Friday, 24 March 2023

We made it to Friday!

We drive by this place a lot. It was up for sale, but did not sell. Now they are going to renovate the old buildings. It's a little pricey!

Repairs for only $1.4 billion!

It is an amazing facility. It was creepy driving by when we first travelled this route.

They did work on it, extending it on the upper left, and adding something secret behind those tall gates!

Once, when we drove by, I could see the special forces with the dogs. That got my attention! They were all staring at us! 

OK, some self-deprecating humour. Do you remember chair socks? I spotted them on Kay's blog post, and ordered some. It's been a while. Ours were covered in cat fur. It was time to wash them. It occurred to me to put them in a laundry bag, but I did not. Rookie mistake.

Do you know what happens when you wash them in an LG machine? They get caught in the little groove in the bottom. Six of them were hiding there, soaked, and I had to re-rinse them. I laughed so hard.  😅

Clever me 😉, I decided to keep on cleaning. It was time for the oven. Why not put them on top of the stove to dry?! I shall tell you. One melted on the back burner. Man did it stink. Glad I kept checking on them.

We had some air traffic yesterday, as President Biden is finally visiting. First, a Canadian plane. Then the 'no call sign' plane. As if no one knows whose it is!

On the ground they have been preparing.
NOW, the city figures out
how to block undesirable traffic!

But, back to nature. Fuzzy has been a busy fawn! 
Cinnamon was watching, got bored!

Up the hill, across the gully, can you see them? There are three sleeping, chewing their cud.

A sign of spring. You can see the grass in spots. I looked more closely under the silver maple tree.

You can see the daffodils starting up. It is a beginning!

And the tulips, just under the front deck! We've a microclimate here, facing south.

Indoors my orchid has a sunburn on the lower left leaf. I should have been watching it better. My bad.

I spotted a turkey vulture last weekend. Spring is here! (Old photo, as it was way up high!)

feeding time from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Everyone gets a mouthful.


Tom said...

...our grandson is in special forces training.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Friday! We are all thankful for the special forces. Love the deer!
Take care, have a happy weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Will be interesting to see how that ex-defence land gets developed... I don't doubt you will keep us updated! YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

You’re brave to take pictures there despite the warning signs.
Maybe that’s why the guys were looking at you.

Barbara Rogers said...

Interesting about the base being improved. Sweet little leaves coming up with promises of flowers to come!

Divers and Sundry said...

I've never heard of chair socks. Good idea, though.

Those sweet little signs of spring are a joy to see.

RedPat said...

All of those dogs will be in Ottawa today.

Elephant's Child said...

I hadn't heard of chair socks (I must have missed your earlier post). EVERYTHING in our house is covered in cat fur.

William Kendall said...

The deer herd is a welcome sight.

As I'm living downtown, the police presence yesterday and today is obvious. While I'm writing this, i can hear the helicopters circulating.

Red said...

You cover a lot of territory in this post. The best part is signs of spring.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is ONE huge renovation.

Did you get to see Biden on TV yesterday? I thought of you when he was speaking. Seems he made quite an impression on the people in attendance.

Never heard of chair socks, but it makes a lot of sense. All my chair legs have FUR SOCKS.

Nice to see spring is starting to spring in your world.

Linda said...

Chucked at your chair socks stories.

Lowcarb team member said...

Always nice to see signs of spring.

All the best Jan