Since he started working things are better. His job is decent as is the pay, but his co-workers are not so good. The boss doesn't seem to know how to run a restaurant.
Most nights I am treated to Onion rings and other food items from his dinner. Or a candy bar on good nights. 8-)
The weather has been a problem for him only a few times and that was rain. This coming week we will have freezing rain which will make walking to work - down and up a hill - difficult. Thankfully the restaurant is very close.
But walking home at night is not good. There are no street lights. this week after the moon went dark, has been scary. I have the curtains open in the library so he can see when he is close to home. The back porch light is always on, UNLESs, the a cat turns it off. Sigh!
Boy put in one of those porch lights that go on when it senses motion. I gave Dgs one of my better smaller flashlights... his cell battery does not hold a charge very well. I also leave his bathroom light on... it is closest to the gate. But I want to buy a good outdoor battery light to put hang off the road side the porch.
It has been cold over the nights, touching 20's off and on. Especially when a cold front comes through from Canada. But days have been reaching close to 70. Not 70 just close to it. Humidity has been also off and on depending if the weather is from the south or the north.
Some rain - threats of tornados - no occurred. THe rain varied from drizzle to down pours but mostly in between.
As for the critters, squirrels disappeared for a few days but are now back. Both the down hill and the uphill favorites love the changes I made to my DIY bird feeders. The umbrella makes it possible for the birds and the squirrels to eat during rain storms. Watching some of the braver birds swinging madly during wind gusts can be quite entertaining. All the birds have become exciting to watch as they dive bomb and soar among the branches of the trees. The squirrels equal any acrobats I've ever seen at a circus. Love my kitchen window!!!!!
Dgs and I have been mowing the yard... mostly the back and side off the back door. I think about 3/4s of the property has been mowed. The two patches along the road - one by the gate, one by the library - need to be trimmed.
The area above the retaining wall needs to be mowed and some grooming as well.
The last area is along the back fence... it will require a lot of work. The path was mowed just a mowers width along the back fence side. But there are wild dewberry pushes and some dead trees - it's a mess to say the least. But I did the area around the pet cemetery and up around Boys Pontoon towards the front area.
There are two large trash piles that were left for us to clean out. They are leftover burn piles. The construction crew that worked on preparing the property just scooped up glass, beer bottles metal, whatever was in the yard. The yard is no different in my neighbors yards.
This area being rural burned trash that meant everything went in the burn pile and so the pile just grew until they had to start a new burn pile.
THe plan is to start slowly removing the piles bit by bit.
The area around the burn piles in the next but not last area to by mowed and groomed. There are a a number of small trees and large lantana bushes gather together. I need to choose what to pull out. It will be part of the winter grooming on sunny clear days in the 60's. Then the last area is the big swath along the back fence.
I did wack the front lawn but now need to groom and mow. Then I get to start all over again in the spring and remove permanently the reeds and tall grasses I don't want. My plan is to have patches of reeds but confined so they are ornamental and animal friendly.
I already have a pile of tree branches of all sizes, off in the pet cemetery area, against the wood fence. I need some more spots for critter friendly habitat. Yes my yard is large enough for them.
Well, I think that is all for now. Except I am finally able to catch up on all the supplies for the house, the critters and me that are on my HOT NEED list. I believe 2019 may be a very interesting year - where I can actually go get my things from MN. That's the plan anyway. Along with my license and a car hopefully before March first.
2018 was challenging medically and healthwise. Now to reap the benefits of those good outcomes.
Oh, looks like my eldest DGD is coming to stay at her dads in February. The youngest Dgd will be here in April. They may actually all be here at one time.
But I am hoping to have DD here ASAP after getting my license and a car. My neighbor has one she will sell to me. It's an old clunker but it's perfect for stuff that needs doing here.
Plus Boys van will be up and running soon for both Dgs and I to use.
Yep, looks like lots coming to fruition in 2019.
Truthfully, I can't wait!
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