That’s Navy talk for re-enlist or to convert it to civilian-speak she’s ready to sign up to do it again. Not!
That’s because today is Colonoscopy Preparation Day. She’s been on a no meat, no corn, no nuts, no seeds diet since Thursday and got to eat her last meal last evening as a “light” dinner. After that it’s the old multiple doses of laxatives starting last night and this afternoon she’s into the GI tract flushing system of a gallon of Gatorade mixed with (you guessed it) even more laxatives. Clear fluids only, no caffeine and no alcohol. She does get chicken broth and yellow jello but that’s about it for her.
We’ve got to be down to the doctor’s at 0730 in the morning for her procedure…and Neil has already scheduled a stop at the Golden Arches or whatever else she feels like eating as soon as we get out of there around noonish or so. He’s also given her priority access to the bathroom for the remainder of the day.
This morning he did some more troubleshooting on our ventilation fan that quit working. According to the manual there’s a self resetting fuse on the board that resets when you remove power. He tried pulling the fuse for the fans (at least the one that’s marked Ventilation Fans) and while this fuse does kill the living room fan the bedroom (broken) one beeps constantly with the fuse removed. Since there is only one power supply to the fan and the beeping needs power…he’s a bit confused as to whether the power was really removed or not. He went ahead and tried opening the battery disconnect to kill all DC loads in the house…the broken fan doesn’t beep when he did that and beeps once when the disconnect is closed…which according to the manual means the fan has power connected properly.
He sent an email to New Horizons to see if they have any other ideas…and will call the MaxFan people in the morning while waiting on Connie’s procedure to see what to do next. They already sent him a replacement motor but that wasn’t the problem. Hopefully we’ll get it figured out and fixed soon as no ventilation in the bedroom is a downer.
He finally tracked down the status of our TV repair as well…they ordered the replacement parts 10 days ago with a 3-5 business day estimated delivery…as of yesterday it was still in CA…must have been shipped from overseas and is scheduled for delivery on Tuesday. So, hopefully it will get installed, tested and be ready for pickup by Thursday and we can watch TV again. We’re going to have to go up to the clubhouse to see the SuperBowl and it’s commercials this evening since ours doesn’t work. We might be able to stream it on Fox to our iPad but that’s a pretty small screen.
I sent Neil down to the Eagle’s nest for some pictures; turns out that e3 (the larger of the two eaglets) died early this morning. The biologists are unsure what happened but it started acting weak and barely moving a couple of days ago…must have had something wrong with it as both e3 and e4 were gaining weight so it doesn’t look like it was insufficient food. On the other hand; the adults started feeding e4 more about 2 1/2 weeks ago so maybe they sensed something was wrong with e3 and that was part of the reason that e4 started getting more food.
He took a few shots…these are all of Harriet as Ozzie was not seen the whole two hours that Neil watched…and Harriet sat on the nest or adjacent branches the whole time except for one brief fly around right after Neil arrived. He also got a couple of shots of a peregrine falcon which just happened by; one of the local birders told him that it nested in the area and he had seen it a couple of times. Too bad it wasn’t stooping on some prey…that would have been a good shot. None of his falcon photos were worth a darn…so he included one he scrounged from the internet so you would know what he had seen. He also got one of the horse in the field and one of a cattle egret stalking bugs.
Harriet coming in for a landing.
Then hopping over to the adjacent branch.
An a couple of her regally perched around the nest area.
The horse who came over for a scratch and a cattle egret.
And finally a peregrine falcon…a much nicer photo than how his turned out as it wasn’t all that close to him. He could identify it pretty easily but with the distance and having the long telephoto hand held his shots just weren’t in focus very well.
That’s about it.