I can see the weather slightly shifting over to being warmer. The daytime temperatures have been 70's - 80's, but we are expecting a heatwave this weekend all up the Pacific-Northwest, including Oregon. It was 90's here on Friday, and it will continue through the weekend, perhaps getting hotter than that; we'll see. Next week looks to be 80's or so, with some winds.
Well, we all know what happened here this week, starting on Wednesday night. See update under There's Always Hope.
The week started well enough, then was upended with the house trouble the last 3 days. So, I got a couple of things done, but not what I intended.
It turns out that Hira likes tangarines. Krypto couldn't care less about them; he takes them then spits them out. Sheesh. But, a couple of weeks ago, we gave her a small section, and she really liked it. So, now when we have one, we give her a section. They are on sale at the warehouse, and have been for about a month, so we have been having a couple for dessert any days that we have them.
I learned something about See's Candy the other day. Ds was working down south around Santa Rosa, and because it was his wedding anniversary coming up, he got ddil a box of candy. Truffles, etc.
But, when he asked them about the fruit coated and filled ones, which are actually orange etc. bon-bons, they told him that they are hand dipped. Therefore, they haven't made them since the beginning of covid. I didn't know that they had ceased making their hand-dipped candies for that, or any other reason.
Ds brought my trash trailer back...with trash in it. We will add ours to it, and take it in. They closed the place that takes it here for certain amounts and items for now, so it must go to the next town over. Once it's emptied, we will have to begin the work of throwing away the trash left down at the house after it was tossed. They literally left a trail of stuff from the house down to the RR tracks, with stashes of items for hundreds of feet. I guess that they stashed them, then came back around the back for them where they couldn't be seen. What a mess. But, at least once the trailer is dumped, we will have a place to put it.
On a better note, one of my neighbors saved a dog - barely. They had been looking at a dog, as they were, apparently, down to one. They had gone out of town, and were considering a particular dog. Being that they were under the impression that they didn't put dogs down anymore - unless under extreme circumstances, they were confident that they could adopt the dog when they returned.
As it happens, they came home early, and were told that the dog would be put down. Had they stayed the extra 2 days, or however long it was to be, he would have been gone already. But, they got there in the nick of time, without even knowing that there was a problem, and took him. Whew! Dh ran into them after talking to the officer taking our report, and said that the dog is under a year, and has a cute mohawk on top of his head. So, again, whew!
The reason that this is relevent, aside from being a success story, is that Dh took the time to tell he and his wife about Hira, and describe the two to them. At least one of the neighbors will know that the two are ours if, goodness forbid, they ever got out again. The others don't care, they would shoot them even knowing that they are their neighbors' dogs, but that's a whole other issue. At least the closest neighbors on one side know now.
My polliwogs keep getting caught, when it stops raining, in mud as the edges of the pond dry. So, we blocked part of it, and Dh got down into the mud with a spoon, and scooped up the ones that were stuck, putting them in the actual water part. Hopefully, that will take care of them as they finish growing.
We had the strangest bird incident on Friday morning. We have falcons here, and we heard the worst sounds coming from the north side of the house. It sounded like rabid falcons (not that birds get rabies.) killing something, and screaming like banshees in the process. I've never heard anything that radical from them, or any other bird of prey before.
It turned out that they were attacking a larger bird of prey. I don't know what it was. So, I'm assuming that the falcons have a nest and/or babies? I wouldn't go anywhere near a bird acting like that. Then, to make it just a little stranger, some crows were getting in on the act from the other side. I'm not sure why, as it was nearly over by the time we could see what was happening, but that didn't help I imagine. Then, it was just over. Everyone but the falcons left, and they went back to making their usual falcon-y sounds.
Well, that's about all from this neck of the woods, which is okay, as I've had enough excitement for one week! How was your week?
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