Coffee Time #101. Watch That Ice!

Good morning everyone! Coffee is ready, just help yourself and relax for a few minutes with Muffin and I. It’s cloudy and cool, but, it’s not snowing today and it’s supposed to get sunny this afternoon. So maybe most of this snow will melt by this evening. That would be nice. It will also be nice to get rid of this ice on the deck. Wow, it is slippery out there! Twice now my feet decided to go places they were not supposed to go, but I didn’t fall anyway. But it will be nice when it melts off the deck. I really don’t like sliding around that way. I don’t like ice anymore, not since that fall a month ago down at the river when I slipped on that patch of ice. That was scary. Now I don’t like ice. Speaking of ice, I wonder if my chipmunks will come back out today.

Bert coming into the yard, I’m on the deck.

There was 4 squirrels here yesterday, Jasper, Freddie, Chase and new guy. I need another name for him. Getting 4 males here together is quite something. And it was working for a while. Then Freddie and Chase got into a fight and Freddie chased him off the deck and down to Jasper who didn’t like being disturbed so he chased Chase back home and then came back and went after Freddie. The two just kind of stared at each other, and chattered. Then the angry squirrel dance began. Then Freddie attacked Jasper! They rolled around the deck for a bit, then Jasper jumped straight up and landed on Freddie! That was it and Freddie took off running back home. Then new guy showed up.

Bert and I a little closer.

By now Jasper was in no mood to allow any new squirrels around so off he went chasing this new guy through the trees, up and down, across branches, jumping to other branches. Jasper is better at jumping than the other squirrels, he has had a lot of practice with the chipmunks. With one jump he caught new guy, they had quite the fight and new guy took off back home. Not bad. Jasper sent them all running. Bert has been back the last couple of nights. Fortunately I have remembered to bring my feeders inside at night. My landlord forgot to bring in her feeders so Bert got at them, broke one, just took the seeds out of the other one. Last Saturday Bert was around during the day so I was able to go out and get some nice pics of him which I am showing today. There’s a robin singing nicely this morning. Spring has returned. I hope you have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

72 Comments on “Coffee Time #101. Watch That Ice!

  1. way to go Jasper! it’s crazy how close that bear is. and it’s good to know that your landlord has bird feeders as well, so she can’t say anything about yours!

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  2. What did Bert See? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ A nicely packed meat sitting in front of a deck ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… this is too close, not good Uncle Steve, I knew you are a dare devil, this is not the place to play with. And don’t forget to bring in the feeders, Stay Safe ๐Ÿค— and I hate snow, since the day you started explaining all that falling ๐Ÿ˜ต. No snow, never never. Hope you had your breakfast, and is it your lunch time now ๐Ÿค” time for my bed… Good Night.. and Have a lovely Morning Steve ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰

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    • It’s not so bad, I’m 12 feet away in the one pic๐Ÿ“ท and um, well, we’ll forget the other pic.๐Ÿ™„ See what amazing things I will do for my readers?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ Yes, good morning Simon! No, wait, good night Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ธ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด


      • I read on a website that some American scientists have started giving food to the bears , so bear attacks on the houses dropped to zero …Sure , they recommend you stay careful but giving them food can reduce their attacks on houses for food …

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      • Doesn’t sound too good, feeding the bears will only attract more of them and more bears means a greater chance of attacks on people. It might stop bears from trying to get into houses, but the negative impact on people would be far worse.


      • You should remember this word again.. “Careful”… with “Bears” ๐Ÿ˜ต.. Good Night Uncle Steve ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ

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      • No I’m not ๐Ÿ˜ Very Good Morning and Good evening to you Steve ๐Ÿ˜‹ I was reading a book last night and lost time ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. Your coffee was very welcoming ! …that is too close for taking pics of Bert ! Mind you, they were well photographed and I enjoyed seeing Bert ! Kudos to Jasper ! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿฅœ


    • Yep, Jasper is doing good. It’s not really so bad as it sounds, but I’ll explain tomorrow. Thanks so much!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บโ˜•โ˜•๐ŸŒž


  4. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    He is not even afraid of you ๐Ÿ˜ฎ you should probably not feed him. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Yikes!!! Be careful!! That is pretty close there dude!!

    They are called wild for reasons so just be careful – unpredictable

    The goal of life is to try to stay alive lol ๐Ÿ˜„โœŒ๏ธ

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    • Bears around here are not afraid of people,๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿป they are hard to chase away. I don’t feed him, but he does sometimes get the birds food, can’t help that.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿป
      I do try to chase him away,๐Ÿป except this time because I wanted his picture.๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ท
      Yes, I know he is wild, I don’t really take chances, I’m always careful. Well, I’m usually careful. Well, sometimes I’m careful. Well, maybe we should forget this one.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
      Hmm, I should try to remember that, must admit, sometimes I do forget because I’m trying to get that good picture if I can.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ“ท
      I was worse years ago, I have gotten much better at not taking chances. Really.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™„

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      • You are so funny ๐Ÿ˜„โค๏ธ … I know …you live in the moment lol … that is good – just remember to be careful when you can lol

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      • I try though… I donโ€™t do scary things – except work with dead people lol โœŒ๏ธ

        I try things if I know I have a good chance of acing them โœŒ๏ธ I am on the safe side

        But I do have a daring streak – that is also sorta on the safe side lol โœŒ๏ธ

        Ok but I try mostly ya know? โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

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      • Yes, I would think your job is scary enough.๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night!๐Ÿ˜ณ
        What? No playing with bears outside?๐Ÿป
        No playing fetch the stick with a wolf?๐Ÿบ
        No seeing how fast you can run with a coyote chasing you?๐ŸฆŠ
        How about falling off the edge of a cliff and landing 25 feet below on a small ledge in the middle of winter with a temp of -15 and there is no way out and no one knows where you are?๐Ÿ˜ฒ I’ve done that. Kinda scary.๐Ÿ˜ฌ
        But it’s sorta safe.๐Ÿค” Kind of. A little.๐Ÿ™„

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      • Hahaha, I have slept at the funeral home before ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„โœŒ๏ธ

        I havenโ€™t done any of your scary things lol

        I have jumped off a roof into a pool does that count? Lol of course I was 15 so that was when I was fearless lol โœŒ๏ธ

        Now I am safer and hang out with death lol โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜„

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      • I hope you slept in a bed!๐Ÿ˜ฌ That other thought would be truly scary, ๐Ÿ˜ฒworse than anything I have done!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ
        Yep, as a teen we do all kinds of strange and scary things. We do tend to settle down as we get older.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„ Not sure where I went wrong.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

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      • Hahaha – no not a casket or anything lol – I had a cot – I planned ahead cause was a storm. My commute is an hour… so just did that for convenience โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

        Oh I donโ€™t know if I would say settle down?… cause if something thrills you – do you ever lose that?

        But instead of settle down – I would say rippled by the world ๐Ÿ˜˜โœŒ๏ธ because the experiences you have in the world will shape who you become โœŒ๏ธ

        There is no right or wrong – are you happy? Then you good โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ (there is no rule book I know of?)

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      • Whew, that was close.๐Ÿ˜ฌ I don’t think I could lie down in one of those things even if I was paid to do it.๐Ÿ˜ณ Walking at night with wolves following me isn’t as scary as that!๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿบ
        Well, I have settled down a bit, there are things I did before, like getting close to bears,๐Ÿป and I mean close,๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿป that I wouldn’t do today. I did it once, that was good, but it was also enough!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น
        And my winter adventures, that was enough too, no more winter adventures for me!! I don’t like falling over cliffs, winter or summer, I have done both.๐Ÿ˜ฒ And some other things. Once is enough.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น
        So in that sense I have settled down, I know better now. However, it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t try something else,๐Ÿ™„ but I would be a lot more careful now.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ I think too much about getting hurt now, it’s happened too much!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

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      • Well itโ€™s against the law to reuse a casket if someoneโ€™s body has been in it.

        We had a case where the family was cremating … but they were having a wake and did not want to use the rental casket

        The rental casket has an inside that can be removed and replaced with brand new inside.

        But they wanted top of the line casket for them…

        $10,000 and then had to be destroyed ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

        Usually families are fine with rental casket for cremation but this one wanted their very own and wanted a specific metal one. (Couldnโ€™t be cremated)

        Crazy though huh?

        I think yours be scarier lol – I can handle ghosts and things lol โœŒ๏ธ

        I donโ€™t want things that can cut or hurt me lol

        Lol yeah … I am a safe type person lol… I think of what consequences or bonuses be. Lol … how safe is my decision? Lol

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      • I never knew you wouldn’t be able to reuse the casket.๐Ÿ˜ณ Though I really can’t understand why, it’s not like someone could pass germs on to the dead body.๐Ÿ™„
        That is crazy, that much money for a casket just to have it destroyed. They could have taken it home to use as a garden planter or something.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„
        Maybe a little scarier, but fun.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

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      • That is a great idea for some gothic family โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ Someone would have loved a casket planter? ๐ŸŒฑ Lol

        You can only reuse the casket when the inside can be completely replaced. I think each state has their own rules and regulations with that.

        B&P Code ยง 7702 specifically prohibits โ€œusing any casket or part of a casket which has previously been used as a receptacle for, or in connection with the burial or other disposition of, a dead human body.โ€ Doing so is not only a ground for disciplinary action, but the practice is also subject to citation and a fine of not less than $501, and not more than $1,000. It is permissible, however, to use a โ€œrental casketโ€ as defined in CCR ยง1258.2. In fact, 1258.2 expressly states that the provisions of B&P Code ยง 7702 are not applicable to rental caskets.

        It is against the law because of sanitary reasons – bodily fluids or things – if that inside can not be pulled out – then it must be destroyed.

        In a rental casket, we can completely replace the inside. So same rules do not apply … but that family did not want the rental. They wanted a specific casket

        Also – you do not need to buy one of our caskets or urns – we DOoffer them – but if you want a specific one from somewhere else? You can do that.

        But if you decide to do that with a casket or an urn, you will need to check with cemetery first and see what their dimensions are… because you have to know size of niche for an urn to make sure will fit

        And then also same with casket because the cemeteries have cement vaults we lower the casket into… you need to make sure a casket ordered from 3rd party vendor will fit the vault.

        But yes that was a waste of money for one use. They didnโ€™t care. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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      • See? You could have resold it and made a few bucks.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™„ I wonder if they make urns that are metal and shaped like a treasure chest? Made out of silver maybe?๐Ÿค” Or brass would be nice even.๐Ÿ˜ƒ Though it would have to be coated brass so it wouldn’t tarnish. I hate polishing.๐Ÿ˜’
        I guess all that makes sense for sure. Although a fine of $501 seems excessive. $500 I can understand, but $501, no, too much.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„
        Okay, I’m being sarcastic, I just couldn’t help myself tonight, I’m tired.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ด

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      • Yes I do have metal urns like thatโšฑ๏ธ I have both silver and bronze and are rectangle or square

        Lol… we follow rules so we do not get fined at all โœŒ๏ธ


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