My turtles have adopted me

Yesterday I was sitting at my desktop computer, minding my own business as I worked and I felt eyes staring at me. No it wasn’t my elderly neighbor peeking at me from her dining room window this time.

It was my box turtles!

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They often watch me as I work on the computer. Well, Spaz, the male box turtle is absolutely in love with Myrtle the female box turtles so he mostly stares at Myrtle. Myrtle on the other hand stares at me.

I’m starting to wonder if they think I’m a turtle too? I mean when I’m working away on the computer I don’t move all that much more than they do. Yes, I get up and make myself a drink every now and then or take a washroom break, but when I’m working I’m often at the computer for hours.

It can’t be all that exciting to watch me work, but I guess I’m the only entertainment my turtles have most of the time.






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Cracked Windshield – Auto Glass Repair

I think this is the time of year when the roads are the dirtiest and tend to have the most debris on them – at least in areas that have a cool winter climate. There’s often rocks and other litter on the road that can easily fly up and crack your windshield when you are driving behind another car or truck.

It’s happened to us. A few years ago we were driving on a highway and I guess the vehicle in front of us rolled over a good size stone in just such a way that it sent it flying at high speed right towards the drivers side of the windshield. Our windshield didn’t completely crack but it ended up with a puncture and some cracked glass in a circular pattern around the hole. Very much like what I think a gunshot might look like.

Of course you can’t drive around like that! The drivers side windshield was obstructed thanks to the damage so we had to get it repaired.

We took our car to a local auto glass repair shop. We strongly believe in supporting smaller businesses. Why? Well, for one the service always seems to be so much more personal, and often the smaller companies will go out of their way to help you out. The big companies don’t always care about the individual customer the way the smaller businesses do.

Some local autoglass companies, such as Seattle Windshield Repair will actually support your insurance policy so that you don’t end up spending more than you need to.

The Auto Glass guy is one of the local auto glass repair companies that you might want to go to if your windshield ever gets damaged like ours did. Their installers are NGA certified. Your safety is very important to them. Oh yes, they also handle all of the paperwork when you have to put in a claim with your insurance company. Try getting one of the big national companies to do that for you!

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My crafty neighbor

My stalker elderly neighbor was at it again today. It’s March and she was out in her garden planting leeks.

Now we’ve had some nice weather in the past week but it’s going to go below zero tonight. I think leeks are ok with cool temps, but it’s going to be freezing tonight. I tried to get in touch with her to let her know, but she didn’t seem to understand what I was trying to say. Which of course means she didn’t want to understand me.

She’s crafty that way. She speaks Greek and Macedonian since she’s originally from Greece. but she’s been here for oh I don’t know, 50 years or more and she can speak English well enough that we converse and joke around. It’s just whenever she doesn’t “want” to understand that she suddenly doesn’t speak English well anymore.

Crafty stalker neighbor lady. I hope her leeks survive!

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