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2003-07-11 - 11:06 a.m.

living room ceiling after tree was removed and before plywood/tarp placed over roof -- this is the largest hole in our ceiling
� 2003 by Elaine Radford, all rights reserved
The tree guy came by yesterday evening and said that the insurance adjuster had not, as he promised he would, gotten in touch with the tree guy about having him itemize the invoice correctly so that he could pay him.


There must be lots of hummingbird activity in the backyard because, even though I can no longer sit where I can keep an eye on the back, when I do go back there, I seem to spot hummingbirds at the remaining feeder or in the trumpetcreeper flowers almost immediately.

I took out a classified ad today for the finches. I hate to part with them, but I'm worried about the lack of space if another storm develops.

The back of the van is packed with files. This isn't what I had imagined. I had planned that, in case of a hurricane evacuation, we would have a nice van ready to load up to bring the guys to safety. I will have to sort through the files and see what I can get rid of.

Last night BF and I managed to wrestle the double flight cage into the finch aviary so that Courtney, Ronnie, Beep, and Dale can have a decent amount of space. The work on house and aviary has not yet even been approved by the insurance company. It isn't fair to them to keep them in the tiny travel cages for an unknown period of time.

I expected Timmy to be a nervous wreck from all the excitement, but so far he hasn't started plucking again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

a few minutes later

I can't believe that I forgot to mention that I found out that our Wilson's phalarope sighting is reportable. I can't get to my Lowery or much of anything else with the house in this uproar, but one of the participants on the listserv said that Lowery has an early date of July 21 for fall migration of Wilson's phalarope. More evidence of global warming and the advance of spring breeding dates, I assume.

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