Monday, November 14, 2016

 

Wet, heavy snow broke down tree-Oct. 28th, 2016

November 14, 2016.- wet snow broke down tree on October 28th.
   Haven`t  accomplished much today, but did manage to turn over the compost bins, hoping to make more good soil for the flower beds next spring.  Seems like each year the raked up leaf pile grows much larger.  Think I should have bought some  town trash bags and bagged some of them for the town to pick up.  Maybe next year. But, should have a lot less leaves to rake next year since the heavy wet snow  over a week ago broke down parts off the tree behind my wood shop. Glad we have only had this one snow storm so far this year. Part of the tree landed between my sitting area and wood shop, while part of the tree landed out behind the shop. Left that tall tree with two very week sections so the whole tree needed to be cut down. One  son used his chain saw to cut down the tree while another son,  his wife, and their son were pulling on the rope guiding the tree to the only safe open space for it to land. They did a great job guiding it.  One son cut the tree up and they all helped pull the branches and logs out near the road for the town to pick up. Before the town went through a neighbor asked if he could bring over his chain saw and cut any pieces large enough for him to burn for heat. Of course I said he could take all he could use.  The wet snow had toppled trees all over town so they decided to make a special run cleaning them up. At first they told us we had to keep the brush and cut up trees on our property till next spring, but with so many complaints they changed their mind. Glad they did.  On top of house repairs, my hot water tank decided to give out. Son with a truck picked up my new tank and also unhooked the old tank and hooked up the new one for me. As I have said before, I do have great helpers.  Reminded me of that old saying- It never rains but it pours.  Hot water tank gave out while they were still working on the house. House finished and the very next day we had the wet heavy snow storm bringing down the tree while I was sleeping. God was good since all the tree sections  landed between places where it could have caused lots of damage.



. First is the branches between the sitting area and the wood shop. 2nd is branches from a neighbors tree that landed by the wood fence in my backyard. 3rd is more from my tree landing in my back year and 4th is the tall remaining part of the tree to be cut down with the branches from the 1st tree in front of it. I had turned this picture before posting it, but here it is posting sideways again. That skinny tall tree off to the left is what was showing  lots  higher than the roof of the wood shop.  that tree was useful keeping the hot afternoon sun in the summer from heating up the shop as much.  I thought there was only the fallen tree section by the shop till the next day I decided to walk into my shop and check to see if the windows hidden by the branches were ok. Not broken, but then I saw the back yard through the larger window in the back of my shop. Saw all the tree branches in the back yard and let my son know there was even more cutting to be done when he came down. Town picked up everything a couple days ago. Yard now looking much better.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

 

Mov.12, 2016, found aneurism Jan. 2016/ home repairs done.

Here it is  November 12, 2016. Been a long time since I have written here in my Blog.  A lot has happened over the last year. Now over 2 years since I had both shoulders operated on. Right shoulder doing good, but still some pain in the left one. Often wonder if the pain might be caused by the two  anchors used to hold it together. Think they are made from titanium metal, but not certain.

     Had this awful pain in the right side of my head that woke me one night. It was very severe and each pain came and went exactly with my heartbeats. When my heart skipped a beat there was no pain. I have a normal skip. This went on for a few minutes and suddenly stopped . Then there was a slight pain with a feeling of pressure that slowly was moving upwards, around my temple and then down the right side of my head and only left pressure in my head near my right ear which remained for weeks. Saw a Dr who took  x-rays which showed nothing wrong.  No one ever found the cause of that very terrible pain, but a few months later I did get another Dr to have an MRA done which showed something, so they then did an MRI and discovered an aneurism in the back of my head I had a 4mm aneurism arising from the inferior division near the right middle cerebral artery bifurcation. Dr decided not to operate on it due to my age. He felt it more risky to operate at age 85 than it would be to leave it alone. So,  that was last January 15, 2016 when he told me that, so I now wonder how much it might have grown in the past 10 months.  My next Dr apt. to have it checked is on February 1st, 2017. So a few more months before I will know more. Since I still work making items in my wood shop using all kinds of saws and other tools, I keep praying nothing happens while I an doing things with saws or while I might be out driving in my car as I don`t want to hurt anyone if the aneurism should burst. From what I  have been told it should only grow about 2% a year, so if I am lucky, It might never happen in my lifetime.  Normally they grow about 1 %, but since my Father died from one bursting in his head, it gives me a 2% growth rate.

 Then along came my apt. with the Rheumatologist for the problems with my hands and wrists- severe arthritis, which I already knew. With the head problem this Dr didn`t  want to give me any meds, so ordered a gel to rub on my hands and wrists which help with both the swelling and pain. It is called: Diclofenac sodium topical gel -and I have since learned it is prescribed for other kinds of pain also. Tried it on my left shoulder, but it didn`t  ease that pain.  He also ordered an arm /wrist support that the thumb slides into, which  helps supports and gives more strength to my  right hand. At my last apt. he ordered a new one for the right hand/ wrist and also one for the left hand/wrist for more support.  Hard to do much wearing both of them, but  I do still wear the right one most of the time.  This Dr has now left, the practice and my next apt. in  April will be with a new Dr.  Thankful for the gel as it helps loads.

 This month is my apt with the Dr who handles my sleep apnea and the C-PAP  equipment orders.
 Next month are two more Dr`s, one handles my eye problems- double vision for years  ( was told by a specialist it was caused by a minnie stroke -he believes) and now added a wrinkle in the center of my right eye- which  I was told if I was younger they would operate and remove  the wrinkle, but here again age matters. So the Dr.  just keeps a close check on it in case it changes.  Seems like every time I see my Dr.  I am sent to see a specialist.  Me, who hates wasting money seeing Dr`s. is lately seeing too many.

 But, I am very thankful to God for giving me such a long life and allowing me to stay active and on my feet able to live alone and still take care of my home, my loving Pug Roo,  and myself. In case I haven`t mentioned it before my little Pug was originally named by me friend who  is a breeder of small dogs because  when he was born with front leg disabilities he would sit up like a kangaroo for long periods of time. he is now 5 years old and with all the therapy I did with him as a puppy, he can walk on all 4  paws, even thought the legs won`t completely open and still often sits up on his fanny with his front legs in front of him  like a kangaroo. He loves everyone especially having the great grandchildren play with him. He is my biggest reason for getting up every morning. He keeps the house from feeling empty or lonely.

 Went to a Nursing Home last week to visit a cousin. My heart breaks for her and her family as she has advanced problems where she knows you and  then often forgets and will ask who you are . I am grateful for the good conversations we did have . The following day I had visitors I hadn`t  seen in years- one of which lives a long ways away in another state. Was wonderful catching up with each other, so much had happened over the years. They are almost like family since one is the sister, other sister-in-law to a daughter-in-law who also lives out of state and I hear from often by phone.

 Halloween night was great. Love seeing all those little kids in their cute costumes, last year had 36, this year 37- some were older children, but I would rather keep giving candy to these nice kids and keep them from getting into trouble like some older ones do. Some young parents had come since they were younger, so I look forward to seeing them with their little3 ones.

 Had a lot of repairs needed on the back of my home where the roof leaked down between the inside and outside walls. Had a lot of help from my family- replacing insulation and outside boards. To do the work they had to remove my back porch and they rebuilt me an even nicer porch.  We also replaced the back door with a nicer one. I never really cared for the old door with the full length glass. It had been given to us and so we used it when we turned the back bedroom into a laundry room after the kids were all grown and moved out. Then we added the door and porch. That was many years ago, but the new repairs were done this summer/ Fall. Finished just a couple weeks ago.  I have such great sons,  daughter, a  daughter-in-law, a son-in-law and a friend who did all the house repairs for me. I did help with the painting once the repairs were finished.  Where would I be if I didn`t  have  sons and daughters  and in-laws willing to help when I need help.  Then my hot water heater started leaking and  one of my sons used his truck to pick up the new one for me and he also  removed the old one and hooked up the new one for me.

   I have a great loving family which I love very much. I have 17 plus 5 more from step children making 22 lovely grandchildren and 30  plus 5 more making 35 lovely great grand children and I love them all very much.. I am a very lucky person with soo much loving family that are there for me..  Had my step son, tell me, shortly before he died - " mom, I need to tell you something, No one and I mean no one could ever have a better mother than I have with you". That was at my 80th Birthday party at the beach and lost him the following month. I will always be happy knowing I was a good mother to him.  He was a very nice son and I miss him terribly. I was as proud of him as I am of all my  own birth children. I am a lucky mother. Wish Walt was still here to meet all  the great grandchildren, he would have loved every one of them as much as he did the grandchildren. My Children had a very loving father and I will always miss him very much.


Monday, August 17, 2015

 
Here it is- August 17, 2015. Had the second shoulder op on Feb.11, 2015 in the Albany  "Capital Region Ambulatory Center". Much more repairs required this time. Now have 2 ArthroCare Spartan sutures anchors with a scorpion suture passer used to pass all four limbs of suture through the posterior anchor and two limbs of suture through the anterior anchor. A knot pusher used to tie three horizontal mattresses, reducing the rotor cuff to it`s anatomic insertion  on the greatest tuberosity. Motorized bar used to resect  distal 8 to 10 millimeters of digital clavicle, completing the distal clavicle resection. repaired rotor cuff tear, glenohumeral joint and AC joint, impingement syndrome, and proximal biceps partial tearing of the intraarticular portion of t5he tendon. It has been 6 months now since this left shoulder repairs and  Dr Zanoras has just okayed me for strengthening therapy exercises. I do have all the movements back in both shoulders, the right shoulder op was done 6 months before this left shoulder op. At my age, it did weaken my resistance more than I expected, but am slowly getting back to feeling normal again. Will be celebrating my 84th Birthday next month on September 4th. Can`t wait to get back the strength so can accomplish more again.

Have finally been back working in my wood shop. Turned an old bed frame into a beautiful bench which sits out back under the canvas shelter with the large round table and two benches I made years ago. Usually also have my nice  two seater swing  out there, but with operations, didn`t  bring it out this summer.  Also last week I replaced a broken shelf on the bottom under the bathroom wall cupboard and am now waiting for paint to dry so can add the board to finish the shelf on the back of the old couch I converted last year. Last year I also made two long narrow tables that sit behind the couch to hold plants in front of the large picture window and two smaller windows in my front room.
 I love working in my wood shop.

This summer I attended a   party for a Granddaughter Christina (Morehouse) Crowd who Graduated from College  and earned her Nursing Degree for Registered Nurse. She is not only now working as a Nurse in our local Hospital, mother of two lovely children, married, but also going back to college to become a Nurse Praction-er in a Dr`s  office.

I also attended a great granddaughter`s High School Graduation party (Kyrah Brown) a couple weeks ago.   All of my grandchildren are now out of school except for one- Latasha, the youngest, but have many great grandchildren in school, some lots older than Latasha. So proud of all my family.

With help from my son-in-law Gino, I was able to have my garden again this year using the earth boxes along with other containers which I have sitting up off the ground on standards I made in the past. I call it my "stand-up garden" as I walk around caring for them. Already have  green string beans in the freezer. Have eaten and given away many zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes. Other tomatoes just beginning to ripen. Ate a few squash with more still growing on the vines.Everything seems to be doing good this year. Even the grapes from vines my son Walter bought for me are doing good. One is overloaded with purple grapes which are slowly ripening. Last year I threw away some grapes because the package said green grapes , so when saw what looked like black grapes, I thought they were rotting. Later discovered that green grape vine had been marked wrong and was actually a purple grape vine.  Those purple grapes are delicious.

Two more of my family are expecting babies soon. One granddaughter is expecting twins- a boy and a girl. Another grandson`s wife is expecting a boy. First children for both of them. My family just keeps enlarging.

My little Pug is now 4 years old. Still has his front leg disabilities, but to watch him run, it never has slowed him down. I remember that little puppy who slid across the floor with callouses constantly on his middle joints of both front legs because his legs couldn`t  open. With lots of therapy I eventually got his legs open far enough for him to walk on all 4 paws, but his legs will never open  more than about  half way, but no  more callouses and his chin is not almost touching the floor anymore  as he walks. He is such a happy dog and loves everyone. Children and adults alike love playing with "Roo". My friend, the Breeder of small dogs names him "Roo"  because he constantly sits up on his hind end like a kangaroo. He is the best companion anyone could have. After loosing my beloved Border Collie after over 14 years I wasn`t  sure I ever wanted to get another dog, but when this little baby Pug kept following me all over my friends home,  I couldn`t  say no when she asked me if I wanted to take him home with me. I am so glad I said yes.

Guess that is most of the news to write about this time. Y love my family very much.


Saturday, September 06, 2014

 

September 6, 2014 Starting another new year of life- 83 years young and mu Pug "Roo"

September 6th, 2014
Here I am, just 2 days after my Birthday with not much new to write about. Had a very nice Birthday  Thursday the 4th. Being 83 is no different than being 82, just another day. Youngest daughter brought all the fixings and made a nice chicken dinner for me. My granddaughter and the nice fellow my daughter is with also ate dinner with my daughter and I at my table.  What a nice time.  Others also showed up or phoned. Hadn`t  seen my sister Ginny since my shoulder op almost four months ago, and was surprised when her and her daughter (who lives in another state) showed up to visit on my birthday. Have three sisters, one lives miles from me, and one we seldom hear from unless I phone her, but this other sister I was seeing quite often when could drive. Have  been doing only short drives so far, but won`t be long before I can do more.  Have all the shoulder and arm movements back, now working on getting the strength back, which has to be done slowly, little at a time- not to injure  where it was operated on.

   My little Pug dog "Roo" is now laying beside my comp chair yelping at me  using the yelp that says " my water dish is empty".  Here I am back again, water dish filled. Roo got his name because he often sits on his fanny with his front legs extended in front of him like a kangaroo sits. So, my friend, the dog breeder named him Roo.  He also has a special whine that means he wants more food. He has his own way of letting me know  what he wants.  He makes sure I get up every morning by coming over and putting his front feet upon the edge of my bed and gives a couple of whines which mean get up and feed me. If I lay still and don`t open my eyes, he will go back and lay down on his pillow bed for a while. Then back he comes to my bed to try again. This goes on until I get up. Everybody loves him and he loves everyone. He turned  3 years old in May and sure has brought me much happiness. He was just a few months old when I brought him home with me and have always been glad I did.  He lets me know when he wants to play by bringing his toys and dropping them beside  me. He still doesn`t  give  the toys to me when he fetches them, just brings them close to me and if I reach for them he will suddenly try to beat me getting them. But if I ignore him, then he brings them , he will then drops them under my chair, walk away and lays down just watching me and waiting for me to get them and toss them across the floor again  for him to run after. Before I got him, it had been over two years since I lost  by beloved Border Collie and my empty house  was much to quiet and lonely since I lost Walt back in 2002.   I would often turn on  the TV  just  to hear some noise in this quiet house. Not so empty and lonesome with Roo keeping me busy.  My sister told me she thought  my getting Roo was the best thing I could have done as I look much happier after I got him. He is so darn cute and lovable. He does have this one bad habit- if a piece of paper towel or  newspaper happens to fall on the floor, he often will chew it into pieces for me to clean up. This mostly happens if I am away for hours and he is alone, like he is telling  me I was gone too long.  Very seldom happens because I usually make sure I have taken care of things before leaving. The other day I was gone longer than usual, first went for therapy, then after coming home, I decided to go grocery shopping then instead of waiting for the next day. So was gone in both the morning and again that afternoon.  Found some pieces of newspaper to pick up when got home. He has never chewed on anything else, but his chew toys since he was born. 

  Guess I should go start the washer and gets something done. Have only cared for Roo, made out the bills  and  done dishes so far this morning. Expecting a thunder storm this afternoon. Saw on the news that there might be a bad storm in Canada, hoping not and hoping no damage from the storm. Much of our  weather is formed  by what  is happening   north of us in Canada.  Well. this isn`t   getting any work done, of course would rather sit here than work, but it won`t get  done unless I do it.  So, signing off till another day.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

 

August 28, 2014-still in therapy for right shoulder op.

August 28, 2914-still in therapy for right shoulder op.

Here it is another year gone by. So much has happened this past year.  Finally got someone to believe me when I keep saying I did more damage in the last fall than just pulled muscles. Took almost two years to get someone to take the MRI as all those wasted ex-rays don`t show  torn rotor cuffs and other damage.  Had the right shoulder operated on May 14, 2014.  Once shoulder was healed, therapy was started on June 4th. After almost three months  of therapy and a 5 pound lift limit, on August 19th the Dr finally allowed me to start strengthening  therapy sessions- so another 6-8 weeks therapy was ordered. So far all is going well. Have all the movements of the shoulder and arm back. Now to get back the strength so can start doing more. Long rime waiting, getting very anxious to be allowed to do more. Once this shoulder is back working ok, then the other shoulder will be operated on for the same damages.  Hope even better luck with the next op.. The Dr wasn`t able to connect a small part of the right shoulder because it was too far gone from damage. I often wonder if it might not have been that damaged if the Dr`s  had listened to me and  the op  had been  done over a year before. Dr  told me the right shoulder looked the most damaged, hoping he is correct and the left one isn`t as bad.  Time will tell.

 Tomatoes just starting to ripen in my garden earth boxes.  Was real late starting my garden this year. Did manage to start a few tomato and green pepper plants inside, just not as early as other years. One of my daughters and her wonderful hubby helped me getting the boxes filled and planted .
 Thankful to them, plus thankful to my oldest daughter for all her transportation taking me to therapy three times every week. Yesterday I went out and started cutting down some flowers that were overtaking my flower beds. My S-I-L came over and dug out the heavy roots for me. Still having trouble standing by watching others helping with the work I had always done myself over the years.

 Also hoping it won`t  be long before I can get back square dancing again.  I had completed the learning sessions and graduated up to being a full member of the " Merry Mohican`s Square Dance group". Was in my second year of belonging when  the bad fall put everything to a stop. Wonderful group and lots of fun, plus was also enjoying our short trips to join other groups  square dancing in their areas. Was also invited to some groups further away, maybe one day I will end up going since have met many of them who have driven the long rides to our dances.

After the falls, was also in therapy for about 2 months for the sciatic nerve pain which was making it almost impossible to walk. Therapy handled that pain and walking became better again.

Was wanting to get back working in my woodshop. Well, last week I did manage to finish making the double gates to enclose my back porch. Neighbors cats were after the birds that came to my feeders there.  I decided I could stay within the 5 pound limit by carrying one or two small boards at a time, laying them down on the back porch and connecting them there. Must say, I am satisfied with how they turned out. Now, if I could only get another neighbor to keep his dogs home instead of doing their business in my yard for me to clean up. We do have a Law that all dogs must be tied up, I just don`t want neighbor problems that turning them in would cause. Yesterday I heard another neighbor is complaining about the same problem.

  Can`t believe I have another birthday coming up in just one more week. Don`t know how one is supposed to feel at 83, only know I don`t feel any different than I did years ago.  Feeling tired more now since the op. , but am sure it is from all this therapy workout and my body getting more used to doing less with the op  5 pound limit for so long. I do feel I will get my strength back and again be doing more again. Hoping the next op doesn`t  weaken my system and change that. Not sure when it will be done, only know my next Dr  apt is in November. Operating in winter would make getting to therapy very hard since I won`t be able to drive and hate asking anyone to drive me in bad winter weather.  When things get hard, I remind me that my mother had three ops in her 80`s, one for an eye replacement, one to repair a broken hip with  bad results and the third was a hip replacement. She lacked three days of being 91,  which gives me courage to keep fighting to accomplish the things I want to do. Only thing I wish is I had my older sister`s courage to just get in the car and travel alone, so much  and places I would love to go. Would be wonderful to be traveling meeting those wonderful friends I have met on the net.

 Well, I will sign off with wishes for  good health and much happiness to all my internet friends. Hoping I find it easier getting here into my Blog next time. Love and Hugs being sent.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

 
September 12, 2013
Another year older and still keeping busy. Caught skunk # 5 this morning. Praying this is the last one living under my wood shop.

  Had a nice Birthday. Have one great granddaughter who was born on my Birthday. I call her my Birthday baby. When my daughter ( her grandmother) asked her how old she was going to be, she answered 5. Then she asked her how old is great grandma  going to be and she answered 16.  So, some of the grandchildren wished me a Happy 16th Birthday. Later  a niece told me I was only 35, told her no I was turning the numbers backward and going to be 28.   Think I may be the oldest member of our Merry Mohican square dance group, but there are a couple in their 90`s in some other groups. At first wasn`t sure I would be able to learn all those fancy steps, surprised myself. Just started the second year this month and still having loads of fun. Nothing like the square dancing done over the years, so many fancy steps to learn. Now I am helping new dancers. The second year we are called Angels and we dance with the new members helping them learn. Hoping all the new members enjoy it as much as I do so they will continue coming all year.

  My little Pug "Roo" has already headed for the bedroom to sleep on his bed by the side of my bed.  All I have to do is open the bedroom door and say- You want to go to bed, and off he runs and doesn`t move again till I get up in the morning, unless he hears something outside. Still seems funny not owning a large dog after so many years of big dogs, but he sure has captured my heart. Yesterday he sneaked out when a son went into the house. One of my great grandson`s told me - Gram, Roo is loose. Lucky he came running out back where we were. Not too long ago he was still scared to run down the steps, now he goes down too fast.  He loves bei ng outside, but once the snow starts he will become just an inside dog again. His front legs disability doesn`t allow him to open them all the way, so he isn`t tall enough to walk even in low snow.

 Worried last week when we had two nights down in the low 30`s with some frost, but so far the garden is still doing ok.  Hoping no more frost until the tomatoes have time to all ripen and the rest of the green peppers grow larger.  Ate a lot of string beans, froze a lot also.  Have so far, green string beans, zucchini,  and peppers in the freezer for winter. Hoping to add tomatoes.  Lettuce and cucumbers finished for this year.

  Won`t be long before it will be time to rehang the plastic around my side  porch. Helps a lot , blocking the cold when ever the door gets opened. Last year found an easier way for hanging the plastic without leaving staples to pull back out. Now I just hand them using hooks and eyes. Easier to take back down, plus easier to put up. Wish I had thought of doing it this way years ago. Also means no shoveling snow from the porch with it closed in, only the step spot is left open.

   Facebook is still driving me crazy. Last winter when I started using a different computer it  messed everything up. When I signed into my same place I used on the old comp, it didn`t continue where I was on the old comp. It was a while before I  realized it had started a new account using the same information I signed up with on the old comp.   When I try to close out the second account, it closes out both accounts. So I tried leaving both accounts deactivated and start a new account  , I couldn`t . It kept telling me I already had an account and just reopened both accounts again.  Even the games I was playing on the old comp became new games on the newer comp. It says you can close out one account, but so far there info hasn`t worked for me.

 Well , enough rambling off for tonight. Almost 11:30 now, so guess should head for bed soon.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

 

Soon to be 82, what is happening now?

The past few months have kept me busy. Not the normal gardening, house repairs and other things normal for this time of year. First I was getting run over with carpenter ants coming in through the bathroom fan. After a couple months finally conquered them. Nest came the skunks. So far 4 have been removed, they seems to have loved living under my wood shop. Now trying hard to get the fifth one to come out from under there.  Seems like the chipmunks , squirrels , wildcat and neighbors cats also love the bread with peanut butter I was using  to draw out the skunks. I had a very scared cat the time I opened the cage to let it out. Then there was the black squirrel, never saw anything so scared as it was when I opened the cage door to release it. It took off up the near tree, then up onto the shop/garage roof and out of sight.  I hadn`t seen it again for almost two months. But, this past week it showed up again. Couple days ago I tried another way to  make it harder for them to sneak out the bread. I used an old plastic onion bag and wrapped the bread and PButter in it and wired it to the inside of the cage. Took the other animals three days to finally pull  the bag outside  through the small holes of the cage. But, still have that skunk under my shop. Then I placed the cage onto a board so other animals cannot dig  out the dirt under the cage to get the food.  Wish me luck, I still small a skunk early in the mornings. Worrying my dog might lay where it can pick up the odor on  his fur. If I ever get the last one (hoping the last one) out, then must figure out a way to better close it up so they can`t dig back under next year. Seem to come back every year. Will not know if just the one skunk left under there till after it is gone and when I shovel in the hole it stays closed.

 While fighting skunks, I found I was being over run with wasps. According to TV reports bees are getting scarce. Wish that was true on my property. Was watching bees going in and out different places in the eaves of my kitchen addition end of the house. Couldn`t find where the actual nest was. That got solved when a son pulled off all those small boards used to fill in each space between all the ends of the roof rafters on the added kitchen roof. Between each rafter was 4 or 5, sometimes more,  nests- all loaded. Must have easily been over a thousand bees living there. Well, that area is cleared out and all the boards have been replaced and properly sealed up to prevent them making new nests.  Next was to check out where they were going in and out on the other corner of the house. Expected only one  nest there, but wrong again. A little spraying had bees flying out of lots of places along the length of the long front eaves on the rest of the house. No small boards to pull off there- has long boards closing up the length of the house.  Seems like there is never a dull moment when you own  your own home.

 Is this what is called early  Birthday gifts? 

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