Yesterday the telephone rang, a call from Lares. He spoke with Attila and gently asked if Attila could give him a hand removing the lathe and plaster from the new nursery. Attila had to work on Friday night, his sixth night of work, and had not slept at all when Lares called Saturday morning. So Attila slept for a few hours, then we packed our “work clothes” and headed over to Terra and Lares house.
Terra was sleeping, she is back at work, shift work. Attila and I changed into our work clothes, then Attila, Lares, and I went at the job in earnest. Attila and Lares with hammers and crow bars, and me with a shovel and broom. As they removed the plaster, I shovelled it into large construction grade plastic bags. There were around sixteen full bags of plaster to go the dump by the time we were finished, over half of which Lares had filled by himself, before we arrived. Then it was time to remove the lathe, which I could not help with, so I took myself off to sit in the kitchen with Terra, who had by this time arisen from her rest.
Terra and Lares are very content right now. They have wanted children for many years, and at last their dream is coming true.
Which brings me to this morning… Just after lunch Attila looked out the kitchen window into the back yard and spotted a Robin! Birds! The Robin was hopping underneath the Mugo Pine, where the snow has melted away, having a snack. Near the Robin, a female Cardinal was enjoying a similar repast. Chickadees swooped around the yard.
Later Attila was in the front yard and noticed that a very large branch on the Crabapple tree had snapped off, coming to rest on the branches below it. The wind was intense on Friday night, which is when the damage was done. We opened the front door so that I could see the tree and the branch, and observed a small Woodpecker perched near the break, obviously having some success in finding a meal under the bark.
It has been quite mild for the last few days, with temperatures as high as 7C. The snow is diminishing before our eyes.
The signs are clear, spring is on its way!
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Date: 1:00 PM EST Sunday 21 February 2016
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 101.6 kPa
Visibility: 24 km
Wind: S 9 km/h
“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”
1863 – 1952