Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hey Satan

I found this picture on Facebook and it just spoke to me.  Satan has tempted me many a time but I always have my suit of armor on and he will never defeat me.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Visitor on N1

Those of you familiar with the Decorah Nest know that across the road is the original nest, N1.  The eagles sometimes eat there, hang out and the eaglets fly over and perch.  This morning the camera operators caught a sub adult hanging out.  According to the color of feathers it is most likely almost 3 years old.  Look how it blends in with the surroundings.  Sure is pretty.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Another New Adventure

In 2016 both my parents had heart attacks along with a stint for mom and a vavle for dad.  They both had 3 months of rehab. Along with all that it was time for them to move out of the house and into assisted living.  My father has dementia and my mother fought me all the way. But finally it was done along with getting dad VA benefits and a new trust and  new bank accounts and me taking over all their finances and everything else. Where was my brother, oh he was at home half way across the country sitting on his ass and was NO help at all. 

So here it is 2018 and my niece and her husband are moving here.  It is not as bad but it is half way across the country and he starts his new job in a couple of weeks. She finishes school in May, so she is busily packing.  Because they got caught in the housing bubble they will be under water and living with me until sometime in the future.  So once again I will be moving family members and helping them start over. 

I am over the moon excited they are moving here but I am still tired from my ordeals 2 years ago. I have boxes in the basement and garage that I have just not wanted to go through from mom and dad's move, now I have 2 months to get my house in order because they will live in my basement for a few months.  Where do i put all that stuff? 

So if you don't see me here often i am probably sitting in a corner with some chocolate wondering where I am gonna put my stuff while they move in their stuff. Did I mention they have 3 cats and my 2 are probably not going to be happy at all but their cats will be in the basement and mine will have the run of the house. 

If you hear screaming it is just me.  And if you could spare a prayer or two it would be greatly appreciated.

PS we do have 3 eggs and there is snow on the nest right now. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

And we Have an Egg

So the new season begins at Decorah.  Last night at 7:28pm nest time mom laid what will be D29.  She kind of messed with us for about an hour before finally producing that first egg of the season.  So now the fun begins, things don't get done because we are on egg watch. This is my 7th season of watching and it never gets old. The excitement of the eggs being laid, the eggs hatching and in 3 months watching them grow from that fuzzy white dandelion head to a juvenile eagle leave the nest and start life on their own. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli

I love Ed Sheeran's voice and who does not love Andrea Bocelli.  They are singing together, what a beautiful song.  Scroll down on the page to give it a listen.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oh Deer

I opened the curtains in the kitchen and saw my feral gray tom waiting impatiently for his breakfast, then I noticed movement in the neighbors back yard, oh crap where is my phone, there were 4 deer grazing.  I also noticed my feral female with a great view of them as they sauntered by her.  Some idiot honked and spooked them before I could get a picture of all of them but I got some.

Monday, February 05, 2018


Mornings like this are one big reason I love living in the Midwest.  We get to see the sunrise and sunset and this winter the sunrises have been gorgeous, more like a sunset.  They don't last for more than about 15 minutes.  However, they are worth getting up early for so you don't miss it.  This morning the sky was on fire after our freak snowstorm yesterday that was to be just a dusting but provided an inch or more in 2 hours.