Sunday, October 28, 2012

cleaning and tour guide

Today we stayed close to home and did some needed deep cleaning in the kitchen.  I will work my way around the rig.  I am retired you know so I can take, oh maybe a year to deep clean the rest or maybe not do it at all.  lol

There are no pics from me on this blog today.  Letting that camera get a well deserved break.

My daughter and her son are coming out this Christmas to visit.  We have determined that they want to see the Miami, the Keys, and Everglades areas of the state.  So we will relocate our home to that area for a while.  My next job is to get together some things for us to see and do while they are there.  I am a tour guide person now.  I am not sure I like that title or job.  That is why I like to book RV caravan tours, they do all the work and we just drive and enjoy.  

Back to my job.  I have five days to fill.  I am thinking they will not be here with me ever again so I need to really do it up good.  So in the Miami area we are booking a power boat (aka speed boat) to tour Miami.  I think it will be fun and it does go to most of the places that are listed as must sees.  Head for the beach and catch some rays.  Then we will go to the Keys for a day.  Go to Pine Key and see the tiny key deer.  And then go to the porpoise or sea turtle rescue places.  We are planning on going to the end, of course.  Take a glass bottom boat to the coral reef.  Must check with grandson to see if ok because of seasickness.  Tour Key Largo and see the sights and drink a tropical drink of some kind.  Head for the beach and catch some rays.  We are also planning a day to the Everglades.  There we are planning on an air-boat ride and a visit to an alligator farm.  Then into the national park and see the sights.  In my mind that is only 3 days so I will need some input so I can get the two other days figured out. 

All this planning takes a lot of time and I am still not sure if this is what those two want to do.  I will submit my plans and see what they say and then we will do what I planned. hee hee hee

 This is not only a cute story, but who wouldn't love this absolutely beautiful rooster, "Old Butch."  This story is for my brother, Greg.  He has just started raising chickens.  There is a message for all of you other readers too.

Old Butch
John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Saint Lawrence County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

Vote carefully this fall, as the bells are not always audible.

We need to get the feds out of education and get in the hands of the parents and teachers. 

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