Climate Control

Climate Control

Things that should not happen: snow in Northern Virginia before Thanksgiving. And yet here we are. The dusting we had at the beginning of the week is gone, but Thursday produced freezing rain, wet cold, and utter dreariness. Before this all happened, Super Hub and I...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

The Great 2018 Nest Build I set up a new nest cam a few weeks ago. (OK, let’s be accurate, I made Super Son set up a new nest cam when he was home for spring break.) Of course this intrusion into the holy of holies led to nest cam wars. Gwen and Stephen would...
Three Happy Things

Three Happy Things

First Happy Thing I got my new license plates and managed to snag the best plate possible, as you can see. I am also encouraged by the fact that the plates CAW CAW and CROWS were taken, meaning that there must be other enlightened folk out there in the Great...
Fine Dining Corvid Style

Fine Dining Corvid Style

These days I feel like I am the head chef in some bizarre trendy restaurant turning out delicacies, especially for Zen who still needs to get back to full health. The prix fixe menu Chez Room Service Woman looks something like this: Amuse Bouche de Souris with...
Corvid Round-up

Corvid Round-up

I can’t exactly say spring is in the air as there was a dusting of snow on the ground yesterday and a nasty cold wind this morning, but our feathered friends have decided that it’s time to get more lively. Gwen & Stephen: Let the Burbling Begin The...
Zen Health Update

Zen Health Update

It’s been a stressful week for Zen and his entourage. Last Thursday Zen had continuing symptoms of pain as well as gastrointestinal distress. By Saturday, he seemed better, but I had an appointment, so I took him back to the vet anyway. (Zen managed to bite me...