Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Raccoons and Virtual Trips

We have had raccoon troubles before and chances we will have them again. They make a mess in the yard and often leave fecal evidence that is quite obnoxious. Twice in the past couple of weeks, they broke through the screen of the porch portion of the deck and made a huge mess. The first time, Ella was sleeping there and they made a mess of her litter and ate her food. Now we bring Ella in for the night, but the second time they broke in they still made a mess and ate some fake bird eggs that were part of a decoration. The hubster put out the live trap last night and apparently he has a captive this morning. We used the live trap once a couple of years ago and caught more than twenty of those critters in about 25 days. There is a law now that you cannot transport these creatures, so I guess we are going to have to find someone to come over and take care of them once we catch them. Ugh!!

I didn't go to the fitness class yesterday morning. I really was feeling under the weather. I feel a bit better today. I woke up a bit dizzy and achy yesterday and had two little girls to spend the day with. I made the most of it. We did a bit of art and played out in the yard. Then while they took a shower I made pancakes and then later in the afternoon I found a couple pieces of large cardboard and they each made a poster. We had a pretty good day, but my heart really wasn't in it.

Last evening during the Tigers vs Rangers game, I came back into my art room and tried to do a couple of ink sketches from my virtual travels. I didn't take as much time with them as I should have, but I will share them anyway.

I should have added a bit of color before posting them. Maybe I will do that some time today and show you the difference tomorrow.

The hubster and I are going into town this morning for breakfast, a visit to Lowe's for some building supplies, and to Meijer to get some groceries. I don't have a plan for later, but need to do some kind of exercising. My right hip and upper leg have been so sore lately that the treadmill doesn't seem like the right thing to do. I may just try some floor exercises and a bit of weight training.

What do you have planned for today? Are you watching any of the Wimbledon matches? Are you finding time for your creativity? I am on my way to look at the offerings from the many blogs to which I subscribe and those of you who leave a link at Leah's Creative Every Day site and expect to see many wondrous things.



  1. Vicki, I hope you're feeling better today. I know what you mean about the raccoons -- they've really torn up the insides of one of our outbuildings. The animal control people came and set up a live trap to catch a stray pit bull that's been visiting our yard and instead they caught two raccoons. I hate to think of what happened to the little creatures but we're being over run. Try to stay cool. I hear the temps will be close to 100 Thursday.

  2. Been gone for awhile, it is fun getting back and seeing what you have been up to!

  3. Sorry you weren't feeling well when you had the girls, but it does sound like you had a good day despite that.

    I didn't know you had a law about transporting the raccoons. I hope it doesn't take them long to come and get them. And what about your live trap! Do they switch them into something else to move them? They'll get tired of hearing from you if you catch that many this year. ;)

    Great sketches and, yes, love to see them later if you color them.

    Not watching sports--of any kind. ;) Not sure what I have planned for today. The first few hours of the day are my "thawing out" time and that determines what I'll be doing or not doing depending on the kind of day it is--LOL! Have a good one! :)