After all those days of rain, 2 1/2 inches from about 3 days ago, it is nice to look out and see sunshine, blue skies, and no wind or rain. Off to the west however the clouds are billowing up over the mountains. As long as the sun is shining here, those clouds look pretty. The temperature in our area is 73° F right now. There is a chance of a thunder shower later on this afternoon.

The rain we had was not enough to trigger any real flooding in our area, but some communities just to the south of Calgary were not so lucky, some had overland flooding when the sewer system became overloaded and could no longer carry away the water.

The up side of all this is that with all the ground well watered, and the sun is out, we will see the grass spring forth, and the garden plants just burst forth in bloom. It is going to be as Nat King Cole sang, those hazy, lazy, crazy days of summer! BBQ time tonight!


I have had this one around for a while now, and while it deals with a religious theme, the message is a good one, and a bit of a feel good thing. Check it out:
God Spoke

I had this web page on he other day, and omitted the information that it can also be downloaded to your tablet. It’s easy and free. Go to the Google play icon and type in Weather Network and download and configure. It works well on the tablet, better than the one that came with my Samsung tablet. Take a look: weather network


Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
Mark Twain


Four old retired guys are walking down a street in Yuma Arizona .  They turn a corner and see a sign that says,

"Old Timers Bar – ALL drinks 10 cents." They look at each other and then go in, thinking, This is too good to be true.

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you!  What’ll it be, gentlemen?"

There’s a fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini.  In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis – shaken, not stirred – and says, "That’ll be 10 cents each, please."

The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other.  They can’t believe their good luck.

They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round.

Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying, "That’s 40 cents, please." They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity gets the better of them.

They’ve each had two martinis and haven’t even spent a dollar yet.

Finally one of them says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?"

"I’m a retired tailor from Phoenix ," the bartender says, "and I always wanted to own a bar.  Last year I hit the Lottery jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place.  Every drink costs a dime.  Wine, liquor, beer – it’s all the same."

"Wow!  That’s some story!" one of the men says.

As the four of them sip at their martinis, they can’t help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don’t have any drinks in front of them and haven’t ordered anything the whole time they’ve been there.

Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asks the bartender, "What’s with them?"

The bartender says, "They’re retired people from Canada, they’re waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price."

Have a Great Day, and be nice to everybody.

Ross Smile


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Older type, enjoys computer, cruising, photography, fishing, travel, good food and movies

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