Today will be 90 then a mix of 80s and 70s till Friday with Thunderstorms through Monday - Tuesday will be 70's but clean. Nights will be in the 60/50's occasional 40
At least the sun has been visible at dawn for a few days. This morning it looked like a sky of pink and baby blue cloud ribbons. Lovely. Once the ribbons paled the sun rose turning the eastern sky a beautiful Gold.
I have to say I am tired of the loud music played by my neighbors brother. He is about my age. They are doing work on the house but I can't have any dog free time on the front porch. Every time I sit out there he starts using an electric saw and other LOUD tools. Which I do not mind. It's that he turns his radio up so loud I can hear it when sitting on my back porch. Oh well.
It's not just my area it is most of Texas under burn bans. I checked and the burn ban was still on for here. Her brother said he checked and the ban was off. Hopefully they won't burn any more.
I will call the FD if they do.
Lots of stuff got done but lots more didn't. I now have trash pickup - same company as my neighbor across the street. They specify TRASH only. Now I need to call them back to find out what that means. lol.
I had to add the new NBC Channel 4 app for Los Angeles. Much improved. With DD and my friend living there I need to have instant news access.
This app is a definite improvement.
Having Boy here at least had my bathroom plugs/circuit breakers fixed. My bathroom and the guest bathroom are connected. Lightning blew them both out last year. I had bought the new plugs months ago but Boy didn't have time to stay and fix them till this past week. Charlie's vet visit went great. He is doing really well. I was to receive the BravEcto yesterday but something delayed the shipment in Northern Texas. It's due Monday now. THe HeartGuard will arrive near the end of April as I had an extra due to having skipped a month. No idea why just chaos I guess.
The bills are all paid but new ones were added. So the end of April means a whole new monthly budget. April was my catch up on supplies. I only bought myself 2 new books. And the 5$ worth from the Thrift store. I also bought some bright cheery covers for the Loveseat, the couch and the matching chair. None of them match - they are covers to keep the critters off. I can wash them once I get a washer.
I will be checking out Sear's Scratch & Dent location to see if I can find one I like.
I still have to contact the Ins company in regards to the Well. That is the first thing that needs doing. Charlie's vet visit was first then the Well, then he washer and the fence.
The only thing that will happen first are the phone calls on a number of things.
Then the Well. It is working better since I am hardly using it except to wash dishes. Boy brought back a large number of big jugs to fill with well water. That way I can use one at a time doing my crank washer. Since they replaced the electrical component that regulates the Well. Things have worked better.
At least I paid off the last two Well bills. The account sent my both bills apologizing for sending them to the wrong address. Plus she sent me the new one & the late one together with a bill for both. Then she sent another set a week later. So I received 2 sets of bills. Good grief. And they were dated middle of the month. I suspect she is not a bookkeeper. And the first bill was sent to my address but to the town where the post office is.
Oh and that is a real pain. Two "towns" have the same zip code. That causes no end of trouble. ARRGH! I had to correct the Trash person when she sent me my online bill. WRONG CITY! It happens way to often.
On top of everything I have been having problems with my right hip. My right leg is more then an inch shorter then my left. I never know what is going to cause me trouble. But this last week there is a lot of pain when getting up, bending over, getting dressed... anything that tilts me off balance. I haven't had a problem for a few years... so no clue what is causing it.
I still have to walk Charlie and all the rest like vacuum the house, and next week mow before it rains. Oh well. It will go away eventually. I'm still having neck pain on my left side. At least it is less then it has been. I thought I twisted the left side. DOc checked it out and thought it was stress related. Hummm! Maybe.
The yard is full of leaves. The oak trees the ChinaBerry and the RedTips are all flowering. That means the Oak pollen is rampid. My voice has dropped at least three octaves and is very raspy. Charlie and I have both been sneezing alot. Hopefully with more leaves out that will stop.
I finally found a place a pair of the hummers prefer for the top loading feeder. I have to make nectar every three days. Luckily I have lots of jars but not as much room as I need in the fridge.
The original Hummers fight for the right to keep the Red bottom loading feeder. They are going through nectar like mad. I'm waiting for babies. Ince the neighbor uphill leaves I am going to try that hand feeder ring. There are a number that come close to my face and check me out.
Lots of birds now. My front yard squirrel doesn't take the nuts every morning. I am hoping the Texas
Blue Jay with the long tail comes back then the squirrel has competition.
I am so glad things are growing and that the hens are producing well.
As the frogs. Love them. But none here.
I know what you mean about cats being weird. I just try not to pay too much attention and let them go their own way. Even Charlie has been a bit odd even before his Drs visit. He has finally gotten fed up with the small dog uphill. She barks at Charlie and he shakes his head with or without the ball. I finally have him staying away from the fence between us. But the situation is trying. So now Charlie and I are staying on the back side of our house. That's not fair to Charlie. Oh well.
I have one other project that I will do a bit at a time. WHich is to put bamboo fencing inside the chainlink. I want privacy for me and Charlie.
It may take me a year or more to put all the bamboo up. I can't do the portion by the road where the chain link was run down by a truck. Before I moved in.
Oh well. Lots to do, lots to do. 8-) Now I am off to have 2 BLT sandwiches for breakfast with a few strawberries for dessert. The slices of bread are small. So I am not pigging out. LOL
Have a good week.
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