Our week started out extremely hot, well up in the 100's, but the past few days have gotten down into the 90's. Yesterday, it reached 100 even, at the end of the day, but not for long. I don't like things overly hot, but I'll take 90's over 100's any day.
The funniest thing...I was going to say that I won't tell you that no rain is expected anymore this month, because the news would be if it were to rain. Then, I checked the forecast, and it said that we have a slight chance of rain - 20% - on Monday/Tuesday! Lol! It's not supposed to be much, but I hope that they are wrong, and we get soaked, no matter who's parade gets rained on. It's so dry and dangerous here, and already there have been fires near and far. So, I'm praying for real rain those days.
I think that it's supposed to be a tad cooler this coming week. Once, before we moved here, it snowed on the 4th! Now *that* would be interesting!
We discovered that Uhura has lost a couple of front teeth. Her incisors are still big and strong, as are her other teeth. In fact, she's continuing to bring at least one rat a day to the door. They are about 8" not counting the tail. Blech. But, do we want them breeding? *sigh*
I had a 'moment' about the hummingbirds. One day this week, they all disappeared. We had washed the feeder and put fresh food inside of it while they buzzed around, as I call it. But then, they weren't there. Not all day, not in the evening, not the next morning.
I told Dh that something must be wrong with the feeder/food. We washed it with the usual water, we made the food with the exact same ingredients - nothing new, not even a new bag. We looked for bugs like ants and bees, but there were none.
So, we rewashed the feeder, threw away the food, re-made the food just like the previous food, and re-hung it. And...they're back. They're eating great. What happened?? I told Dh that it didn't matter, something didn't appeal to them, even though we simply retraced our steps when remaking it, etc. Very strange.
The people leaving us chips went down the road to our access road and *filled the dried creek with chips - to the top.* You can't do that, Fish and Game would have all of our heads, as it's a protected spawning tributary of a river. Yikes. We called the woman who gave us her #, and explained that, and the fact that they cannot bring heavy equipment near the creek without a F&G permit. She said they'd clean it up. I pictured people with shovels getting all of the chips out.
The next day, they came by and...vaccumed it all out! It's amazing, there's not a single chip to be found anywhere in or near the creek. Wow!
I went through the bags for leaving - just in case. I still think that I'm suffering ptsd since we evacuated. But, I needed to check what was in them since last summer, and what needed to be added.
Now we need to go around the house (this one) and see what could be locked away until the end of fire season. We just have so much to do. We get up every day and take care of necessities, then start going through things from the house, etc. until it's time for dinner and bed. There aren't enough hours in the day sometimes, it seems.
A car chased in 2 of our deer. I don't know why the deer didn't turn, and go up the hill, as they normally do, but they were running full speed. The car was just lucky that one of the two didn't turn into their car. One deer was a doe, but the one in front was a big buck with a rack of antlers.
I found more disks full of photos to go through. A lot of work, but I'm not complaining.
Guess what I've been watching? The French Chef, with Julia Child circa 1962/63. A channel plays 2 episodes a week.
Even when I don't care about the dish, I usually learn at least one thing, or just enjoy watching her...being her, lol!
I haven't seen this show since...well, the 60's! Back when we had exactly 1 cable channel!
This week, she made stuffed cabbage...very similar to ours, and a bouche noel, or however that's spelled. It's the rolled cake, which is done jelly roll-style, then it's frosted to look like a log, and edible decorations are added which are confections, but look like mushrooms and such. Fun watching, for me, anyway.
Oh, I saw a show on collectibles, with emphasis on Paddington Bear. I've never seen anything on Paddington's. I wouldn't want everything Paddington, but I sure do like mine, and wouldn't mind a couple more!
I have 2 similarly sized Paddington's. They are 8"? One wears a yellow raincoat and hat. One wears a summer shirt. Then, I have my 2 little Paddington's. They are 2" or less each. I still hope to find my first one, from the 70's, which was brought back to me from London in a suitcase, from Paddington Station. One day I might get a couple more tiny to 8"ish Paddington's. We'll see if any follow me home one day.
How was your week?
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