message 5 of 5
by John » Sat Dec 03, 2022 06:22 pm
Just to put the period on what I hope is the end of a long sentence, I was outside last night just as it was getting dark and a windy cold front was blowing in, replacing the brake light on the grandson's car. Should have been easier than replacing one on the HHR, (which I also did recently) but they made one of the bolts crazy hard to get to. I got it anyway. Just hours earlier he'd had to replace a tire on it.
There's a squirrel hanging around that I've got to know. I first noticed him months ago because he had a bright white mark about the size of my thumb on his left side. At first I thought maybe it was something stuck to him, but it never went away. Last night I got a good close look at him and it's obviously just a small patch of white fur, but it looks for all the world like a feather sticking out of him. Last summer I saw one climbing around on some outdoor furniture, that I almost swore was carrying a golf ball around in his mouth. I found out later that the little bugger had torn open one of the chairs and was running off with the padding! That's what I saw in his mouth that day! He had taken almost all the padding out of the back of that chair. I had to laugh about it and figure he had the most comfortable squirrel nest in the neighborhood. There are quite a few big nests around that you can see now because the leaves are gone from the trees. John