Sunday, May 24, 2020
These guys started out timid, shy and very jumpy; While they're still timid and jumpy, we've got some returning for several years. it's so good to see them :)
We also get quite a few birds (and heavy winds as you can tell from the feeder)
While this isn't a functional farm, it still has a barn, so we have barn cats.
All in all, they're great to have around, even though feeding them all is starting to get a little pricy.
Monday, May 18, 2020
While I've slowed down somewhat in the past few years so I won't be able to do daily shots, I still manage to take the odd one here and there. As an initial offering, I offer you the sunrise/sunset of our new abode...
Friday, January 19, 2018
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
pain killers (that week without, including the withdrawal complications,
was *very* enjoyable) and the family is once again together.
We were able to return the borrowed car and are now firmly ensconced at our
new home. There's still so much to do though, that relaxing isn't really an
option for the next few months. I've got to find new doctors, get updated
prescriptions, we have to ready the house for our furniture (it's still
fully furnished with old stuff) and we have to pay the movers and catch up
on our bills which we let slide a bit to ensure we'd have cash on hand for
the transition and road trip.
While I have access to my primary painkillers, I've got a set of secondary
ones that I can't get just yet. Turns out my insurance is all messed up.
I'm on an enhanced coverage plan, which should cover 90% of drug costs; the
insurance company has me listed at 70%... Needless to say, I'm currently
speaking with my employer about correcting the discrepancy, because some of
my meds are seriously expensive.
That means that I spend a lot of days hunched over, sweating excessively
from pain, and that my mobility and stamina are seriously hamstrung.
Hopefully this will all settle down in a month or so and I can get back to
my usual levels of suffering...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
My Aloe Vera has been growing to such substantial heights and spikey, toothy thickness, we've named it the Salrac.
Yesterday I moved around my jungle for pruning and watering. Unfortunately, this monster kept tipping, because the pot it was in had a narrower base and all that weight was off center.
So my daughter and I dug out a more stable pot and transplanted it. Definitely a two person job.
During which I discovered a large, bleeding scratch on my arm from the several times I had caught it as it tipped.
Not only is it a monster of a plant, but it's bloodthirsty!