Sunday, October 19, 2008
Yeah, this is a crappy image but I think if you click on the photo and enlarge it you can see what I was taking the picture of. Yesterday morning I was passing through my bedroom and just happen to look out the window to see 3 or 4 deer grazing around my truck. Several weeks ago Allen cut down 2 sweet gum trees (that are still laying there) and they were browsing in amongst the tree limbs. Two fairly large does and at least one baby. I think it still had some of it's spots. They come up fairly close to the house. I saw one of the does a little later behind the house as I went out onto the deck and she just stopped and watched me for a minute. I spoke to her some and she would just look at me and toss her head around as if to say, "I don't believe a word you're saying!"
I was being silly with Grendal last night and took some photos. She is giving me that 'just wait until you go to sleep' look.
Oh, and I know you all are just on the edge of your seat to know how my date went! He was nicer in person and we had a pleasant dinner but I really don't think we have much in common other than we both work construction. Of course, we talked about work some and after telling him about something work related he suddenly got this look on his face (like a bell went off) and he said, 'Oh, so you're a form carpenter! I see...I need to tell so and so she needs to get her story straight." He was referring to his friend that helped set us up. See, in construction, form carpenters are literally known as the 'yard dogs'. We are the rougher of the carpenter trades but you have 'yard dawgs' (as we say here in the south) and 'house cats'. Yard dogs are not allowed inside the buildings after it reaches a certain point of being finished because these fellows are too rough and might poop on the floor, so to speak. They are reserved for hard, outside work only. The house cats, on the other hand, are allowed in the buildings and do the work of running trim, installing door hardware etc. Strangely enough, I can be a yard dog or a house cat. I enjoy both types of work and can be clean enough to be allowed inside the building. So, anyway, it was something different to do for an evening and he told me where I could buy a boot dryer for this winter at a local store, so I did get something out of it.
Well, I am actually going to have company today!! Wow! Two friends of mine are coming up here to buy a work table from me and we are going to have lunch etc. They have never seen the place before either, so there will be lots of walking and such.