Friday, March 10, 2006

Outside

Wow, is it pretty outside, today! This is the first time in many months that I have been able to sit on the back porch to write.

Wow, are my household projects taking longer than I thought they would! Pleasants, oddly, gave me a bit of trouble about picking up the storm window that my fix-it service ordered for me. I have no one to blame but myself, however, for trying to put said window in upside down and backwards, for at least twenty minutes. And before that I had to clean the two newly installed glass panes, and then sand and paint the muntins around those two panes.

Another chore was spreading mulch. You know where this is going: I didn't buy enough. No one ever does. Also, I vacuumed the pond liner (empty for a week now), refilled it, and put in a new fountain pump. I do love the pond, even though it is pretty silly. So the yard looks good, but the house is still mid-project.

I thought I would get to sanding and priming the doors that fix-it man shaved down, but that ain't happenin. Oh, and then there's the disassembled lamp on the living room floor. I tried to buy a new socket bit from memory, but I need to bring it with me.

(Ha! That bird's a grackle, not a woodpecker.)

7 comments:

LisaBe said...

i'll bet you haven't said "wow!" since you were a kid!

Lisa said...

Wow, is my back stiff from lifting that last bag of mulch wrong!

Anonymous said...

How do you confuse a grackle with a hummingbird? with a cowbird, or a blackbird perhaps... but a hummingbird?

P-Max

Lisa said...

I thought the chuckling bird noise I was hearing while I wrote would turn out to be a woodpecker, but it was a grackle: grackiling, not chuckling.

cnb said...

Hey, Wow! Thanks for the Cornell bird site. This will be quite helpful with my new feeder! You can add Nuthatch and Mourning Dove to my small list of birdies.

cnb said...

P.S.
There are Robins in the area, but they don't seem to be attracted to my feeder. The SNOBS!

Fringe Element Enthusiast said...

Those Robins would much rather you adopt them or shoot, just plain move out of the country so they can take over the North America...

Phil