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Seriously, What’s Wrong with these People?

3:50 PM, Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona Shelley: Here’s your beer. John: Thanks. Can you believe it’s been two years since we’ve been here? Shelley: Crazy. John: Am loving these “no stress” pull through sites. Shelley: No kidding. John: And the breathing room between us and our neighbours. Shelley: You bet. John: Sigh. It’s not that I don’t like fully…

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Snowboarding? At Your age? Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

  Since arriving in southern California my crutches and cast have attracted a boatload of comments. Stranger driving by: Hey! Guess we’re going to have to cancel our tennis game, eh? Heh! Heh! Heh! Woman in Catalina Hot Springs RV park: My nephew broke his fibula. Was laid up in bed for 6 months. Couldn’t even use the bathroom. Man walking…

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Storm Chasers hit the Road

January 20th 3:30 PM… Doctor Austin: You’re cleared to head south. Over the next four weeks gradually build up weighting your leg to 50%. At that point have an x-ray taken. If the bone’s healed, you can remove the cast. January 21st 10:00 AM… Shelley and John: Bye bye rainy Comox. Thank you family for…

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Princess Down but not Out

December 22nd… December 23rd… Christmas Eve… Family and friends wearing our gift of lumberjack shirts. “I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK.” Get it? Christmas Dinner. Thanks everyone for helping out. Extra thanks to Simendea and John. December 30th… Shelley and John: Happy 34th Anniversary. Mwahhhhh!!! Kiss. Kiss. Shelley: Mmmm. This tea’s delicious. Thanks. John: You’re…

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SMART ASS

  My son, Matt: My turn. My Scottish Daughter-in-law, Emma: Matt, last time you read the clues too fast, then too slow. This time read them properly. Shelley: Yeah Matt. No throwing people off. Matt: OK. OK. Shelley: Right. Look everyone. I’m four away from winning. I can do this. I need to do this. It…

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Little Girl’s wish comes True

Little girl walking past me in the Comox Valley: Why do I have to zip up my rain jacket? Little girl’s mommy: Because it’s raining. Little Girl: Why is it raining? Mommy: Because the clouds are full of water. Little Girl: They must be really full. Mommy: They sure are. Little Girl: I wish the sun would shine. Mommy,…

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Christmas is Not a Competition

Shelley: Remember what every neighbour said to us when we moved in? John: Of course. “Welcome to the neighbourhood. Just so you know, this street is renowned for it’s Christmas decorations. Don’t let us down.”   Shelley: It’s time. Go get ’em, tiger. John: I’m on it. Shelley: Oohhhh. Everything’s perfect right down to our little Christmas tree on the…