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Old 04-26-2014, 03:09 AM   #18921
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A friend of mine (she was my choir director for a while) had one of those direct-marketing "parties". A product called "Wildtree" that sells mixes and seasoning of organic ingredients. We got to sample all kinds of foods using their dips and seasonings and such. It wasn't bad but I couldn't justify the costs. Not that they were priced way more than similar seasoning blends by Penzeys or Tastfully Simple, it's just that I have my own personal and vast Penzeys inventory to use!

I'm about to head to the basement, throw a load of clothes into the washer, and set the delay start for 9 hours from now (I can set delay starts in three-hour intervals). Just after noon the washer will start without any help from me. Now all I have to do is remember to head down to the basement about 1:30 PM to flip the clothes into the dryer.

Then I'll be off to bed. *yawn*
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:36 AM   #18922
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I just got up a while ago. For once I wasn't awake all night. So maybe I can get some daytime chores done today. I did keep waking up off and on all night with Restless Leg Syndrome. I think it is time to up my dosage of Gabapentin. At one time I was on eight capsules a day. Then I was reduced right after my surgery to two a day. Then they upped it up to four a day.

Right now I am enjoying my first cup of coffee. Then I have to get moving and do the few dishes in the sink. That is a ten second job. I went into the fridge to get the Ĺ&Ĺ and there right in front are two containers of Gulden's mustard. Hmmm... The biggest one is empty and has been in there for ages and the other one is a squeeze bottle, new. I tossed the big one and all of a sudden started looking for some other stuff. My fridge is now half empty. By the time I got back to my cup of waiting coffee, I had to put it in the zappy machine to heat it up again.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:33 AM   #18923
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I am dismantling robins' nests this morning. It's amazing how fast they can get the initial ring built again.
Don't need any robins on my deck by my grill. Stupid birds. And the sad thing is, once they get a notion to build a nest somewhere, they keep trying to re-build it no matter how many times I knock it down.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:38 AM   #18924
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I am dismantling robins' nests this morning. It's amazing how fast they can get the initial ring built again.
Don't need any robins on my deck by my grill. Stupid birds. And the sad thing is, once they get a notion to build a nest somewhere, they keep trying to re-build it no matter how many times I knock it down.
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Is it in a location where you can tack up a few strips of cloth or a few empty beer cans or aluminum pie pans that will flap in the breeze. It should only need to be up for a couple of weeks until they relocate.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:00 AM   #18925
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I have tried something similar in the past. They move a few feet.
It seems like once they get their mind made up on a location that's it.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:14 AM   #18926
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I am dismantling robins' nests this morning. It's amazing how fast they can get the initial ring built again.
Don't need any robins on my deck by my grill. Stupid birds. And the sad thing is, once they get a notion to build a nest somewhere, they keep trying to re-build it no matter how many times I knock it down.
Our robins are a different species and you only get one in a garden as they are very territorial. Mine's been around all winter but I haven't seen any building activities yet.

Mrs Wren isn't making use of the blue tits' box this year. Wren's are rather sweet domestically. Mr Wren seeks out nesting spots and shows several to Mrs Wren for her to select the one she likes best!

Goldfinches are around this month. Haven't seen them in this garden before. It'll be interesting to see if they raise a brood.

If you lived here, Pac, you'd be had up by the long arm of the law over for destroying birds' nests! Wouldn't it be easier to move the grill rather than the nests? Unless your grill is built in, of course.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:17 AM   #18927
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I left Horse to be fed and watered by the staff this am and I've got lots done. Sorted out a load of chaos in my bedroom, chased some money that the gas company owed me, paid a couple of bills, tidied up my knitting stuff, made a dozen chocolate cup cakes and iced them with Nuttella for an afternoon tea thing I'm going to this afternoon and remembered to get the chicken out of the freezer for tonight and in a minute I'm going to have a shower and get dressed (It's 3.15pm but I'm always more productive domestically when still in my PJs).
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:48 AM   #18928
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Perhaps I should build a porch on the other side of the house and use that until the nest is no longer needed.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:36 AM   #18929
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With all that space you have on your property, you'd think they would pick someplace you didn't frequent.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:41 AM   #18930
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With all that space you have on your property, you'd think they would pick someplace you didn't frequent.
You would think. Now I know what Kimber has been barking at when she's looking out the storm door.
I keep setting stuff where the nest is and they keep building next to whatever is in the way These guys are master builders. They were already mudding the foundation last time the wrecking crew came through.
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