Another absurdly beautiful day here in Heaven. The nine-millionth sunny day in a row in a season that should be a LITTLE colder a LITTLE more, you know, wet???
Otherwise, nothing notable to report… That’s a good thing.
Tuesday afternoon, after physical therapy, I came home and got Dusty and Bear and we went to the slough. NO ONE WAS THERE! We were all so HAPPY! I didn’t need to worry about Dusty scaring people or Bear being ridiculously happy to meet everyone. I was struck by how — out there where no one is watering and it’s still April, nature looks like it’s supposed to. It was a peaceful, chilly, not-all-that-windy walk with a nice wild sky and one fishing raptor — I think he was an osprey but I was too far away to tell for sure.
My town has enacted watering restrictions beginning next week. We’re going to be allowed to water mornings and evenings every other day. Anyone planting new grass can ask for permission to water more often, and gardens are exempted from the restrictions. I already hate watering my grass (it seems immoral to me after living in California’s drought so long) so I don’t think this is going to impinge on my watering needs at all. As long as Hongli, Song Jiang, Li Ho and now Ssu Ma Chien have their bean needs met I’m good.
It was interesting watching French President Macron’s speech to Congress. He received cheers and standing ovations for things that are categorically NOT-Trump — rejoining the Paris accord, supporting globalization, staying in the Iran deal. In my little house in Colorado I gave him a standing ovation, too. Symbolically. He also gave his speech in English. I do not know if there has been an American president since Jefferson who could have given such a speech in French to the French parliament.
In other news, the upcoming surgery means I have to board Dusty and Bear. The cost of that was frightening me — how in the world would I find $1000 to board my dogs for two weeks? I even set up a fund-raiser on Facebook to help me out, but that made me feel weird. BUT I also contacted Noah’s Arff, our kennel in Monte Vista for an estimate. When I heard back from the owner, I was very glad I’d practice-boarded Dusty and Bear and that the kennel knows them. They’ve given me a very good deal for the two weeks, so I deleted the fundraiser. I am just not comfortable asking people for money, even though I often donate to other people’s needs and causes. I don’t know. Just me, I guess.
Once Dusty got to know the people at the kennel, he was their best friend and Bear? Bear loves everyone immediately. I also be able to go visit them and if I’m able to bring them home sooner I can.
It’s also good business for the kennel. I live here and I board my dogs. A lot of the success of a business in the San Luis Valley depends on steady custom and word of mouth.
There is no other news from this small house in this big valley. 🙂