Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Question

In the wee hours this morning, Harry attempted to convince me that he needed to be fed.  They tend to eat early but not that early.  And there is dry food available at night so he was really not starving.  Generally, if I can snag him and hold on long enough, he will relax and snuggle with me for an hour until it really is time to feed him.

I managed to capture him before he got the others stirred up.  He was purring as I drifted back to sleep.  Good, right?  Perhaps.

I was dreaming that I was sleeping.  And Harry wanted to eat.  And that I got him to curl back up with me for a bit.  We were in my bed, in my house.  Only the covers were all wrong which is how I knew I was dreaming.

So here’s my question.  If you dream you are sleeping comfortably while you are sleeping comfortably do you get double the sleep as you would if you were merely sleeping?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tree Study

No, I can't decide which I like best.  That's why I kept playing with it.  Thoughts?


Modified Sepia

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Beau!

Can you believe it?  Beau is four!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Weekend, All!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Every now and then I stumble across something that doesn't completely suck.  Thank you, avast! for having the class that microsoft does not.  Go here to see what I'm rambling about.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


I made a new friend.  His name is Harding.  He's a very handsome corn snake who seemed quite content to spend some time twining around my hand.

Yes, it really is my hand he's wrapped around!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Never Underestimate...

Howie is home! He needed an alternator. Gulp. It'll be okay. I will come up with a plan B for paying my property taxes. When the garage called to say he was ready they also gave me some bad news. The radio was no longer functional. Something about needing to enter a reset code and not being able to because the previous owner destroyed one of the buttons. Hrm. Okay. They are forgetting that this is Howie. He likes the radio on long trips. Soon as I hopped in I switched on the radio. Works just fine, as expected. Yay Howie!

Sunday, April 6, 2014


This morning I noticed a mini bumble attacking a big bumble. Look closely and you will see him sitting on the other's head. What is that all about? There are plenty of flowers for them to share.

Friday, April 4, 2014


Howie is dead. Again. The nice tow truck man got him started and sent us off to have the battery tested. The good news - the battery is fine. The bad news - the alternator failed the test. Fingers crossed for him please that it's only the wire connecting the two.  We're already passed the point where we can't take any more of this.

Hope your weekend started out better than mine.