For everyone in the country from Massachusetts to South Carolina and to as far west as Chicago, where were you when the earthquake hit today?
I have never before felt anything like this and like millions of other Americans early this afternoon, I was shocked that it happened and that it registered 5.8. I was at school at the time and had just come off the elevator, which I rarely ever ride. The stairwells were being waxed though, so rather than walk halfway around the school for an open stairwell, I made a quick trip to the 3rd floor using the elevator.
As soon I sat back down at my desk, everything began to move and I suddenly began to get feel nauseous. It only lasted for about 30-40 seconds and then the phoning and checking of the internet began and within moments, we all began to realize how far spread the quake really was.
Luckily, my husband managed to call me before the cell phones became overloaded and quit. He told me he’d managed to stop a mirror from crashing to the floor and he said that George seemed pretty unconcerned (versus how he is during thunderstorms).
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But enough of all that. When I came home, my husband told me that he’d finally figured out a way to really foil the squirrels.
What? This isn’t Big News?!
Please note for the record that this is the 3rd or 4th time that my husband has told me that he’s finally figured out how to foil the little varmints that torment him and George so. One example is the wire you see above. For a couple of weeks, this wire prevented the squirrels from getting at the feeders but it didn’t take too long before they became experts in the art of trapeze.
Please don’t judge me for my hillbilly backyard. It may look quite a fright, but we do get a ton of bird traffic here – especially all sorts of woodpeckers who love the branches my husband has installed on a post. They help to hold up the wire, dontchaknow.
Have you noticed the lobster buoys yet?
Because the buoys are what is now deterring the squirrels.
It works when you hang the feeders from them.
So, let’s see how long this keeps them away. Meanwhile, the cat has joined the action to keep them at bay and she’s even better at it than the dog.
Until next time, my friends . . .