Sunday, September 27, 2015

Quick, while the internet is working!

Things are going okay here… We did lose a chick, unfortunately, Mama Bird got in some fights with the other birds, I think she stepped on the one.  Sad.  But the others are thriving, and I have some nice up and coming birds for either selling, or possibly dinner, eventually.  I know we have a few boys, there are some hackle raising and bravado going on…

Ding has decided my Lucky Bamboo plant is a lovely garnish.  She’s killed one, and well on her way to seeing if she can ‘trim’ the other 2 plants…  When she isn’t trying to eat the rubber bands holding my computer’s power supply. (I keep it bound to a tile, so it doesn’t get hot.)  She doesn’t like getting sprayed, so the second she hears me get up, zing, she’s somewhere else, looking innocent.

Yeah. Right. Innocent.

I have been hand spinning some yarn, and hand plying it.  I hope to make socks.  It is taking a while, I forgot how long it takes when you strictly use your hands, no “help” like a wheel, or better yet, an electric spinner…  But it will be fun to see how it comes out.

Husband bought me a dishwasher.

The other, well. Um.

It was time.

It wasn’t cleaning any more, and things were getting worse, and more and more tinkery.  Husband actually took a look at the inner workings, and then got up and started checking around for a new one. (This says something, because he normally fixes things, and only buys new as a last resort.) So, now I have this little wonder that looks like it’s out of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and it twingles and dings, making various sounds to let me know it’s on duty.  I will be getting nervous if it says hello…  Although, who knows, maybe that IS hello!

The weather is finally getting cooler here, I made applesauce, it was okay, but the apples are not very juicy, I had to keep adding water so I didn’t scorch the sauce.  Husband suggested apple juice.  Um, good idea, but I don’t have any.  Guess I should put that on the list for the next time I am in town.

Well, I am writing this right before the “Blood Moon Eclipse”.  I want to go out and see it, it will actually be doing its thing before I turn in for the evening…  I keep reading that this is an “event” eclipse, that it will be a portent of major events and life forces, catastrophes and wonders.

I guess we shall see about all the whatis that will occur later…

I just think it sounds like it will be pretty.

6 comments:

  1. I'm off to check it out. I hear there's a crowd at the bottom of our hill gathered to look at it.

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  2. Our apples are like that - kind of dry, we feed them to the horses. Sorry about the chick. My washing machine has a bunch of different sounds, plays a tune when it's finished ...
    Blood moon - I saw some pretty ones on the net - Not in MY sky. Clouds were in the way most of the time. About the time the eclipse was over - the sky was filled with stars. Grrr.

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  3. It was pretty, what we could see of it when the clouds got out of the way.

    Sorry about the chick, and it does sound like you are going to have a couple of extra chickens for the stew pot one of these days, or maybe fryers?

    As for keeping cats away from things they shouldn't get into, the only advice i can give is to rub pepper sauce on the items, and hope you don't have a Cajun cat.

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  4. I don't know if I'd want a dishwasher that talks to me! But then again - if I'm not having to spend my evenings up to my elbows in gross water - it can chatter all it wants!
    I hadn't heard that about the Eclipse (being a portent of stuff) - I'll have to watch out for the unusual!

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  5. Did you see it? The blood moon and eclipse?
    We had a great view from here. Nice to be in awe of the sky and natural world.

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  6. We don't like to buy new appliances here either. Husband tries to fix as much as he can, but sometimes new is necessary.) We have a new washing machine that likes to wink at me with all its lights, and when I set load size and temperature, it sounds like a pinball machine. I win! Lol

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