Friday, October 11, 2013
The breeze had a bit of an edge, but the sun was shining and it was a perfect day to follow through and take one item off the To-Do List. Bessie Anne and I went out and she supervised while I scrubbed the algae from the bottom of her pool and scooped out the leaves (it's been a while since she's gone wading). We simply sat together and enjoyed the day while the pool dried, and then walked out to the feed barn to store the pool for winter. It was as bad as I'd anticipated. I'm going to give myself credit for one-and-a-half items off the list because I cleaned up a lot of Thing's mess in the barn. Thing had been on another rampage. He seems to have a particular mad on for the red plastic whatever-they-are's that hold hot wire off the T-posts. I don't know how many times I've picked them up when he's thrown them out of crates and boxes, but once again they were scattered all over the barn. In addition to tools knocked off shelves and chewed paper bits, I also picked up one small dead snake and four desiccated dead mice. Is this how Thing deals with intruders? How big is Thing anyhow? Never having seen him, he remains a mystery; a mysterious being with a bad attitude. He's one Thing I'd like to scratch off my list.