Today is my birthday! I’m 59 years old. About 40 years ago this age was unimaginable. But now that I’m at this age, you couldn’t pay me to go back to what I was 40 years ago.
I’m having a laid back day. I slept late this morning (9:30). Then I spent some time sewing. I took myself out for lunch, and while I ate yellow curry chicken over fried rice (yum), I started reading a new book on my Kindle. It’s a very short book, so I’m already nearly half through the book. It’s a good one! I’ll talk about it on Friday.
Charles and Son are fixing our house. You know how a small repair always turns into a huge undertaking. We knew we had a rotted out spot and a problem hole near one of the basement windows through which mice felt invited to enter our warm house. I’ve been politely reminding (aka nagging) to get it fixed. Now I see why Charles was so reluctant to get started. He knew it wouldn’t be a two-hour job.
The siding all along this part of the house was attached in a goofy way at the bottom, so that it left a small space for water and mice to get in. The wood had begun to rot, and there were a few holes to fix. This has required cutting off siding, cutting out the rotted board, buying replacement parts, and who knows what else. Fun times!
Getting this fixed is a good birthday present for me. I completely hated having a mouse freeway that opened directly into our house. Yuucckk! Hopefully that problem will go away now.
Our cat has been consternated by the weird noises going on outside. He thinks he’s Lassie. He came into the computer room where I’m writing, stood up on hind paws and patted me with a front paw. Then started leaving the room, but turned to look at me, to make sure I was following. We just wandered over into the noise area and I had to comfort him. Cute and crazy!!
In case you were wondering... no, our cat is not a mouser at all. He's more afraid of the mice than they are of him!
We will do my official birthday celebration tomorrow night with some family members.