First, he says he wants to have breakfast in the motorhome:-0 I veto.
Next, he slips outdoors and removes a battery from our front loader:-(
Then he wants to go get the new battery. Okay, he can ride in the air conditioning. We go, but I need to stop at the store on the way home........He wants to go shopping! :-( Nope babe, you need to sit in the car with the air conditioning. (really helps the gas mileage and the ozone layer)
Now, what is a person to do? Be thankful! That's what. And I am. I was thankful when I heard him on our exercise bike. I was thankful as he put the groceries away. I was thankful as he emptied the dishwasher. All of his activities are increasing his strength and easing my work load.
I AM thankful that we moved back into the house. John has more energy to move about, not just to sit and read in the heat.
Today is the Indianapolis 500. People are crazy on the roads here in May! Many get the "spirit" of the 500 and speed from light to light. The cars are gunned so they will go vroom, vroom!
We had planned to find a place in southern Indiana to stay for a few days. We wanted to go far enough away that we could watch the race on our television, but with this heat, we would be stuck inside the rest of the the time. Thank you very much, but no thank you!
We are being plagued with raccoons! We have at least one family in our big barn. When I walk in there, it a cacophony of chatter up in the rafters.
Then there is the smaller barn that is closer to the house. I also hear a raccoon in there when I take Oliver and Olivia for their morning walk. They make such a mess!
Last winter, when John was not feeling up to par, he sat the live animal trap in the drive and I, not knowing drove over it. Now, we have no trap and to be honest, I do not want to have to deal with traps and with dealing with disposal of the animal. But I don't want the raccoons around either. Maybe I can find a trapper?
Raccoons are nocturnal, typically sleeping during the day and becoming active at night. This prevents many people from witnessing raccoons’ disruptive behaviors. These animals can knock over garbage cans, tear up your lawn, nest in your chimney, attics, or under your deck, and also ruin gardens. Raccoons can become a huge nuisance very quickly. Also the feces may carry parasites that can be transferred to humans and pets, sanitation is a must!
Moving right along, guess where John is as I write this? He is outside installing the new battery! What is a caretaker to do!!!! At least it is cooler right now. It is seventy-eight degrees heading to ninety-five. Humidity is seventy-two! Calgon, TAKE ME AWAY!
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