Our weather has been low 30's at night, and mostly 90's during the day this week. As of yesterday, it was 'only' 90. I've got my summer _ing routine down now, in this house, though we open them a little later, since it's not summer, but just barely spring.
While there's been no chance of rain all week, there's a chance of rain or showers from this weekend through next week. I'm not sure if we'll actually get any, but maybe? Our daytime temperatures are supposed to drop.
We've had a bit of wind, though not bad. But, enough to set off one of the zone sensors down by the gate at the old house. I thought that it would be a branch or some tree leaves blowing in front of it, but upon investigation, it was.....the daffodils! They are up, of course, and when our afternoon breeze gets to them just so, they sway enough to move in front of the sensor.
I'm loving the zone sensors, btw. We have one along the driveway up here that is set to 'ding dong' which is perfect. No more wondering if someone is driving up or down. It's been set off when it wasn't a car only 2ce, and I think that it was by deer. We saw them one of the times.
Switching out the defective sensor has solved the problems, and another was sent to me without question by the manafacturer. The extra warranty really paid off.
Ds spoke to someone about our generator, and they agreed with him on some points. He has to run a series of tests on it before we take any action on it. At least it's running sometimes.
He has to work, finish his required deck/porches...which are looking good, and are nearly done, and also finish his new trucks bed boxes so that he can safely carry work equipment. Plus everything else.
So, I was surprised to hear from him this morning. Apparently, he is having a difficult time working with household things going on, which I can imagine with a 1 yr. old. So, he spent part of the day building an office to get work done. I've seen what goes into making maps from surveyed points.
Anyway, he and Frankie came by just long enough to get some too-narrow insulation that has been here for years, and one of our ladders.
They have 2 living rooms equivalent. One just stores things, so he moved it, and took a corner of it, put up walls, and voila! instant office. He put his desk and work computer in there, plus his old office chair from here, and hopefully he got some work done in the end.
Speaking of Frankie, he keeps trying to get over on Tux outside. While Uhura and Mamou disappear while he's here, Tux holds his ground. I am guessing that he grew up with dogs.
If he can, Frankie chases Tux, but Tux pulls the same tricks on him every time by turning around a corner, and going under something. Frankie skids to where Tux should be, but isn't, then finds him under furniture and tries to go around the back, but it doesn't work.
He does the same at home. He loves to chase one of their cats, too, who I believe is related to Uhura, btw....not kidding, honestly...until they turn around. Then he doesn't know what to do, and goes back to sniffing, or whatever there is for a disappointed dog to do.
Speaking of deer... Dh was outside doing something when Ds and family drove up for a literal minute, and in that extremely short time, and with a human and a car of humans talking across the driveway, 3 does came down across the driveway, above the shed/eventual generator house.
They were quite large, and none were blue, so they may be pregnant, or already have babies somewhere. I'm looking forward to when they bring their fawns with them! (Blue does don't have babies.)
Also, we've had 2 confirmed hummingbird sightings north of me, so it's time to put out the feeder!
Ds saw one quite a ways north of here. On the same day, ddil saw one at their house! She had just put her feeder out a day or two before!
We've been filling the frog 'pond' all week, with as hot as it's been. Normally, we use the bucket to give it to them from. That's a 5 gallon bucket that catches water from our roof and downspout when it rains, or the humidity is high enough.
We put it out in the evening, and by the next morning, it's full. However, the humidity dropped quite low, I gather, and by Wednesday, the bucket was empty.
We got water elsewhere, but it certainly makes me appreciate my downspout. Eventually, we will be catching the rain water in a tank, during the winter/spring, and using it for watering plants like flowers in the summer.
The polliwogs are growing, though everything is relevent, so they are still quite small. I can't wait to see them when they first emerge as little frogs!
I still feel terrible about losing Chief Joseph a few weeks ago, and everything that led to his death, but the other day, we heard a tom turkey to the south of the house. Then, the next day, we heard it again, but to the north. We've never seen a wild turkey up here. Maybe Chief Joseph sent me someone to console me a little? It's a nice thought anyway!
Bugs are here now, too. A moth flew by the light a couple of nights ago, and something buzzed by my head. A fly? Bee? I didn't see it, but I haven't heard that in a while! Then, Ds caught a wasp. So, it's officially bug season!
Well, that's all from this neck of the woods! How was your week?
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