Bad bear, bad bear.
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
When there’s no seed for you
Woke up this morning to find that a bear had come through and trashed my bird feeders. The poles got bent right to the ground, but I was able to get them back into shape. All but one feeder are in good shape, though I was able to get it back in working order. Looks like this was a pretty big bear by the size of the tracks. The one foot print on the deck step is almost 6 inches (the boards are 6 inches wide).
I had plans to go out somewhere today, but decided to stay home and get a few things done. It was a beautiful day with a high temp of 75°F with bright clear skies.
First thing I did was to get my new (free directly from Reo-link) camera setup and mounted.
I then dug into some garbage bags that I really screwed up on this past winter. I had about 8 bags of garbage set outside ready to be taken to the garbage truck this winter (they were sitting out on some snow), but then the the first of our two largest snowstorms hit and I started to shovel the roof, well, I forgot about the garbage bags sitting out just a little ways from the roof eves. So, while I was pushing the snow off the roof it started to bury the bags, DAMMIT. Not much I could do about it now. Then came another snowstorm only about a week later and I had to clear the roof again, and again a lot of snow fell on the already buried garbage bags, DAMMIT. Anyway, now that most the snow has melted with the exception of where it’s really piled up (where the bags are), enough of the snow has melted for me to get to some of the bags, the rest will have to wait for a few more days, or a week.
The dogs and I sat out on the front deck for a while and watched the birds. Birds, they have arrived. 🙂 For the longest time I thought all I would have around here were chickadees and some nuthatches. Well a bunch came today. Now I have Gold Finches, Purple Finches, a couple different sparrows, and Female Evening Grosbeaks.
I did little bits of other stuff around, but mostly enjoyed sitting out with the dogs on the deck watching and taking photos of the birds.
I think I got a little sunburned.
Evening Grosbeak – Female
Purple Finch – Female
American Gold Finch – Male
Finally got the double window framed in today. The demo on this window was a bitch, layers and layers of crap wood with a bazillion nails. Then after that I found that the window frame wasn’t square. So, just about every piece of wood I put up had to be custom cut, inside the frame and out.
Also, dinner time for the Deer with a little fist to cuffs.
I’ve been quite busy at work lately. I’ve been installing and setting up a new Accounting server and getting all their software configured. Tomorrow we go live on the new server. As I type this, I’m backing up all the databases and moving the backups to the new server, then restore them. At that point, I’m mostly done. Tomorrow morning the guys in the office get to go around and make sure all the software is getting installed on the workstations correctly.
I’m looking forward to the warmer weather that’s on the way starting tomorrow. Melt some of this neck deep snow I have around here.
This evening the beasties were quite hungry…
I have another cam up and running facing off to the side/back of the house. It’s always quite busy out there.
It seems like anytime I look out a window, any window, deer are walking about.