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).
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!!).