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Saturday Relaxation

I logged in Saturday afternoon to check for messages. I’d sent off a notecard offering to swap some land. There is a 16m2 parcel of land in the middle of MY property that is owned by someone else. Their profile states that they never ever never sell land but do swap. So that is what I offered. Otherwise I foresee some intense shrubbery going in that area.

But as it always seems to happen, once in I found it hard to leave. 🙂 Odd that, isn’t it? I began ahuva-and-hellchatting with various friends. HellspawneD and I began discussing scripting and inventions and other intriguing concepts. So I invited him to come by and enjoy the view while we chatted. I’m quite grateful to Hell. He, along with other friends, is teaching me all sorts of nuances that I never understood. How to see invisible objects, land “rules”, how scripts work. 🙂 As I’ve mentioned here before, I love the shore, the sights, the smells, the sounds. I don’t foresee having the wonderful beach smell in SL anytime soon, but thanks to Hell, I now have the sound of seagulls to accompany the sound of the waves on the shore. It is these simple pleasures that make SL such a joy to me. We sat and chatted and relaxed. I decided we needed some butterflies for company as well so I rezzed my butterfly rock, also a gift from a generous friend. I’m not sure that butterflies belong at the shore, but they were fun to watch.

So as we sat there and I looked at my empty house and basically empty land (gee, I should have enjoying-the-viewtaken a picture of the trees I planted…) it occurred to me that I am very lazy. I would say that I have spartan tastes, but I’m not sure that a house with balcony and swimming pool and spiral stair and 2 fireplaces quite fits the definition of “simple, frugal, or austere”. 🙂 I have comfy chairs for sitting, I can rez trees when I need some shade by the beach, I have my 3 big trees in the back blocking unappealing sights and, of couse, I have my ducks. I definitely need a cat, however. More on that below. I also am toying with the idea of a cow. I thought a cow or two in the “upper 40” might be a nice touch. They would have to “moo” of course. 🙂 I’d need to plant some clover (pretty sure I have that) and some meadow flowers for them. Speaking of at-least-fill-the-plantersplanting – I should at least fill my planters with flowers. Although I’m still so exhausted from all that work landscaping, I’m not sure my heart is in it. That is…. I don’t THINK that anyone can come here and tell me that my flowers use too many prims. But what if I’m wrong????? 🙂 Maybe I’ll simply take one of the pictures of my now-vanished gardens and put THAT in the planter.

After Hell went on his merry way I tp’d over to watch the Saturday afternoon trivia contest. I apologize- I didn’t take notes so I can’t tell you where it took place. Maybe someone reading this saturday-afternoon-triviacan post and tell you. Issa was competing and she brought me over. Chad was asking the questions and yes – there were prizes for correct answers! Woot! as people in SL are wont to say. 🙂 (Did I use that correctly????? Been looking at that word for months!) I, of course, was sidetracked by the white kitty in the chair. I was zooming in for a shot when, to my great surprise, it jumped down and wandered about the floor a bit, before alert-kittyreturning to the chair! Now THAT’S the kind of kitty I need! One that walks about and keeps me company! Maybe a couple of kitties. I’ll get a fishbowl to amuse them. Anyway, silly me, I did keep taking pics of the competitors, but forgot to save them!!!!! Oops. So there is only one, but I think most everyone is there plus a little of the beautiful landscape.

All in all, it was a wonderful way to spend a RL rainy afternoon. Oh yes, I DID manage to get RL tasks done as well. So my conscience can simply be quiet and go away…..

Healthy Ducks

The duck doctor has been and gone. Indeed, the ducks WERE quite healthy physically. The upside-down swimming was a ploy to attract attention, to force the subject to the surface. 🙂 This was an emotional issue, a question of transdermation. Yes, the one duck was a yellow duck trapped in white feathers. Once we all sat down and discussed matters, the solution was clear. Both ducks ended their strike. (The non-striking duck was a male duck and totally oblivious to the situation.) There is now a yellow ducky swimming quite happily in the tidal pool. Peace reigns at Ahuva’s home.
healthy-ducks

Fragments II

I logged in this morning to check on the ducks, see how they were adapting to their new home. Two of them seem to be just fine, but one of them appears to be severely confused. Each time I come back to visit them, that duck is upside down, completely submerged. I have rotated and reset him repeatedly, yet each time I return – Reversal!! (Did you like all that alliteration?) So I have a theory. 🙂 That duck was born in captivity in the Southern hemisphere. I have transported him to a new life in the Northern hemisphere. But the patterns of his childhood are still too strong and so he drifts back to his Southern orientation. I am hopeful that with time and encouragement and the good example of the other ducks, his behavior can be modified. Of course, that supposes that the duck WANTS to change…. 🙂 What do you think?

Why do I love SL? Because of friends. As soon as I logged on this morning for duck patrol, I got an IM chessfrom Issa, now recovered from her Rez day celebration. 🙂 There was a chess game going on at the beach. So after setting my ducks in a row, I tp’d over to check it all out. Apparently I’d already missed the heated contests between MrCHEEEEKY Lundquist and Isabelle Urqhart. Since they both claim to have won, I’m not really sure WHO walked away with the honors. But Aislinn String and Kandi Braveheart were in a ferocious set-to at that moment. If you survey the board, I believe that you will see that Kandi is ahead. I loved the red smoke that trailed the pieces as they moved. I just love SL. What can I say. I am hopelessly addicted to the place.

I really need to post about my land. I’m extremely excited about owning land. It all happened because of an incredibly generous and kind-hearted friend. And I had wonderful friends come over that night and take me in hand and they terraformed my land and took me shopping for a house and gave me all sorts of very-needed and much-appreciated help and advice. I simply don’t know where to begin. And I want to take pics to show you, but I’m always on the wrong computer when I have time to write. 🙂 Isn’t my life just one major obstacle after another? LOL. I am so fortunate in my friends and family. I love you all.

Speaking of friends…. apparently it was Guy Fawkes night last night in the UK. This is a holiday not much celebrated in the US. So I”m glad that I spend time in The Crown and Pearl where they know how to do GF night correctly. I took nearly 40 pics, so that post is going to have to wait until I sort through them all. I see a massive upload to Flickr in my future……

Liberated!

The raid was carried out with great stealth in the early morning hours. I crept across the border, slipping into the work conference sim. Carefully, quietly, I opened my inventory. I rezzed my duck. Holding its beak closed, I attached it to my forearm. Quickly I tp’d back to the waterfront, where Darcey awaited us. I detached the duck from my arm and thrust it into the water! It began to paddle about. It survived!!!! The duck now lived in a FREE world! Happily we liberated 2 more of its brethren. The sun rose over the hills, shining light on our joyous band of water worshippers. 🙂

sunrise-at-ahuvas-place

Election Night ’08

So last night I was hanging about inworld, listening to RL news about the election results. I was by myself, thinking about landscaping, planting some big trees. Darcey logged on and I invited her to join me. She tp’d in and we planted another tree. Then we decided we’d worked hard enough so we changed into our suits, stretched out in relaxation chairs, poured ourselves some iced lemonade and listened to the waves and the sea gulls. Oh- maybe I should tell you where we were? 🙂 We were hanging out at MY house. 🙂 That’s right – I now own land. With a house. With 3 trees. LOL. With WATER!!! But no ducks yet. That stupid work sim is holding my ducks hostage. 😦 I’m going to have to login there today and WEAR a duck and hope that I can smuggle it out that way!

But in the meantime – here are Darcey and I enjoying my new Home Sweet Home! Notice that I’ve not really figured out how to landscape. Although after we’d sat there awhile I realized the shore line was a little too stark for my comfort and I didn’t want to burn. 🙂 So I rezzed some palm trees and banana plants.
sunbathing-beautiesin-the-shade-of-the-palmhome-sweet-home


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