It was a very strange day with the numerous thunderstorms that rolled through! I wanted to get out and start setting up my two MAPS banding stations since next week will be the start of my banding. I have a ton of things to do to get them ready but since setting up the nets involve putting 10 foot poles into the ground, the thunderstorms will win me over in changing my plans. I did take the opportunity to organize all of the nets, bands, equipment, bird bags etc… which is what I normally do last (so the day wasn’t a total loss)! At least I am off for the holiday tomorrow to make up for what I didn’t do today.
Of course at the end of the day the power goes out and they are saying on the scanner that it is going to be a while before they get it back on again!! Lucky my new laptop has a 9 cell battery and I put the extra money into getting another back-up battery. So, I have more than enough batteries to be on the net for the rest of the night!
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO EVERYONE THAT HAS PROTECTED OUR COUNTRY!
There’s nothing worse than no power. But you are managing! I hope tomorrow is well lit and you can complete all your plans. Send some rain our way, if you can?
27 May 2007 at 9:27 pm
@ Mary – will do and hey, thought of you when taking this photo! Although this really wasn’t the kind of photo you were looking for! Hope that other one works out alright!
27 May 2007 at 9:32 pm
We need rain too, and just had pop up showers here and there. And our temps have jumped considerably–end of May, 90 degrees.
27 May 2007 at 9:59 pm
Hope your power returns soon! At least you’re inside with candles, a well powered computer with phone service, and warm, fuzzy kitties!
27 May 2007 at 10:09 pm
Blogging by candle light! What a great photo Monarch. Hope the power comes back on and that you have a great day today.
28 May 2007 at 8:03 am
Loving the blogging by candlelight shot. Hilarious. We lose power here so often in the winter that we have a generator. Since my husband works at home, it’s essential.
28 May 2007 at 10:51 am
I read about the great day you and Pam had. I felt almost like I was there with you. Good luck with the Banding. We could sure use some of that rain down south. Blessings,
28 May 2007 at 3:26 pm
Looks like blogging is a transcendent experience at your place!
28 May 2007 at 6:40 pm
That’s it. I’m off to get a back-up battery. No cold turkey for me.
(I loved Barbara’s comment!)
29 May 2007 at 4:05 pm
That photo makes for a nice scene.-You can never expect the unexpected-what did I say?
29 May 2007 at 9:00 pm
@ KGMom we are around .5 inches of rain for the month! Very low!!
@ Nature – those cats were all over me with the power out! I wonder what they do at night when am in bed with the lights turned off?
@ jayne – Sure was fun and glad phones were working!
@ liz – would love to get one but I don’t think my landlord would be willing to dish out the money for it!
@ Mama Bear – we had a blast and wish you could have been with us! Thanks we need it but why does it come on the weekend and not when I am at work?
@ barb – isn’t that what happens most nights?
@ Cathy – without a doubt a back-up-battery I could not live without!
@ Larry – tell me about it!
29 May 2007 at 11:38 pm
This is confusing, I thought I commented on this but I guess that was in Flickr! LOL
30 May 2007 at 12:11 pm