When you live in tornado country like we do, having a weather radio just makes sense. Except when it wakes you up twice in the middle of the night with a siren and alerts to let you know about bad weather two states away. That’s what our Raynic radio did twice early Saturday morning, once about 2:30 AM and again about 3:15. the alerts were for severe thunderstorms in Arkansas and northern Mississippi. I’m sure there is a way to fine tune it to only broadcast alerts for our area, but nothing in the instructions that came with the radio tell me how to do that. I guess I need to spend some time on Google or YouTube trying to figure it out.
While I’m there, I also need to do some research on how to keep deer out of the garden that Terry and our son Travis are going to be planting. For whatever reason, Travis has not had a problem with deer at his place, but we have anywhere from two or three to as many as fifteen or more grazing in our pasture at night. I’m sure they wouldn’t hesitate to eat everything in the garden as soon as it pokes its head above the soil.
I really don’t want to have to build a high fence around the garden area, and I don’t want to do something to frighten them off the property altogether because we love seeing them out there. We’re just selfish and don’t want to share what we are growing with them. I’m always open to suggestions. If you’re a gardener, what has worked for you?
We had a lot of rain overnight Saturday and into early Sunday morning, and then the rest of the day it was gray and ugly. So of course we had big pools of water in our yard. The company we hired to install French drains and do some land grading to hopefully mitigate that problem it’s supposed to start today or tomorrow. We are keeping our fingers crossed for good results.
And in other news, in less than a month’s time we have a contract on our house in Florida. It is a cash deal and the buyers are in their inspection period now. Please keep your fingers crossed for us that this goes through. We don’t have a mortgage on the property, but it still costs us money in monthly amenity fees for the community, utilities, and taxes that we would like to be done with.
Congratulations Carolyn Ledford, winner of our drawing for a $100 gift certificate donated by Joyce Counts from JG Wood Signs to be used to order one of their custom made signs. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a wonderful gift. Check out their website, they have an amazing variety of beautiful signs for your home, RV, or any place else you can think of.
We had 119 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – if you want to know who your tribe is, speak your truth and see who sticks around. Those are the people who get a spot in your blanket fort.