cushy chair that reclines. I salute you Sir:))))

Al's Music Box:)) Handle With Care by the Traveling Wilburys from their 1988 album, 'Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1.  . This song was the first recording made by the group, although it was originally intended as a bonus track on a European single by George Harrison. When he and Jeff Lynne presented the song to Harrison's record company, the executives insisted it was too good for that purpose, a decision that resulted in the formation of the Wilburys. The song was written primarily by Harrison, although, as with all the tracks on Vol. 1, the writing credit lists all five members of the band: George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty.

GROANER'S CORNER:((  A truck brimming with Worcestershire sauce meanders through the quaint Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, en route to Rhosllannerchrugog in Wrexham. Unexpectedly, it collides with a Nissan Qashqai.  Veering uncontrollably, the truck subsequently smashes into a car from Llanfihangel Tre’r Beirdd, injuring two otorhinolaryngologists inside. As one, already grappling with Schistosomiasis, succumbs to a myocardial infarction, a bystander, dialing emergency services on his Huawei, hastily reports the chaotic scene. The dispatcher inquires, "Can you tell me what happened?"  He responds, "It's hard to say."


A Few Questions And Answers::

Q: What do you call a belt with a watch on it?
A: A waist of time.

Q: What is the wake-up time for ducks?
A: The quack of dawn.

Q: Why did God supposedly make men before He made women?
A: Because everyone needs a rough draft.

Q: How do you communicate with a fish?
A: Drop it a line.

Q: Why do pimples make horrible prisoners?
A: Because they keep breaking out.

Q: How do you know when you’re desperate for an answer?
A: You look at the second page of Google search results.

Q: What do computers snack on?
A: Microchips.

Q: What has four wheels and flies?
A: A garbage truck!

Q: What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple?
A: Finding half a worm in your apple.

Q: How are parties organized at NASA?
A: They planet.

Q: What's the most hardworking part of the eye?
A: The pupil.

Q: How does the moon cut its hair?
A: It e-clips it.

Q: Why can't you trust an atom?
A: Because they make up everything.

Q: Why are spiders such know-it-alls?
A: They’re always on the web.

Q: Why are eggs bad at telling jokes?
A: They always crack each other up.

Q: What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?
A: Don't know, don't care.

Q: What do you call hiking U.S. college students?
A: The walking debt.


A young boy asked his father if he could try coffee.  The dad said “sure son! Have a sip.”  The boy took a sip and immediately spit it out. “Yuck!” he said, “this tastes like dirt!”  “We’ll of course it does, son. It was ground this morning!”




  1. Al,I really i like your taste in music,and I hope and pray that Kelly's appointment goes well so she can get whatever she needs.-Mary

  2. (Kawartha Gal) Hoping for positive outcome at the assessment tomorrow. 🙏

  3. Hard times and resilient spirits at your place, both you and Kelly. Seems you did finally wear your own self out. Hope you can both get some good sleep.

  4. Kelly my prayers will be with you tomorrow.

  5. Prayers for you today Kelly and thinking of you daily.

  6. I so wish Kelly gets good news. Blessings

  7. I delighted in your froggy tale of relocation :-) Love the muted Fall colors you're blessed to have around you. I agree the recliner inventor is to be commended!! Hoping for good news and quick resolutions for Kelly.