Re: November 2012
posted at 11/5/2012 8:33 AM EST
First, I want to ask you, Pingo, to call your turkeys back to your neck of the woods! Out talking with the roofer this morning, and 4 big ugly ones came strutting across the road, headed for my driveway (you could see they were following precise directions!) but seeing the trucks there, veered a little down between the next two houses. I knew they were yours, because I heard them gobbling and caught "the Turkey Man", once or twice. Evidently they were some (of the many) that escaped Ache during his "Get Rid of Pingo's Turkeys" campaign.
The Christmas Fair yesterday was wonderful. Liked going on a Sunday better than our usual Saturday plan. Because we were there half an hour within opening, plenty of room to move around, stop, browse. Not the usual crush of people like on a Sat morning. I bought a couple of new flags for out front, and some dip herb mixtures for the baskets. Not many pocketbook booths, and only one that caught my eye, and that was a cloth one for $88 - even Vera doesn't charge that price! We munched our gingerbread men/lady, the guys bought some catnip pillows for their cats, and then we drove around Beacon Hill a little before heading to Maggiano's for lunch.
The guys were raking and on the side lawn I heard G.T. say, "Look at that hole" - Caught my breath because I thought he was talking about the house. In one of our healthy large trees that sits in front, in a knot where a branch had been cut off, something had hollowed it out but hadn't gotten beyond it into either up or down the actual trunk, thank Heavens. For now, G.T. forced a couple of rocks in to block the hole, but we will be cementing it in. Lucky we found it when we did - something, raccoon, squirrel was making a nice winter home.
Meant to mention the gingerbread houses at the Fair. Great variety this year. The one we liked best was of a log cabin, complete with a wood pile against the house, and trees, and two guys out front - a sign on the cabin "The Men of Maine", and "WBZ" over the door. The guys knew who they were.
Front roof is being done today, so tarps are hanging down over the windows. I plan on escaping around 10:00 to wherever, altho so far, the noise isn't as bad as I had expected.
Have a good day.