It started out like any other day, at about 5:30 in the morning. I had a long list of things to do, but Cooper had other ideas. He's become such a snuggle bunny and of course once he's asleep, I'm paralyzed and can't move.
It's all together, now I just need that volunteer!!
After a quick run to the grocery store for supplies ... I have to bring a salad to tonight's potluck ... I put all the bags on the counter to unload them. I nearly freaked out when I felt something crawling on my arm!! What the????? It's an ant!! Must have crawled on the bag when I set it down to open the door.
Then there was another ... and another ... then the light bulb went on! I realized the entire counter was covered with ants. YIKES!!! There's nothing worse than a kitchen full of ants. Seems they found my sugar container, the one I had just filled to the brim.
I didn't have much in the way of spray, but found some wasp killer that seemed to do the trick. I cleaned and cleaned, killed and killed!! When I thought I was done, I wasn't. Upon opening a drawer with the brown sugar, there was another whole invasion!! Three drawers and one electrical outlet later, I THINK I got them all. I sprayed everywhere, all of which will have to be cleaned up at a later date.
Still under smoky cloudy skies, I got a couple of sunset pictures, but the moon remained elusive. I caught one very small glimpse of an orange globe, but it was immediately obliterated by clouds and smoke (another good reason to leave California) before I could even get my camera on the tripod.
I waited and waited ... everyone else was posting pictures of the eclipse so I turned off my phone. By 8:30 it peeked out from behind a cloud, but the color was gone. Here I was finally ready ... biggest lens, tripod, remote shutter ... the whole shebang ... and the moon didn't cooperate. Now I have to live to be at least 82 to see the next one!!
I'm loading up again for a quick trip South. Once I get there, I'll process the pictures I did get and post them.
My internet was acting up this morning, which doesn't surprise me. I haven't signed up for the NEW internet which takes away my unlimited account. Since I'm getting emails daily that it will crash November 6, I imagine I will have more and more troubles. When I get back, I'll check out what's available, although that's not much in my area ... and unfortunately they know it!! I think my days of an unlimited use account for $40 a month are over. The new service by Sprint will be close to $100 a month. The interesting thing to note is that my MiFi is Sprint and doesn't work at my house. ????
Happy Trails ... I'm off!!!