I had expected the crew to come back and finish chopping down the big oak beyond my back fence today, but they didn't they only got about two thirds of it down on Thursday. They might have had other commitments. They surely won't be back tomorrow during the storm, or on Sunday, but maybe they'll come on Monday. It's very sad to see the tree reduced to a shadow of its former self, and if the whole thing is to be removed than I wish they'd get it over with. If the owners of the property the tree is on intend to keep what remains of it, all I can say is that they have a ghoulish streak.
I got my weekly shopping over with today, just in case the storm decides to slow down and hang about on Sunday. I'll put up even with Friday shopping crowds to avoid even the off chance of going out in the chilly rain. Safeway had a really good Friday bargain on some fairly decent ice cream, so that made dealing with the zoo a bit easier to take. I'm eager to get a bargain on pumpkin pie, though, which usually happens in November. Almost as good, I could soon be getting a bargain on pizza. It's been about a year since I've had one, so I'm looking forward to that too.
Ah, my nose tells me that Portia has used the litter box, and I'd best deal with it now, as I certainly can't open the windows to air out the house on such a chilly night. The box is at the far end of the house, but the stench is quite strong even here. How can such foul odors come from such a cute little beast?