Hello and Welcome! Come on over and take a seat! The temperature is perfect and the sun is out, though the table is in the shade. There is almost no humidity in the air, which is surprising. Well, maybe not: it feels like Autumn and it is September…. And where are we sitting this fine September morning? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from Cape Cod.
OK, I have posted very little in the last couple of weeks. Almost nothing at all! I have been busy on many levels. A good thing is that I had this week off of work, so not busy there! Well, I was last week….
My parents came to visit. They arrived last Friday and left on Wednesday. This is the first time they have visited since 2018! Because of that, this is the first time they have seen the “new” house. We didn’t do a whole lot except putter around the house, some walks, eat out etc., but it was great having them come and visit! And we had all of the animals (almost) here. Maybe not so good since my mom left with a nasty scratch from Fiyero on one arm and a nasty scratch from Alexander on the other!
Little James came almost two weeks ago, during the Tropical Storm Henri. But he was very sick that first week! Very, very sick. We did a lot,and finally were able to have the shelter send meds to a human pharmacy here. We also used (are using) homeopathic treatments, nebulizer, etc. He is much, much better and has been as playful as a kitten needs to be!
Note – we first called him “James Bond”, but it wasn’t working, so we renamed him “James T Kirk”, but call him “Tiberius” for short.
He and Alexander have been bonding and play a lot. Think of the “super scamp”, Alexander demands to be walked after every time the dogs have been out. He is very much a hunter…
Tiberius came during one storm and lived through another – we had Ida come through and there was a tornado in town, not too far away! We had no damage (the last tornado (!!) caused much more damage, including taking a tree sized limb down (see below).
Gary might have climbed trees with a chainsaw as a kid, but I never used one until this week. I bought one two years ago to remove a huge limb that fell during our first(!) tornado, but the limb was gone by the time the saw arrived (I think the town took it – it was a foot and a half in diameter and twenty feet long). Anyway, under my dad’s supervision, I used the saw to cut up a few trees I had taken down with a hand saw – these are super fast growing invasive trees that I have only seen in my yard – I have dozens from a few inches in diameter to four feet in diameter. After sawing up the ones I had already taken down, I used the chainsaw to take down a half a dozen more and cut the stumps down. I didn’t take down any of the largest ones – I’ll let a professional handle those, but did have to rope some off so they didn’t fall on the barn.
Also under the supervision of my father but using my design, I put up a compost area made with chicken wire, some posts and a floor of that junk wood I just talked about… I will build another in NH soon.
In the last few days, on my own, I have kayaked, run, exercised, swam in the ocean, walked on the beach, walked the dogs, walked the cat, played with the dogs, done yard work (usually when out with dogs and/or cats), etc.
What I have not done is spend any time on the computer! There are times I wished it and the Internet would go away, but then there is always soemthign I need to look up and…
Anyway, I have a huge agenda for the day and need to get going – I did run this morning,but the dogs are after me right now. And there woods calling my name.
Thanks for stopping by! If you have a coffee share I will try to visit,but no promises – I am still on my summer vacation and am havign a hard time returning to the blog. I hope you are having a great weekend!