Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday

TGIF thread.

117 comments:

kickngbird said...

Thanks Steve. I called everyone over.

kickngbird said...

I hope she's been able to catch a few fish or turtles of her own by now! Or if not, at least had a few in her talons. "You should have seen the one that got away..."

stronghunter said...

Thanks, KB and Steve.

I brought over my last post. It is in reference to Carolyn's job application.



Seems like an odd thing to pick on. She likes to see things through to a conclusion. Most people do. Doesn't mean you have to.

When Kathryn applied for her first job, she listed teaching Vacation Bible School on her resume. As a young person, volunteer work is what you have to put on the list. The prospective employer thought she might be upset working in a car repair shop (at Sears) because people are upset when they come to get their cars repaired and Kathryn might have to hear some strong language.

She had to reassure them that she could handle that. She got the job, and it led to the one she has now. And, yes, she hears strong language sometimes, but I hear plenty of it in my job, too.

Friday, June 25, 2010 5:29:00 PM

BEagle said...

Thank you for the new thread Steve.

Thanks for letting us know Kbird.

stronghunter said...

Have been hearing a raccoon purr on a CNN report. Interesting. Looked it up, and they do purr.

kickngbird said...

I would think turtles on the bank would be easiest - swimming fish a tougher skill to master, but if the fishing is good, and there are lots to choose from she may have caught some already.

stronghunter said...

Regardless of whether she has caught any, she wants one delivered immediately if not sooner.

kickngbird said...

I think sooner

stronghunter said...

BBL.

Yikes, that is a racket!!!

Lynne2 said...

thanks Steve and Kbird

kickngbird said...

Growing up is hard.
Irritability.
Hunger.
Lather.
Rinse.
Repeat.

kickngbird said...

Poof.

Lynne2 said...

ohhhh so QUIET.....think I like the squawking better!

Lynne2 said...

Eagles squawk are ya listen'....in the tree, Palmer's whistlin'
A beautiful sight, an eaglet in flight
Watchin' in and Eagle Wonderland!

HO HO HO!

paula eagleholic said...

Aw Palmer is gone already! got to see that last food delivery!

Mema Jo said...

Thanks for the thread before you left for your weekend and I hope, Steve, that you have an enjoyable one!
KBird - thanks.....

ROFLMBO Lynne!!!
I am straining my deaf ears to my speakers trying to hear what you are talking about & then it hits me that
you are on this 1/2 ways there to Christmas !!!

Shirley do raccoons hum out of contentment or anger. I remember how they holler (growl) at one another when we would watch the PA Woods Cam.
Really nasty fighting mad sounds.

paula eagleholic said...

Love the eagle Christmas tunes

Mema Jo said...

I wonder if Judie and Darth have completed everything they wanted to accomplish today....?

paula eagleholic said...

Later!

Lynne2 said...

that's right JO today is MERRY HALF CHRISTMAS!!!!

Tomorrow I start at Irvine with my volunteer work with the animals and birds...whoo hooooo! Can't wait!

Steve on the way home... going to fix supper. BBL!

Glad you are enjoying my Eagle Christmas songs!

stronghunter said...

Purring Raccoons and Other Critters

hedgie said...

In the corn belt, they talk about corn being knee high b y the 4th of July..imagine this corn I got is from the eastern shore...but it is delicious!!!!!

stronghunter said...

BBL.

hedgie said...

Jo, Carolyn will be busy cleaning and prepping for a Partylite thing she's hosting on Sunday.

hedgie said...

OMG, just heard report that a woman laid off from her job applied for a job at the VA state employment agency and was turned down because she had a poor credit rating.

Mema Jo said...

Boy that gave me a scare on BWO platform. I could see a dark body of an adult bird and thought Vulture! I kept hitting the refresh until the adult raised it's head & I saw it was an osprey that was bending down feeding one of the chick.

Mema Jo said...

Good Lynn cause that will keep her mind off of Monday at least a little bit.

Since when is your credit score a job
requirement? How could they even
legally check that out.... I would be after them on that one!

Mema Jo said...

We finished the pizza and soon after the news need to run to CVS

BBILW

stronghunter said...

Okay, now I am hearing music at the nest. Dolly Parton, maybe??

And Palmer!

stronghunter said...

I do not know where it is coming from, but now I hear "Please Help Me, I'm Falling." Either it is bleeding through the nest cam system, or they are playing it at NCTC.

hedgie said...

Jo, a LOT of employers are doing that now.....and it's legal. :(

Shirley, great video and story!! Love the little ones. Can you believe feeding the baby birds every 10-15 mins???

hedgie said...

I don't have any country tunes coming through here.

stronghunter said...

I am still getting it loud and clear. What will Judie say?? But then, she can't hear anything at the nest. I expect it is one of the local stations around here.

hedgie said...

I take it back...I hear it now---faintly. Must be someone parked nearby with radio really turned up!

stronghunter said...

Feeding the little birds that often would take a lot of volunteer hours.

They can't be doing that 24 hours a day. Surely, the little birds have to sleep.

I checked the microphone at the nest with the volume toggle for that site, and it's coming though there.

stronghunter said...

Somebody said the microphone is very sensitive.

stronghunter said...

I have my sound turned all the way up.

stronghunter said...

BBL.

hedgie said...

Get off that cam housing, Palmer. Did you see it shaking???????

movin said...

wELL, I've crashed my browser twice, and napped way too long, since last I commented here.

Trying to watch sports on some of the new stream technology they have. Works great ... until it doesn't and you get a 'browser crashed, send an error report to Adobe flashplayer' message ....... hahahaha

It looks like the older eaglet at PH has fledged, and the male it doing some very competent practicing, so he's likely to fly soon too.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Am I hearing Palmer calling for food?? I think that's the only sound picture I have on.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Lynn & Jim,
Hubby & I just got home from the desert about 1/2 hr. ago. Have been trying to catch up on what's happening. Lynn, will definitely be saying more 911 prayers for your daughter!

Boy, the traffic was nasty coming home--a good reminder of why I decided a while back not to go up there on a Friday! We changed the battery back-up in the sprinkler control, and reset the sprinklers to start at 9:30 pm now so the water has all night to soak in, and won't evaporate from the strong sun and daytime heat. The grass wasn't brown at all, and the gardener had the lawn sprinklers running when we got there, so should be OK.

Boy, our Palmer sure is a hissy fit waiting to happen, isn't she?
She certainly should be able to take good care of herself once she's out on her own!

Well, I'm gonna go put my feet up for a while--sitting in the car for that long didn't do them any good. Will be back later, after dinner. :o]

hedgie said...

Still nearby, but out of sight!

Here's a good one: Christie planted a pack of 3 yr. old Morning Glory seeds last weekend....they have germinated and are coming up!!! Who'd have thunk it?

Lynne2 said...

Well, just about every job I have interviewed for or applied to has done a background and credit check. I'm quite sure that's why even Walmart didn't want me....my score is not that good. Mind you, I've been late here and there with some payments but nothing drastic. I guess they figure if you don't have a good credit score you can't be a good employee.

Steve's company is very proud to announce that everyone is getting a whoping 1.4% raise on July 5th.

He had a windsheild fall on the side of his head today at work. Has a nice lump and his glasses are all messed up. He now has a bad headache. I think it's made him insane because.....

He told me this evening that he is going to look into going to the Middle East as a civilian convoy driver. Some guy he knows is going to do it. Pay is really good. Would be gone a couple of months at a time. He's extremely discouraged that he can't find a better job and feels that we'll never get ahead. He thinks he cannot provide for his family. I am hoping he's too old for that sort of thing. It's going to be an unpleasant evening in the Soper house tonight.

So, I will see you good people in the morrow...hope everyone else has a good evening!

hedgie said...

So sorry, Lynne, that Steve got hurt----did he get checked out? file a WC claim??? AND that he is contemplating such dangerous duty....argh! Prayingit. that you talk him out of

Mema Jo said...

Just remind Steve he is too important and needed here at home and that the
Civilian Convoy drivers do hit those
IED's and we, especially you, don't want that! Sure the money is really good if you live to spend it! I'm not being sarcastic/sadistic with my words - it just scares me to death even thinking about it when the one tour that my grandson had where he drove those big tanks just looking for them. Stay home Steve !!!

Mema Jo said...

BBILW

movin said...


You can't see eaglets at TH, but you can definitely hear them. They must be calling directly into the mic.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Lynne2 said...

he didn't Lynn. Told him if his head hurt in the AM we were going to the hospital.

I won't be able to talk him out of it if that's what he decides to do. Best I can hope for is that he'll realize what a STOOOOPID idea it is, or that he's too old.

My heart is just breaking for him...he works so hard for so little and he's tired, stressed, and so discouraged. I can hardly bear seeing him like this. We don't have much to live on, but we get by....much better than some people do.

Lynne2 said...

I know Jo....just pray for him. I think he'll come to his senses without me blowing a fuse over it.

Lynne2 said...

both adults!

Lynne2 said...

one poofed

hedgie said...

Lib brought in food...Belle took it....now they are looking around for Palmer. Watch out for the mad entry of a nasty teen!

Lynne2 said...

remaining adult eating nestovers

Lynne2 said...

Goodnight all!

Mema Jo said...

WOW! What a luxury - eating alone in the middle of the nest!
Such peace & quiet... Where is Palmer?

hedgie said...

Do9n't know what it is Belle's eating but it's crunchy and tough! And stringy at times.

Mema Jo said...

Ordering some books from Amazon

BBILW (almost finished)

stronghunter said...

Back from library and store.

Library was closed, at least the parking lot was empty, so I just returned books I had and bought a couple at the grocery store.

Gotta go put groceries in the refrigerator and fix some supper.

Lynne, I do hope Steve doesn't decide to go do something so dangerous. Rus talked about it at one time, but I think he would not do it now. Scared me for him even to mention it.

stronghunter said...

I remember hearing something about efforts being made to prevent credit ratings being used in deciding about hiring. It really puts a person in vicious circle. Credit rating is bad because you don't have a job. Can't get job because credit rating is bad.

stronghunter said...

Gonna have tacos tonight!!

hedgie said...

It's sure a comfortable evening outside!

hedgie said...

Told ya', Belle!!! And you LET her get away with it! Ha, only nestovers now, kid---you snooze, you loose!

hedgie said...

Tacos sound good, Shirley!
Glad Rus changed his tune....hope Steve does, too.

PA Nana said...

Good evening everyone. Have read the posts from yesterday and think I'm caught up today.

Family left early this morning and though it was a nice visit, I'm glad to have my house back - well almost. Youngest has been living here since the end of December and now Mike (the oldest) is between places so he's here too. I'm thinking of moving out or at least get a motel/hotel room for the duration. Too much testosterone for me!! Men!

Max is a sweet little boy when he has slept, but he is a holy terror when he doesn't. Of course he, like us, doesn't sleep well in a strange bed.

I saw Lib bring in some food and Belle stopped by and took it. Now that it's almost gone, Palmer made a squealing plop into the nest, threatened his mother so Belle left. That's how Max was without a nap. lol

bbl

Judie said...

Hello everyone.

Well, this was a banner day. I can only hope the momentum holds. Darth tends to hoard, as did his mother, and today he decided to begin to sort through the bags and boxes of her things that have been sitting around for 3 1/2 years. So much was accomplished. Just hope the things he said he still needs to sort through will be taken care of sooner rather than later. Wouldn't be a problem except I have OCD tendencies that center or neatness, order, and symmetry. Creates a problem in living arrangements. I told him I would also clean out some stuff I have from my family that we never use and never will -- that way he won't feel he's the only one making a sacrifice. Reality is that at age 65 and 73, the time has come to shed the things we no longer use or need. Sorry, I needed to talk.

Lynn, didn't see about Carolyn but hope that whatever it is will be resolved in her favor. I'll try to look back.

I take it Steve is deserting us again this weekend. Hope he enjoys his time away.

Lynne, all will be okay. Sometimes we say things we don't really mean because we feel out-of-control. Steve will come around and realize you and your time together are the priority. Enjoy working at the animal rehab.

I am beginning to have some concern about all of you who are hearing voices, Dolly Parton, and other assorted voices. Could be a symptom of the onset of serious empty nest syndrome. I'm okay because I cannot hear or see anything at the nest.

Well, need to get some food. Bribed Darth to keep working today by fixing BLTs for lunch.

BBL

kickngbird said...

Screeching in the nest area...

BEagle said...

Been away for a while. Is Palmer on the nest?

BEagle said...
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kickngbird said...

What I find humorous is that it's the kind of screeching noise that sound effects movie people used to use for dinosaurs - especially flying ones - and I just bet they recorded eaglets.

Very apt, as they got the lineage right.

BEagle said...
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kickngbird said...

Oh, Lynne, just read about the hit in the head. I don't like the sound of that. Better safe than sorry. I would get him to an ER if he has a bad headache because he could have a concussion and going to sleep first might not be a good idea.

BEagle said...
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kickngbird said...

I'm afraid Lynne said goodnight so won't see my post. Feel bad about her situation - head injuries are nothing to fool around with.

kickngbird said...

Got to go - I think the screeching has stopped -

hedgie said...

Hi Judie and Diann and kickngbird.
Diann---glad that you had fun with Max, and that you have returned to some semblance of peace and quiet!
Too bad that you are feeling outnumbered by men!
Judie, sounds like you and Darth are heading in the right direction to de-clutter! Welcome to my OCD world....but I also hate to part with old, sentimental things!
kickngbird, didn't see if Palmer took off or not.....it got dark and Boris is in active mode....argh!

hedgie said...

Judie, Carolyn will hear MOnday one way or the other.....look back and see what "their" concern is....LOL!

That black raspberry ice cream is calling my name........

stronghunter said...

Judie, I am trying to muster the energy to clean out closets here. If Darth can do it, maybe I can. My goal for the summer is to get rid of a lot of stuff.

Mema Jo said...

Whoo Hoo! Just let Marvin (cat) inside and boy that Strawberry Moon
sure does take you breath away!

Mema Jo said...

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital Friday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who has a long history of heart disease.

NatureNut said...

Evening Everyone. Looked at the nest earlier after I saw Steve's pic, but it was MT. Looks like someone may be there spending the night at 1-3 o'clock?
Went to grocery to get some soft stuff, & found spinach souffle!!!Didn't fix it yet--filled up from crab legs w/lemon,butter sauce. Had bought the steamed legs a couple days ago & picked all the leftovers last night. Yum Yum!
Dwnlded some pics this afternoon--gotta work on them & gotta go to Chelsea office tomorrow for a few to finish a project.
I thought ISS would be around tonight also. Gottta check

stronghunter said...

After reading your comment, Jo, I had to go look at the moon. It is beauteous.

hedgie said...

Loretta, just looked to see IF I could see ISS at 10:04 pass---no luck--which I knew it would be as foliage is jsut too dense here.

Ice cream was GOOD!

All of this crab leg talk has me hungry for some. Will buy them when I go to the store SUnday.

stronghunter said...

I don't know if Palmer is in the nest or not. I have been away from the computer, too, Loretta.

BEagle said...

It is so much fun watching the young eagles. They can be so funny.

Both eaglets are at TH nest. Instead of walking across the nest they fly across. lol

Judie said...

Well um, I would think seeing something through is a good quality. Know that is not always possible with a 911 but sticking with a caller and seeing the crisis through would be a very positive quality. Prayers for Carolyn getting the job.

Believe me, if Darth can sort and clean out anyone in this world can do that and more.

I think I read that Andy has earned yet another A. Congratulations, girl. You go!

Crab legs? Someone mention crab legs? Yummy and more yummy! Now there's an idea for a dinner this weekend.

Long day so turning my light off. Will leave the night light on for others coming in, going back the hallway, to the tub, to the shower, up the stairs, or back to the kitchen for a sweet late-night treat. Andy, please set our alarm for us. Thank you.

Hugs to all!

stronghunter said...

The young eagles fly across the nest for the same reason that Hunter slides into home base regardless of whether it is necessary. It is fun.

stronghunter said...

Good night, Judie.

BEagle said...

The young like to have fun for sure.
Should we follow their example in that area?

BEagle said...

The wind was blowing well a few minutes ago. It looked like feathers ruffling behind spidey's web.

BEagle said...

It looks like Palmer is facing out at about 3. Her tail is near center.

stronghunter said...

You have good eyes, BEagle.

Mema Jo said...

I think I see a talon around 3:30...
I wasn't watching before Spidey covered it all......

stronghunter said...

I see spider webs.

Mema Jo said...

Going to check out some cams (not that many to see) and then check out FB
(Family Members)
THEN .............
I think I'll go back the hallway
to get ready for bed.....

BBILW

PA Nana said...

I think I'll say goodnight now. I'm still recuperating from the "family reunion" and now that I have the time and inclination, I'd like to continue reading my book and/or watch a movie.

A pleasant night for all and prayers for all wants/needs.

God bless!

stronghunter said...

Time for me to head upstairs. I am ready to start on one of the new books I came home with.

BEagle said...

The high rock at the WE nest looks like a volcano. The very top is bright red.

stronghunter said...

One more thing--Lynne, you mentioned lightning. The library I went to this evening was the one where Susan and I sat in the parking lot watching lightning knocking parking lot light fixtures to pieces. We probably saw three strikes and all kinds of pieces falling all around us.

stronghunter said...

We were in my car and weren't about to get out!

hedgie said...

And I am ready for a bath. Have a bloody big toe. Right after dinner, thought I was pulling a loose piece of skin. NOT. It was a huge hunk of really hard skin and it was apparently deep---had blood running...took a while to get it stopped, so need to soak it now and then glob some Neosporin on it.
Have a good book going at tub side.
BEagle, don't think any of us should even try to pull any slides like Palmer or little boys playing ball! We'd end up in body casts!
good night all. Sweet dreams and prayers for all needs. See you in the morning. Take a peek at the lovely moon as you turn in!

BEagle said...

B&R peanut butter and chocolate ice cream sounds good, doesn't it?

Yes, it's time for a good book and a pillow.

It has been an unusual day.
God is pure goodness. He loves you.
Goodnight.

Mema Jo said...

Good Night Everyone!
Prayers for all
Hugs to all ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Costume Lady said...

GOOD EVENING ALL WHO ARE STILL AWAKE...
This darn knee was still giving me a fit today, so I tried one of Capt. Gene's HABBY PILLS left over from his bout with gout. Stoopid me took it on an empty stomach and was nauseated and feeling psychedelic most of the day. I had started putting together our Family Friday meal. Gene had to finish EVERYTHING. Thank goodness, he knows how to cook! We had Roasted chicken with 6 extra legs, greenbeans, potatoes from the garden and apple cobbler. By the time we got to GG's, I was feeling much better:) Soooo, when a script bottle tells you "NOT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH"! Too tired to post photos. Tomorrow...

GOOD NIGHT MY FRIENDS
SLEEP WELL
PRAYERS FOR ALL

paula eagleholic said...

Evening, or morning, all.

Had a great time watching the grandkids...too busy to take one picture! Gianni is getting so big, she's already cooing! So cute!

Heading to work in the morning, try to catch up with ya'll later!

Hugs to all ♥

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,
Getting here late enough that I've missed a bunch of you.

Lynne, sure hope that Steve feels better in the morning! Sounds like he got quite a knock! Hope he decides against being a convoy driver, too. I'm more than certain that the reason it pays so well is that it's VERY dangerous!
I will pray about the situation too. That's great that Steve is getting a raise! Hubby hasn't had an increase in 3 years, I think. Hope you enjoy your time at the animal rehab tomorrow! Sounds like a lot of fun!

Lynn, sure hope your poor toe feels much better tomorrow! Ow! Still praying for your daughter's situation.

Wanda, sorry your tummy wasn't feeling so well for a while, but glad the dinner helped. Prayers for your knee! Glad you're feeling better now.

Judie, hope the housecleaning momentum is catching! I need to clean closets badly. Sounds like you and Darth made a lot of progress! Well done! Thanks for the congratulations--hope the momentum holds for me, too.

Getting late here, so guess I need to go veg in TV Land a bit, then call it a day. It's been a pretty busy one. I'm tired enough that I almost don't feel tired! Go figure. Leaving the night light on so late-night snackers don't whack their shins on the furniture. The porch light is on for those coming in late. The eye scanner security is enabled. Prayers said for everyone. Sleep tight, and I'll talk to you tomorrow. God bless, and goodnight! Love you guys! :o]

Ms Bookworm said...

Oh--just HAD to check on LOL--Isla is up on her branch, doing a really thorough job of preening. She is looking beautiful! The 2 chicks are laying flat in the nest, resting. You'd never guess the drama that went on last weekend! Thank God for a huge miracle!

Mits said...

Good "SATURDAY" morning everyone:)

Mits said...

Osprey Diary 26th July
June 26th, 2010 by Osprey Team
What a difference a week makes- lets all hope we don’t have a repeat of last weekends awful circumstances!
We are all overjoyed at our female ospreys recovery but still concerned and monitoring her weakened state- she still has a lot of weight and ground to make up. We are cautiously optimistic though, and of course relived beyond measure that the chicks have not suffered through this due to dads dillegence.

PLEASE NOTE: The SWT facebook page is in addition to this blog and the latest information will still be here every day. Personally I don’t know how it works but Fiona assures me she has it under control! It has been added due to demand from the public who preffer this medium.
Which leads me to another point- as I’m sure you are aware we have been getting up to 700 comments a day on this blog, all of which have to be moderated ( checked and posted by staff in case they are spam or offensive). This new medium has been a steep learning curve for us all and we have been surprised by its success. We do not have a dedicated member of staff to look after this- the rest of our very small team fit in in around all their other duties such as running the reserve, talking to visitors etc.

Particularly at night, when the office is unattended, you may find a delay in your comments appearing. We are hastily trying to work out better ways of dealing with this- perhaps having a team of volunteer moderators? We will keep you informed, and if you have suggestions, please let us know.

We would also like to encourage you more experienced watchers and bloggers to help answer some questions that recurr – feel free to add your own observations and help more recent bloggers with osprey basics.

Lastly another BIG THANKYOU to you all for your moral support during this very difficult week- your thoughts and wishes have helped the staff and volunteers enormously, and I suspect, somehow, our osprey too.
Emma Rawling Perthshire Ranger

P.S. A special sorry for the fact that someone ( an very overtired member of staff) forgot to put the camera over to night mode last night.

Lynne2 said...

Palmer just flew in...sounds like someone on the camera too

Judie said...

Good morning, everyone.

Come on over. New Saturday thread.

Lynne2 said...

eating

hedgie said...

Good early Sat. AM. Palmer just made her arrival---could hear her coming/ Squealing all the way....nice landing, but still hollering. What a gal!

hedgie said...

Obviously no food waiting for her....and no nestovers, either. Feed that starving baby, Lib!

hedgie said...

And up in the tree she goes....screaming all the way ....and back into nest.

Thanks, MIts for LOL update---saw the first part, but not the part about FB----went to their site, but it's a Like, not a Join....so wonder if posts will come through.

Wanda---sorry you had a rough afternoon. Right---there is a lesson in there! A word of advice---also never eat apples on an empty stomach! At least for me, it's the same result as with habby pills!

Up and out and back again. She doesn't know what she wants to do.

hedgie said...

Certainly NOTHING wrong with audio now!!! No buzz/hum, either. Pure Palmer sound.

hedgie said...

Ah----peace and quiet! LOL---but wish she hadn't left!

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