August 26, 2011

Red Tailed Hawk

Today was spent running around getting the last few items secured in the yard and adding to our stockpile of petrol for the generator. This last was a minor adventure as there was no longer any gas to be had in our part of Portsmouth. I went to Newport News and on the way back saw a Hawk on I-164 get thwacked by a car and knocked into the service lane.


I pulled over, checked it out and it was alert but immobile.
Now, red tailed hawks are endangered, so If I touched it in the process of taking it to the bird rehab place I could get sent far away and fined. Also it was a red tailed hawk...it could take my face off. So, I called animal control.

After a bit a Portsmouth Policeman arrived, followed by a State Trooper. We stood around while the bird glared at us.  As animal control pulled up, the bird, sensing the paddy wagon approaching, staggered up and soared away.

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August 23, 2011

GHAAAH!

The ground is not supposed to DO that!



UPDATE 17:33: Did a quick check of the house and boat. Damage in Churchland and West Norfolk is almost nil. There may have been some settling. Given Irene's anticipated festivities this weekend,  I hope the flood gates in the tunnels and sea walls aren't out of alignment now. Cell phone service has been very sketchy. After that distraction, I finished getting my grandmother packed and on her way to Raleigh with my uncle to ride out the storm.

UPDATE 17:52:  Chimneys fell and windows broke north of here.

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August 09, 2011

Crazy Day

Been Distracted.
The mosquitoes are abominable this year.
One of the dozens of bites my mom received over the last few days got infected, so she went into the hospital.
She's out now, the arm looks better and she's on antibiotics.

Oh, and my sister just informed me, I'm gonna have a niece.

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August 03, 2011

Dear God..Why Does This Crap Happen?


Well, there you go.


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