Monday, December 11, 2017
Spent most of the day yesterday decorating the tree and putting some other decorations out. Probably only put about half of the collection out this year. The problem is that all the Christmas stuff is kept in the rafters in the garage. DH has been somewhat out of commission for the last 5 months with spinal stenosis (although there has been significant improvement) and therefore unable to climb the ladder let alone lift boxes down. Fortunately youngest son and GD2 came over and got a lot of the boxes down for me. After about 12 containers and the 71/2 foot tree were brought down I said that was enough. Whatever was in those boxes would be more than adequate. Mostly all the kitchen type stuff got left still in the rafters but that's okay, we'll manage!
As I was decorating the tree yesterday afternoon a bobcat walked down the driveway and crossed the street. Fortunately he didn't have a rabbit in his mouth, although I'm sure that was what he was looking for, like the one in 2015!
Later on a buck with only one antler walked down the street. He must have been in a fight to lose his antler. Of course, no camera at the ready for either one.
You would think we lived in the country instead of a city of 1.3 million people, with the wild life that's come to visit. We do live fairly close to some very big natural parks but the animals would have to cross some 6 lane highways to get into our neighbourhood!!!