I was going towards lift to collect mail downstairs when I looked over the edge of the rail. The plants downstairs were shiny in the rain, and the angles of stairs, rails and tiles made an interesting composition.
Today is Sunday. The morning was pleasant and sunny but rain was forecast in the afternoon. Twice in a row, the forecast has been correct. It has been raining here now for about an hour. Days more needed but anything is better than nothing.
So what has happened to my ten stitch blanket? On having a good look at it I found a nasty mistake I had made. The corners are mitred with two sets of short rows. Somehow on one corner, I had omitted doing the second set. Instead of a sharp right angle. I had a floppy piece of fabric and no real corner. I thought for a while that I could fudge a fix, knowing full well I would never be satisfied with the fix. I ripped it back and have possibly a month's work to get back on track. The rug is currently stuffed into a Coles shopping bag in time out. The change from lightly spun thick roving to light gingering weight yarn has taken some time to adjust to.
This too far away to be really
clear. I was not sure how long the fire engine and the larger Rescue Unit would be here. I could here them screaming up the main road outside for several minutes. All sorts of emergency vehicles go past here. To my surprise they pulled in here and seven firemen emerged. There have been a couple of emergencies in the years I had been here with LP gas filling, but nothing seemed to be wrong. No smoke or panic. They pulled in almost completely blocking the way in and the entry to McDs drive through lane.
This one is a mystery. A year ago I was plagued by pigeons nesting on my balcony floor. DIL and I removed seven makeshift nests before eggs were laid. A couple of years ago I did have eggs hatch and nestlings died. Urk.
I had been determined I was not having that occur. DIL installed plastic bird spikes under the balcony rail as that was how they approached here. Planter boxes outside had metal spikes around the edges and lengths of what looked like enormous Slinkies were also installed. I was not popular with strata manager who said people might downgrade the place because of this. I insisted I was going ahead and how could it not be downgraded with green, slimy, disease carrying droppings all over the floor. She gave way and further bigger activities are being carried out against the pigeons which are here for easy food from McDs here and KFC and Burger King down the road.
This morning I found half an egg shell under my outside table. There have been no signs of nesting, no sounds of baby birds and no parents flying in with food for babies. Just a mystery.