Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Had to put out the wet clothes on the line while it was still snowing because I had errands to do in the morning. Clothes do dry in freezing weather. The water freezes into ice and then sublimates into a gas. As I have said previously, I started pulling the clothes sleeves out straight and letting them freeze that way. Then it's easy to tell when things are dry because the sleeves will fall earthward and flap in the wind. Some people might wonder why I'm opting to use the clothes line in freezing weather. I think a better question would be why I'm still wearing short-sleeved shirts.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
12:13 a.m. - Physical altercation involving an intoxicated female throwing pumpkins at her fiance' after he attempted to stop her from driving. (Nice seasonal touch to the fight.)
5:14 a.m. - Suspicious activity of a male wearing a black snowmobile jacket and a dew rag. (Not a common spelling for do-rag but then we see more stocking caps here.)
9:58 a.m. - Suspicious activity of a large hole with clothing laying around it. Determined to be a bear den. (Who do you think was wearing the clothes? The bear or it's lunch?)
12:32 p.m. - Extra patrol requested for suspect in white or silver pickup stealing newly piled wood from the side of the road. (That's akin to rustling cattle!)
7:23 p.m. - Screaming and yelling reported at residence. Determined citizen had his music playing loudly and no one else was there. (Turns out Mom was right. Today's music does sound like the singer is angry.)
5:55 p.m. - Harassment via walking past a citizen's house reported. Officer advised citizen it's not harassment when someone walks past a residence.
9:11 a.m. - Suspicious activity of a female walking without pants or shoes. (That the police would check up on.)
6:58 p.m. - Report of an outlet sparking and causing half of a citizen's house to be without power. Fuse removed and citizen advised to contact an electrician. (Sheriff's deputies need to have multiple skills.)
7:09 p.m. - Report of an explosion on Sawdust Road. Determined explosions caused by commercially available tennerite. (Shooting a target isn't enough anymore. Now the targets blow up too.)
9:10 p.m. - Report of a male and female entering a home uninvited and using the bathroom together.
(I'm trying to envisage what I would do if I was sitting in my stuffed chair and saw two people walk by me and go into the bathroom.)
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Friday, November 09, 2018
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Kept busy at library duty tonight. Only had one person come in to drop off books, two people using the computers, and one call from a lady that wanted me to find a book for her. However the rest of the time I pulled books requested by other libraries and removed books from the hold shelf that had expired. The librarian gave me a printed list of around a hundred or so videos to remove from the stacks. Videos aren't called for much any more and these particular titles hadn't been out of the library in over a year - time for them to go. Unfortunately the list wasn't in the order that they are in the stacks so it took a bit longer than really necessary. It was 7 p.m. when I finally finished w/ the regular ones - still have to pull the juvenile videos. However, since I'm filling in tomorrow afternoon should be able to get it done then.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Back in July Nancy and I had bought plaster gnomes but decided to come back to the shop later to paint them. Maybe when the weather wasn't quite so nice. Today it was cold, rainy, eventually turning into snow. So we spent the afternoon painting. The shop provided the smocks, paints, brushes, and some advice when we had questions. They also had various types of coffee/hot chocolate/tea and munchies available while we 'worked'. Was a lot of fun and I think the shop owner found us amusing. As you can see, Nancy and I don't agree much on our choice of colors. Fortunately, we thought they both turned out very cute (and that our own was best.)
Sunday, November 04, 2018
I was on my way home from a walk when I noticed a dark shape near the fence between me and my neighbor Wallace. If I wasn't tired, I would have trekked across the field to see what it was. Instead I got out the camera w/ a zoom lens and took a picture. Could check it out later. Received a call from another neighbor Doug. He was checking out his back forty and could see there was a dark shape near the edge of the woods on my land but it didn't seem to be moving. That reminded me to download my picture. Sure enough, my neighbor Wallace, who had put out a statue of a moose near the creek and an elk on the fence line between our properties, has added a new one - a jumping deer. Haven't ever talked to him about them. Maybe he thinks the woods could use some statuary or maybe he's hoping they will lure in like creatures. Either way, something different to look for on my walks.