March 2nd, 2021


Wash Plant

After breakfast and un-setting the trap & putting kibble out, it was time to try to find the Vegas Wash. Followed the map to E. Rochelle and hit a dead end - the LV water treatment plant is in the way and the street was gated, for plant vehicles only.

Took two more possible routes, but they all dead ended. The most likely one was Desert Inn Rd., and it was blocked - I could see it once went through but was washed out.

Home, the maps showed no way in from the south, but there are golf courses and a skate park which might have a view, which I'll try some other time.

In the mailbox was a pair of Ring cam mounting hardware sets, I installed one on the  porch camera but it didn't quite let me position the cam the way I want it. Closer though.

Took in the 3 remaining feeders, hot glued them and filled them with nectar with a lot of green food coloring.

So far the bees are fewer. I'll give it a week. Meanwhile no hummers on the feeders but one grabbed some lint for a nest.

On the porch with baloney, cheese and a cold drink, and watched SoFloWildlife on the water with a couple of other streamers, who hauled in fish after fish. Most were groupers which wo't be in season till May but they were able to keep a mackerel and some big yellow stripe snappers. OTR was having issues with his truck, Stormview was en route somewhere.

Delivered was a big box from Imperfect Foods. No really odd produce. Pears are rock hard, avocados were tiny & rock hard, celery was okay, tangelos were huge and ripe. Mangoes need a few days. Gouda snack bites yummy, other snack bites meh, chocolate coated nuts were awful - grainy, why did I order 2 types of bacon? Cheese spread looks good. Lox looks excellent. Bottom line is I probably won't use them again, not enough of what I eat.

Joined the BASFA zoom, then streamed for 45 minutes but only lurkers.

In med news, finished the Pradaxa, started using Xeralto which is one tiny pill a day instead of two big ones.

No cats trapped.

Plans for tomorrow:
Not feeling well, may just relax.
Or may go to the skate park with the camera.
Maybe both


Couldn't sleep. Massive headache. 3 Tylenol helped. Checked the back door cam, the fat raccoon got snagged in the cat trap, around midnight.

3 am two of his buddies came to taunt him. He lunged and barked at them.

Up and dressed around 8:30, raccoon had shredded not only all the newspaper which had lined the bottom of the trap but also the blanket which had been on top of the trap. He was pretty angry.

Texted C next door asking her to contact trapper Jean, but no answer so around 11 I called Animal Control and asked them to collect the raccoon but leave the trap.

Hgl was > 300. Yikes. No idea why. Shot up 60 units of fast acting, >240 an hour later so another 60.  one more hour down to 140. No breakfast. Tried to nibble on Organic PNB but it tasted like sand. Need to buy Laura Scudders.
Read news on the PC, also followed S. FL who was already on the water fishing with two well-known  streamers who had arranged to visit. One of them kept hauling in fish after fish. Between the 3 of them they kept 20 yellow striped snappers, a couple of mackerel and one other. They also threw back a small shark, a big moray eel and a few groupers.

After a while I took the tablet out on the porch and watched them some more. Nice day here, nicer there. I finished the gouda snacks.

Neighbor came over around 1:30, thought about taking raccoon into the wetlands but it lunged at her and barked, so no let's not do that. Much later Animal Control showed up, after some drama she put the animal in one of her traps. I swept up the shredded stuff which had also been peed on, hosed down the area and the trap.
I think we're done trapping.

Delivered was 3x12 packets of Thai tea mix,  so I mixed up a quart of Thai tea. Let it cool then put it in the fridge. Drank diet cola in the meantime.

Also delivered was a package which had been held up at Fedex Memphis for a week. And then a 35 lb bag of Kit & Kaboodle Outdoor. Will put some of that out tomorrow morning.

So far no visitors to the carport.

Watched one episode of Hot Bench. The Bachelor was pre-empted by the Women Tell All, so I nuked that. It's all the losers making needless drama.

I may have watched PTI but don't remember.

Channel surfed to Superman & Lois.  Way too violent. Clark and his sons are meh actors. Lois is great.

Added Resident Alien to my recording list. Reccomended by BASFAns

Spook went out of her way a few times to annoy Ma'am. Ma'am always over-reacts. Even when she's been on my tummy purring and mostly asleep.

I need to redo my cats page on the web.