rain has stopped and the sun is out. We got three storms in 8
days this winter, hope number 3 Spring storm isn't hanging around off
shore ready to pound us next week! I don't think these storms are
all that usual for April and May? I know there wasn't any the
year we moved here, and the next year there was one, the day my sister
and I were going to spend walking on the Beach in St Martin.... we
drove home instead and saw an entire forest of pink styrofoam
insulation , I'm sure it had been neatly stacked somewhere the day
before but it was now hanging out of trees and stuck to fences
for almost a mile... We didn't stop to take pictures as the owner was
running around trying to gather it up, but of course as soon as he put
it down it took off again!
My studio has dried out
nicely, although I haven't tried to pry my soggy book of gold leaf
apart, if the paper sticks to the leaf maybe I'll get some new raku
My son is back in NB last nights phone
call was at 10:35, he was still an hour north of Saint George. I
asked him if he was staying at his friends house for the night and was
told "No, I'm going to swim home!" Our last ferry leaves the
mainland at 10:20.
Now for a stupid joke, A woman walks
into the kitchen and sees her husband running around with a fly
swatter... She asks him if he's killed any and he replies "Yes, three
males and two females". She asks how he knows their sexes.... His
reply " because three were on my beer bottle and two were on the
April 28 Where should I start on the subject of what a wonderful day, the
rain started at about 9pm last night, just enough so that you could
hear individual drips onto the metal flashing on the window sills, the
phone rang at midnight, (not my son, not even one of my relatives....!), the wind started to howl at about 3 am and then at 6 am a ceiling panel fell out in the'bedroom' ceiling because
it was so water logged, from the wind driven rain that was coming in
where the new second storey of the house meets the original
wall..... (While I was attempting to make beads much later
in the day it occured to me that if the leak had been in the South
corner of the bedroom and not the North all the ice cold icky brown
water would have ended up on Gord's head.... He didn't find that
thought particularly funny!) Back to beads even the ceiling in my
bead shop was leaking, the water was pouring in beside the ventilation
fan, more buckets, I did find a use for 8 of my fugglies though, they
made really good legs to get the water catchers up off of my steel work
bench! I could feel the building shaking in the wind too, no
wonder nothing turned out round! So far the power hasn't
gone out and the phone lines are still working. Actually Gord
just discovered that now that the ceiling tile isn't there to act as a
wick that the water is running down inside the wall and we have a
waterfall pouring onto my boxes of lead came in the basement, I am so
looking forward to 600 pounds of loose lead!
Update on the
cross Canada trip, they fixed the car in Saskatoon, themselves, with new
parts, supposidly for $240, they were back on the road again by Tuesday
morning and they were around Thunder Bay mid afternoon
yesterday, yes he phoned me, no I wasn't home, but I phoned the
person whose phone number he was looking for and they told me where he
was. Wasn't I nice to have given him a calling card, wonder
who he is using it to phone!
April 25 The
deluge has stopped for a couple of hours but thunder showers are the
next threat! Last couple of days to get your name in the
draw for the Caliente Beads. Vote for my site on Top25 and then
email me that you have voted. Took the webmeister off of my home
page, the woman thought he was cute, but most of the male comments were
Spent yesterday designing a window to go
between the stairwell and a new bathroom. The bathroom doesn't
get any natural light so I decided to leave a few holes in the
walls and put in leaded glass windows. The first one
has a 'bubble' containing a sandblasted sea turtle and some
sandblasted Wrack. (Wrack is the most intersting sea weed that I could
find! The other two windows will be similar but the
sandblasted bubbles will contain other fish etc..., Nemo will probably
show up somewhere! I was using Clown Fish 10 years before Finding
Nemo came along!
April 24 Monsoon
season has hit here, the sun can come back! I have been
informed that we picked up a dinghy in St Andrews yesterday not a
skiff, (And yes I spelled skiff wrong!) However , the
definition of a dinghy is a 'rowboat originally used on the rivers of
India' , a skiff is 'any light rowboat', so as I said yesterday we
picked up a SKIFF! I have just been informed that local usage
rules and we now have a DINGHY sitting in the middle of the
My son is ignoring emails from me
about plane tickets home! He wants to fix his car and drive it...
he hopes if he ignores me long enough I will go away.... Yes I
will go away, I leave on May the 4th for Japan....with my credit
cards! My husband has assured me that he will update the site
frequently while I am gone, with pictures of me that he stashed
for future need!
April 23 Threatening
rain today, off to St Andrews later today to deliver stock, and
Gord wants to track down the sciff that goes with his boat! I'm
sure all I'll see of him this summer is the back end of the boat
tacking out of the cove! His current project is trying to
figure out how to levitate some of the old engine parts that are
littering our intertidal zone, out into the middle of the cove, so that
he can use them as a mooring bouy.
Got a phone
call at 12:30 this morning from my son, he is back in Saskatoon as a
deer hit him near Winnipeg, the car was driveable, so the RCMP told him
to go back to Saskatchewan. Not sure how long they will be stuck
out there and since the car was an '89 it will likely be written off,
he's talking about repairing it. The radiator is cracked, not
sure what else is damaged. The 12:30 phone call was in response
to an email that I had sent asking where he was, think they had
been back in Saskatoon since mid afternoon! The 12:30
am phone call was, no doubt revenge for the 1:30 am call I made last
summer when I subtracted 3 hours from local time instead of
adding! Japan is easy it's 12 hours different, so doesn't
matter what you do,don't have a clue what day it is over there,
but I do know the time!
April 22 Sunny but much cooler, actually had a skiff of snow on the ground yesterday morning , totally unnecesary reminder of winter.
got a package of CZ in the mail earlier this week and tried them
out on Tuesday. My success rate was either 40% or 50% depending
on how you looked at it. I started with 6 tiny CZ's, in the
process of attempting to glue them to mandrels I lost 2, then I
actually got to the point where I got to stick them to the bead, the
first one did exactly what it was suppose to do....'Hey this is
easy!!!' slow down, number two got smacked against the cord for
my exhast fan and flew off into oblivion, (does oblivion still exist or
is the 21st century equivalent cyber space even when it has nothing to
do with computers?) Somewhat miffed the next one got stuck on off
center... so maybe that gives me a 20% success rating? As
long as I always photograph the bead from the good side, who will know!
to have a picture of the Web Meister posted later this afternoon, for
all you people who wondered what he really looks like, the photo is
taken from one of his better angles! You might have problems
identifying him in future though!
Cactus Flower set on the home page is mine!!! But will post a
couple of sets of similar beads on For Sale soon, I have a
set of really neat orange and yellow beads too, the
Web Meister says the orange and yellow ones should be my signature
beads, as they match the colour scheme on my 'logo'.
April 20 A
haze is rolling in today, I think rain is in the forcast, I had my
geraniums and fuschias outside yesterday, they spent the winter in my
beadshop. My first tulip bloomed yesterday, actually Bambi eats
most of my tulips, stupid deer ate all of the crocuses in my lower
Had an interesting dream last
night, someone was using glass rods as water witching rods,
however they weren't walking around with them the rods snapped onto the
end of tree branches and only sagged down towards the ground if
they were pointing at water, any way the trees were very
pretty!...in my dream. Any Phsychologists out there that want to
phsycho analyze that.....?
Stuart might be leaving to start his drive back to NB today, I'm out of the loop at the momment.
thought about working in the dungeon yesterday but since it was bright
and sunny and 18/68 outside and cold and damp and
10/53 inside, quess what won? I painted a sunrise on my gallery
sign. We bought all the signs from a Bed & Breakfast that
recently closed, the colour scheme on the two biggest signs is
quite suitable so we are just painting out the lettering.
Actually I'm using 7 different colours of red, orange and yellow and
slathering it onto the sign with a palete knife, unfortunately
the driveway, myself, the cat, and anything else that gets in the way
is also coming out sunrise orange! I think it worked quite well,
Gord gets to do the lettering, while I'm in Japan, that way he will be
have done all 8 signs before I tell him what he's done wrong,....
and has to fix?
April 18 Still
sunny, my son Stuart should have left on hour ago 6:20 am,
to fly back to Saskatoon to pick up his car. He had to take
a cab at 4:30 am to the Fredericton Airport, he normally figures
noon is a good time to get out of bed! We went to a curling
banquet on Saturday night, Gord actually was on a winning team before
Christmas and he got a $20.oo gift certificate for the New
Brunswick Liquor store, most other prizes were objects that would have
just been added to the thousands of pounds of clutter that we already
Our grass is turning green, way more green
shoots are showing so spring must officially be here, we
started digging a walk way to the gallery yesterday, Gord dug out all
the 'sod' and then we swept the edge of the highway to reclaim
the sand that the highway department throws around all
winter to seal the dirt/clay. Will probably put
crushed rock on top of that and a flower bed beside, I'm
not familiar with most of the New Brunswick weeds so a lot of
plants get very well established before I decide that they are really
weeds, and not some exotic perenial. I bought a few
Dahlia bulbs again this year, this will be my third attemp at growing
them here, however since the leaves look a lot like
dandylions when they first come up and I have never been here to
protect them, the intrepid weeder has always wisked them out off
the ground, since dandylions are one of the few weeds that he knows is
April 15 Another bright sunny day
here not terribly warm, but the sun is nice. We moved here
4 years ago sometime this week, actually we were only here for about
three weeks and then left for the summer, but we officially took
possesion of the house on April12, the friday was Friday the 13th and
it was Good Friday. I remember the weather that spring as
being nice, I'm sure it's my selective memory at work though as I do
remember a big blizzard, the day we drove home from Saint John!
Speaking of snow, a little birdie told me that it snowed in
Saskatchewan last night... Hope the weather right accross Canada
smartens up as my son is flying back to Saskatoon on Monday morning to
pick up his car and drive it back to NB.
hit a lot of snow the year we moved here driving in Ontario the first
week of April, he was hauling a very heavy stock trailer that we
bought used, it's main contents were a few thousand sheets of flat
glass, kilns, lead and other assorted 'junk' that I had accumulated
running a stained glass studio for 12 years. The trailer had no
brakes so all the semis passed him going up hill and then he went
flying past them again on the down hill stretches. He managed to loose
the mattress/foamy driving through Quebec, so the first thing we had to
buy when we got here was a bed, we managed to choose the worlds
most uncomfortable futon, never again! He had so much fun pulling
the trailer here in April, that he took it back in the fall and hauled
another load out in December. The movers got the other 17,000 lbs
of household goods in March of 2002, and of course I can't bear to
throw out anything that we paid to move...... The trailer was
ultimately sold and used to haul sea urchins for a year or more.
We actually bought the trailer in Southern SK and while we were hauling
it home I told Gord that we had a flat tire, I was informed in no
uncertain terms that road was just very bumpy there! Two minutes
later he sees a flashing red light in his rear view mirror, of course
the trailer wasn't registered since we'd bought it on a
weekend. The RCMP officer came up to his window and told him that
he had a flat tire, of course I couldn't resist the 'I told
you that 2 minutes ago!' To cut a long storey, we couldn't
get the flat tire off of the trailer, who knows how many years of rust
and manure were holding it on, and the RCMP officers only comment when
I told her we had just bought the trailer after she noticed the
out of date plates, was 'I hope you got a good deal!' So the
trailer was pushed off the road and abandonned for the night, and
retreived with a can of WD40 in hand the next day. Hopefully
Stuart and his friend will have no problems , he has to get the muffler
fixed before he leaves Sakatoon and he says he needs to get his stereo
up to snuff. I think that probably means loud enough to blow the
semis off the road?
April 13 Just
to maintain tradition of always snowing in April, it snowed yesterday
and last night, it was coming down as giant snowballs last night,
but never really stuck! The last couple of times that I
have tried to take a shower here the water heater has decided to
quit, actually it had quit far enough in advance of my
attempted shower that their was NO hot water. Yesterday, after I
got drenched with cool water, I got Gord to go 'fix' it and was
assured that there would be hot water in 15 minutes, so I cleaned
beads, dremel tool and elegant black towel. How come towels stay
up on other people when they just tuck them over? Mine spent more
time on the floor at my feet than it did on me! Take two... still
no hot water, so I accompanied Gord to the basement to find out
which switches and in what order one had to wiggle them to get hot
water! Spent that 20 minute wait fine tuning my income tax,
then I went down stairs and made sure that the heater was still on
before I had my shower. Mr 'boiler' fix it came today and said
there aren't very many water heaters that old still around.... then he
started on the furnace his comment on that was 'it's so dirty I'm
not sure why it still works!' He was here for 2.5 hours but
we got charged for 5.5, the last 3 hours was for driving
and ferry time! I hid out making beads while all this was going
on, trying to finish off a couple of orders, I always seem to be
missing one or two beads to make a complete set, and then can't remeber
what it was that I wanted to make until the kiln is full and I'm back
in the house!
April 11 Once again the Saint John radio
station was totally out to lunch with respect to todays weather, and most of the weekends weather too! It is
a gorgeous sunny day, my purple crocuses are really lovely, if you
check back later today they should be uploaded onto my home
page! We spent Saturday learning about a hobby maple sugar
operation.... One of the more interesting facts was average maple sugar
production requires 41 gallons of liquid to get 1 gallon of Maple Syrup,
the other 40 gallons of liquid is predominantly water, with a few
spiders etc thrown in for good measure, the syrup is all double
filtered out at the end, so no free protein. High tea followed at
3pm , no sugar pie though, I guess that's only in Quebec!
we went to Moncton to check out all the big box stores, looking for
lighting etc for our addition, Gord has decided that we should see what
my 'tiffany' style lamp that I made for our dining room in Bradwell
looks like in our lump/turret/tower, I had already decided what
colour I wanted to paint the walls and I'm not sure the lamp works, so
may have to rethink my colour scheme.
I posted a bunch of new beads on my for sale page on Friday, check them out and email me if you want anything.
April 8 Cloudy again, actually rained
all night, with our new roofline and no eavestroughs it was a bit
like sleeping under a running shower all night, turned into a dripping
shower at about 5 am! Drove into Saint John yesterday to pick up
my Japanese Yen, on the way home the radio announcer was saying that
the British oddsmakers/bookies are taking bets on whether or not aliens
will show up at Charles and Camilla's wedding tomorrow, would they
notice? They were also talking about the new/next James Bond, I
missed who they said it would be!
The price of
gas is skyrocketing here, probably is everywhere but here there is a
15% tax added to the cost of the gas and to most of the road
taxes etc.... So I'm sure with the thought of gas being double
what it is now, the governemnt is giggling all the way to the bank
about their unexpected windfall and they didn't even have to do
anything to get the money! Did you know that the Canadian
government sends you a bill for the road tax you aren't paying,
because you aren't buying gasoline, if you drive one of those
hybrid electric cars ?
We will be away for the weekend we are going to a maple sugar demo in Sussex, the weather better be nice!
April 6 Beatiful sunny day, cleaned out my flower and beads, check my home page to see what I found!
April 5 Will try this again, first time
I got a time out operation and the computer ate my Rant, then the second time I hit the
abort button not the save button! They shouldn't be that close
together! My email is working again so if you tried to email me
and your email bounced back try again, I should get it this time!
Just got back from Beach Combing, thought something interesting might have washed ashore during the big wind storm last weekend
lots of beach glass, but no treasures. I wanted a nice piece of
driftwood too, but my husband pointed out that any wood on the beach
would go out on the next tide. I found a couple of pieces
of wood up beside the road where it got caught in the rose
bushes. Got one piece that looks a bit like a dragon, will
have to see what it really looks like after I've cleaned it up
and it drys out!
After I got home I found a
little patch of miniature Irises blooming, they must have been
out before the wind storm though as the flowers are a bit tattered,
spring must be coming!
April 4 Was scrolling through last years
pictures, trying to find out when the first spring bulbs burst into
bloom last year, the first crocus was April 1 , this year it was April
2nd so, no difference! However I tripped over a whole bunch of
snow pictures for April 5, so I will quit complaining about our gale
force winds and driving rain, although I can't make a snow man out of
the rain! The picture I just posted (Yes there is a picture now , I spelt the name wrong the first time....) on my home page is LAST YEAR!
Today so far is just gloomy...
Tried making a bead charm bracelet last night, while I was watching Dangerous Liasons
on TV, discovered part way through the movie that last night was part
one, didn't finish the bracelet either... I got the links
for the bracelet cut (I hand wrap and saw all my own links) and
assembled and put 'charms every third 'large' link, but that is
too far apart, will wire wrap some more little beads
tonight and keep poking beads in until it's dense
enough! (The movie doesn't require careful watching!)
you are trying to email me at glassrod, try the fireball email
instead, those emails are coming through, I can't reply to
April 2 Forgot to mention that we did go
out for supper on the 30th, but I had to pay! There were a bunch
of Candian Trivia Game cards on the table... Canada's answer to Trivial
Pursuit. Anyway one of the questions was what is the
capital of Nunavut, Gord said Yellowknife, I said your wrong, so he
said OK so Yellowkinfe is the capital of the 'Restavut'! The
correct answer is actually Iqaluit and Yellowknife if still
the capital of the now much smaller Northwest Territories.
That'll do for today's Canadian geography lesson!
It is a cool blustery day here today with
another inch of rain forcast, we don't need it, although my car got
covered in salt last time I was on the ferry, so at least I'll get a
clean car out of it!
My new foot switch
works, it is attached to a peice of wood to keep it flat and off the
floor. Spent some time this afternoon in the dungeon in
spite of the weather. The dungeon is very much a catch 22
situation as it is too cold all winter, but as soon as it warms up
enough to be able to work down there in any sort of comfort, it
is nice enough outside, so I don't want to be inside!... However
there is black fly season, two - three weeks when I actually
prefer to be indoors. This year I have planned to be away
during black fly season! We will see if I guessed the right time
... and there better not be black flies in Japan and Hawaii!
April 1 April Fools day..., no
I'm not one of those nasty people who switches salt and sugar or other
similar nasty things! It is overcast and cool today, actually the
fog is thick enough that I can't hear the fog horn..... I was going to
update this last night but was told to stay off the phone as someone
was expecting a phone call! No-speed dial up internet is so much
fun, with 3 people , five modems, a fax machine, and soon
to be added to the Caldron, a POS Terminal, and you wondered why
I didn't bother putting my phone number anywhere on the site!
Two days ago I had a bit more excitement that I
bargained for! (This isn't a joke) I was grinding glass in
the dungeon, I have/had a foot switch on my grinder, (once you have a
foot switch going back to turning a switch on and off doesn't cut it ,
believe me!) Anyway said foot pedal obviously sits on the floor
of the Alligator pit aka dungeon, and has in the last 4
years since I moved here, spent numerous hours under water and in
water.... I guess it finally decided that it wasn't really into
water sports! Tuesday afternoon I stepped on it and heard a huge
bang, flames and then smoke, so much for my
switch! My husband wanted to know if I hovered overhead to
watch , like the time I almost stepped on a snake on a beach, he swears
I had both feet off the ground and hovered for a full
minute until the snake had slithered away! Yesterday we went to
Saint John and attempted to replace said foot switch. For $100.00
I could get one that looked very much like the one I blew up, I
passed, shelf life on things metal in the dungeon isn't long enough to
spend that kind of money! Actually ended up buying a Chinese
Christmas tree switch, (the Chinese one had screws, the NOMA ones
were plastic press fit) For $15.00, I got my foot switch a power
bar and two extension cords, there is 'some assembly required'
to make it work..... For once in my life I was actually
wearing what might even be considered appropriate foot wear
for blowing up switches ! I had on my new 'holy
rollers'. Rubber garden clogs full of holes that I bought
at Mountain Equipment Co-op last month. (Mine are bright blue)
I've had a pair of Birkenstock Garden Clogs forever, but they
are hot and heavy, the holy rollers weigh nothing are ventilated and
My new freebee beads are
posted on my site, middle of home page, or click on free beads for a
bigger picture, (the little white blob on one of the green beads was a
gift from my scanner, it's not on the bead!) I've had some people
asking if they are iridescent, they aren't. (The
stuff, that is sprayed on hot glass to make it iridescent is really
nasty Stannous Chloride, I think, gives off Chlorine gas amongst
other things). I would say they are luminescent, the 'glow' is
coming from the streaky white core. Might even make a
set of Caliente Beads to sell this weekend!
My son had to get up before noon today as he is
getting his hair cut. My husband commented at supper a couple of
days ago that Stuart could get a job as the McDonald's clown
without having to wear a wig!
March 29 The
monsoon rains seem to have stopped, all of Deer Islands trickling
streams are now raging torrents, I have little streams running down my
lawn and through my basement. I am not working down in the
dungeon today, as there is a waterfall coming out of the wall in one
place! New picture on the Home Page. The LNG project
that was proposed for the Maine Coast near here lost the vote in
round one yesterday, inspite of the million dollar annual bribe
that the developer offered the townlast week. Not sure if
that is the end of the project for this area or if they can circle back
for another try?
made a set of Caliente Beads today, will see what I think tomorrow,
keep trying to remind myself to heat the bead not the
stringer! I went for flowers not ribbons.Tomorrow is
my husbands birthday, maybe I can get him to take me out for
dinner? That's how it's suppose to work isn't it?
is a sort of Holiday in Canada... Canada Post takes it so we don't get
mail, some stores are open some aren't..... It started to pour
rain here about noon, we just have a heavy rainfall warning but parts
of Maine have flood warnings out, because of all of their snow.
Hopefully it will rain hard enough to clear all the sand etc off of my
flower beads and clean off my inflatable snowman that finally got
uncovered enough to inflate today. He's waving at all the cars
driving past the house!
My next draw for free beads will be May 1st
'May Day'. So far I haven't decided what the beads will be I
guess I have a choice of beads oriented towards a spring
festival 'ribbons wrapped around beads'; or beads
emphasizing Labour, 'all my beads are Labour intensive', so that's
easy'! I'm planning on using my Caliente glass to make the beads,
so will have to see if I can do flowers? The colours I have are
mostly very pale, so I'll see what I can create!
we were in Alberta at the beginning of the month, someone suggested to
me that I should freeze my cell phone battery, (I have an old Motorola
phone) since the phone only worked when it was plugged in.
Don't know how long the charge lasts but I have at least 5 hours
now after it is fully charged, since I froze it, so if I want to
be found when I'm not in the car, you may have a chance now!
Managed to overcharge one of my dremel battereis last week too, it got
the same treatment, works fine now! There is more than one kind
of rechargable battery though, so freezing some batteries probably will
just get you a cold battery.
March 27 Easter Sunday,
another bright sunny morning, just slightly below freezing so there is
a skiff of ice on the cove from the fresh water stream that runs along
the edge of our yard. The new picture on the home page is/was a
number of very large plastic containerss used for transporting fish , the fish plant
itself did not catch fire although the door melted and some of the
shingles were scorched, the person in the picture is hosing down the
porch with a garden house prior to the fire department arriving.
Being the middle of a long weekend, finding a volunteer fire
department was a bit of a challenge. I was standing beside the
first truck when they got there, and overheard someone say, 'does
anyone know how to start the pump on this truck?" Someone must
have figured it out. The truck from the mainland was there about
20 minutes after the Deer Island trucks, that is impressive as it's a
20 minute ferry ride and the truck is at least 5 minutes from the ferry!
to grass fires, I burned our yard beside the creek the first spring I
was here, everything was under complete control until... the wind
changed direction and then it took off and went roaring up the bank to
the highway, burned a whole lot more than I intended, including
singeing the tires on our trailer, however it had the audacity to
completely miss the abandonned car that was parked there! (were those
flames ever hot!) that was the first, last and only time I will follow
the Deer Island Tradition of burning off last years grass!
haven't noticed any little chocolate bunnies anywhere this morning, I
guess Ms Honey Bunny- Penny didn't realize that that was her job!
Anyway Happy Easter and I hope the Easter Bunny was good to you!
March 26 Todays update is the picture on my
homepage, what you see is a VERY out of control grass fire! the
smoke is about 150 metres north of our house!
March 25 The gallery is open for Easter, I am
probably in violation of the Day of Rest Act, but since when I''m open
on Sundays I'm also potentially in violation of the act, I will remain
open! I might fall under the Arts and Culture exclusion, or
living on an unincorporated Island might exclude me from the Act....?
Played with my Caliente glass the last couple of
days, using the white glass as a core gives an effect similar to
Quartz Rutile... or a cooking oil slick on water .. kind of
interesting. For people who like my clear glass hollows I think
these beads will make a nice bracelet! Photo should be up
early next week! Might make a set of these my Spring Freebe?
A freind of mine from Saskatchewan decided he has had
enough of SK winters and bought a house in Fairmont BC. Major
change of scenery! The problem is that I had him buy me a peice
of Art at an auction this winter. (All of the art was posted on a
pre auction web page) It was an auction that I donated to for about the
last 7 years I lived in Saskatoon. The piece of Art was a 5 foot
high wire cactus, SAM, (and no I didn't bother to check the size before
I told him to bid on it for me!). SAM has now bonded with a
'debonnaire aspen' outside the window of the room he has taken up roots
in and therefore he is unwilling to move! Not to
mention that he looks so nice in his current location that no one would
want to buy the house without SAM! Further more SAM
doesn't want to move to NB as he might get all rusty in the sea
air! Stay tuned for what may turn out to be the first custody
battle over a wire Cactus!
Today is quite warm but fairly windy, the snow word
was mentioned in the forcast but we are so far above zero that I don't
think any will fall here, Rain would help clean up the dirt that
blew in while we still had snow and is now lying on my
grass. Don't have any flowers in bloom outside for Easter ,
think I had some flowers by this time last year?