Walked to and from the elementary school where the marching band rookie camp is taking place in the mornings. I always enjoy running laps while listening to their director. I've told him once he retires, he could generate some income by selling motivational recordings.
Anyway, some of my former middle school students joined this year, so it was good to see them.
Ran 5 miles around the track. So a little more than 8 miles total for the day.
Then I came home and spray painted a garden bench. We bought it from Lowes maybe not quite 2 years ago? (I remember it was Christmastime because they had this bright red metal bench decorated with greenery.) Anyway, within a matter of months, the bench was faded to almost white.
So yesterday I steel-wooled it, and today I cleaned it with denatured alcohol and then spray painted it bright red again. It looks so nice!
Now off to get some garden produce from my friends. I should probably post this on NRR, but we've been having raccoon issues. It was getting into our bird feeders, two of which are hung from a tree. We've lived here 4 years with these feeders and this is a new problem. There's really no way to keep it out of the feeders and there's no other good place to put the feeders where we can enjoy watching the birds. So the other day, I began bringing those two feeders in at night. Well, I guess the little bugger was upset we took away his birdseed buffet and looked elsewhere... my garden. He plucked and half-ate every single ripening tomato we had (maybe 4 at this point.) Left the remnants lying on the ground. Then this morning those remnants were gone, so I guess he finished them last night. At least nothing went to waste, I suppose.
I would love to trap and re-locate this raccoon, but I learned it's illegal to do that here. I guess now I have to put an electric fence around my teeny garden to keep him out of there.