10 degrees Celsius, dog walking, and skunks


I dressed for the weather, as I see it, running pants, a long sleeve t-shirt, and a baseball cap. Despite the cool, fifty degree temperature, I was right on point as I was warm and almost perspiring, but not really.

It still remains cool and I think that I may remove the pond filter and pump and clean them for the winter.

Meanwhile, skunk alert is full on. Yesterday, I found scat in the yard, today I found it right next to the foundation of our house, by the back door. That does not make me happy at all. I am trying to figure out what the next step is to be. Last night, after a morning order, I received three LED motion sensor lights that I mean to use as a deterrent. Skunks have very sensitive eyes and don’t like bright lights. I am going to readjust the lights I bought as they can be set to be different gradations of sensitivity to movement.

As I found out this morning, skunk scat is dangerous to humans and animals. I keep dog bags on the ready, I even have them hanging from the garage. We often have our sons’ dogs here so that seems to be a good move. I am planning on scoping out the areas and making sure that I have removed any that I find.

There is never a dull moment.

That is the way life is, conquer one thing and then something else comes to take its place. We need to put one foot in front of the other and plod along. I am good at that. Sometimes, however, more is put on one’s plate than one can realistically handle, but that is a moot point. 

One has to move on.

About Richard Koerner

Almost seventy something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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