As you can see, it has been an eventful day. It took some finesse and precision for timing, but it all got accomplished....
First, it was a very voggy day. The wind is blowing all that Volcanic gas from Kilauea over our side of the island, which means the air smells like sulfer and my nose runs. It also means a red moon and the most gorgeous sunrises....I guess you take the good with the bad.
After work, I had to criss cross town to pick up kids and get them various places. I was already crunched for time when I got home to discover a stray cat stuck up in a clump of guaiwi. My very naughty dogs had it stuck up there for almost 24 hours apparently. I heard them barking all night last night, and when I went out to feed at 5 am, they were circling the clump of trees. I couldn't see anything up there, though, and when I checked our cat, she was in the house and fine, so I left for work.
Even though I had to get my 12 year old to his activity and hele on myself to the 6th grade band concert (my ears wincing in anticipation), I did try to problem solve briefly with my teenagers. In the end, they had a ladder, a crate, a jacket to throw over the cat, and a bowl of food, so I left the 16 year old 20 feet up the tree with his sister holding the bottom of the ladder.
The twelve year old was very late for his activity, but I made it on time for the band concert.
At the same time, my pregnant ewe's udder has gotten very large, and since the previous owner had told me she was a few weeks away from lambing about 2 months ago, I am all on tenterhooks. I feel almost as anxious as when I was 9 days late with my own pregnancy - let's get it over with, already!
The band concert was better than I had thought it would be, but mercifully short, and I didn't need to figure out how to pick up kids from two locations 10 miles apart at the same time. The concert ended as if it were perfectly timed for me to get across town to retrieve the 12 year old.
I came home to no lambs, but also no cat in the tree - but the cat food bowl is up 20 feet in the tree, so apparently it had a snack before leaving. I am relieved, although it would have been nice to have another barn cat.
Now if only the tradewinds would come back and get rid of the nasty vog.