Tuesday, March 30, 2021

March, You Kicked My A$$

Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog      Was A Good Friend Of Mine     I Never Understood A Single Word He Said    But I Helped Him Drink His Wine     And He Always Had A Mighty Fine Wine     Singing Joy To The World     All The Boys And Girls Now     Joy To The Fishes In The Deep Blue Sea      Joy To You And Me     And If I Were The King Of The World      Tell You What I'd Do     I'd Throw Away The Cars And The Bars And War     Make Sweet Love To You 

Three Dog Night 

Joy To The World 1970

THE WORDS OF TRUST:

An elderly couple came into the office to see me before their C19 Shot. Loads of jokes were exchanged about their fear of the dreaded shot. Rusty needle, running start,etc. So the husband walks down to the bathroom and the wife somehow brings up in conversation about turning off lights. She says," Wish we had motion lights inside like we have on our driveway."   I Can Help With That 


They purchased all the motion sensor switches before I arrived and we agreed that I would install the laundry room one first. Pretty sure they were hesitant on me just walking into their house. So the laundry room it is. They assured me that "this side" off the house was dead because they flipped the fuses. WRONG!! Silly me!! While untwisting the first wire nut, Bite Me!!! Yes, they shut off the power to this side off the house but not the garage or laundry room. Its the result of trust. Learning The Hard Way


They were extremely apologetic and felt horrible. I felt like a royal A$$ for simply diving in, for not knowing better, and played it off as it was no biggie. But won't pull the stunt ever again. Until The Next Time 


DISC GOLF:

I so dig this hanging basket!! Give it a good ol swing and take a chance. Haven't thrown plastic in awhile and took the opportunity to play a quick 9 baskets between clients. The usual took place. Tee Off late, decent mid range approach shots, and righteous putts.


The above photo, Keeping GJ Lame 


As you can see, everything is still dormant and so flipping arid. 


CYCLING:

Speaking of dry, been swimming a lot. I figured that the chlorine will most likely kill COVID so why not. Plus, I find peace underwater. 


Our weather warmed up rather quickly and its been effortless to motivate. Sure had plenty of excuses during mid month but finally riding again. And the bike brings out some very cool moments in time. Two ladies were walking and heard the bell on my bike ringing. They politely stepped aside and asked," Are You From Minnesota?" Kinda weird and I acknowledged them with a response and casually rode on by. 


This guy comes riding towards me and slows to a stop almost in front of me. I thought he was lost and about to ask for directions. He says," By Any Chance Did You See A Wallet On The Trail?" I said," You from Minnesota?" His eyes lit up and I told him in about three miles he will come across two ladies walking. Before I could finish my encounter with them he says,"Colorado is amazing. Thank You. You Made My Day." Made me proud to know that there are still good people walking the earth. Below, my homemade Thai Pie tasted just a bit better that night. Oh Baby 


DOGS:

Now, the main reason why you all return, house sitting and dog walking was the ideal way to wrap up a rough month.


Every morning before Mr Sun shined life upon the Grand Valley, the dogs and I were on the trail. It was really easy to wake at first light because the dogs happily scratched / licked until my eyes opened. And then it was game on. All Day 


So thats what we did. Full speed play time!! 


And who do you think would like to eat?? Who could possible have missed a meal?? 


And What Happens With A Full Belly?? Yup, Nap Time 


Are You Familiar With Meerkats?? Check Out Those Tails 


And In Case You Were Wondering, I Could Eat 




These two pups brought on a new perspective for me. It dawned on me that part of my problem has been that I used to work and then spend the rest of my waking time with The Boy Dog. 


Shadow Boy was my outlet. After work, The Boy Dog would use his one white toe nail and tap his opposite wrist, his way of telling me that its time to go. His Agenda Was Always Wide Open


Hiking around with these two offered up the opportunity to chat my thoughts out loud with out feeling judgment. Dogs Are Magical 




Its not just the desire to please but its also their demeanor of play. Why stress out when you can simple walk out the door and play play play. Put your favorite toy in your mouth and who cares about what went down at work hours ago. 



Thankfully, these two were so cuddly and didn't necessary demand attention but they never left my sight.  You know what I mean?? Dog sitting these two was a real dream. And it was so nice to walk into a house that is full of dog life. Any Pet Owner Understands 




So the above photo, I was fixing their humans commode, the one dog tried licking my ear, the other dog supervised my every move. Here I am on my knees, arms around the back of the bowl, two dogs crowding in on me and asking," Hey, what are we doing?? Our Human Backs In. What Are You Front Ways??"



All I could do was laugh. Not just LoL but actually laugh out loud. By day number three I completely threw in the towel on my calisthenics in the mornings after our hikes. If I even entertained the thought of stretching out on the floor, two wet noses in the ear hole. 


And I So Welcomed It. They Were A Joy. I was able to fix a number of small projects around their house, swept out the garage for them, filled back in a few holes the one dog dug, and transported a full truck bed of green waste to the compost facility. The Humans Were Stoked Upon Their Return


FULL MOON:

The new beginning, The new ending, The new adventure...


The above photo was the day before the full moon. The photo below was Mr Full Moon. My offering this month was a mason jar full of filtered water and lucky seven stones place around the jar. Energize 

GOALS:

  1. Drive Safely
  2. Lift Carefully
  3. Hydrate & Breath
  4. Keep My Own Sh*T Together 
  5. Think Before I Speak
  6. Reply To Comments Upon My Return 
  7. Show Gratitude 
  8. Snap Loads Of Photos 


HERE is my time lapse of the bird feeder. Its only a minute long and was shot on an old GoPro3 Silver. Might wanna watch this twice. First time for the storm that produced hail rolling through. The second time for the birds knowing when it was safe. Super Fun!!! Thanx For Watching

 

Until The Next Time,

Cheers 

51 comments:

  1. Very good dog sitter you are.

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    1. Yoda Would Be Proud - A Much Better Dog Sitter Than Baby Sister I Recon - Enjoy The Month Of April

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  2. I really like your post here and the dog:)

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    1. Yup, A Substantial Amount Of Dog Photos Does A Post Some Good - Thanx For Checking In B - All The Best In April

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  3. Hello
    I guess you were zapped, you were so nice to offer your services to put in the motion lights. The pizza looks delicious. The dog sitting went really well, I would have loved being around those dogs. Fun times, walking and playing. I enjoyed the video with the birds too. I hope you accomplish all your goals. Take care, have a happy day!

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    1. Zapped Good - Its What I Get For Being Nice - Love Home Made Pie - The Dog Sitting Went So Well - Boy Did We Ever Play - Knew You Would Love The Time Lapse - Full Of Happy Birds - Nailed Those Goals - Successful Trip

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  4. dogs are just special, we miss having one but at our ages decided not fair to them to accept another fur family member.
    interesting about the electric job I have never heard of someone doing that. Great moon shots-we have been awed with the full moon over the lake these past few days.

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    1. So Wonderful Hearing From Ya And Happy Dogs Are The Best - Full Moons In The Mountains Are Something Special - All The Best This Month - Be Well

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  5. ...my best to you on your goals!

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    1. Crushed Those Goals - All Of Them - Excellent Trip

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  6. So sorry the electricity bit you! But maybe it gave you the energy boost to keep up with the puppers. I love your joie de vivre. Very cool time lapse and I've never seen that many birds at a bird feeder before. Take care.

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    1. Rough Bite For Sure - Only Takes Once - Busy Bird Feeder - Thanx For Watching - Be Well

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  7. Dogs are so great. My girlz are 13 now...and Casey was 15 he left us last April...still tears life without him is hard.
    Lesson learned, verify the right breaker is flipped...and a tip for all of us aging brains, put a label on each breaker cause it's easy to forget!!
    Good luck with your goals.

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    1. Last April, Drag - Sending Positive Vibes - Did Well With The Goals

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  8. "joy to the world" - i have not thought about that song in years, it reminds me of my youth!!

    it looks like you got quite the zap there, you are a kind soul to help those people out!!

    and it looks like you are an excellent dog sitter!! goals 5, 7 & 8...i hope i have those!!

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    1. Celebrate Your Youth - Dog Sitting Is In My Wheel House - Happy Purple

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  9. Loved the Minnesota story, how wonderful it is that there are still honourable people in this crazy world. So much super dog love going on here 😉 I admit exercising in the pool is doing wonders for my injured hamstring. Enjoyed the time-lapse very much Padre, the soundtrack was most unexpected but totally fitted the footage! Happy April, take care of yourself ✨

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    1. The Power Of Team Human - The Pool Offers So Much And More - Pleased That You Found The Soundtrack Unexpected - Already 7 Days Into The Month - Big Hugs

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  10. I agree. Dogs are magic. Yours are for sure. Never heard of disc golf til it arrived at our local park for the kids big and small. Super time lapse watching the birds watching the light.

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    1. Totally - And Its A Free Sport - Its Worth Watching A Few Time With All That Action - Its Why I Love Time Lapse Photography - Thanx For Checking It Ou

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  11. Nice story about Minnesota, it just tells you that there are good people still around these days. The dogs, I love the photos. We should be like them, they live the good simple life and are so happy to see a familar face that they love. They give everything they got and always keep on giving. Beautiful creatures always. Great time lapse video. Thanks for this wonderful post, enjoy your week and stay safe.

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    1. Go Team Human Go - Great Photos Of Such Happy Subject Matter - Totally Agree, They Give It Their All - No Judgment Ever - Thanx For The Feedback On The Video Mr Bill

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  12. They sound like they are terrific dogs and will be missed. Yes, don't trust others with turning off power. I suppose it is a well known piece, but I liked the music with your video.

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    1. They Were Great Dogs - I Brought A Tester Because I Learned A Valuable Lesson The Hard Way - Thanx For Checking Out The Video - Big Hugs Brother

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  13. Great video. Lots of birds there and quite a storm.

    Your time with the dogs looks wonderful! They are such great company and a way to stay active though you don’t need that.

    Are you from Minnesota...made me smile. Good people!

    Glad you weren’t electrocuted!

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  14. Dearest Travis,
    Action post with lots of unexpected adventures. The lost wallet on the trail was no doubt a happy ending for that person!
    Your helping out with the installation of the motion lights was a painful one but you're still able to tell it! Sounds like Pieter years back when we got our new dishwasher, replacing a noisy one the builder had selected and installing it at our radiologist friend who has two left hands for such things. Pieter was on his belly on the kitchen floor uninstalling and disconnecting the water pipe when he got a fountain of HOT water coming his way. Nobody had shut off the water and they had to go outside for doing so... What a mess, it was summer so that helped. The felt embarrassed but you cannot reverse the situation, not even for the handyman in charge.
    Your dog adventures are great, just as I enjoy my brief walking time with my friend's dogs. She and her husband walk them early morning but this is their 2nd treat. Last time they got so excited that right at the steps of the kitchen doors where I get handed the one leash, they circled me and I had to sit on the steps and got kisses left and right. Guess that was their plan! An aggressive love wrap but it feels good.
    Haha, getting your ears washed after your calisthenics... it is good that they cannot really talk; it would be even more hilarious!
    No wonder the owners were oh so happy when they returned.
    Loved watching your video with calming music for such clouds with hail and over active birds! Was # 15 doing so.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Very Happy Traveler With The Return Of His Wallet - Sounded As If He Was Throughly Enjoying Colorado - Bummer On That Water Leak And Water Can Be So Destructive - An Aggressive Love Wrap, Brilliant - My Ears Have Never Been So Clean - HA - And Didn't Bother Me A Bit - Really Appreciate Your Support #15 - You Rock - Big Hugs

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  15. Yes, dogs are magical, super magical. They make me smile every day. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with that Duo so much!

    We were both looking at the same full moon. It was as pretty there as it was here!

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    1. Beyond Magical And Totally Enjoyed - Agreed

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  16. I sure have an earworm now, oh, the good ole songs!
    Well. That was 1970?! I wasn´even born yet. LOL.

    See. Even you call the shot "dreaded". My "Baby"-Brother called me selfish for not getting one. My 81-year old neighbor warned me, "don´t get it done".

    OUTCH-outch-outch! I need warnings before showing burnings! You might hear a "plop", that would be me falling off the chair unconscious...

    I´d like to go swimming, too. In the ocean.
    Why Minnesota? Known for annoying people? Kidding!!!
    WHAT? Please explain?
    Hmmm, the pie looks yum!

    Mr Sun. LOL. Here the sun is female, the moon male.

    Fun pics of you, "hi there!". Why do dogs lick people?!
    My PIL´s boxer likes to sneak up and lick my hand - such a HOT tongue, how?! Why? Let her near once she tries to lick my face!!!! I wear glasses. And even if not... noooo. But that´s a word she does not understand - any suggestion (not that I see them with Covid ruling).

    So moon is male, too? Now I´m confused? Dot.

    OK. I had to stop your video. Get out the Japanese paper-brolly my Dad brought home in the 70´s when he was given a visit to Citizen-watches in Japan. Chopsticks, anyone? Now I´m hungry... Rice ... is that win or schnapps? Anyhows, cheers to you.

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    1. Eagworms Can Be Catchy - My Fault On The Zap Front And Purchased A Tester - Excellent Pie - The Sun And Moon Are Sexual Depending On My Mood - They Go Both Ways In My Model Of The World - Pleased Knowing That The Video Drummed Up Memories For Ya

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  17. Thanks for the nice strip in Minnesota - where the great Mississippie springs ... no, I have never been to America in my life and it is good to read your authentic contributions. Thank you.
    Greetings to you - Skål til deg - Ein Hoch auf dich :-)

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    1. Right On - Dig It - So Appreciated On The Cheers Front

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  18. How boring you got an electric shock. You can't really trust what people say when it comes to working with electricity.
    Your dogs are spectacular, they look so tender and friendly.
    Beautiful landscapes.
    I loved the video, it's spectacular, a perfect harmony between the images and the music.
    Greetings and all the best

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    1. Lesson So Learned - They Are Such Friendly Pups - And Very Hungry - Thank You So Much For Watching The Time Lapse There - Take Care

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  19. The birds know where to get the good grub, it seems.
    I wish you lived closer. It's so hard to find a good dog sitter around here.
    Yikes on the electricity mishap. Zapped the hell out of myself a few years back messing with my kitchen outlet. Now, I let hubby do all the electricity around here LOL

    Happy Easter, my friend!

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    1. Yes They Do - And That Grub Is Pricey - Wish I Was Near By - Hope The Hubby Isn't Standing In A Pale Of Water - HHHHEEEEeee HHHHHEEEEee

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  20. OUCH!! I feel for you...will never forget being zapped by my old incorrectly wired washing machine! Not an experience I would ever like to repeat. 🙄
    I love the dogs. I wish I had a dog...maybe one day, if my health improves...
    That moon is amazing too. Couldn't you just sit and gaze at it for hours? Guess I am slightly too much the romantic! Lol
    Many thanks for the video and the music...certainly cheered me up no end!😊😊
    Hope you're having a super Easter!
    A hug.

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    1. Totally - Dog Sure Can Make Someones Day - I Find Myself Staring At The Night Sky Often - Like Neck Aching Often - Thanx For Watching The Video - Big Hugs

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  21. Super cool that you do so many activities. This pool really makes me want to go for a swim.
    Happy April!

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    1. Been Spending Hours In That Pool Lately - Happy Spring

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  22. Beautiful photos! Fantastic places to walk with a dog :)

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  23. Of course, you're right about dogs -- they're amazing animals and so great to have around. I love the "we could eat now" photo. Those expressive eyes!

    How do you do your time-lapses? I have a Go Pro camera but I've never used it for that, and now I'm curious! Is there a time-lapse setting, or do you just take still pictures at certain intervals and string them together into a video?

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    1. I Became Hooked With Time Lapse Action When GoPro3 's First Became Available - I Will Give You Details For Any Scene When Your Ready For That Info - Back When GoPro3 's First Appeared, GoPro Offered A Brilliant FREE Program Called GoPro Studio - Now Its GoPro Quick Or Something Like That - Its Very Elementary But Works - Let Me Know And I Will Help Out As Much As Possible

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