Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday 2/25/2011

Friday

Direct Deposit. It worked - I guess I should say of course it did - but I still have some trepidation about it. Meanwhile, the bank still charged me the $6 monthly service fee. I just sent them a message: please remove that fee or I will discontinue direct deposit (which eliminates the service fee, according to them) and I will close the account, thank you.

It WILL be removed, too, or I WILL close the account. 

Whatever. I found one of my Koi had flipped out of the pond yesterday and onto the dirt. Dead, of course. He was the biggest one, 18 inches long, which made it really kind of sucky. My answer to this: build up dirt around the sides of the pond so that it angles down towards it. If another one jumps out, at least he'll have some kind of chance to flop back in. 

Hummingbird nest. Mark - guy in the trailer - was wondering why one of the hummingbirds continued to buzz around the front of the trailer. He found it yesterday: a miniature nest. Very intricate looking thing, too, I am going to have to snap a shot of it. This is on one of the Sissoo trees. 

What I found amazing about it is this tree is all of 5 or 6 feet tall. The nest is only 5 feet off the ground. I don't quite get why a bird would build a nest that low to the ground. Worse, it's on a dead branch, I hope it holds. There were no eggs in the next and no, we didn't and aren't going to touch it. Just looked in it. I want to see what a hummingbird egg looks like, it must be VERY small, lol. 

The end of the week. Good thing. Got off work late yesterday, did not go to the gym and probably won't today, either, I'll save it for Saturday morning or afternoon and get my 3 in for the week.

Wisconsin. I was amazed that the Democrats actually had the gall to call the Republicans cowards after they did a very hasty vote on the anti-union bill. WHO are the cowards here? Isn't it the representatives that fled the state to avoid a vote on the bill the cowards here? Lol. Now, the other side of the coin - in the Senate - THOSE Democratic senators have fled the state. Yes, THEY are the cowards. They aren't going to change anything by leaving the state, only prolong it and possibly cost the state even more money.

It's like a circus atmosphere, this whole situation going on all over the U.S. in states and federal governments with "showdowns" occuring and people going off the deep end. So your union protections are going to disappear, WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD, thank you.

Well, this morning's pre-work rituals have already disappeared. I feel slighted, lol. I was just getting into all the news going on, too. I find it at least somewhat stimulating to read the news online in the morning.

Anyway, it's done, workday is here, plenty to do, later.

ben

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