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RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Well, TulKon was a blast, and our group is infamous now... We'll be at it again at LibertyCon and FenCon later this year. With several books published and more coming, we're definitely getting known. Back around the ol' homestead, we have a ruby throat hummingbird, along with the rufus and black-chin. Been years since a ruby decided to hang around. It's mid-May and we still haven't gone swimming. The pool has decided it's going to stay green, no matter how much shock, algae killer, and pool vaccuum runs we use. Hope this weekend's forecasted rain tempers the water somewhat. Our first fawn this year was stillborn, just below the pool. We didn't realize it until the turkey vultures planted themselves on the just re-stained pool deck rail. I hope that fawn was an anomaly and not a bad sign for this year's fawns. I still remember about 10 years ago, when nearly every fawn that year was stillborn or died within a few weeks. Made Leoghaire's survival that much more miraculous. Keeping Mom here this weekend, while Sister has a short vacation with her friend. We got her a four-wheel rolling walker, which she's not using. Just piling stuff on it. Sigh. It would work so much better than the walker she's presently humping around. I pulled out a crocheted afghan last night, and Czarny made it crystal clear that it's now his favorite napping spot. Got a jury summons. As retired law enforcement/intelligence, I've never been selected and won't this time either, but I still have to show up and waste the whole day. At least in Nov, I'll be 70 and permanently exempted. When younger, I wanted to be on a jury, but neither side wants trained investigators or analysts seeing through their baloney. Taking Mom out to dinner, so time to get changed. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 05/20/22 04:19pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Song Post - Part Three

If I NEEDED Someone -- The Beatles
Wanderlost 04/24/22 06:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

early bird
Wanderlost 04/24/22 06:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Came home from our visit and promptly got sick. I had the throw-up, then diarrhea for several days, and Spousal Unit had the reverse. We both wound up exhausted and dehydrated, but we got better. Then he fell off the bed, hit his head, severely damaged one toe, and wrenched his back. Poor baby is a mess. We're off to a scifi convention this coming weekend, where he will sell copies of one of his books and my first published short story will be introduced. It's on sale at Amazon right now; the hard copy version should be ready by then; if not, then at Fencon in September. In my story, there's a ghost cat named Luka. He looks exactly like Spotacus... Anyway, Czarny will be staying home. Tall and Short Friend are staying with him. They've decided they want a lap cat, and this autumn, they'll be ready to find an indoor cat who will happily park on their laps as long as they like. Czarny is only a lap cat with me, but he'll happily accept a base-of-tail scratch from anyone. Them being here with him will keep him in his normal habits, and help them learn a bit about feline quirks. I see the pool vac is done. Best clean it out before the alleged rain shows up. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 04/24/22 06:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Our RV trip that was to begin last Friday didn't. Started Obi-Wander up, raised the levelers, then he decided not all the levelers were up, even though they were. Put him in drive and the leveler panel shrieked bloody murder. Nothing we did would change its ire. So we tossed everything into my truck, got a hotel room, and went to the gathering anyway. Short and Tall Friend watched over the place and Czarny. We had a great time and got home this afternoon. Now we have to get Obi-Wander fixed, and then I believe we're done with that particular RV. It's been one danged thing after another and we've just lost the desire to take it out, knowing something else is likely to go wrong. Winnebago did not cover itself with glory or good reputation with this model. Wind, wildfires, dirt, pollen -- it's definitely spring around here.
Wanderlost 04/10/22 07:40pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Song Post - Part Three

While My GUITAR Gently Weeps - George Harrison
Wanderlost 03/23/22 01:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

crushed expectations
Wanderlost 03/23/22 01:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Potatoes are planted, but another cold snap has delayed planting non-tubers until later this week. Got 1.19" of much needed rain from the big storms Monday night, and all the bad stuff was northeast of us, so no damage. Sure could use a not more rain, though. Today is sunny, but we're still in a fire danger alert, as the wind is high and the dew point way low. Czarny's outside, enjoying the sunshine. I'll go join him in a bit, when it's a touch warmer. A large doe was laying down on the other side of our fence Monday afternoon, just before the storms hit. She listened as I chatted to her, but didn't spoil her relaxation. Very pretty, doesn't appear to be pregnant. She might decide to come visit the porch one day. Hope so; I do miss the Lassie/Leoghaire/fawns clan. Time to remove more stuff we don't remember owning from the garage. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 03/23/22 12:59pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Job Stereotypes

Both my grandmothers insisted all their sons learn to cook, clean and sew, and all their daughters use/fix farm equipment. It was so normal in my family that running across people who couldn't do for themselves was always a surprise. And yet my sister never taught her sons how to fix stuff -- she'd just do it herself. One learned on his own; the other one still doesn't know what a screwdriver is for. I've never actually changed out my brake pads, although I know the process. Spousal Unit has never actually used my sewing machine, although he knows the process. If one of us finds ourself alone, we can handle things. Okay, I don't know how to do anything with his model railroad, but I can get a real good deal if I need to sell it someday...I'm sure he feels the same about all my musical instruments and associated electronics.
Wanderlost 03/15/22 09:58am Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

KNOCK On Wood -- Dooley Wilson
Wanderlost 03/15/22 09:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

pole circumlocating
Wanderlost 03/15/22 09:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Early this morning, the movement light between house and garage came on. A raccoon was walking along the rock facade on the garage, stopping to sniff whatever he encountered along the way. Well, being up to watch him also told me I was too hot to stay in bed, so Czarny and I got up before sunrise. He's been in and out several times already, and is now napping. I'm seriously considering a nap myself. We'll plant the vegetables this week. Also clearing out some stuff in the garage we don't remember owning, which will give us a bit more room out there -- not enough to park a vehicle in there yet, but we're heading in that direction. Spousal Unit wants to go grocery shopping. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 03/15/22 09:25am RV Pet Stop
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

fishing tournament
Wanderlost 03/12/22 05:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

I'll Be TRUE To You - The Oak Ridge Boys
Wanderlost 03/12/22 05:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Theme from "The MOLLY Maguires" - Henry Mancini
Wanderlost 03/10/22 09:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

paper trail
Wanderlost 03/10/22 09:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Winter has been throwing tantrums. Leaves, then stomps back in with "and another thing!" Hopefully, this weekend's tantrum will be the end for this season. Today was nice enough that I got all my wool blend sweaters washed and dried in the sun, just in time to wear them again. Sigh. Even with the diesel prices being insane, we'll still take our trips. We'll just revise the budget. 'Course, we will not be stinting Czarny on any of his foods or treats. He'd never let us live it down... Walked down the driveway to get the paper shortly after dark. On the way back, a deer jumped up from where it was laying between the driveway and the fence and ran away. Never heard or saw it going down the drive, and didn't hear it get there between the time we went down and came back up. Interesting. I've heard hummingbirds are back in the area, although we've not seen any yet. I'll be putting out the feeder this weekend, just in case. Got word today that a short story I submitted was accepted for an anthology that will be published in June. A second short story is underway for another anthology. I'm finding that writing short stories is easier than an entire novel, not to mention I can range through all kinds of genre. Having fun. With the cold arriving in the morning, though, we'll just spend the day in front of the fire, reading (in my case crocheting) and petting the cat on demand. Y'all stay safe out there. Later.
Wanderlost 03/10/22 09:09pm RV Pet Stop
North Park, Canyon Lake, Texas Workcamping 2022

I am not the CoE contact. Just saw it on our local news board and thought potential volunteers outside our immediate area might be interested. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake, TX is seeking a volunteer couple to fill one Campground/Gate Attendant position for North Park for the 2022 summer recreation season. 24 hours of service per week required. Must work weekends and Holidays, must live on site, Full hookup for your RV. Park opens on weekends only, by reservation only. Duties shared with another couple. Duties included opening/closing park, checking in guests, assisting guests, spot checking bathroom, helping with the overall operation of the park. Position available April 2022 – 25 September 2022. Also Need volunteers for Gate Attendant positions in Fall, 01 October 2022 – 31 March 2023. Federal Background check required. Please contact Sam Price at [email protected]
Wanderlost 03/04/22 09:16am Workamping Forum
RE: Song Post - Part Three

You Were ALWAYS On My Mind -- Elvis Presley
Wanderlost 03/04/22 08:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

copper kettle
Wanderlost 03/04/22 08:02am Around the Campfire
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