Monday, May 3, 2010

Oil Spill. Sparky. Got Lumber.

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(May 3) -- "A BP official says the company has "significantly cut the flow" of a leaking well that has been spewing crude oil from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico for nearly two weeks.
The well continued spilling oil at an unknown rate -- the Coast Guard said about 210,000 gallons per day -- and BP said it was a week away from an experimental attempt at collecting the spewing oil at the bottom of the gulf, 5,000 feet below the water's surface.

Turtles and other sea animals washed up dead along the Gulf Coast as crews tried to use booms to contain the slick that threatens the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Nearly 7,000 square miles of federal fishing areas were closed, shutting down a key Gulf Coast industry just when the spring season should have begun."
Including a video of the oil covered turtles.

I left Sparky alone at home for the first time.  Bobcat just stayed on her big padded window ledge.   Sparky didn't destroy anything, or scrape any doors.  That's a good sign.  But he did jump up to Bobcat's dry cat food and ate it all up.  But he still won't eat dry dog food.  Thank goodness he is a healthy eater and not persnickety like Maddie, the little Yorkie.

Jay and I went into the next town to buy the treated 2"x8"x14' board for my pergola.  Jay had to get in the passenger seat first, and I slid it in through the back of the minivan, along side his seat, and out of his window.   We had taken a little piece of 2x6 with us, exactly the right length so that the big heavy board would not be resting on my mirror, but on the towel wrapped little board, on the armrest inside.  Needless to say, we did the other errands first.

It was hotter, but with the board poking through an open window we didn't run the van AC today.

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