Ozarklake has its very own website! How exciting! Please take a peek and tell us what you think. http://www.ozarklake.net/.
Terrie spent a good part of the past two days doing all the little things that put the outside of the house almost back to normal. The front porch needed to be painted before the storm, but that's one of those jobs you just keep putting off - until the contractor uses a power-washer to clean up the roofing mess. So the porch is freshly painted, all the things that blow in the wind are back up, the hummingbird and oriole feeders are back on the porch, the little decorations in the rock garden in front are back. Three windchimes were damaged beyond repair, but there is no shortage of hummingbird "things" in this house - including replacement windchimes that moved from inside to outside. So with just a few minor things yet to be done by the contractor, the outside appearance is almost pre-storm damage. It sure looks nekkid without those big old trees! The ceiling replacement inside will be done when we're not home. We figure that's easier on our nerves and certainly easier for the contractor. Terrie is packing up everything that would get in his way and trying to find some place to store the boxes.
The devastation at the Omaha Arts Festival is unbelievable. Our hearts go out to those artists who lost so much of themselves with the destruction of their works.
Hummingbird fact for today: Hummers like several baths a day and will fly in and out of sprinklers or splash in shallow pools and then sit and preen with bill and claws. Regular birdbaths are usually too deep for the tiny hummers.