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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Still Working

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  Remember I mentioned a while back that Mom and Dad have been working on a super-big landscaping project?  They're fixing up the area where that Elm tree used to be -- that, and the area just down the hill from there.  So yeah, up and down the hill, moving rocks, digging up nasty roots, taking out thorny bushes, putting in mulch and pavers and lots more up and down the hill, raking, digging, bending, kneeling, pulling, sweating ... still at it!  And me?

"Yes.  Yes, it IS exhausting watching them work like this!  I meant 'supervising'."

See how exhausted I am? I got all confused there. I think I need a nap.

We'll show you the project once they get closer to completion. A little "before and after" thing.

In other gardening news, guess who finally stuck around long enough for a photo-op the other morning? Our resident bat - Bart!!!

"Good eeeeeeeevening!"

Isn't he cool? And he eats 1,200 mosquito-sized insects an hour!!! Go, Bart, GO!!  For new readers of the Ao4 Digest, Bart has been spending his Summers hanging from the underside of our upper deck -- the ceiling to our lower deck.  (Enter "Bart" in the search bar to our blog in the upper left hand corner for previous posts about him.)  He has never bothered us and we don't bother him (unless you count Mom taking his picture once a year).  Mom is also careful to wash his guano off the deck.  Anyway, we hadn't seen him all Summer and were getting worried about him!  Welcome home, Bart!

OK, I have more supervising to do.  This landscaping is hard work.  Have a great day everyone!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. It really is hard work dogervising - we understand complety - and we LOVE Bart. Mom use to help raise orphans Fruit Bats back home in Australia and loved the little guys

  2. mom says Bart is kinda cute....and we are certainly OK with any creature that eats that many bugs. :) keep up the "hard" snoopervising work

  3. we did not know you had a bart, he is cute..........stella rose

  4. So you will keep us in suspense in other words
    Lily & Edward

  5. Can't wait to see the result of your---eh, your mom's hard work! And Bart the Bat is kind of a working breed too!

  6. We hope you don't wear yourself out, Maggie, with all that hard work snoopervising you are doing. We also hope your Mom is taking good care of that shoulder.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  7. Hi BART!! You are a cool guy!! Glad you made it this year :-)

    -Ruby and Otto

  8. oh, yay! we are glad to see little Bart Bat is still spending summers under your deck :) we've thought about him :) our mom really wants to put up a bat house or something in our yard. we get squillions of mosquitoes here and could use our own Bart.
    don't work to hard snoopervising!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie

  9. Your mom and dad are working hard. We can't wait to see the end result! Doesn't Bart have any friends? We have lots of friends for Bart here. We'll send them to KS!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  10. Landscaping project going well means that you are being a great supervisor! You deserve as many naps as you can get for all your hard work. And OH! A bat living on your house? How cool is that?!? Hi Bart!

  11. I'm so impressed with you working breeds. You never let up! And looks like Bart found JUST the right house, since he works as hard as you do!

  12. I'm so impressed with you working breeds. You never let up! And looks like Bart found JUST the right house, since he works as hard as you do!

  13. Hiya Bart!!!

    You are quite the helper,Maggie...Looks like Cammie is a good teacher!! BOL!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo