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Hi. It is now2:45 p.m. on February 23, 2014. I am not a happy camper. You haven’t seen this side of me before. You might want to stop reading now. It gets ugly, very ugly. Ok. Wanna know why? Read on.
Organizing. This retired librarian wants to remain retired. Not a chance. I wish for the good old days when my beloved husband did it. He had no right to die 20 years ago. I know. I’m being ugly. It gets worse.
No. I guess I should take photos of my living room. It has changed. Excuse me. I’ll be right back after I exercise the camera some more………Ok. I feel better. Thank you. You will see a change. Very little is positive. Improvements- My laundry is drying by the pellet stove and I am conserving energy by not using an automatic drier of any kind. Bella is asleep and all is quiet on the western front. I have room to walk through the living room safely. I have consolidated piles. I can’t think of anything else. Stay tuned. Another report in about an hour. ……….
I forgot some positive items. I hope you’ll be proud of me. I’ve finished washing one load of clothes for my widow neighbor who does have not running water or a working clothes washer. I’ve just put in the second load.
Here’s a fun thing I’m doing as I do the drudge organizational work. Steve Martin always cheers me up. On TV, I’m watching a hilarious comedy of a family who vacations at a tradition spot on a lake. Problems develop as his wealthy rival of long standing has built a swanky-danky house on the other side of his lake and is abiding there with his kids.
Ok next blip. I can’t even remember what glich I just had with my computer. I don’t care. It’s working now. Hope I can at least save this. Help!………..Good. My work is saved, I hope.
Maybe if the computer and I just join Bella for a nap. Hey. Wait a minute. I just started a new paragraph! What does that mean? Hold on. I’ll be right back. Oh yah. It is now 3:24 p.m. Please don’t give up. I need you to listen to me.
Ps. It is now February 28 at 7:42 a.m. Baby, it’s cold outside. (Remember that song). I won’t allow Bella to be outside for more than 5 minutes. It’s only 20 degrees below zero here. She doesn’t complain about coming back inside. She’s even learning to return with her bone. What a good, smart dog.
The basement is only 28 degrees by the water pipes. I’m doing better. I’ve turned on an electric heater and am heating what-cha-me?-call-its on the pellet stove to wrap around the pipes, that aren’t covered by the heater.
My poor birdies. I fed them this morning before they were even venturing out from their roosts in my rhododendron. Even though it’s not native, I’ll never remove it, because of this job it accomplishes for the birds.
I’m not heading out until later to do my errands.
Time- 9:30 a.m.
In cleaning up the piles around here, I found my bird list at my feeders from yesterday:
House sparrow, male and female juncos, male and female Northern cardinals, chickadee, male goldfinch in transition, tree sparrow, white and red-breasted nuthatches, downy woodpecker, blue jay, tufted titmouse, 12 mourning doves. Today, I’m worried. So far, I’ve seen 9 tree sparrows, 1 downy woodpecker, 2 chickadees, 6 male and 1 female juncos, 2 male cardinals, 2 bluejays and my regular very bad red squirrels. I keep pounding on the window to scare them away. I have to stop that. I need to get other work done.
Uh-oh. I have an important question to ask you. One of my readers informed me that she will not read my blog anymore. She sees enough dead birds and doesn’t wish to read about more tragedies. I have immediately curtailed that practice. Do you agree with her? I really am very disappointed, because I have communicated with her and even wished to visit her in the spring. We have a lot in common. I hope that I can change her mind. I also think that there is plenty of other excellent coverage of the tragedies. I am enjoying being positive. I look forward to your responses.
3-1-14 I still haven’t submitted this blog edition. Sooo . More bird sightings include 1. A raven with crows on route 430, between Sherman and Mayville (less than 1 mile out of Panama and just after the speed limit changes to 55 mph.)
My yard- in my maple trees a white-breasted nuthatch, red-bellied woodpecker. It delights me to see birds in my trees, not just at my feeders.
Now, I really have other work to do.
I hope you are staying safe and warm.
Make it a good day.