my friend Cindy, down in the village, went in on Thursday for her surgery. She has 3 sons, Chris lives in Maryland and couldn't get off work. The other 2, Bobby and Frankie, live out in the Pittsburgh area. Frankie drove in and took his mom, stayed the night at her house then brought her home on Friday. Went up 3 times a day to check on things, was concerned about the dog in the house. Cuddles is 17 and blind. The other 4 dogs are out in the yard. A passel of cats, 3 new kittens. Assorted chickens, a duck and a goose. Gathered 3 eggs the first day. Cindy said to watch the goose, she'd come after ya. Didn't have a problem with her, but the chicken didn't like me taking those eggs!
Was glad her son spent the night because of the wacky neighbor across the road. At least someone was there. She has had a couple of her animals poisoned. Her son Chris and his family are up for the weekend, and, I told her not to be doing things for them. They can wait on you.
Friday the Century Spouting guys showed up. Took the 'Gutter Helmet' off and removed the Grackle's nest with 4 eggs in it. Then he fixed it so she couldn't build it back. Although I had to tell him what he first came up with wouldn't work. So, he did it another way and that will suffice. Just couldn't throw away those eggs so went up in the barn loft and got a hanging wire basket. Put the nest in it and wire-tied it to the spouting under the eve, next to where it use to be. Haven't seen her come back but hope she does.
Mowed the yard yesterday, today will clean the mower, take the trash and recycle to the township building, maybe wash some windows. Thursday, worked on cleaning out the barn. Found one of the benches!!!! I know there is another one in there somewhere!!!! Got the old Cub Cadet started, so now I can pull the trailer instead of using the wheelbarrow. Still need to finish the upper yard, trim some trees so mowing is easier. Who planted all of these trees...............Oh, yeah, I did. Can't afford a 'wooded lot'. Buy a lot, plant trees, wait 20 years. Gotta go, more coffee awaits.