Tree guy hasn’t answered his phone or returned my call yet, which is disappointing. He always answered or called back pretty quick in the past, so he’s either on vacation, sick, or possibly out of business. But the answering machine still says the name of the business. Sucks if he will be unavailable because now I… Read more
Two storms are merging into one, making an uber-storm for the northeast. Yippee. The last time we had a storm this big, rain got in the house somehow and we had water dripping from our living room ceiling. Home ownership is fun!
I wish I knew about the ‘save the butterfly pupae’ thing back when, being the sole teen left in the family house, it was My Job to rake our big rural yard. ‘No huhWAY, mom n dad. The butterflies! The butterflies!’ Plus by the time I’d be nearly done, the next door neighbours’ golden lab had enjoyed herself running… Read more
MAGPIE UPDATE 17.10.19: Babypie was alone on the rail yawk-yawk-yawking into the dacha. They actually stayed on the rail (not flying for cautious safety) as I dispensed some meat snacks. Of course they looked confused that the food was not being given to them directly by beak. Too bad, kid; I’m beakless.
How I miss fall and its colors... I was supposed to be headed to Atlanta today for a few days to see a friend from California who’s coming through on tour with his band. But several unexpected expenses in the last week (including two tires and two batteries) put a stop to that. Was hoping to take the long way home to… Read more
I’m back from my vacation and the drive to work is just as bad as I remember it. The parking lot was even full and I had to find street parking. That really should just be an automatic “go back home and work from there”. But tomorrow I will be doing that since I have a doctor’s appointment and am using it to not… Read more
It’s supposed to dry up this weekend, so I’ll haul out the ladder. I don’t enjoy getting up there, and this means I’ll have to get up more than once this season; to fix this, and at the end of autumn to clean off the leaves.
UK camera chain Jessops is calling in the administrators. They are catching the headlines in part because the current owner is Dragon’s Den guru Peter Jones. He bought them out last time they went into administration. Sad in some respects, but they hoovered up all the competition a decade or so back which killed a lot… Read more
I caught him attacking it the other day. It was hysterical. Then he picked his nails. Such a dork.