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Thursday Jan 31, 2019
OMG, where has January gone?
I downloaded a new Firefox update as I always do yesterday and, for the first time, regretted it instantly. I had been using Firefox as my main Browser for the better part of 14 years, vowing to stay away from anything Microsoft if possible. However, once I did the new update I could not access even my GMail accounts because of some Certificate nonsense. I tried to revert back to the old version without success, everything defaults to the new version. So I am temporarily using Google Chrome.
I almost finished reading that old WW1 espionage book but got bored with it and couldn't complete it. Eventually I might tackle Tom Sawyer and the like.
I laid myself on the swing out back for a while and spotted a nice red-headed bird, then a dark blue bird and decided to dig out the Canon. As I laid there I tried to get some decent shots of whatever was happening in the back. I did see the hummingbird very briefly, but he left too quickly for me to get set for him. The blue bird never came back...
Today, I fought over online Chat with my Canadian Bank. They have put a $35 Annual Fee charge on my credit card for another card that they issued without my consent. I do not have the card here and therefore have never activated it. They apparently could not take instructions from me via Chat (no records kept) or even via Online banking's message system. They want a phone call but my only phones here are my Colombian landline and cel. The last time I used a landline to fight with my bank, it cost me $60 USD! They take collect calls apparently but it sounds like they may phone me.... I am still waiting.
While waiting I cleaned up a lot of Bookmarks on my Google Chrome and came across my Flickr account. They have restricted the Free accounts to 1,000 photos so I busied myself to get below that number. How many of these online "free" services are only free for a while until they find ways to frustrate you into paying for part of the services.
I wanted to go out and trim the long grass using my electric drill, long bit and long zip tie... but the sun came out... That can wait until later.
I had a kind reader send me concerns about Cristina's lethargy, etc. A large part of the reason, she says, is the tranquilizer medicine she continues to take. The loss of her only son is still very much in the forefront of her thoughts and there are many, many reminders everywhere of him. She is coping well. Even though we had a very spotty sleep last night because of different issues with the dogs, she has been up and around all day. Thank you everyone for your concern.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. That was the day’s excitement.
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|Turi has the perch to watch for that darn cat|
|NeNe enjoys himself alone outside|
|Nina, the brat, is always looking for something to play with|
|Nina settles down in the tall, cool grass|
|Saffron Finch 2|
|Saffron Finch 3|
|Vermilion Flycatcher 2|
|Saffron Finch 4|