I returned home in the evening of August 31st, which was a Friday and did not have to go back to work until the Tuesday, since Monday was a holiday and I had taken the Sunday as a vacation day. This gave me time to adapt to the time change. Everyone had told me that it was easier to go west and gain the hours than it was to go east and lose the hours, but I found it the other way around. It took a few days to start sleeping at the right times, so I would be awake when I should be.
I found the bottle of shampoo that I managed to forget to pack to take with me. I searched the suitcases when I got settled into my first bungalow and it simply wasn’t there and I had to buy one in the shop at Berg-en-Dal.
Before leaving in early August, the furnace had been making strange noises, so I had arranged to have a new energy efficient furnace installed once I got back home again. That has been done, and it is working fine.
The adult day program at the Y had pre-booked me to show some of my pictures and talk about my trip to a couple of groups of seniors and I enjoyed showing them some of the critters I had seen and telling them about some of the experiences I had while away.
Jewel and Chester had been well cared for by my daughter Angela, but they were still pretty happy to see me back home again. I give them a bit more attention than Angela does.
Chester and I resumed our walks along the Red River, but for a few days, I didn’t even take my camera with me. I had lived with it around my neck for a month so just didn’t bother. When I started bringing it again, I couldn’t find anything to take pictures of for a few more days. I did manage to get a nice sunrise one morning though and a couple of days later a beaver swam by us. Some Seagulls and a Bald Eagle were also around that morning. The Bald Eagle took me by surprise and I only managed a very blurred long distance shot of him. You can kind of tell that its a Bald Eagle – LOL, but the Sea Gulls posed – along with some Crows.
Since then I haven’t found anything to take pictures of but here is what I have to show you today.
I thought the eagle had landed in this tree, but all I found by zooming in here were the crows.
I’m back to watching the cameras on Africam now and wishing I was back there to see everything in person.