As expected, we have a delay on the house sale.
The financing was supposed to be complete by today, but the Realtor has requested an extension. The underwriting is taking longer than expected. I don’t know what that means. We were concerned last week with all the talk of the federal government shutting down. Maybe all that caused some delays. I don’t imagine federal workers got much work done last week with all the talk of the shutdown. Our Realtor says we’re still shooting for the May 6th closing date….but I have my doubts.
Yesterday morning, I went out to check the Bluebird nest, expecting to find some newly hatched babies. I was disappointed to find all the eggs were gone and there were no babies. I don’t know what happened. The male and female were busy at the nest yesterday morning going in and out, so I figured an egg had hatched. I did notice them bringing in pine straw. We have a baffle on the nest box to prevent snakes from getting in. I checked it out and it looks secure. I’m wondering if maybe the eggs weren’t viable and mom and dad removed them? I know last year there were 5 eggs laid and only one hatched and they left those eggs in the box. I sure hate to think a snake got them. Al will have to do some work on the box in case that was the problem. I sure felt bad about them. I had looked forward to watching them from the comfort of the motor home.
The following are pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird.
I took a walk around the yard and took some pictures of all the pretty flowers. I hope you like them. Sometimes you just need to stop and smell the roses!
A few Gold Finch feeding.
As I’m sitting here typing, I see the male Bluebird sitting on a branch looking in the window at me. I guess he’s trying to tell me to put out some birdseed! I don’t know if they will lay some more eggs in this nest box or go somewhere else. We have 5 nest boxes and I believe the others are all full!
A squall line came through last night bringing some rain with a cold front. Our day time temperatures are going to be in the low 80’s instead of 90! We’ll have some 40’s at night. Perfect weather!