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Ramblings - Early start this morning, rain, pond, coffee and beyondPosted Monday, March 16, 2009, at 8:41 AM
I almost got to sleep late this morning, but the miracles of cellular technology saved me from that terrible fate. 5;45 came dark and early as the president of our company called to get directions to a place outside of Atlanta. The directions I gave him last night at 9:15 did not match up in the dark wet morning, so who do you call? No surprise here, it just got my morning going a few minutes early and with no warm up. Bang, your awake.
Soooo, I got to watch the light creep into this overcast day from the the sliding glass door overlooking the patio and pond. I could not resist taking a deep breath outside as my coffee was brewing. I have cut way back on coffee, but it still smells so great.
Anyway, during my outside sojourn, I noticed the stream is not flowing as strong as it should. I could not bring myself to go splashing around in the water this early, besides, it is more effective when Deb turns the pump off at the same time so I can blow the gunk out by using the reverse flow of water.
While it might be a dismal day outside, it is still refreshing to step out and hear the subdued silence of a wet landscape. Make any sense? It is almost as quiet as the morning after a heavy snow but a heavy snow keeps the cars and trucks from moving as well. I love it when I can go somewhere that I hear nature ONLY. No building, no cars, trucks or jets high in the sky.
I gave the 35th mouse an all expense paid trip to the edge of our lawn this morning (about 75 yards). They're field mice anyway, so I am just returning them home. I make sure none of our cats or dogs are around so they have time to acclimate before the hunters start looking for them, but Kit Kat occasionally brings them back to the house. How nice.
They are usually alive and he brings them to me at the patio. When I open the door to try to rescue them, he drops them. We then scurry around to get them under the deck before he catches them again. Sometimes they run IN the house, but each time, we have gotten them back out again. What fun and frivolity!
I received another call while writing this and now the day has started, so I am gone for a while. Cheers!
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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