Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This morning, I headed out the door just before seven a.m. to take my car for two new tires and an alignment. I ended up needing four new tires...but I had thought that might happen and was prepared. OK. My ride should have been there any minute, but unknown to me, she had fallen back to sleep. She and the kids arrived at nine...and by then I was HUNGRY...our plans had been for me to take them to breakfast. Ok...late, but OK.
After breakfast we went shopping for a little while, hoping the car would be done and that would save us a trip back to town for pick up. It was a bit of a challenge with a three yr old terrified of a toy gorilla somewhere in there, and a 9 yr old doing the "look at this" with everything from clothing to groceries. We got home at noon.
At home, there was a notice from the electric company that they will soon be trimming or removing the trees they have marked along the right of way. OH NO! Last time they did that, they left devastation that took us weeks to clean up! One tree marked for trimming is one of my husband's and son's favorites...a paulownia (Princess tree). Oh dear.
While my DIL and I were standing on the porch talking about the trees, a huge commotion broke out among the chickens...when we turned to see, Dianna spotted a coyote right up in the yard in hot pursuit of my poor hens and rooster! She yelled for a gun...I headed towards the coyote...I spotted it standing in the woods peering back at me. I yelled at it and it left on the run...a beautiful specimen...but unfortunately, one interested in my chickens (free range flock). Now my DIL is totally freaked out, worrying about her small children and the pets they have at their house adjacent to mine.
THEN, I got the call from the automotive place...I need two tie rod ends replaced. EEK! What next?
Finally, I had to call my DH to OK the expenditures for the extra work on the van...and tell him all the events of the day.
We are home now. DH got home early enough to take me to pick up the van. DIL and DH and DS are in the driveway talking about the trees and the coyote. We have a friend who is an arborist..so he will come and trim the trees for us...and hopefully that will protect the special one...and satisfy the electric company, too.
It is only five pm. Wonder what else lies in store for me today?