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The final countdown....

November 14th, 2011 at 05:09 am

I made it through the night but as per usual, didn't sleep much. Of course, the OsmoPrep didn't help, although I would say the bulk (no pun intended) of my runs to the bathroom took place before 10 pm.

I thought I was doing ok with not having eaten since yesterday morning until I caught myself looking longingly at the cat food bowls on the floor. Friskies Gourmet Grill, anyone?

I had planned on running to the post office to mail something this morning, before I started with the 2nd stage of the prep, but I think not. My stomach's still making all sorts of wierd complaints from having taken those horse pills at 5 pm yesterday.

I have to occupy myself until 12:20 pm when my neighbor comes to pick me up. The procedure's not til 2 but i have to be there at 1.

I am very pleased with the progress I made on tree cleanup yesterday. I mostly dispatched with that apple tree limb except for a roughly 10 foot long piece of the main limb, which is about 8 inches diameter. It's so exhausting trying to cut limbs of that size with my bow saw, and it's probably a distance of about 200 feet to the curb, but it occurred to me that I should work smarter, not harder. Meaning, I can scroung around for a rope in my garage and fasten a slip note round one end of the tree. I think it would be easier to throw that rope over my shoulder, and drag it, wearing gloves, across the lawn rather than carrying it. I do also have a wheelbarrow, but that only works with much smaller pieces of wood or it would just tip over.

So, next chance i get, I'll try that. As soon as I research how to tie a slip knot. Smile

I took a bag full of cat hair, collected mostly from cutting Luther's long fur this summer in an effort to keep him cool, and, after cleaning out the old wren's nest in one of my bluebird boxes, I put all the fur in there. I've often seen birds shelter in the nest boxes during the coldest parts of winter, and that soft fur would really help keep those birdies warm.

Uh oh, gotta run.

6 Responses to “The final countdown....”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Poor thing...so glad this prep work will be over soon for you. What a great idea about the cat fur...I am sure that does help the birds stay comfy.

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    I really like what you did for the birdies.

  3. patientsaver Says:

    Hooray! I'm done with the colonscopy and back home! It was 100% normal and so i won't have to do this again for a long, long time! Yippee.

    Thanks, Miz Pat. I also do some volunteer research for cornell ornithology lab on bird populations in my area. I enjoy watching them.

  4. baselle Says:

    Do the birdies still seem to use the nest boxes after you put the cat hair in? My first thought is that they could be repelled by the smell of a predator. Cool idea if the birds use the boxes.

  5. patientsaver Says:

    There is some difference of opinion on this, but more than a few sourcee say birds have a poorly developed sense smell.


  6. Dido Says:

    glad you survived the procedure and got good news!

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