Field Duty – Night Visitors

Camp Algiers

There seems to have been a night time visitor to my vehicle. Maybe more than one, I was not able to tell with exact accuracy, but some four footed critter used my car for a launch pad to the top of the nearest building.
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There are known to be foxes, voles, rodents and other critters, but I can’t see them climbing. And there has been no signs of racoons in the garbage cans. But the tracks may have slightly too angular pads to be cat. Anyone with a good guess is welcome.

The crew has gotten more considerate, quieter. Perhaps their lack of sleep is finally catching up to them. Either that or I have successfully intimidated a whole building of people. Scary thought, that.


Forgot to flash the stash. Since everything all arrived at once, I now have a grand selection of solid color sock yarns including Loeut, Cherry Tree Hill and some STR.

The Victorian Lace is progressing well, I should have pixs tomorrow.  The Fire on the Mountain has thrilled everyone in our section. It is certainly bright and colorful. To me it equally could have been named crayon or rainbow. So if you order it, don’t be surprised. 

Audio Books

I am up to the Letter G in my Grafton retrospective and just loaded Taken at the Flood and Witness for the Prosecution of Christies to the MP3 player for evening listening.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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5 Responses to Field Duty – Night Visitors

  1. Whoa, what a fine stash!!! My first guess for the footprints is a cat. But maybe a weird footed cat!

  2. Pat says:

    The tracks look BIG from here – or maybe I’m looking at them wrong. Great stash delivery – a lot of inspiration in those packages!
    I love your Fire on the Mountain socks…I’m looking at my skein of FOTM right now – for some reason, I’ve been afraid to use it. The new Six Sock KAL lace pattern is beautiful.
    I’m crossing my fingers that you get night shift!

  3. colin says:

    No idea about the animal. Maybe a case for Mulder and Scully.

    Okay, so you are not in Iraq but i guess you are not in Germany either. What makes me think that? They don’t have Raccoons in Germany. At least not the last time I looked.

  4. amanda j says:

    Yay! Boxes! Look at all that yarn . . . drool. Good for you intimidating people to sleep.

  5. Marie says:

    My hubby said it is definately a racoon, he has had several as pets.

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