I’ve been hearing a robin singing in the morning somewhere nearby when I’m out for my first walk of the day.  I’m so pumped up and all I have to say is “OH HELL YEH!!!

Here’s why I’m all pumped up for those who are curious about my reaction to a bird.  A robin is a migratory bird for those of us living in the US midwest.  They leave every Fall to winter down south and then return for the Spring. Folklore (or an old wive’s tale) is you know Spring is close when you see your first of the year.  The folklore is right for this year hopefully.

Oh yeh, I took that pic in March of last year.  I’ve heard the Robin singing, I just haven’t seen it yet.

Random Thoughts for Wednesday


Big Boy has taken to laying on the bed in my home office.  He apparently hates being alone now.  That and he has to fight with Miss Lily for the fleece throw blanket on the couch upstairs.  She’s still a bit faster than he is and she who “Gets there firstest with the mostest” gets the soft blanket.  He settles for keeping me company only because he has to.

My cuckoo clock needs a good cleaning, some oiling and a little work to get it sorted and back to working properly.  I have to track down that guy who worked on it quite a while ago.  The gummys are a little put out that I either have it shut off or it’s not going off when it’s supposed to.

The last day of February!  Good riddance and good bye!  I am so ready to see this white stuff gone.  We’ve had a lot of melting the past few days but we could stand to see some more.  The long range weather forecast looks good tho.

Rain.  I so want to see you and smell you once again.  I want to hear thunder as I lay in bed.

So the plumber came and left after installing a new water heater.  My wallet let out a rather significant “Ouch!” after paying for that.  I sure wanted one of those tankless water heaters but I found they don’t work very well here on “The Frozen Tundra“.  Oh well.  There’s a new grey tank in the utility room that will need to be replaced in about 12 years.

Back to work once again.  Feel free to comment if you want.