Its been over 4 months now since my last post and every day since,I have been lurking in Bloggersville,keeping tabs on what my blogging friends are up to,but staying out of sight and off the comments section of those blogs,which really is NOT my thing because commenting every day is harder for me then just doing a blog.I guess I’m selfish,I like receiving them but dislike giving them as its hard for me to come up with something to say without being wishy washy and too condescending.I guess not giving out compliments is one of my failing points….At least that’s what the wife always told me.
This past 4 months has been fairly uneventful with one exception and that being the passing of my 92 year old mother last May.I was her main go to person for all her personal needs for the past 11 years since dad died,and at times it was stressful dealing with some of the service people that she required,and of course, not forgetting the govt. dealings.Coming back from down south every spring meant that there would be a build up of problems waiting for me to have to deal with.I don’t have mail forwarded,so the fun begins on the first day back,like this year when her income tax got screwed up and she was owing the govt. over $2000.And this notice came by mail just after I headed south,so I ended up facing interest charges too.As it turned out after several frustrating days of running around and making umpteen phone calls,got it resolved to her getting money back,which I really knew all along.
As much as I really miss mom,there is some sense of relief that a weight has been lifted from these aging shoulders.Things are a lot simpler for dealing with my wife’s affairs as she sits in another nursing home not far from where my mother was.
There is just my younger sister Ellen and I left now and we had a special day in June when she came over from Vancouver Island and we travelled together up to the Princeton area of B.C. to scatter the ashes of both our mother and father together.I have been holding on to dad’s ashes for the past 11 years just to do this.It was a plan hatched many years ago on one of our camping trips with the folks.We sat around the campfire discussing when this day would come and they wanted to be scattered in an area above the town of Princeton which was their home for many years back in the 50’s.
Ellen and I found it so developed now with private property that we had to go almost to the end of the Copper Mountain rd. to find a seclude spot that was just right and that we agreed would be a spot that they would have liked.So here it is.
We finished up with this little photo-op,hugged each other,then came to mind that famous saying of Humphrey Bogart………..ITS JUST YOU AND ME KID!…….shed a tear and left.
So!…….Back to the header question…..Nothing blog-able has been happening, as I lead a fairly hum drum life most of the time…I don't socialize much,if at all,keeping to my self most of the time.Even when I’m out RVing,I tend to be that way as many of you who met me last winter can attest to.
Just the fact that I did have quite an interesting trip above the Arctic Circle last year at this time,and then my Mexico trip this past winter which was full of adventure and misadventure,this gave me lots of blogging fodder.That trip picked up quite a readership to the blog as I went from ant invasions to killer bee attacks and then getting stranded in the bowls of southern Mexico with 2 broken axles on the trailer.Then all the follow up problems related to that.I couldn’t even dream up that story as fiction,let alone fact.
So what I’m getting to is the fact that I just don’t have enough interesting fodder in my every day life to put out a daily blog,so what I will attempt is a once in awhile entry when something I want to talk about comes to mind.I have a few rants on deck that I will get to in time also.
I guess a good example of what I’m trying to say is the fact that right now I’m travelling with my RV,but because I’m a creature of habit,I usually end up in the same places over and over again and I like to only blog about these once.
I’m presently at Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park here in B.C. at almost exactly the same time as last year,in the same site and with the same weather.I’ll throw in some pictures,but they will look just like the photo’s from last year if you go back through my archives.So you see what I mean?
Its mostly a fisherman's spot and I don't know how the fishing is,as I gave that up years ago.I used to fish this spot like crazy about 30 years ago.In fact when Mount St Helens blew,I was standing here fishing when I heard the sonic boom of the eruption all the way up here,which is over 500 miles as the crow fly's.
So there you have it,who knows,maybe today's start will get the juices flowing again.
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