Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lovely day.

And no,  I’m not being a jerk.  It really is a lovely day.  Or at least sunny.  It’s still a wee bit on the cold side,  but I mostly expect that,  as we’re in The Great White North.  Sort of.  Farther south than parts of Northern California, but we won’t split hairs.

Now yesterday?  Only if you were a penguin.  Because it was bitterly cold out.  Like,  wind blowing,  bone chilling cold.

Had to drive along the lakeshore for some reason (Oh,  shopping,  that was it.  Gotta eat) and I noticed how cool it looked out over the lake.  Had to go back for the camera.

Therefore I give you the following:




Those are Canada geese out there.  Too dumb to fly south?




No really,  what are they thinking?


Click on any picture to enlarge.  It’ll open in a new window. 


And I wanna tell ya,  I didn’t stay there too long.  I was bundled up really well,  but I could feel the cold starting to seep in.


Oh, and of course, the park is part of the “Waterfront Trail”,  which is this half hearted effort to try and link up the entire lakeshore trail system.  It didn’t really pan out,  since some of the “Richie Richardsons”  in various locations,  took exception to having folks meander along in front of their posh houses.  I suppose I understand.  They paid a lot of money to have that lake view.  Not a problem we have at The Ponderosa.

As a matter of fact,  this is the first time I think I’ve EVER gone down to the lake at the bottom of our street.  Just never bothered. Which is why I was surprised that there was this breakwater out there.


I showed Daughter Number Two and she said,  “Oh ya,  they put that in when you guys were in Vienna.”  Really? I guess I missed that memo.  They’re not quite done yet,  since I noticed that there are the bases for light standards along the side,  but no lights.  Wonder when that will happen. Not holding my breath.

The other day I mentioned my little “chat” with an individual from Amazon?  Well,  I got a note saying my refund had been processed!

I know my “recipient” did say she’s send it back at the first of the week, but I thought that was pretty darned quick.  Of course,  I’m never completely convinced until I see our credit card get credited.  “Credit” in that sense is when you “get” the money.  “Debit” is when it’s taken away.  That’s the extent of my vast accounting knowledge.  Hey, I’ve been known to slave over the odd P & L back in the day, (back in the pre-computer era) but that was nursery rhymes compared to the complicated stuff T.C. used to dig into.  I couldn’t even begin to understand that.


Meanwhile,  the Crock Pot that we ordered for ourselves arrived today.  Intact.


It’s a little guy,  just for two people.  We have a bigger one,  which we use from time to time,  but usually only when there’s company, or we’re feeding a mob.  The left overs go on for too many days if we use the big one for just the two of us.

I thought maybe I’d rinse out the insert,  put some water in it,  and make sure it works before taking away the packaging.  We’re good.  At least if I have to send stuff back from here,  I know whose address to put on the return thingy.

We’ll be trying it out in the next few days I would imagine.


I guess that’s all I got.  I might take a few minutes and give the big “NFL wheel of picks” a spin.  I don’t really have a wheel,  but that method would pretty much sum up the way I’ve been making picks all season.  It’s worked so far.


Keep those sticks on the ice.


Thanks for lookin’.


  1. I damned near flipped you the bird when I saw your post title.... it's so miserable here I could scream! So.... a glass of wine has to do instead. I've wondered what would happen if something I ordered from Amazon didn't work out... still not quite sure, but it looks like you did okay. We have a small crock pot... it's really great for days I'm away all day... or nights I want to "supplement" the heat source in cold weather (like now). No sticks... no ice... but too darned close!

  2. Cold and miserable where you are would make me scream as well. Here however, I expect it, so it's tolerable. Barely.

  3. So why didn't those stupid geese head south? Loco I say.

  4. ...took exception to having folks meander along in front of their posh houses.

    Back in the late 60's the well-to-do beachfront property owners on Pawleys Island didn't care for the riff-raff on the beach blocking their view of the ocean. They wanted to completely cut off public access but, back then, the state said no public access no taxpayer funds for beach renourishment. The property owners gave in quickly, given the situation in SC now something tells me the government wouldn't make the same decision.

  5. Yep were are here in the Great White North and we expect cold, so when the sun is shining and no wind it is awsome!

  6. It looks so beautiful, though.
    One of these days I will get myself a Crock Pot too.


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