For the birds...
Today I received my teaching schedule in the mail today. It is actually pretty nice - I'm really satisfied with the lineup, even though I will be teaching from 3:30pm until 10:45pm two days a week.
I also was able to get a batch of submissions put in the mail this week now that we are moved in. I want to get some more out next week.
We hung two wild-bird feeders and a woodpecker feeder and now the yard is one large song. It's so nice. We bought the woodpecker bar because we had a woodpecker in the yard for several days before we got it. Now we have one male woodpecker and a female woodpecker (who I think may have a nest in one of our trees). We also have a bluejay, some blackbirds, some robins, some ducks have drifted by on the river and a few geese have been spotted overhead.
Other birds in the yard: two house finches
What we think is a goldfinch