Sunshine this morning
View from my back door
This blog is turning into nothing more than a boring weather report - - the sole purpose of which is to reassure my friends and relatives that I'm still surviving
to irritate those people who wish I hadn't survived.
In a valiant attempt to expunge tales of winter, I plan to post one of my exciting Hollywood stories very soon (possibly tomorrow).
I know you'll be waiting with breathless anticipation.
Trees on my property (facing north)
Beyond that is the meadow where the cows reside
Heavy snow yesterday and temperatures near zero last night. I stayed up until dawn, keeping careful watch to make sure the pipes didn't freeze again.
The weather was crystal clear and the full moon was gorgeous. Absolute stillness was broken several times by nearby bands of howling coyotes. Just at midnight about half a dozen of them came right by my back porch. I actually enjoyed the wild excitement of it.
By dawn I was so tired that I crawled into bed for an hour of shuteye.
Fifteen minutes later I was rudely awakened by the loud voices of two men in my kitchen. I sat up startled, but positive that it had been a dream or my vivid imagination.
Then I heard them again - clearly this time. They were talking about numbers and taking measurements.
What the F***?!?
I leaped from bed and ran to the kitchen. On the table was my laptop computer, which I had forgotten to turn off and close.
On the laptop keyboard sat my two young cats Scruffy and Bosco - - their ample asses manuevering the keys.
Somehow - - this sounds unbelievable but it's true - - they managed to access an episode of This Old House, which I think was on YouTube. Can you believe it??
They also managed to voice-activate my computer (whatever the hell that is). For the next ten minutes this annoying, unwanted voice kept blurting out instructions and finally kept demanding my password (this happened after I had exited the Internet).
It took me half an hour to finally straighten it all out. I am not computer savvy. This kind of crap unnerves me.
What really unnerved me, however, was when I'd first heard those voices in the kitchen.
I've always suspected that someday I'm going to start hearing voices and the men in white coats will come to take me away. I just didn't expect it to happen today.
Trees on my property (facing south)
Beyond that is a river
(all photos were taken this morning)