OUR AFTERNOON RAIN TURNED TO SLEET

OUR AFTERNOON RAIN TURNED TO SLEET


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With the threat of showers at any minute, Pheebs and I headed into Bayfield instead of out to our walking spot.  With boats being lifted out of the water daily now in the harbor area it won’t be long before the river barge with its front-end loader/digger tractor machine aboard will begin removing the boat slips and stacking them up on shore for the winter.

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 COLD DARK BROODING SKIES THIS MORNING
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 FEWER AND FEWER BOATS IN THE WATER EACH DAY

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 THIS COUPLE IS BACKING THEIR BOAT OUT INTO THH RIVER IN PREPARATION FOR TAKING IT A FEW HUNDRED YARDS TO THE LIFTING DEVICE WHICH WILL LIFT THEIR BOAT OUT OF THE WATER
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 BUNDLED UP AGAINST THE COLD THEY AT LEAST DO NOT HAVE FAR TO GO
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 TIDYING UP SOME LINES ON DECK
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 AND THERE THEY GO FOR THE LAST SHORT TRIP OF THE SEASON
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Checking on Bayfield’s Main Street construction I noticed they were pouring concrete sidewalks on the street’s west side this morning.  Took a spin around Clan Gregor Square snapping a few more of Autumn’s pretty colors.

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 POURING CONCRETE FOR THE SIDEWALKS
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 AND OF COURSE I ASSUME THIS TO BE THE SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENT HIMSELF
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 LOOKS LIKE THEY MAY BE READYING THIS TRAFFIC ISLAND FOR A COUPLE LOADS OF TOPSOIL
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 THE BEAUTY OF CLAN GREGOR SQUARE AT THE SOUTH END OF BAYFIELDS MAIN STREET

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Wanting to at least get in some kind of a walk we headed for Bayfield’s Cemetery where we were able to get in a few steps before it began drizzling again.  Not the nicest morning with the air feeling cold and damp.  In our traveling days, we would often be just days away from heading to the southwest for the winter.  It’s best I don’t think about those days anymore:((

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 PARKED FOR A WALK IN THE CEMETERY

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Home again, I turned our sunroom’s gas stove up to ward off the chills.  Edited the day’s photos, cleaned some inside windows, blew all the leaves off the front porch with the blower, then came inside and plopped myself into my recliner with my Kindle reader.  The day’s cold rain turned turned into an even colder sleet for awhile about 2:30 this afternoon.  Can snowy days be far behind!!  And there went another day in the life and times of us guys.

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AT OUR PARK’S ENTRANCE LOOKING EAST DOWN BAYFIELD RIVER ROAD

GROANER’S CORNER:((  Now that I’m older….here’s what I’ve discovered…

1. I started out with nothing … I still have most of it.
2. When did my wild oats turn to prunes and All-Bran?
3. I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.
4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
5. All reports are in. Life is now officially unfair.
6. If all is not lost, where is it?
7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
8. The first rule of holes: If you are in one, stop digging.
9. I went to school to become a wit but only got halfway through.
10. Some days you’re the dog, some days you’re the hydrant.
11. A day without sunshine is like a day in Seattle.
12. Kids in the back seat cause accidents; accidents in the back seat cause kids.
13. It’s not the pace of life that concerns me; it’s the sudden stop at the end.
14. It’s hard to make a comeback, especially when you haven’t been anywhere.
15. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
16. When you’re finally holding all the cards, why does everyone else decide to play chess?

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The police recently arrested a man selling “secret formula” tablets he claimed gave eternal youth.  When going through their files they noticed it was the fifth time he was caught committing this same criminal medical fraud.  He had earlier been arrested in 1794, 1856, 1928, and 1983!!

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