I’m at limited capacity today as I blog from the front of the lavanderia. After perusing my schedule this morning I realized that I really needed to get laundry done prior to going into the office, even it resulted in a later-than-usual arrival. I have already caught a few breaks today, including lighter-than-normal traffic, immediately getting a pump at QT, and having the laundromat owner open twenty minutes before his advertised opening time. We’re currently in the wash cycle.
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
(You can blame ITP-Reader Betsy for that in a second.)
After meeting Betsy at the farmers market, with my bag full of lettuce, turnips, squash, and grits, we headed to the village to get a bite to eat. Margaritas (well, beer for me) and burritos were the order of the day at Tomatillos, and as we sat talking about Betsy’s neighbor assuming ownership of a chicken coop from another neighbor who is moving from their house, her phone rang. In an instant I was volunteering to help fly the coop across the road.
Five of us lifted to coop, and with arms burning I recruited another neighbor who was in his front yard at the wrong time. Had former-street-dweller Alex (aka “Hand Tossed”) not slowed down while driving son the street, impeding our progress, we may have gotten the coop in place with one movement. I’m proud to say that we managed to get the coop in place with damaging the structure.
Next up was the fowl. Picture that scene in Rocky where Rocky Balboa trains for his bout against Apollo Creed by chasing a chicken; that’s how I felt yesterday. But I managed to catch and transport my one
clicker clucker and we got the five birds safely across the road and into their newly-placed pad.
The rest of the night was spent relaxing, drinking beer, and listening to the goings on along Betsy’s street. [UPDATE: These goings on had nothing to do with the break-ins mentioned in the comments.]
I wonder if the chickens need some kitten companions?
May Long Weekend
I have three things to do. My agenda for this three-day weekend. Okay, maybe four things.
- Bike riding.
- House cleaning.
- Productivity training. The tools are in place, I need to learn how to use them.
- Weight loss. Yes, it’s back on the agenda.
What about you? Have a safe weekend!