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Al Fresco


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Nothing I like better than eating dinner outside on a sunny day. Yesterday was day #1, but first I had to put the new grill together.

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Meet the Beeves


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One of these ladies is the mother of the cow that will be slaughtered for us in the coming months.

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Brooder Box


Remind me to post a photo as soon as I take one, but in the meantime know this: the Mad Scientist has outdone himself and built a lovely and highly functional brooder box for the 10 day-old chicks that arrive at the end of the month. Next step: test the heat lamp in the intended location of the brooder box to be sure we can keep the chicks as warm as they need to be. Also, do more research on how long they need to be in the box…

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I was all worried this morning that my daughter is still sick and they have no idea what it is. That’s pretty much all I was thinking of. I got out of the shower and the phone was ringing somewhere downstairs. Had to go seek out its location while clad in a towel, because I was so worried about Erin. Turned out it was my brother, but as it was only 7 am and he never calls me at that time, I thought ” oh, Mom died”. I called him back and his first words were “Happy Tsunami!”. They struck me as some sort of variation of “Happy the-shit-hits-the-fan-day!!”

I asked him what on earth ‘Happy Tsunami’ meant, and he said we were about to have a tsunami. You can probably imagine the rest of the “are you serious?” conversation we had. Then my friend Nancy called to tell me she loved me and if she never heard from me again she just wanted me to know. She said she’d call back at noon (and she did). I talked to Erin to find out how she was (marginally better, but only because of the pharmaceuticals) and tell her that there was this chance that things could get weird and ugly and final. She encouraged me to pack up the old man and the dogs and to flee inland. I tried to watch the news online, because I thought you could do that these days, but all I could find were videos of things that had already happened and no live coverage of what was happening right now. Technology always disappoints.

Meantime, I really had no idea what to do. If there’s a tsunami coming, do you take the ferry? How far inland do you have to be? and how high is safe? If I packed everyone in the car and took the ferry we’d likely be okay, but if I didn’t, should we just hang out on in my bedroom because it was the highest point in the house? Never in planning to move to an island had we discussed the possibility of a tsunami, let alone made a plan for one.

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