This post is sort of a catch-all.
I went and did the tire thing today, only to get back to the house and realize they gave me a 5-lug-pattern rim, when I told them I needed a 4-lug-pattern. I should have noticed it at the tire place, but they also should have gotten it right the first time. They’re willing to do an exchange for the rim I need, and are shipping it in from Illinois or Minnesota. It should be here in two days or so. At least I don’t have to call up a flatbed like last fall.
Secondly. When I was editing the video from this morning and writing up that post, I looked up from my laptop to see this out my front window, strolling from the Nosy Neighbor’s yard into my own front yard.
Now, neither of those photos are of my front yard, as I went and got too excited trying to take a picture, and scared her away. I walked to the front door, and she scuttled across the street to that driveway, and then to that gravel lot. Mind you, we live in Madison. Technically, we’re on a more north-eastern edge, but there’s a few blocks, an airport, and an Air National Guard installation between us and The Country. Saturday a mating pair of mallards hunkered down in the grass up there (I fed them some bread), and two weeks ago, Matt saw a small herd of deer in our front yard around midnight when he got home. This place is a damn zoo.
Third- I completely forgot to mention that Sunday morning we attempted to coyote hunt some more. We saw 0 coyotes, but Matt used his ghillie suit (he looked like a grassy hump), and I used my leaf poncho (I looked like a pile of raked leaves with a face). Sitting on a hilltop on a warm, sunny Spring morning is not a bad way to pass the time. We even saw a turkey- a hen walked across a field at the bottom of the hill. Most of the turkey we see there are in fairly small groups, or by themselves. Saturday night we drowned our sorrows, and we got advice on where to hunt turkeys. Some people Matt knows through work, and who come into the bar I work at, even drew us a little map of a nice piece of public land near Wyocena. Our turkey tags are (seriously) for next week. How time flies!