No Wildlife, But Wild Life

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Today was again another gray, cloudy day. Don’t know where that sunshine has gone but hopefully we will see it again sometime soon. The temperatures are very moderate so we are enjoying that.

Philip, Lauren, Dorothy and Tabitha are a joy to have visiting, but it gets sort of wild at times. Unfortunately, Dorothy (4 years old) burned her finger last night and she has a nasty blister on the pad of the third finger. The girls were in the bedroom supposedly down for the night when all of a sudden Dorothy started screaming and then Tabitha chimed in and it took a bit to determine the cause of it all. The girls play together well but when Dorothy cries, Tabitha gets very upset and vice versa. It was a long night for Philip and Lauren trying to get both girls calmed down. They finally had to separate the girls to get Tabitha to ever go to sleep.

To Granny's house we go
To Granny’s house we go

We all went to visit Helen and Juno after breakfast today but this afternoon both girls and Philip had nice long naps. The girls were very good when visiting with Granny and Helen even on very little sleep. So, our day was filled with some wonderful visiting with family, cooking, and cleaning. These two old geezers usually run the dishwasher every 2-3 days rather than 2-3 times per day. Things will be busy at our house for the next few days but so much fun. We know DeDe and Pops (Randy and Debra) are jealous of us this weekend. Don’t forget to be in prayer for all our pastors and the services tomorrow.

No Otter, No Ducks

Friday, December 1, 2017

Today was another cloudy, gray day. Dense fog this morning. No drizzle or rain today, just clouds. The forecasters changed their mind on today’s forecast and tomorrow, and now we are suppose to be partly cloudy tomorrow. Had hoped for sunny days while Philip and Lauren are here but we take what we get.

We were busy working in the house, laundry and cleaning, doing a little research and looking at plans for 2018 travel. We never saw the river otter today. We haven’t seen him since early yesterday morning. And contrary to what one person suggested, we did not make sausage out of him. Although we did consider trap and release especially if we saw duck feathers. However, we suspect he may have eaten most of the available fish and frogs and moved on to greener pastures. Deer on the damUnfortunately, we haven’t seen our ducks today either. Maybe if the otter is gone, the ducks will return. While looking for the ducks we did see a pretty doe coming to the pond for water. That was our only wildlife siting today.

Philip and Lauren arrived just in time for dinner. Dorothy and Tabitha have grown so much since June when we saw them last. We didn’t really have much time to spend with them this evening because by the time dinner was over it was time for them to get ready for bed. Looking forward to good times with family this weekend.