01 July 2009

A Message from Tuck

Tuck spent the last few nights hospitalized with yet another bout of pneumonia. This was the fifth time in just at a year. Still no real insight as to why he keeps getting sick - it's like none of the pieces fit together to complete the puzzle. At any rate, after three days here without me, he was quite happy to see me this evening, and he'd like to express his gratitude to those of you who offered their good wishes.




In Other News


Despite the ongoing damp around these parts (Seriously, London is sunnier and warmer than we are right now! So is Seattle!), I decided I really needed to press on with the chicken coop. The chicks are now 4 weeks old and getting big. So I rigged up a tarp over clotheslines in the sideyard so that I could work on it in relative dryness. It has proven to be a Very Good Idea Indeed, and I managed to get quite a bit done on my weekend off. The floor and the framing for the four walls are all erected, and I've even put on one outer wall. There's a hatch (Get it? Hatch?) in the floor for an eventual hinged ramp for their comings and goings and I've framed in where the window's going to go. I'm going to put up some very lightweight insulation and have sorted out roofing, ventilation and how I'm going to construct access doors. No pics as yet, though.

I've also very nearly finished my grandmother's lap quilt. Last night I finished piecing together all the blocks, so all that's left is the binding and I can get it off in the mail. All just in time for us to head out to Washington state for some of that Seattle sunshine.

Actually, we'll only be spending a couple of days in Seattle. We're headed out that way for David's nephew's high school graduation and his sister's 25th wedding anniversary. To say that it promises to be interesting would be a huge understatement, particularly since they all decided to boycott our wedding last year. You know, 'cause it wasn't a "real" wedding and all. Still, if they're trying to play nice, then we're at least willing to go along for the ride and see what transpires. If nothing else, it should be good for a blog post.

12 comments:

Fredda said...

What a cutie! Hope he gets and stays better.

Chicken coop, quilting, knitting (of course) and everything else...how do you find the time???

JJ said...

Sounds like you had a productive weekend. I'm glad Tuck is feeling better but disappointed that he has been sick. This recurrent pneumonia is very disheartening.

I hope the Washington trip goes better than you expect.

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh, look at that sweet boy! He seems so very happy to see you!! It still sounds like he needs his nebulizer, though...

Good luck on the trip to Seattle et al. I suppose you are right in saying that it might make good blog fodder. I still can't help but hope for a warm welcome and all...

stephen said...

Sweet boy, Tuck!!!

Janie Sparkles, Chris and I are all sending you love, belly rubs and deep breaths.

And you can lick my face.

Christopher said...

Poor Tuck. Get well soon.

FiberQat said...

Poor Tuck. There's nothing like chronic respiratory illness to make one feel grumpy.

Here's wishing to you a pleasant trip to Seattle and successful coopraising!

Lisa/knitnzu said...

Oh the poor little guy, listen to him wheeze... or is he snoring??

Taking the high road with folks like that, I think, leaves you always in the better position... your example might turn them around, and if not, well, you know you weren't the ones being ridiculous.

MollyBeees said...

OMG! He is the cutest thing ever. Glad he is feeling better. I just got over pneumonia so I can sympathize. Maybe Maine is too wet for him this summer!!!!

Diane in Chico said...

Sigh...

Sending good wishes to Tuck, and wishing you family happiness in Seattle.

Celia said...

Aw. I hope Tuck is better by now and that your family visit is better than you expect. You guys deserve a break.

Alwen said...

Aw. Sending some health mojo Tuck's way!

BOSSY said...

Ooooh ooooooh oooooh, Bossy loves chickens -- and raised her own baby chicks, 27 of them, from box "condo" in her kitchen to chicken coop, which she built with her husband by customizing a shed design from the home improvement store...