Thursday, April 19, 2012

Updates on a couple of things.......

Molly, we still haven't got a friend for Molly yet, and with the ways things are money wise, it's been put on hold.  Her allergies are really bad at the moment, so we may have to increase her steroids yet, which will cost more money.  I am holding off taking her to the vet for blood work until May, as there is no more money in the pot for anything else this month.

50 + 1 Recipes: I have been made aware there are a lot of recipes on the posts that are taking you too ads, or no longer exist.  I will go through them when I have a few hours to spare, namely on a night when I sit down to watch TV, however I won't be doing that over the next couple of days as we have run into a problem, which brings us up to my next update:

Driveway: Looks gorgeous and still very pleased with it.................BUT..........weeds are coming through to the surface????  So the guy popped by to take a look and has told us to put weed killer on it and they will come back and put another layer of tar and chippings on it.  These weeds are not just on the side, which I expected but in the middle of the driveway.  So I am going to be busy with that.

Called both garages to see if I can get a partial refund on the repairs that were done on my old car, still haven't heard anything back from them. Will give them until the end of the week and call the first garage again in Barrie.  The other one I won't follow up on, as that is where I bought my new car from.

I went and left a CD in the CD player in my old car, so called them and asked them if they could take it out for me.  You'll never guess what CD it was...................Meatloaf, "Hang Cool Teddy Bear."  The guy at the garage just laughed, and said his mother was a fan also.  I think he thought I was more of a classical music type of woman.

This poor birdie was a tad dazed when it flew into our window:

It's a Northern Flicker, and quite a beauty.  The good thing it did fly off when I got closer to it.


beagleAnnie said...

Yes, this bird looks shocked.

Andi's English Attic said...

Meatloaf is now consigned to the 'music mum likes' list? Whoever thought we'd see the day?

Kaisievic said...

Lovely bird pic.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Gill!! I am catching up on your news--I love your new addition, to your family! I hope you and Betsy have many wonderful and safe years together! :-)

I hope Molly feels better--We have to go back to the vet on Friday too and I wonder where I'll get the $$ to pay for it, because I know the remedy isn't going to be cheap...It's always something, isn't it?

But I hope you are doing well, and I hope you have a good Thursday!!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Meatloaf EH I am a fan too. The classics for sure.
Love your flicker. Good luck with the garage. B

Jane and Chris said...

I've rehabbed a few Flickers..delightful birds. We have nesting pairs in the back..their contact calls are piercing!
Jane x

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I feel so sorry for the birds that crash into our windows. Fortunately most of them survive. Hope Molly gets sorted soon.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Beautiful bird Gill, thank goodness he was only dazed. Six puppies arrived last night, I had a feeling that would be happening, starting around 9 pm. Also I have a Pet Lover group on Facebook and came across this site which you might find useful for Molly's meds:

Rose said...

Too bad about the recipe thing...that will be a pain to check out all of you usually give links to things that sound delicious.

I hope you have some luck in getting money back on your repairs, but if it were around here I don't think you would.

Hope when they come back to redo your driveway that they do a good job of it.

The Witch said...

I just love the look of Betsy!!
I have a 12 year old car named Jezebel which I just love but I know it will be time to trade up.
The Flicker is a very pretty bird but not the smartest.
Hope you get your money back on the repairs and that Molly will feel better soon.

Karine said...

I hope you can get part of the money back on the car repairs, it only seems fair since it ended up kicking the bucket despite the 'fixes'.

That certainly is a beautiful bird, I'm glad he turned out to be okay!

Cash Only Living said...

Pretty bird! Good luck with the driveway, you wouldnt expect that weeds would be popping up already!

DeniseinVA said...

I hope Molly feels better soon, for her sake as well as for yours. Lovely picture of it.