On My Own

Went to Leamington on Saturday. Saw workers harvesting Burley tobacco near Erieau. Looked like Cuba for a minute. Almost a lost farming practice in this country. Smoke barns all stoked up with sawdust and wood to cure the leaf. I wonder if the product is still sent to Montreal to manufacture cigars……or sent overseas. Had to marvel at the expansion of the glass houses in “Tomato Town”. The south coastline was calm, and almost always in view along route # 3.

I feel kind of “lost” this weekend, as everyone I know is “somewhere else”…..I hope they are safe and sound….

Currently making plans for my “13 weeks off” next year. (in the last year of work, you get 13 weeks all together as sort of a pre-retirement holiday). Several options are becoming apparent, just gotta figure out which one to take. My vehicle will be up for a change, as well….maybe a new Ford Ranger pickup, don’t know yet. (and possibly a Harley Davidson “nightster”)….

Amanda is moving back to London for a few months to save some money and will commute to Toronto to finish up her schooling. It will be nice to be able to see her more often, and “hang out”.

Thinking of Joe Mustos today for some reason.  Been a couple of years since he died.

Friday was Hogies last day at work. I will miss that guy. Good sense of humour, and an honest and reliable friend. We took him to lunch at the Church Key, and the Honourable Skow paid for everything. I feel guilty on that account as he seems to constantly do that. Good people all around.

M/C is in the shop getting the brakes done and a tune up, so I hope to ride again after Monday. I suggested to Mo that we go to Point Pelee in the fall for a jaunt. The Monarch butterflies gather at the point in October prior to the flight to Mexico. Something to see, I am told.

Paul Marrinan got a new job, and will be leaving the office next week. Another guy I will miss. I was feeling “down” this week as a result of these guys going, both of them are great guys. the guys replacing them are reputed to be ok as well, so I guess a change occurs inevitably…..got to see the bright side.

The last few weeks have been somewhat anxious for me, and I don’t know why. I guess the fact that next year brings  a massive change in my life might be partly the answer.

Life is so short…. and full of trepidation. I try to pull the “ripe leafs”, and make the best of each day as it comes to me.  Always will.

The Weekend

went to ‘Dover this weekend. Got there “late”… LOL.

Had a great time,……. if, in life, each day was like Sat and Sun, that would be GREAT! Saturday  morning was the best….to the market, and back. Swimming, fishing, berry picking….

I think this town has a lot to offer….

The water was warm, swam with the few on the beach.

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Tonight, went biking to Chris and Mary’s place to see the horses, and “show off” my ancient bike to Chris ( who has an Aprillia and a BMW)….

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Contacted my friends in CR to see what’s up.

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The pics shown are from last weekend in Port Dover….A hot day, therefore the packed beach…

Summertime Stuff

Spending most every weekend in Port Dover at Mo’s cottage this summer…..fishing, biking, walking Riley……and motorcycling! I took the course (and passed) from Fanshawe college, got my M2 licence and bought a “learner” bike. 

Been out all last week taking lessons from “the pro”  :)  

Caught a Northern Pike  while fishing, and a bunch of perch and bass as well. Mo is learning to fish and is doing quite well at it. The pike was about 28″ long, not huge, but big enough for lunch.

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One weekend about three weeks ago, there was a large number of “mud puppy” amphibians dead on the beach. The best idea as to why is “avian botulism”, as there had been past die offs in Dover from this cause. I didn’t even know they were present in the lake, let alone in such numbers ( perhaps a hundred all along the beach). 

Spending each nite riding to build confidence with the bike, and have put on almost 750 km since buying it.