Between the majorly sucky weather over the last week, renovation projects in the house and school, I have not been doing a great deal of birding. During a brief break today when I walked to the kitchen to get some tea, a Black-and-White Warbler was out bathing. I have missed several things just because it is too dark outside for a decent shot.
I had hoped to take a day or two to go to Lake Mattamuskeet while the floors were drying but the refuge was closed thanks to the J.A. politicians who can't get their act together.
Phase 2 will be my room. It was an add on after the original house so there were no hardwood floors. It is over a half-basement so I will carpet that room just to help with warmth during the winter. I will be taking up residence in the guest bedroom while my room gets cleared out.
The final phase will be new flooring in the kitchen and laundry room. I am just going to stick with vinyl flooring since it is such a high traffic area. Much easier to clean up paw print tracks, spilled water from the dog bowl and kitchen oops.