I can’t believe how fast this weekend went by! We got quite a bit done on our half bath installation. Saturday marked the day to put down the main drain line.
That meant to go down here:
I thought for sure my butt wouldn’t go down that hole. I still have that distorted view of myself. But, I was first to go down and hang the pipe – and I fit!
That hole would have had to have been a lot bigger if I was still 250 pounds.
It was kind of icky down there, but exciting to get so much stuff done. We dry fit a lot of the plumbing:
I found a newspaper down there from 1935!
Took some time to make a good dinner last night – palak chole! It is actually quite easy and quick to make.
Sunday was also filled with things.
The usual bagel (and my mom came with!):
Then a little more work on the pipes before heading out to Raptor Fest!
This was so cool. Most of these are rehabbed birds that were injured and cannot be released again due to their injuries, so are now used for education purposes. A couple are captive-bred birds. Of course, now I don’t remember what some of these are. So, help me out if you can.
Red Tail Hawk:
Eurasian Eagle Owl (obviously not native)
The owls are so focused and their eyes are amazing. Descended from dinosaurs? I can see it. We then watched some more owls in a small presentation (pictures not so good there).
Video of the Eurasion owl. They are licensed by the DEC to have this owl.
Very cool. Notice how the owl’s ears are asymmetric? I didn’t know that almost every owl is like that, presumably so that can tell if a sound is coming from above or below. This owl can hear a mouse under the snow at 100 yards away!
Definitely and enjoyable weekend (and the snow is starting to melt – yay!!).
Question: Did you have a great weekend?