Most of the week it was much cooler than predicted - 80's. I'll take it. The nights were mostly really chilly, down into the 40's, some nights low 40's. But, it began going up by Thursday, and on Friday we had low triple digits. No rain is predicted for the next 10 days.
Thyri has something new that she's doing...she's learning to dial our phone number. She's not got it memorized yet, but with Ds telling her the #, she's dialing herself. It is more difficult for her to learn, because the numbers here are now 11 digits.
I was telling Ds that the first person that I ever called, when I was small, and the first number that I memorized, was that of my grandparents' house. Get this, I still remember it. It was NO27338.
Does anyone else remember when phone numbers started with letters? On old T.V. shows they would have phone numbers that started with things like KLondike. My grandmother's NO stood for Normany, and our houses prefix was HO, which stood for Hollywood. Talk about something from the past! Try that one on a younger person!
Unfortunately, my road camera isn't fixed as yet. I am a little antsy to get it back up, but it has to wait until Ds can take off of work, which he's doing at every moment right now. He leaves early, and gets home quite late. The camera can take as much as 2 hrs. to fix.
The new cat...a name will have to be given soon if he stays, though I'll need either a name for both genders, or one for each, since I can't prove if he/she is a boy, or a girl...is still around. I hope that he/she will settle in if this is permanent, and stop running when he/she see's a person.
We got a bit of cleaning done this week, which was nice. Now we have to get Ds here to talk about what to do with things that are his. I am determined that he takes them, if he wants them.
We found some things to throw away, and some handy things that we wanted, like our push broom. I'm glad to be going through things like that.
We saw our 2nd chipmunk up here this week, and had an odd encounter with a bird.
One night, Dh took Krypto out for his last constitutional of the night, and heard something flapping and hitting the underside of our overhang. He thought, at first, that it was a bat because it was dark, and the time of day. But, soon discovered that it was a bird. I've never seen that before late at night.
At some point, the bird...a robin it turns out...got out from under the overhang, and landed in a patch of grass. Dh walked over, and it got away. Afterwards, he was glad that he didn't pick it up. A couple of weeks ago, a goose was found in a town north of here, with the H5N1 bird flu. This bird may have been sick, also, which was a risk to my hens, and the cats, technically, since cats are more suseptable than other domestics, other than birds, I don't want them near a bird flu bird, either.
We've had a lot of crickets that are the same size...which is pretty small. Not teeny tiny, but not full-grown, either.
The squirrels are here, in numbers, as they always are in the fall, taking acorns and bay nuts off of the trees. I always recognize their fall vocalization, and heard it this week. In a little while, maybe before Halloween, they will have moved on, leaving only the one that seems to have settled in up on the hill, in a tree. He drives Krypto nuts, teasing him with his antics and chittering. But, Krypto is getting used to him.
Last weekend, it was freezing eggs. If we have the time, this weekend I would like to freeze the last of my fresh ginger, and make some pickled beets. I like to make them into ice box pickles, not seal them as in canning, though I do put them into quart canning jars, as they take less space in the ice box that way, and are easier to serve, rather than balancing a big bowl.
Well, that about all from this neck of the woods. How was your week?
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