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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Flyover and March Report


On my walk the other day I saw the first sandhill cranes of the year. I'd seen footprints in the snow, but not the birds yet. And you might remember the place where the cranes nest. The lady who owns that property was outside, and I asked her if they still nested there. She said they do!

I've gotten much better pictures of the cranes other times, but this one is current, and so will be featured.

sandhill cranes

And now, in other news. My 300 days is half up (of course, I'm fudging and giving myself a year). Not nearly halfway on most goals, but I think I'm still doing more than I might have without any goals.

54 in 300, report on day 159
1WRITINGbegin working on North Country Quest againnothing this monthstill about 5 chapters done
2WRITINGedit Kiss of the Butterfly, submit for publicationnothingnothing
3WRITING100 NC History pagesnothingjust the planning in Nov
4WRITINGblog about 8 wild foodsnonenone
5WRITINGfinish Dead Mule Swamp Druggistchapters 27-2810 chapters added
6WRITINGdo 10 book promotion things1 the big afghan giveaway is in progress (have you entered?)6
7WRITINGwriting schedule day 50 times0 (this doesn't mean I didn't write, but this refers to a particular disciplined schedule, and I didn't do any)9
8WRITING5 entries in Off the Sanctuary Wallnonenone
9WRITINGpursue a contract I can't name yetfollow up contactno results
10WRITINGtalk to 5 bookstores about carrying mysteriesnonenone
11HOUSEfix kitchen drawerDONEDONE
12HOUSEcut down 5 autumn olive treesnonenone
13HOUSEclean refrigerator twicenot so soon yet1
14HOUSEreplace kitchen faucetnothingnothing
15HOUSEget lawnmower fixednothingnothing
16HOUSEclean terracenothingnothing
17HOUSEkitchen light electric boxnothingnothing
18HOUSEreplace faucet by washing machinenothingnothing
19HOUSEput away model railroad stuffnonenone
20HOUSEspend 10 hours sorting booksnone2 total
21FITNESSincrease to 30 pushups24increase of 1 since February
22FITNESSincrease to 100 jumping jacks75increase of 5 since February
23FITNESSincrease to 2 min planking70 secno increase
24FITNESSwalk, bike, ski or snowshoe 200 times2069, better
25HIKINGNCT Hike 100 Challenge for 20163.5total of 12.5 miles on three SPW hikes
26HIKINGvisit 5 new MI counties to explore trailsnonenone
27HIKINGhike 100 more miles of the Buckeye Trailmaps orderedthis spring
28HIKINGclear my trail better0total of 13 days, wrong season now
29PERSONALSavings Goaladded some77% to goal
30PERSONALFinancial Goal #2nothingnothing
31PERSONALlose 10 pounds0I'm back to where I was when I started, even the longer walks don't seem to bring results
32PERSONALplay music 50 times418
33PERSONALother #1 (200 times)337, not good
34PERSONALother #201, not on track
35MISCmake 21 quarts juice07 total
36MISCtry 10 new wild foodsnonenone
37MISCsome genealogy stuffreviewed site I started on a while agojust the review
38MISC100 more pix on Shark Shots88 total
39MISC2 photo cards documentednothingnothing, but backed up some more stuff
40MISCgive 10 gifts from my kitchen14
41MISCeat at Brenda's Burgerswith EsterDONE
42MISCeat at Country Crittersnothingbut I'd better, because it's for sale
43MISCtake my trailer on 2 tripsnonenone
44MISCfinish monkey booties1DONE
45MISCget two programs NCT and Kitchen Sinknonebut I have a short program next week
46MISCget rid of 100 things19
47MISCread or listen to 100 books1742
Best one was He Who Hesitates by Ed McBain. This was billed as a simple mystery, but it is almost literary and would make a great play.
48MISCmove NCC from Josh's garagenothingnothing
49MISCshort bios of 5 relativesnonenone
50MISCsort my fabricnothingnothing
51MISCdo something inside my trailernothingnothing
52MISCadd 50 things to family heritage listnonenone
53MISCsome VCR tapes to DVDnonenone
54MISCsome cassette tapes to CDnonenone

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Secondary Roads said...

I've been hearing them around here for some time. They are fun to watch and even more interesting near the racket they create as they fly.

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