Addictions – I haven’t been working on my ancestry project for the last two months. I have already gone back as far as I can on my direct ancestors but there are aunts and uncles and in-laws to research. This week I had an hour to kill so I thought I’d see what’s new there. Yikes! I got sucked right back in and was almost late for my dinner. I find the research soothing (I don’t know if that’s the simplicity of it or finding answers) but it gives me strange dreams. I have a cousin that I’m interested in researching. Her father who is not a blood relation and looks like he may have an interesting ancestry. I’ll wait until I have an appropriate time frame…or not!
Jeeps, Dodges, what next? – More stupid stuff from the internet. I get emails from my car dealer – sales, maintenance reminders, etc. Now I’ve started to get them from Jeep and Dodge dealers. I don’t have either and the emails are addressed to Steve. Not a Steve here either. Whatupwitdat?
Homewrecker – We are finishing up the last of the spring cleanup here. The north side of the house gets a green mildew that we wash off yearly. My large birdseed container is also located there. Last week I notice that inside the container (not in the birdseed but outside the birdseed can inside the housing) has some “nesting” stuff accumulated in a corner. I’m thinking mice. Yep, on a trip to fill feeders, I saw two little ones scurrying around. I didn’t have the heart to disrupt their nest. I know they are destructive in a house but they have a “hard knock life.” Unfortunately, the beloved husband cleaned it all out when I was on an errand. I’m sure they found somewhere to sleep.
Those rascally chipmunks! – While I am sympathetic to mice, we have a chipmunk population that has exploded since my old cat Jake has passed. They have condos built under our porch, patio, around the pond, etc. One day our whole property will drop down into a pit that was excavated by chipmunks. The beloved husband repaired a hole in the patio that went down at least 4” deep. He put in sand. The next morning it was dug out. He did it again being more thorough. The next morning it was dug out again. “Me thinks” there is a full-scale war going on.
On the other hand – Much as I love and nurture wildlife here I have not been successful with hummingbirds. I put out the feeder a few weeks back and haven’t seen any. I’ve also planted a few things they like. Still no takers. We must be on the “no fly” zone or our restaurant was downgraded. Without an outdoor cat to challenge any avian friends, I’m not sure what’s going on.
So how was your week?