Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday-10:45am

Good morning!  
Yes!  Leah got the bird feeder up!
Took longer than expected because she had to make a run to the hardware store for more do-dads.  They drove both cars because they had to bring a ladder with.  Dagan hooked up my new printer and later took Ian home for naptime.
We had to move the new printer to the middle of the dresser and slide the fish bowl over because the cord for this one was shorter than the old printer cord.  
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After they left Karma came out from under the bed and claimed the printer box.
Leah also brought me a shovel for clearing off the patio so I can feed the grouse.  It looks big and heavy but it is aluminum and very lightweight.
Now I just need a boot tray to set it in so I don't get the carpeting wet this winter.  :)
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It was nice and still the day after...
...and the feeder looks gorgeous hanging out there.
The cables are so thin but have a 400 lb weight limit.  Leah attached them with eye screws.
Trouble is--we left some slack on the cables and when it was windy...well, let's just say it was scary to watch!  It whips and sways and swings and twists!  The birds won't come near it unless it is a really calm day and we don't have many of those up here.  Leah has her thinking cap on and we will stabilize the bird feeder somehow...snug up the cables or something.  :)
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Leah sent me a pic of the frosty fog one morning at their place from a couple days back.  I slept in and missed it--LOL! 
This morning there was no sleeping in.  Loud pounding on my door at 8:30 am.  (I was sound asleep.)  Here it was Navarre and a maintenance man to look at the flooring.  Yes, believe it or not--they finally showed up--LOL!  Looked at it and left...to apparently search for leftover linoleum to make a patch repair?
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The maintenance man has apparently been working in the apartment across the hall as I saw boxes of tiles in the hallway and Karma was parked near the door listening to the racket.  If my floor has big tiles it is put together really well because I can't see any seams.  I always thought this flooring was from a roll of linoleum.  If it has tile squares that would be marvelous!  Easier repair, that's for sure.  I guess I'll find out whenever they finally return. 
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I've been on an energy yo-yo.  I putter my days away like crazy when I am feeling decent and then I have to rest up and regain some spoons...so I can putter away again--LOL!  So--feeling pretty decent and keeping busy.  
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Tomorrow is supposed to pop back up into the mid-60s!  But it's been 40s and 50s for highs lately--30s and 40s overnight.  Nippy, to be sure.
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Dagan had to go out of town this week for work, so Leah didn't come over for crafts.  Possibly tonight--otherwise next Tuesday.  Monday is Halloween and I am going over to hand out candy at McFamily's so that Mama and Daddy can take Ian around the neighborhood in his dragon costume.  :)  I'd better get pictures, right?
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Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a Gramma video that Leah said I could post.
This is such a fun age!
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Have a marvelous weekend!!  :) :)
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"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."
Dakota Proverb

16 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see Ian the dragon. Do you follow The Chubby Chatterbox? I have a post on my blog today about a giveaway that he's having. It's a beautiful original oil painting of a lady with a cat. It made me think of you. You might want to visit him to see it.

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. What a good little helper!! Your bird feeder should be fine unless a pair of ostriches decide they are hungry!!

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  3. The bird feeder was a good idea, and I'm sure tightening the cables will help. I guess I'm surprised you are allowed to put that out there, because so many places won't allow anything like that (attached to the building in some way).

    Ian looks great. Yes, a fun age. I hope your printer works for you. I still will never own a 4 in 1, so I guess you'll see how well this holds up.

    Have a super Thursday and weekend, and give Karma a snuggle.

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  4. I remember when it was fun to watch the dryer clothes going around. Cute video! And I do hope you end up getting that bird feeder working. Almost there! :-)

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  5. Cute Video! Ian is a good helper! Your feeder looks good, and I remember the gale force winds that you get. Leah will come up with a solution. I was thinking of some kind of down rod that might work.
    yes I heard that Friday should be great weather...enjoy it! :)

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  6. hope she can pull the slack out of the cables! you get that northern plains wind up there, for sure!

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  7. I wouldn't be too surprised if you see squirrels in your feeder... LOL - they get into the durnest places!

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  8. I hope you're able to stabilize the feeder. Would a pole be workable?

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  9. We have had the same chilly weather, but no 60's for us. Adorable video of Ian. Glad you got the feeder all installed too. Those bird will be happy. Atr my house they have eaten through 25 pounds of food in less than a week. Hugs-Erika

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  10. The video is so cute. What a great memory! Twos are cute, but wait until you experience the threes. Three-year-olds say the cutest things. Take care, friend!

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  11. Haha that little Ian is sooooo cute. Bless him

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  12. It always makes me laugh how cats are SO fascinated with boxes!!

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  13. Oh Ian is so adorable, I do like seeing the videos of him and his voice is just as adorable and the bird feeder looks good

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  14. What a fun age! And that bird house is amazing. You might want one on a pole though for stability...

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  15. That foggy picture is dreamy....we have got radiation fog forming tonight....it's just magical when viewed through the church yard st sunset.
    Have a great week, Rita!

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  16. I hate when things like TVs, appliances, external drives, printers, etc. have short cords!

    Karma wouldn't be Karma if she didn't put claim to empty boxes. hehe

    YAY on the bird house being installed....well done to Leah!

    I'd also be concerned about the birds hurting their wings on the thin cable as they fly to the bird house or do you think that wouldn't be an issue? What about a tall stand that the bird house can be attached to the top of? It could be secured to one of the posts on the patio? Just throwing some thoughts out there. I'm sure Leah will come up with a brilliant idea. Maybe just cinching the lines so they're more taut will do the trick.

    I love the mystical feel that foggy mornings have to them.

    Goodness, we are to be given 24 hours notice before anyone comes to do maintenance here and they aren't allowed before 9am unless specially arranged with the tenant. However, I must admit that I have had the occasional maintenance guy show up without warning. They do offer to come back when I tell them I hadn't received a notice/call but I always tell them to go ahead and do the job. Better to be done sooner, than later. Good that they are finally onto your flooring issue.

    I hope you had a fun Halloween night! Do let us know what Ian thought. We had around 17 Trick-or-Treaters come to the door. So exciting! Yes, please...definitely take pics!

    Ian is SO adorable helping his Mummy with the laundry! They do love to help out at that age. :)

    Have a nice week,
    Love and hugs ~ xo

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