Today brought another episode in my recent spate of car troubles: The serpentine belt shredded itself and then popped off while I was up in Cleveland.Continue reading post "#2935"
I’m glad the temperatures have warmed back up and we have spring-like weather again.Continue reading post "#2859"
Some years back, I saw a hyena at the Miami Zoo running alone in circles around its fenced in area.Continue reading post "#2160"
I dog-sat for my parents and brother for a few days.Continue reading post "Post 2004"
Saw two little foxes in the woods right behind my house.Continue reading post "#1804"
Today (yesterday), I spent around three hours getting a bird detached from a tree in the back yard. It was just hanging there from its leg, and it was hard to tell how it was attached. It was pretty high up and not reachable with any pole-like implements we had available from my ladder. My roommate helped for a while, but had to leave for work. I eventually succeeded in getting the bird down using two ropes, one put in place by throwing with a Kong dog toy on the end, the other raised with a garden tool tied to a stick. The ladder wasn’t entirely stable with the long combined pole, and the rope-throwing took many tries. I used the rope to break the branch, causing the bird and branch to fall. The branch was still alive, so the operation took a while even after I got both ropes in place. I set up some yard-waste bags and a towel below the bird to soften its landing.Continue reading post "Bird rescue attempt"