We had another mixed week. We had a couple of rainy days, one of which never got out of the 40's, and three freezing nights that got down almost into the 20's to low 30's, then it warmed up and nights went up to the 50's for a lot of the night, and days went into the 70's through high 80's, with some fog in the early mornings. It may be hotter today, as it's not even 11, and it's already 75 degrees. And, next week, I see no rain for the next 10 days, and no freezes. Our last frost date, is actually tomorrow, but things haven't been exactly normal lately, so we shall see if that plays out this week.
This week, Uhura was outside with a stick in her mouth, only it wasn't a stick, it was a snake! Can you see my hair standing on end? It looked like a garter snake, and she ran under my car with it, where it escaped. Eegads!
Ds got his truck fixed, finally! Apparently, the company sent him the wrong connecters. When he got the correct ones, problems solved. Mind you, he had already replaced other parts, taken out his radiator a couple of times, filled fluids more that once, replaced, cut, and bent pipes, etc. Still, everyone is relieved!
We were on the phone with our satellite company - again, because I got a pre-bill which was $40. too high - again. We'll see if it's actually straightened out, as they said - again, when I'm actually billed on Monday. If I had any option for television and such, I'd take it. This is the 4th month in a row that they've disregarded our calls, the signing up of our plan - this is our 3rd time of signing up for our plan, in as many months. Anyway, I'm frustrated.
Ds met with the tree removal people on Thursday morning. He walked the lines with them. We let them cut trees along their lines, within' their easement, of course, and there are a couple that aren't in good health which are out of their easement, which it would be good to take out. One is a fir with conk.
Also, there's a leaner oak that they will just top, so they might as well remove it, as a topped tree isn't going to survive anyway.
They wanted to take out some madrones which are not in the power line distance, and are very healthy.
Anyway, we have a few days to decide. He *says* that they will take out the ones that we want gone, and not the others. If that's true - and I don't know that it is - then that would be nice.
With the man that we spoke to, was another man. He looked hispanic to Ds. At one point, Ds was talking about how native Americans used to, before some govt. interference, be able to use controlled burns to keep the forests healthy and safe. The other guy looked at him with a straight face, and said, 'We still do.' Lol! Apparently, he's a Pueblo Indian. Ds hasn't met any Pueblo Indian's before. He's more used to Pomo's, Yuroks, etc. They look different, and even their accents/patterns of speech are different. The Pueblo Indians that I've heard, sound very much like the old time hispanics that we knew. He was a nice guy, and they had a good discussion on forest management.
We see the deer up here in the yard, but not as much recently. There are a lot of work trucks, worker moving vans, and large trucks with chippers and such going in past our place recently, and I wonder if they are making themselves scarce because of it?
Our local video/DVD rental place is shutting it's rentals down. It's sad to see something local, that's been here for over 35 years, close down.
Btw, tomorrow, relatively early, is the full, supermoon, blood moon, complete eclipse. It will be large and red. We are at the edge of being able to view it, but I think that we can. It will be on in real time online, too. So, since it's not late, you might want to look up times for your area, and take a look.
Well, that's all from this neck of the woods. How was your week?
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