“I’ve buried a lot of my laundry in the back yard.”

The morning is cloudy and damp. It rained a few drops at the wrong time for me, not unexpectedly. That’s just the way it is some days. Anyway, I was watching Henry from inside the back door. He was wandering in the yard almost out of sight so I opened the door wider to see him and saw a deceased baby spawn on one back step. I had never seen a baby spawn before this morning. I felt bad that this one will never grow up to drive me crazy and eat my bird seed. I picked it up in paper towels and tossed it out of the yard. I can’t think Henry is to blame though he is the only one. Usually Henry is a quick outside and back inside. I know because I have to open the door. I couldn’t leave the spawn in my yard even buried. Henry has quite the smelling ability. Okay, as for the rain, it started to rain just as I found the deceased, and it rained while I sent him to his great reward outside my fence. When I got to the back door, the rain stopped. It’s a weird day already.

I went out to get my papers this morning and met a neighbor from a couple of streets over. She said I was early. She was right. She has been tossing my papers into the yard whenever she finds them by the car. She said she knew I had a bad back. She’s right though I don’t know how she knew. She complimented me on my Red Sox sweatshirt and said she was a fan. We finally introduced ourselves then she returned to her walk. It was nice to meet a neighbor.

I actually have breakfast items. My larder has English muffins and cranberry-orange scones, both unopened. This morning I had my two cups of coffee but wasn’t hungry. Perhaps I’ll make a lunch sandwich with the English muffin and some turkey.

The weather report is for cool temperatures and down to the 50’s tonight. Yesterday we were nearly 30 degrees colder than Boston. Today it will be the same. It is 62˚ right now. I’ll be home all day as I haven’t any need to be out.

I almost brought my laundry downstairs. I gave it a look as I walked by the basket but then I kept walking. The time to do laundry is getting closer. First comes the look then comes the hauling then finally the washing, the drying and the folding.

PS. Sebastien came to turn on my irrigation and open the outdoor shower. In the yard, we found another deceased spawn. That excludes Henry. Sebastien thinks it could be a bird tossing out the babies to take the nest. Jack just rolled off the table. I’m living in a B science fiction movie.

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6 Comments on ““I’ve buried a lot of my laundry in the back yard.””

  1. Christer. Says:

    Very mixed weather here today, one minute warm and sunshine, the next torrential rain and pretty chilly. It was tricky but we managed to take our walks in just the right times 🙂 🙂

    The squirrel could have been dead already if Henry found him. Albin seems to think all small animals are babies and he’s very careful when scaring them to death 🙂 He carries them in his mouth so gentle but the animals are so afraid that they quite often dies of fear. He also thought a mole was a baby animal and tried to carry it around as well. I could hear how angry that mole was and it bit Albin several times 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      Both baby squirrels looked asleep. I was surprised to find the first one on the step then was shocked when the second one was in the yard. I threw both over the fence so Henry wouldn’t find them. I really don’t think Henry got either one.

      Today did get sunny but it was late in coming. It was chilly all day.

      Have a great Sunday!

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    When we walked out of the garage this morning we spotted a large red Cardinal sitting on the neighbor’s mailbox. My wife said that was a sign that someone who had passed away was watching over us. I had never heard of that and I think she made it up. 🙂

    We went to one of my favorite places, Half Price Books, in Los Colinas, which is not too far away. It’s not as large as their main store in Dallas, but I found a book that I wanted to read, “Sully”. It’s the autobiography of Chessley Shullenberger III, the captain of U.S. Air flight 1549 that departed La Guardia airport in January of 2009 and struck a flock of Canadian geese. The birds destroyed both engines on his Airbus A320 aircraft and he glided it into the Hudson River and everyone survived. His piloting skills have been called, “The Miracle on the Hudson”. The movie, “Sully” is based on his book.

    It hasn’t really rained yet, just a few very light sprinkles. However, the sky has been overcast all morning and more thunderstorms are forecast for this afternoon and tonight. The high temperature will only get to 79°.

    Last night I watched the Astros and the Rangers play on TV. The game went into extra innings and in the 11th inning I saw something that I didn’t know existed. When a game goes into the eleventh inning, the player who made the last out of the previous inning takes second base with no at bat. This was designed to shorten extra inning games. It’s even dumber than the designated hitter rule. What’s next, different players for offense and defense? Intentional walks no longer require four pitches. What’s baseball coming too? 🙁

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I love the second hand bookstores. I buy books for me and for my little library. I also bring in books to sell so I seldom end up spending money there. It’s a quid pro quo!

      The rain never returned beyond those couple of minutes. Scattered showers are predicted for tomorrow, and it will be a much warmer day. The sun did come out in the afternoon, but it was a short visit. ONLY!! 79˚.

      I saw that second base rule early in the season. I also thought it was dumb. You can’t guarantee a batter won’t get hit so I understand the designed hitter rule. Pitchers are far too valuable to place them in harm’s way at bat. Josh Beckett, a former Sox pitcher, was the exception. He could actually hit and even hit a couple of home runs.

      • Bob Says:

        Whenever I’ve brought books to sell they give me practically nothing which usually just covers the sales tax. 🙂

        The designated hitter rule was only adopted in the American League because they had fewer big city markets at the time and those clubs weren’t making as much money. They wanted to increase ticket sales by offering more offense since pitchers are notoriously an easy out. However, the Ranger’s announcers were lamenting that the pitching has become so good that there’s not very much offense. The Rangers play in the American League and are terrible.

        The man on second base in extra innings is just as stupid as the shoot out in Hockey and in soccer after a short overtime when there’s a tie game. Somehow a tie score is considered by the fans like, “Kissing your sister”. Everything in sports today has to do with the television schedule and of course, the money. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I forget how much I got paid for the books. I’ve started holding on to them for my little library and I also give some to my sister.

        Look at the number of no hitters already. The pitching is either superb or horrific. Even the Sox pitchers are doing well, and that has been a weakness. They are doing really well right now. Baseball is fun.

        Baseball games can last forever or it feels as if it is forever. The Red Sox are notorious for long games. The baseball powers are trying to shorten the game. Good luck to that. I’ve seen games where it went on so long one team ran out of pitchers. The longest World Series game ever played took 18 innings and the Sox lost 3-2.

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