Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ike's aftermath in Kentucky and the Bird Fair

I felt bad enough for all the people who had to suffer through the hurricane, the damage, and evacuations in Florida and Texas. After seeing the after effects that stretched all the way to Kentucky, I simply can't imagine how bad things must have been further south. The winds here were in excess of 70 mph, hundreds of miles from the coast, for goodness sake!

We live in western Kentucky and Ike blew down telephone and light poles, knocking out electricity in literally thousands of homes here. We were without power for a day and a half, but I'm not even going to gripe about it because I think there are still some peoplein the dark now. An old TV antenna tower blew over and bent to the ground, which is okay because the husband had been planning to get rid of it anyway. Our patio table blew into the bricks and smashed, and we have huge limbs all over the place. We're all fine, thrilled to have the lights on again, and glad not to be hurt.

On a happier note, look what followed us home from the Bird Fair we went to last weekend in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

We're hoping this parrot will play nice with our 10-year-old Green Cheek Conure. The new one is 2-year-old Senegal parrot that was looking for a permanent home, so here he is! He is very sweet but hadn't had very much attention before he came to us. He is making great progress and after only 5 days , he/she takes food from our hand, let's us pet his head and back, and will step up on a stick. I haven't been bit for about two days, so my fingers are in one piece as I type. LOL We ordered a DNA test to find out whether the parrot is a boy or a girl, so I'll let y'all know how that turns out.


At 9:24 AM , Blogger Cindy said...

What a beautiful Conure. Cannot wait to find out what he/she is;-)

At 9:17 AM , Blogger Knit and fall back in it said...

I am so glad that Ike was mostly just an inconvenience for you. I feel so bad for those paople in Galveston.

Beautiful bird.


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