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[Oct. 12th, 2015|01:11 pm]
Thursday night, as i left the office with during the turquoise and tangerine sunset, a hawk was chasing the pigeons. I was captivated: nature red in tooth and claw just outside my office door. Then i saw a person on one of the building balconies, and the hawk flew to them.

It turns out it's a new "pigeon abatement" program.

I find myself questioning if it is still something quite so amazing to watch. Can i still let myself be as fascinated?

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Christine is preparing a talk for a conference next week, i've been involved in Meeting work. I've been diverting myself with genealogy and learning some plant names.

Christine and i have come to the conclusion that our plan A for our next residence is North Carolina. Being close to family is getting more important for both of us. Plan B (if my employer nixes plan A) is Ohio. And.... plan B may change. A friend at work is retiring in May 2017. I'm rather thinking that would be a point where we would consider moving -- that summer perhaps? (I would likely be clerking meeting through end of August 2017, and that's usually an "off" month.)

One pleasure is thinking about a much larger space, three bedrooms instead of two (guestroom and an office!). I'm sorting possessions in my mind. We currently do not have proper living room furniture. After couch #3 (i thought i was getting quality) disintegrated due to cheap wood, we got a cheap Ikea couch, which wasn't really comfortable. So we got rid of couch 4, and i'm sitting in an office chair that reclines and Christine is sitting in a really nice office chair, that reclines. the place is a chaos of books in the living room and boxes in the "dining room" which is the china packing room. Keeping the crazy hodgepodge seems like the wise choice.

I wonder how interested Christine is in investing in curtains.


From: bardcat
2015-10-12 09:05 pm (UTC)
Wherever you nest and at whatever time, I am sure it will be just right for you both!
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-10-17 04:53 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2015-10-13 12:53 am (UTC)
One of my wife's co-workers just moved to NC. Great house in a small town near a metro area.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-10-17 04:54 pm (UTC)
It really is a wonderful state. And heat pumps for cooling and dehumidifiers do exist....
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2015-10-13 06:04 pm (UTC)
Honestly, there are very few people who still handle and hunt with hawks. The skill and dedication required is pretty darn big. I think you can still be impressed.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-10-17 04:52 pm (UTC)
But that's the people who are impressive -- the hawks themselves? I am very impressed though at the business model: no more useless plastic owls, barbs on the tops of ledges, etc. No poison. A very balanced solution.

It's like the goat herds that travel around the area to mow and clear brush.

Apparently the handlers carry the birds up to the balconies in the stairwell. A colleague encountered a VERY unhappy bird with the handler, with the bird screaming its displeasure.

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