October 2, 2011 – bummer

02 Oct

Rain, rain, go away.  Come again another day.  Sure have had our share of it.  Two of my grand-daughters are camping this weekend.  Mallory is camping in Algonquin Park with an outdoor exploring group and Bailei is camping up on the Bruce Penninsula with the cadets.  Hope they are staying dry and comfortable.  It is pretty cold this weekend. 

Strange thing about working 12 hour shifts, you seem so isolated from your friends and what is going on in their world and in the world in general.  You are up early, and don’t get home until late.  Just enough time to relax and unwind a bit before heading to bed and then getting up and doing it all over again.  Oh well, such is life.

It is now Monday morning.  I have today and Tuesday off.  I got up early this morning.  5 AM.  Just woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep.  Figured that it would be a good time to get up and read.  I am REALLY enjoying my novel, THE CAINE MUTINY.  I highly recommend this book.  Looks like it rained most of the night.  Conditions are pretty wet out there for working outside, yard-work, etc.  So I will probably stick to the garage today.  Bummer.  At some point, either today or tomorrow, I am going into London and look at cameras at Henri’s.  Will do some pricing. 

The forecast for Tuesday is “mostly sunny”.  So it sounds like it will be a good day to be out and about, like biking, hiking or backroads touring.  Late afternoon, I might head out and look for Short-eared Owls.

Noticed on the Hawk Cliff “update” for Sunday (Oct 2nd) that it was a pretty good day for hawk-watching:  They had (and these are approximate numbers):

  • Turkey Vulture – 900
  • Northern Harrier – 70
  • American Kestrel – 400
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk – 600
  • plus a smattering of others including two Red-shouldered Hawks



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