It was 5 a.m. and I was still asleep when suddenly jolted awake by a speeding noise going right by my recliner where I was sleeping next to our patio door leading to the back porch. Being a warm night I had left the patio door open with only the screen door closed. Years ago Checkers had plowed right through that screen after a cat on our porch one night & we have never bothered getting it fixed. The screen still hangs neatly in place but Pheebs can go in & out the bottom section easily & that big barking noise streaking past my chair about hundred & fifty miles an hour had been Pheebs in hot pursuit of what I quickly determined to be a rascally Raccoon right outside on the deck. Quickly stumbling to my feet & heading out the door I knew it was a Raccoon right away when I heard the sounds of little paws scrambling up one our big backyard pine trees. Quite a way to start the day but it was Okay because I was close to getting up anyway. Say, I wonder if that rascally Raccoon was trying to sneak in & make off with my peanut butter jar. Now that could have got nasty!!
PHOTOS FROM OUR MONDAY MORNING WALK IN THE HULLETT MARSH
ONE MUST ALWAYS KEEP A SHARP EYE OUT FOR CRITTERS & SOMETIMES ONE ONLY SEES A PART OF THEM…..HEY WAIT A MINUTE THAT TAIL LOOKS FAMILIAR
Had myself a nice break from routine Tuesday night when I didn't bother to turn the TV on after posting my blog. Turned out all the lights & just sat in my chair listening to music. I think over time TV habits become so ingrained in us we become addicted to the tube regardless of what's on. This morning was a good example of that again as I snapped it on only to once more be assaulted by loud annoying repetitive commercials interspersed with all the news channels tunnel-visioned on the political madness going on south of the border. In total disgust I quickly snapped the TV off and surrounded myself with music again. Yes indeed, a much preferable way to start my day.
THIS SERIES OF PHOTOS SHOWS SOME CANADA GEESE TAKING OFF & LANDING THIS PAST MONDAY MORNING AT THE MARSH
Been a long time since I made my own coffee but make it I did this morning & Holy Smokes if it didn't turn out to be the right darn color and even tasted good too. Now how did that happen I asked myself.
No sunlight poking through the pines so knew an advancing cloud cover had moved into the area overnight. Figured I had better double check all the stuff we have temporarily stored outside on our porches, deck & carport. Rain was on it's way for sure and could be upon us by the end of the day and stay for awhile.
A COUPLE LOCAL DAIRY FARMS
KIND OF A BEEFY LOOKING BUNCH HERE
Furnace installer guys from Wise Energy arrived right on the crack of 9 a.m. with 2 vans & immediately set to work on our furnace switcheroo. One fella worked away on prepping the new gas furnace while the other guy busied himself temporarily decommissioning the A/C unit outside. It was a good working morning for them with temps hanging around in the low 60’s. (it later changed & got humid) And mentioning the weather as I of course I have a habit of doing I just noticed all the rain days ahead have been cancelled & thank heavens for that because the action around our place was about to heat up.
THAT’S OUR NEW FURNACE OUTT HERE
OUR OLD SET-UP WITH THE A/C ON TOP & FURNACE BELOW
WE HAVE 3 ROOMS OF STUFF PILED EVERYWHERE & THIS IS OUR FRONT PORCH RIGHT NOW
FRONT PORCH & DECK
OUR BACK PORCH
AND THAT’S THE TRAP DOOR LEADING UNDER OUR UNIT WHERE ONE OF THE GUYS HAD TO CRAWL DOWN & UNDER NEATH TO MAKE SOME CONNECTIONS
OUR DOUBLE CARPORT SURE HAS COME IN HANDY FOR TEMPORARILY STORING STUFF & SO GLAD WE DECIDED TO PUT A CEMENT FLOOR IN THERE A YEAR AGO
LOTS OF STUFF PILED IN MY FORMER BEDROOM
I had just sat down in my recliner in order to stay out of the furnace installers way when the phone rang. “Oh-No” it was the carpet installer & he was on his way planning to get the last 2 rooms carpeted. What ensued was me immediately racing around like a manic Magpie moving Kelly’s mattress & box spring plus bed frame out of that bedroom along with a dresser. Biggest challenge was in finding where to put everything. Then it was quickly into the sunroom right beside where the carpet installers were working to get everything out of that room as well & onto the porch outside making sure of course that both furnace installers & carpet layers all had room enough to maneuver. I was able to get everything re-located with the aide of a fridge cart except for one heavy dresser in Kelly’s room & of course the computer table. Those things I needed the carpet guy to help me with.
AND THEN THE CARPET GUY SHOWED UP
CARPET GUY STARTS WITH KELLY’S ROOM FIRST
KELLY’S ROOM IS FINISHED
NEXT CAME THE SUNROOM
SO GLAD I DIDN’T HAVE TO DISCONNECT ALL THESE WIRES & PLUGS…..WE JUST CARRIED EVERYTHING OUT ONTO THE DECK JUST THE WAY IT WAS
SUN ROOM IS ALL DONE:))
PHEEBE LIKES THE NEW CARPET
HERE COME THE FELLERS WITH THE NEW FURNACE
It was shortly before noon when the carpet fella showed up & right away set to work on Kelly’s room. He had that one done in about 40 minutes. Luckily the furnace guys had another short service call & that enabled the carpet guy to also finish laying the carpet in our sunroom. Good job on both rooms & he was gone before the furnace fellas returned shortly after 2. They worked away for the rest of the afternoon & will return in the morning to finish up the job. All those 3 guys worked a lot harder than I did today but I bet none of them is as tired as I am tonight. Damn this age thing!!
HERE’S A 7 LEGGED 2 HEADED PONY PHEEBS & SPOTTED MONDAY MORNING
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A Canadian is walking down the street with a case of beer under his arm. His friend Doug stops him and asks, “Hey Bob! Whatcha get the case of beer for?” “I got it for my wife, eh,” answers Bob. “Oh!” exclaims Doug, “Good trade.”
Did you hear about the war between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia ? The Newfies were lobbing hand grenades; the Nova Scotians were pulling the pins and throwing them back.
In Canada , we have two seasons… six months of winter and six months of poor snowmobiling.
A Quebecer staying in a hotel in Edmonton phoned room service for some pepper. “Black pepper, or white pepper?” asked the concierge.“Toilette pepper!” yelled the Quebecer.