Then there is the raccoon that discovered the bird feeders. Mike started bringing in the feeders at night, but that has only served to piss off the raccoon. He left a large pile or two on the deck to communicate his irritation. When that didn't have the desired pay-off, he ravaged my deck planters and broke some pottery.
Meanwhile, Mike is being plagued by a mole in the side yard. He thinks woodchucks and raccoons are cute, but a mole digging in the lawn pushes him right over the edge. He will go into Elmer Fudd mode over a mole.
*********My grand daughter's visit has come to an end. We went shopping (shopping for a new outfit was her birthday present from me), went bike riding and swimming, visited with my friend's puppy, and made a trip to the science museum. I also got her started on learning to knit--although I notice she didn't take that home with her. We made some Sculpy clay figures. She claimed not to miss her little brother the least little bit.
I did my thing at the library today and now I have to get ready for weekend guests. Mike's sister and her husband will be here so that will be a good time. I know we are going to hit an antique mall and eat, drink and be merry. That's easy.
I did not get to see Michele Obama on her trip to Vermont but I thought it was nice that she came. Vermont doesn't get a whole lot of attention from the political ins and wannabes...which is not necessarily an altogether bad thing...just sometimes it's nice to be noticed.
A HAPPY and SAFE FOURTH of JULY!