Thursday, January 25, 2024

'KER-UMPNG' SOUNDS IN THE NIGHT

 THESE RASCALS ARE AT IT AGAIN:((
The few 'ker-umping' sounds I heard in the night told me that temperatures were still above freezing and chunks of heavy wet snow were breaking off and sliding down over the edge of our roof.  'Ker-ump'.

 GLAD TO SEE THE SNOW MELTING OFF OUR ROOFS AGAIN
 MY LONG SNOW RAKE FOR PULLING SNOW DOWN AND NOTICE THE BARE GROUND ALONG ONE OF OUR PATHWAYS
 IT TOOK ME A BIT OF DIGGING TO OPEN THIS PATH TO THE ROAD ON OUR EAST SIDE

My turn to drive as I made my way over to Richard's house on a foggy Thursday morning.  Despite the mist, we were able to find ourselves a coffee shop okay so we weren't denied our coffee and muffins.  It's not good for anything to get between two older fellas and their muffins and coffee.  Our travels this morning took us through Tim Hortons in Clinton and then south down the Morrison Line, west through the south end of Exeter, and then north back to Bayfield.  Fog most of the way but it wasn't a 'pea souper' and it was okay for driving.  

 WE STILL HAVE TOUCHES OF CHRISTMAS HANGING AROUND

 THE BIGGER OUTSIDE NUMBERS ARE IN CELCIUS AND THE SMALLER INNER NUMBERS ARE IN FAHRENHEIT
By mid-afternoon I still didn't have any photos for today so I slipped on my boots and took a walk around the outside of our house looking for some color etc.  The photos are rather dull but it's all that I ended up with on this late gray overcast January afternoon.

 MY AFTERNOON GOAL WAS TO FIND SOME COLOR

 I AM SO MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO WARM SPRING DAYS WHEN I CAN DECLUTTER OUR SHEDS AND GET ALL OF OUR SUMMER STUFF OUT AGAIN
Since re-configuring my bird station last summer I haven't had any squirrel problems with them getting onto the station.  Well, until yesterday that is after Arrowhead Gramma in Monday's comment section, asked this question....  Al, have the squirrels given up on trying to get the bird's feed or did you finally outsmart them? Missing their antics this winter though I am sure you are not.    Of course, squirrels have a way of knowing what is going on in my blog and they obviously decided it was about time, after reading Arrowhead Gramma's comment, to cause me some stress because Wednesday afternoon I looked up from my computer desk to see a squirrel on the bird station!!!!

 THIS SQUIRREL IS HAVING HIMSELF A FEAST OF BIRDSEED
 HE MANAGED TO SHINNY UP THE BLACK POLE FAR ENOUGH TO GRAB ONTO A BIRD FEEDER I HAD HANGING FROM THE BIRD STATION PLATFORM
 THEN THE LITTLE SMARTY PANTS SWUNG HIMSELF RIGHT UP ONTO THE BIRD  STATION PLATFORM ITSELF.....I HAVE SINCE TAKEN THE HANGING BIRD FEEDER DOWN...PROBLEM SOLVED FOR NOW
Al's Music Box:)) Move It On Over is a song written and recorded by the American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams.  It was recorded on April 21, 1947 at Castle Studio in Nashville, Hank's first session for MGM is the same session that produced "I Saw the Light," "I Heard You Crying in Your Sleep," and "Six More Miles to the Graveyard." Nashville had no session men during this period, so producer Fred Rose hired Red Foley's backing band, one of the sharpest around, to back Williams.  As biographer Colin Escott observes, Rose probably felt the instrumental break needed a touch of class to smooth out Williams' hillbilly edges, and the band, especially guitarist Zeke Turner, was likely too fancy for the singer's taste.  The song is considered one of the earliest examples of rock and roll music. Though many claim the song "Rock Around the Clock," released in 1954 by Bill Haley & His Comets, was the first rock and roll single, it resembles "Move it On Over", as both feature the same twelve-bar blues arrangement with a melody starting with three repetitions of an ascending arpeggio of the tonic chord, which Williams had partially derived from an old Mardi Gras riff, "Second Line."  "Move It on Over" was Williams' first major hit, reaching #4 on the Billboard Most Played Juke Box Folk Records chart and getting him a write-up in The Alabama Journal. The revenue generated by the song was the first serious money the singer had ever seen in his life. It also earned him a spot on the coveted Louisiana Hayride, the training ground for the Grand Ole Opry.

GROANER'S CORNER:(( Fifteen minutes into the flight from Kansas City to Toronto, the captain announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, one of our four engines has failed. There is nothing to worry about. Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled."  Thirty minutes later the captain announced, "Our number two engine has failed and the flight will take an additional two hours. But don't worry ... we can fly just fine on two engines."  An hour later the captain announced, "Our number three engine has failed and our arrival will be delayed another three hours.  A young woman passenger turned to the man in the next seat and remarked, "I hope that fourth engine keeps working, or we'll be up here all day!"

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Why are elevator jokes so good?
They work on many levels!

Why are nurses always running out of red crayons?
Because they often have to draw blood.

Why was the woman afraid for the calendar?
Its days were numbered.

What did the police officer say to his belly-button?
You're under a vest.

Why is Peter Pan always flying?
Because he Neverlands.

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5 comments:

  1. That blue glass lamp is gorgeous, we're one day closer to spring­čÉ┐️ Mary

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  2. I've left the Christmas decorations out at our rural mailbox. Everyone has.commented how much they like it and it gives them a lift.

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  3. Al, can't believe the squirrel got up to the feeder after my comment. Ever try rubbing Vaseline on the post he climbed? Makes it slippery for them. Good luck.

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    1. I’m not sure if Al’s tried it, but I might. What an interesting idea!

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