Some of the chickens are making their way to the top of the hen house to roost on the tin roof under the trees. My favorite weather forecaster, a local guy named Rob Nucatola, has gotten home from vacation just in time to put out his thoughts on this tropical storm or whatever it is and as usual, I feel better after reading what he had to say.
And am not quite so worried about my chickens being blown up to Georgia.
Rob says that what we're going to be getting from this storm named Nestor is not going to be too bad.
Think of NESTOR as a rainy Saturday morning. Think of it as a breezy day. That SHOULD BE ALL.
The rain is already starting to patter down and it's been still and gray all day long. It's weird how quiet things get before a big storm. But Nestor is moving fast and hopefully it will come and then it will go. The craziest thing is that it hasn't reached seventy degrees all day long and no, no, NO I'm not complaining but I've been cold. We are so acclimated to heat right now that we have no tolerance for what feels like the frigid north for us. I am actually wearing a hoodie right now and grateful for the coziness. We got a fill-up on our tank of natural gas today and so have plenty of fuel for the heater but damn if I'm going to turn on the heater two days after we had the AC on. The duck may not come out of the closet quite yet but the duckling is already on the bed. I curled under the little down blanket and took a nap this afternoon, Jack by my side.
Today was a pre-ordained resting day. I haven't had a day at home in quite awhile so I was happy to stay right here. I actually repaired the strap hardware on two pairs of overalls that have been sitting on a chair in the dining room for months. I would have done more but that was all of the replacement buckles I had. And I ironed a little bit in preparation for our trip.
Well, I did cut our banana stalk. A few of the bananas had gotten so ripe that the bananas were about to separate from their stems. I plucked one all the way off, peeled it, and ate it. And it was very, very good. So now I have about a dozen bananas in my refrigerator and a few green ones still on the stalk. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all of these bananas. They're not huge but they're not tiny either. I could make a huge banana pudding but I'm not eating such delicacies right not and we couldn't possibly eat it all before we leave anyway. I could make a few loaves of banana bread and freeze them and that may be what I end up doing. Or perhaps we can just eat them, one by one, boosting our potassium levels nicely.
I wonder if we'll lose power. The magic eight ball would probably say, "All signs point to yes." Of course we sometimes lose power on the stillest and balmiest of days for no apparent reason. So with a little rain and a little wind, it's just about a certainty. But maybe not.
Only time will tell.
Turns out that this evening's post is every bit if not more lackluster than yesterday's.
Well, I have been too.
Anyway, I wish all of you a happy Friday.