Yeesh! Get up earlier, move faster, fall further behind. By 7AM I was a ticked-off, steamin' screecher - already an hour and a half invested in the day's efforts and falling behind as I went. Fortunately I was able to work the aggravation out to a manageable level on the airdyne and treadmill.
When days start like this ya just gotta look for some way to salvage it. Well, fortunately for me, it was handed to me on the proverbial silver platter today. First off, after days if worrisome inactivity...
Let me back up. For days now My Osprey have done nuttin' more than hang out and squawk at one another. Squawk, squawk, squawk. You woulda thought they were taking part in the Runup To The Election fercryinoutloud. I'm quite sure that if we could somehow interpret their "conversation" it would have been an animated discussion with one of them wishing, since a full rebuild was required, to also relocate and the other insisting that they rebuild right there where they'd built their lives and raised their ospring.
Well, the Rebuild-In-Place Osprouse apparently won the argument 'cause they finally got their tailfeathers in gear and are hauling the heavy lumber. The frame of a nest is starting to take shape slowly but surely. So that makes me happy.
Then, not much more than a half-hour ago, as I pulled into the drive to get prepped to return to the rat race, there on the railing of my porch sat perched a red-tailed hawk. It flew away immediately but it was there pretty as you please. Darned fine lookin' birds those red-tails.