04 February 2007

Well, it's been a weekend.

Adjusting to a new animal in the house is never easy. When that animal is a bird that makes a lot of noise and drives one of the other animals crazy, it's even harder. Then add into the mix that the animal is 10 years old, has had 2 previous homes and really wants to go back to last home. It makes for a challenging weekend.

The bird will take time to adjust to a new home. Also, being a Moluccan Cockatoo, she is loud. Luckily it's not constant. She generally gets loudest around 6-6:30 p.m. When she's done she pretty much settles down and gets ready for sleep. But it's an exciting 1/2 hour or so.

On a really bad note, my neighbor has been released from jail. We saw him over there last night. I haven't seen him at all today but he was definitely there last night. We spotted him as we were going out last night. Then when we came home, he was on the street talking to someone and he turned and stared at us as we pulled in. I'm sure he knows it was us that turned him in. I'm not afraid for myself but if he tries anything like with the dogs or something, I'll kill him myself. Of course, if he knows we turned him in he has to know that we're not afraid. If he tries anything I'll immediately call the cops and Hawaii does have a 3 strikes law :)

But, as a preemptive strike, I'm calling the detective tomorrow and reaming them out for announcing on TV that his neighbors turned him in and then releasing him. What is up with that??? Also, the attorney general told me that if a drug bust is made at a house the house is seized. I'm calling him to find out what's up with that, when is this house getting seized. I'm pretty pissed and I'm going to find out what's going on.

Anyway, on my run this morning I was thinking about this sleaze and it was making me angry. I would run too fast then get out of breathe, have to slow down, then think about him and run too fast and get out of breathe..... You get the idea. So my run was not very good. I ended up only doing 20 minutes cause I was getting myself so angry. But then I came home and cleaned house with a vengeance. It's amazing how much mess a bird can make. Anyway, that was my workout today. Not the best but something.

Well, birdie bird has settled down and is perched with one foot up and beak grinding away. I think it's time for me to let her sleep. Since Desperate Housewives isn't on tonight I think I'll go take a bath.


Vickie said...

I can see howyou would be angry about the neighbor thing. It always seems like there are a lot of inequities when it comes to following the law. Hopefuly, you can get that resolved and not have to worry about the jerk any more. Just take a deep breath, relax, and start over. That's your mantra, remember? And think of your workout as intervals--fast, slow, fast, slow. 20 minutes is good enough for something like that.

angelfish24 said...

Sorry to hear that the neighbor is out and knows that maybe you turned him in. That's gotta be hard and I hope they monitor this guy or put him on trial or something. Sorry it messed up your workout but I'm sure you will have a better one next time.
The bird sounds challenging but your're right it will just take time and then she will love you all. Have a good week!

Fe-lady said...

My neighbor would probably be friends with your neighbor-they are both sleaze bags and morons!
I woke up at 2 a.m. last nite thinking about the planter this idiot is building along our shared fence line. If he fills this with dirt it will eventually rot the boards on the fence and all the dirt will come spilling into my dirveway. But did he think of that? Of course not 'cause he belongs in a trailer park somewhere with the rest of his junk-collecting buddies!
Whew- thanks! I feel better now!

Duane said...

Hang in there, justice will prevail (eventually!)

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