Back from Florida: The in-flight information card made me think of this.(Click on the image for a larger view.)

Back from Florida: The in-flight information card made me think of this.
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Raymon Small: It is a sad day for us as our friend Raymon died. Raymon was a special friend of ours for whom we had a lot of affection. After a tough day’s work, we would sometimes drop by Raymon’s farm to say “Hi”. Most times, we’d buy some of his garden veggies and stay to chat for a good half hour. We would always leave feeling refreshed. Raymon had such a positive attitude and joy for life. He will be dearly missed… Here is his obituary. And, here is his Facebook page.

Raymon Small: It is a sad day for us as our friend Raymon died. Raymon was a special friend of ours for whom we had a lot of affection. After a tough day’s work, we would sometimes drop by Raymon’s farm to say “Hi”. Most times, we’d buy some of his garden veggies and stay to chat for a good half hour. We would always leave feeling refreshed. Raymon had such a positive attitude and joy for life. He will be dearly missed… Here is his obituary. And, here is his Facebook page.

Dawggy Mountain Breakdown: Performed by the David Grisman Quintet.

Lonnie Donegan asks the musical question: Does your chewing gum lose it’s flavour on the bedpost overnight?

Dog Shaming: Sometimes our furry friends just need a healthy dose of shaming.
Visit: dogshaming.com

Dog Shaming: Sometimes our furry friends just need a healthy dose of shaming.

Visit: dogshaming.com

MPG Update: We’ve driven the Honda Fit for one month now and averaged 39mpg during that time.

MPG Update: We’ve driven the Honda Fit for one month now and averaged 39mpg during that time.

Downtown Bath: Drew took a walk along Front St. while I was in an acupuncture session, and saw some pretty houses and gorgeous autumn colors.

Downtown Bath: Drew took a walk along Front St. while I was in an acupuncture session, and saw some pretty houses and gorgeous autumn colors.

Gas mileage is improving: We’ve got a long drive to make Saturday (adoption day!), so we topped up the gas tank in our new Fit. Inexplicably, the fuel economy is now up to 40 mpg. Of course, with colder weather approaching, we expect to take a serious hit in fuel efficiency. But for now, we’re lovin’ it!

Second Fuel Fill: The Fit’s trip computer reports that we averaged 38.7mpg over the course of 384 miles. After refueling and doing the math, we actually averaged 38.5mpg doing our normal daily driving. The only downside is that the Fit has quite a small fuel tank, so we will have to refuel every five or six days instead of once a week as had been our custom with the old Camry.