Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 289 - 20th October 2017 - Break

All is great, other than I've been up too early but I need a break, so will catch up with you Saturday or Sunday. It's Friday so the work week is almost over. Hopefully I'll get out in the hood with Big B and capture some pics. Enjoy your day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 288 - 19th October 2017 - Mallards

Wednesday was a good day. The staff all went to lunch together - most fortunate to work with a great bunch. I caught an earlier ride so started work a bit early - I'm a morning person and fade as the afternoon rolls around so that works for me. Another morning that photos are sluggish loading, time to call and get them to tweak my dish... put that on a long list of things to do that I never seem to get done. Larry's making good headway and I should be able to move him to supper prep next week if I make sure everything is on the counter where he can reach it. Don't see him running marathons yet, but it's nice to see him without pain and able to do more things.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 287 - 18th October 2017 - Fall Reflections and Grandmother's Journal

Certainly a fall morning - cool and crisp, but suppose to warm back up again.Yesterday, had a beautiful walking on my way to catch my ride. The lake was lovely, colors surrounded her shoreline, clouds of pink and blue shifted along the sky reflecting in the water. It remained cool all day. Larry managed to make a pot of tomato sauce (I left everything he needed on the counter) so he's definitely doing better - but not ready for a marathon yet. I made it to Trivia last night - although it wasn't one of our better games - but we laughed and had a good time which is all that counts. Sorry - things to do this morning before going to work and photos are slow uploading, so not much to show.
Grandmother's Journal:
18th October 1977 - Rained early, Bob wasn't able to work til noon. Bob had an accident this morning, hit his back but lucky no ribs broken. In town early, home late. Barb & Judy over to watch the World Series. Yankees are winning. [for many years they were Red Sox fans until the Blue Jays came along]
19th October 1977 - Fine today. As usual to work early, home at night a bit earlier. Barb had car trouble came home with us. Roads need grading, very pot holes and rough. Someone saw a truck with big search lights etc. for deer jacking at 8:30 at night. Jackson also saw it- shone lights around his place.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 286 - 17th October 2017 - Leaves, Ferns and a Chickadee

Well it never did rain Monday and was quite mild, feels a little cooler this morning. The private road has a carpet of pine needles and leaves now. In some spots you can hardly see the ground. Had  a good day at work - nice to put on the regular clothes again instead of the costume. Got our inventory done, clean up and things put away. Today we shift to another museum and work on exhibit tear down. Always fun to have different things to do. It was so nice getting home earlier- took Larry out for a walk, leftover turkey and trimmings for supper, built a fire in the furnace and threw together a turkey soup for the next few nights. He also decided to try out the cane last night which was extremely successful and gives him a little more mobility freedom.


Some trees stand bare now.











 The ferns and grasses are lovely hues of yellows and gold.
And there is usually a Chickadee somewhere nearby.




Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 285 - 16th October 2017 - Colors, Reflections and Pink Clover

Wind and rain during the night,  a lot more trees have shed their leaves by the looks of those that have blown on the deck.  But it's a mild morning and should clear later.The work week begins, I've finished with weekends until next season. This week is clean up, inventory and other fun stuff. Lots done on Sunday, cooked a turkey, which will make for good leftovers this week - although it was not very meaty. Some chores done around the house. Managed  walk in the morning before the drizzle/rain started. Lovely morning along the lake, not many birds these days - Blue Jays, Pileated Woodpecker, Song Sparrows, White Throated Sparrows, Chickadees and Nuthatches.
Picture perfect morning - punches of color
 and reflections you can flip upside down and never know the difference
Still some Pink Clover along the roadside.






Enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 284 - 15th October 2017 - Leaves, Lake and Flower

We had some rain showers late in the day/evening yesterday. Sounds like a few more today but no great amount. Lake is low for this time of year but still mostly mild. My day off, lots to do but hoping I can get a jaunt around the hood squeezed in there somewhere and take Larry out for a walk. It was nice to sleep til 5am - the extra hour perks me right up!  Good day at work on Saturday, my last day wearing the shroud (costume) for this season.  We had a full table playing aggravation last night - lots of fun and one of our group had a birthday so it was cake time too. Larry was in his element and very on track, while the rest of us lagged, the game will continue Friday night.



Lots of leaves on the road.

















 and the lake.
Still the odd summer/fall flower around.




Enjoy your day!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Day 283 - 14th October 2017 - Bling, Chickadee and Mallards

The Owls are very loud and vocal this morning - one nearby hooting and another further along the lake replying. I startled a deer in the yard when I went out - probably came back to see if there was any swiss chard left to munch on. Beautiful peaceful start to the day, except it's still night time - need to figure out how to sleep past 4am. Good day at work on Friday, not a lot of people around but all of them were very nice and interested.  Well it's just about time to finish off my coffee and get the day started, always seems to be a lot to do before going to work these days. Larry doing well, but exhibiting big signs of cabin fever. Glad the girls are coming tonight to play Aggravation. Hopefully he'll have a visitor or two while I'm working today.
 Some shoreline bling
 Chickadee
The Mallards are quiet these days, just munching around the lilypads





Enjoy your day!