Monday, July 28, 2014
Just past one.
Nice night out. 78 degrees outside but not humid. The night insects are making such a racket you can hardly hear the creek. Sounds like Cicadas, but they came out last summer and only appear every seven years or so here, so I don't know what they are.
Nice in the house. The air conditioner is keeping it cool and dry. I may not do an entry for a couple of days, so I wanted to get on here and let people know I am just relaxing a bit if that happens. Sometimes I think I won't be writing for a while and then the next day I feel differently and do. I suppose we're all like that. At any rate, if I don't, I'm not dead.
I watched an interesting show on Discovery Animal Planet Channel tonight. It was called Ice Lake Rebels. It's about a huge lake in Alaska, and the people who live on it in houseboats. I like houseboats, and ever since I spent a week on one with my brothers I have had it in the back of my mind that I'd like to do that full time.
But these people live in very harsh arctic conditions part of the year. I don't think I'm really looking for something so extreme. Even so, it was interesting and I plan to keep watching. To say that some of these folks were eccentric would be an understatement, but isn't that always the Discovery Channel Modus Operandi?
For all I know, everybody else on the boats were retired bankers and school teachers, but I kind of doubt it. The way the boats were set up to be completely self sustaining was fascinating. It's on Sunday nights at 2200 (10 p.m.) if you get the Animal Planet Channel.
Spike and Jet ,the two young ferrets, went to Ragnar's nest under the china cabinet today. I hadn't touched it, I was just going to leave it for awhile. They took the nest apart, then they each took some of his rubber toys that were under there. I guess they waited long enough to be sure he was not coming back, then divided his estate. Even with his grave goods taken out, he had collected quite a stash of things ferrets like. I'm sure he's pleased that his heirs received his possessions. All that was left was some food, and a giant pink rubber fish. God knows where he got that, I don't remember ever seeing it before.