Monday, June 12, 2017

Swans are just like Money


Yesterday the boy came home to work on the #*&#@& hot water system. He and the boss labored all day in heat and misery on the darned thing. At least, although there are still a few bugs to work out, Becky got a nice hot shower last night. (Thanks, Alan and Amber for coming down to deal with this and for spending what should have been a day off in such a way.)

On the way to the hot water parts store the boss saw a pair of Mute Swans along the river. When the construction project wound down for the day he took me down to see them. There they were, floating on the river by the Stewart's outside Amsterdam.

It made me feel rich indeed to add these strange birds to my year list even though they don't appear to be ABA countable here.

See, like with most folks, around here money goes first for bills....and then if anything is left over, also like most folks, we spend a bit on what pleases us. For me that's bird stuff, the recordings that come with Warbler Guide, membership in a couple of birding organizations, things like that.....all so I can hopefully see or hear...and most importantly identify...more birds. Well actually Becky bought those things for me......

Thus a new bird found for free, by my non-birder husband, who just knows what I like and provides it if he can, is just like finding money.

5 comments:

Jan said...

what a great family

Linda said...

We are rich, you and I, for it doesn't take much to please us!

threecollie said...

Jan, I am so grateful for the work that has been and is being done and the patience of those who are doing it!

Linda, you betcha! Just to go outdoors each day is a privilege I hope I can continue to enjoy for a long time.

Unknown said...

..."Yesterday the boy came home to work"...

You have a good family threecollie, no accident I'm sure.

Have a great day.

wr

threecollie said...

Unknown, I feel very fortunate in that respect. They are good to me. Thanks!