This will be quick just to prove I am on the right side of the grass. Still been struggling with that empty socket in my mouth. It doesn't hurt badly but the pressure from my sinuses is quite unpleasant. It only bothers me when I walk or am jarred. It has added new meaning to annoying and unpleasant.
Hopeful the protocol the dentist put me on yesterday will help. Perhaps it is one of those delightful things, like ringing in the ears, that happen as we age and we just learn to "live with." Oh well, today I plan to work on ignoring it.
Update on the skirmish with the barn swallows. I was lying in my hammock sharing space peacefully with the swallows who are now sitting on 5 eggs,when all sorts of squabbling broke out.
Last year's Phoebe who must have stayed late at his going away party, suddenly arrived and was very unhappy to find his nesting location was now a mixed neighborhood. My late arriving little friend was in no mood to share such prime real estate with mud dobbing interlopers. War was declared.
Stunned I watched at first a full frontal attack as the Phoebe tried to claim the nest. Then the dust up went airborne. This was an aerial dog fight that would have made a WWII pilot proud. I would have killed to have had my camera ready and made a video.
Zooming high, pulling tight corners followed by noisy straight line chases. Mid air body slams causing feathers to float to the ground. It was fierce. Once both birds in full chase flew within a foot of my face. I made my self small as possible in the hammock and didn't move.
The girls must have been somewhere in the trees watching the brawl and cheering on their fellow. This was strictly mano a mano. I am not sure the fight lasted a full minute but it was intense.
My resident swallow with eggs to defend put up the best fight and prevailed. I saw a few flybys later by the unhappy Phoebe but then I guess he went to Plan B to a lesser location. All is peaceful again.
All stories should have a moral. If there is a goal or possession you crave, don't lolly gag and get distracted. Go for it before someone else is living your dream.
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