Ahhhhh, welcome to the weekend!
Our old laptop has been giving us fits for a little while now, and it was getting time to do something about it. It’s over 5 years old, so we didn’t want to spend much money on it (repairs, replacement battery, etc.), so on a whim Wednesday afternoon, I checked online for the prices of a new laptop. I found some excellent prices, so we decided to bite the bullet and order a new one. A little more than 36 hours later, the laptop arrived. So I spent last night transferring all my stuff to the new laptop … I forgot how long it takes to install/download software, transfer documents, etc.
This morning DH took the dogs out for a walk and went out the garage … and while he had the door up, a hummingbird flew in! The silly little thing hovered only along the ceiling above the open garage doors. I got a broom, in hopes of swatting it (LIGHTLY!!) to steer it out the open doors, but #1 it didn’t move away from above the garage doors for very long and #2 when it did, it moved FAST! I have to admit that I was worried about using a broom because I didn’t want to do more harm than good. I’m sure it was quite a sight … our swatting the air with our brooms (since we weren’t fast enough to keep up with the hummingbird). We then moved my pot of flowers into the garage (near the open doors) in hopes that they’d catch its attention, and it would be low enough that if it didn’t see the open doors … and freedom … on its own, we could help a little.
I zoomed in so you could see it … that’s a standard sized electrical plug to the left (for the garage door opener) so you can get an idea as to the hummingbird’s size ... if you click on it, you'll get a bigger picture. DH went next door to get our neighbor’s fishing net (DH helped another neighbor capture a hummingbird in their garage using a fishing net) … by the time DH got back, the hummingbird had found its way out. Whew!
We got a bit of rain yesterday (about a half inch total in two separate rain showers), and we’re back under a heat advisory (I warned you … I’m a weather geek). The good news is that come Monday, the temperatures are going to get almost balmy … we won’t even hit 85 until the following weekend. I work on Monday, but I’ve already told DH to load the bikes up and meet me at the University at 4:30 (when I get off work) … we’re going on a bike ride … there are a couple of trails through/near the campus.
This is a section of the path that runs through the University, so not only will we get in a good ride, but we’ll have beautiful scenery to enjoy while riding. ;-)
Holy “brown cow” … today is National Root Beer Float Day! Where’s an A&W stand when you need one? ;-)
Another retiree and I are sharing the fill-in positions at work (on our temporary assignments) … she works when I am off and vice versa. She left work early Thursday, not feeling well. She was sure it was new medicine that she was taking, but after a little while, she realized that she needed to go to the ER. She was admitted … she’d had a heart attack! She was released that evening, had a stress test yesterday, and hasn’t been placed on any restrictions … and plans to be back at work next week. Praise God!
In about a half hour, I’ll be heading up to DD’s. She’s going to take advantage of the Old Navy sales and run a few other errands, and I’ll watch the Ts. ;-) So regardless of whatever else happens this weekend, I know it’s going to be a good one!