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This is my breakfast for most days that I get up early to help feed the chickens. Looks just yummy, dudn't it. *grin* Actually, I do not eat them plain like you see them here. I added a puddle of ketchup, just enough to flavor my hamburger fork-piece and a small fork-load of sausage. Recently though, as in last week, I got tired of the above 'breakfast' and Rain has been making me scrambled eggs and bacon when she make her breakfast around 10 a.m. Yep, she's a keeper! ;-)
Our day in court has came and went. We showed-up on schedule. Unfortunately so did an attorney representing Capital One. When Rain was called up to the judge's podium, so did the C.O. 'turney. Judge asked if we were responsible for the amount charged on the card, Rain said, "Yes, but I have no money to pay because I only get a small amount for being a spouse of the one getting Social Security Disability" (paraphrased). Attorney 4 C.O.: "Can you give or send us a copy of the SSD paperwork and we'll go from there". We got a copy and mailed it to her that day (walked out of court around 2:15 p.m. [our court time was 2:00 p.m.]). Haven't heard anything since. YAY! That's Rain's card, but I have my own which we can't afford the payments of. We've talked to two different attorneys on the phone and explained the reason we haven't and won't be able to pay anytime soon. That was a couple of weeks ago and we haven't gotten any calls since. I guess answering the phone and talking to them is better that trying to ignore them. *snicker* YMMV (your mileage may vary).
Got my spot of skin cancer surgically removed at/by the doctor yesterday. We well I guess. The area around the sore was numbed and then an eyeball shaped swath of skin was removed with the sore and then sewn back together with 14 stitches (4 centimeter long). Most of the blood caused by the surgery was re-absorbed overnight and today it looks much better.
Still need to mow, since Rain wants the front yard especially to be more groomed (as opposed to letting everything grow like we originally planned). You can just barely see the mailbox from the porch - the grass has gotten shoulder height on me (I'm 5'8 1/4" inches tall). Our Daffodils have bloomed, but the we can't see them unless we get really close. Same with the Iris's.
Our 99.8 year old grandmother died last week, after she thought she couldn't have her cats visit. Guess that was the last thing she lived for and died the next day or two because she refused to eat. We're sure her husband was there to greet her to the other side. Factoid: Grandpa died in August of 81: was born in May). Grandma died in May (of this year): was born in August. Interesting, huh? *smile* Anyway, there's going to be a small and short funeral service on Saturday morning about 10 a.m. (a 1.5-2.0 hour drive each way from here) which we're planning to attend. Unfortunately, yesterday the gas was $3.79.9 per gallon. Luckily we can afford it this time... barely. On the way home we're going to stop by two of our friend's houses for a short-ish visit. Should be fun!
We don't want our chickens to get into the garden after one is planted. We are slowly but surely getting all of their wings clipped (just the flying feathers). We got a couple more done just a few minutes ago, but there are still about 5 hens out of their fenced area that we'll get clipped tonight once their in the coop for bed and on the roosts. Much easier to catch them then, then chasing them around the yard trying to catch a chicken who doesn't want to be caught. Plus the porch is much cleaner today than it had been up to two days ago. Just got through sweeping the few plops of chicken schitt that the escapes have left. Eventually we'll have a poop free porch. *grin*
The pool switch wouldn't turn the pump on a couple of days ago, so we bought a really inexpensive 1-pole light switch and installed it. The water can now be filtered, recirculated, and cleaned of surface debris. When I opened the switch-box, ants had taken over the inside. We're thinking they somehow messed-up the switch. I sprayed bug killer on them, let everything dry, then installed the new switch, which works great. The pool is going to need water soon, because it's been sunnier than usual the last several days and some has evaporated. On payday we need another inexpensive hose, because our current 2nd length of hose is getting old and bubbles are forming (already spliced-out a couple of lengths that got bubbles before). That means a bubble could burst anytime now, and we want to avoid that. Anyway, we don't have enough hose to reach the pool to top it off right now. Hence the need for hose! :-)