It's about time.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Yard Work, Another One Done, Great Meals and Climate Change.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Since we missed watching the early Local News yesterday we ended up watching the 11 o’clock News last night. The unusual part of that was even though we got to bed late we also got up before 8:00 this morning.  The sky was sunny and the rain had stopped but as soon as we started opening the rest of the windows it felt like we had a high velocity fan blowing through the trailer.

Once we’d eaten breakfast and finished our morning reading we both had things we wanted to work on. Last year we found that by cutting the grass on our site ourselves it was much neater and uniform then when the Parks Landscape Crew did it. Looking at the shaggy effect outside I knew that I had to get back to the same routine as last year. Part of the reason the Park Personal haven’t been around is partly due to the daily rainfall we’ve been getting. As I went around collecting twigs that had been blown from the trees I could hear the water squishing from the water sodden ground. Using our Black & Decker Battery Powered Mower/Trimmer in less then twenty minutes the grass looked like it had just been manicured and I didn’t sink in the grass like the big machines would have done. That shows we take pride in our Little Piece of Heaven
Each of these LED Manifolds will connect Three Waffle Boards.
Each Security Light will be over 1700 Lumens.
With the wind continuing to gust close to the 30 MPH my chances of soldering the LED Wire Manifolds outside were NIL. Knowing I had the proper tools and solder meant it could safely be done on our dining table. Placing a protective cover down on the table before starting ensured there would be no unwanted marks left behind. Using a handy little device called Helping Hands allowed me to have the wire exactly where it needed to be before applying the Solder and Heat Shrink to seal it all in. 

That happen all before lunch so we decided to have French Toast as a change of routine since it has been a while. As we ate our French Toast the wind seemed to be increasing in intensity. The plans to get the materials for the cabinets out of the shed then went on hold. Any attempt to bring those materials out would have turned them into kites so we thought of waiting for the wind to calm a bit.

Kathy was caught up on her chores and decided to do some Reading. I checked my To-do List on the Computer again adding more and crediting some of the progress made. Since most of the things on the list are outside chores where there can’t be much wind I allowed myself to take the rest of the afternoon off. While Kathy did her reading I solved one of my Numerical Fill-ins that have no starting point. It took nearly two hours just to have that first number on the page and an hour to enter the other hundred combinations. 

With the wind still pounding on the trailer we worked at cooking supper inside. We had Spare Ribs, with a Twice Baked Potato we split along with the Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions Kathy made up. There were no leftovers, it was too good.

We washed the dishes and were watching the 6 o’clock News when the sky suddenly got really dark. The first rain of the day started with such an intensity we had to close the rest of the windows. By the time we sat back down the Local News on the television fluttered a few times then went blank. Checking on other channels they were fine so we just checked back every few minutes. The Local News Channel reconnected just after the News was over. Guess we’ll be watching the Late News again tonight.

Since our return from the Southwest in April the weather has been unbelievable. We are normally much warmer by this time of year plus we have been setting records on the rainfall and wind. Guess this is what they mean by Climate Change. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Joke of the Day

Q: If a seagull flies over the sea,

what flies over the bay?

A: A bagel.


  1. This is certainly the most unusual weather in May I ever remember. Very cool and trees are very late leafing out.

  2. The weather all over has been different it seems. I woke up this morning to rain!! It's usually 90 degrees and sunny! I remember it being like this when I was a kid. Like the changing real estate market, up and down, the weather seems to be doing the same!

  3. I'm not complaining about the weather.