Several years ago, I did a post about an owl that lived in our hollow tree which you can see HERE. Shortly after that post, the owl swooped across the road in chase after a bird and was hit by a truck as my husband stood and watched. We were so sad.
For the last month or so, we have spotted a new Barred Owl in the woods next to our house. Isn't it a beauty? He seems to like the wrought iron gate that my husband brought home. It's not a gate to anywhere, it just hangs out in the woods for now.
Last weekend as we pulled in the driveway in the late afternoon, the owl was visible in his/her usual spot. My husband did his perfect owl call and sure enough, our new visitor called back. They carried on a conversation for a few minutes and then my husband left to run and errand. Well this owl didn't like that one bit and he started calling and hooting for several minutes, trying to get a response and finally flew off deeper in the woods when he realized he was all alone again.
The planning is almost over, the bids are completed, the decisions almost made, and we closed on the loan. We are so close. We are still frantically packing the last of it. Once everything is out of the house, I plan to do a camera walk through to show you the very ugly, outdated before.
We hope the demolition will start week after next. That gives me next weekend to empty the rest of the kitchen cabinets. It is also one week before I check into the hospital for bilateral knee replacement. The only thing that would make my life crazier would be to get a kitten! I know it will be worth it when all is finished, but I am not so sure about enjoying the journey.