After the brief road trip to Plano, I went to a friend's house to see if she was telling the truth about a family of ducks who've taken over her swimming pool. Well, it's true. The nest is in the middle of some iris plants (freshly opened eggshells still visible) and a morsel of 5-day old ducklings swimming from one end of the pool to another, over and over and over again. I don't know whether that was relaxing, or mirthful.
update: she called Dallas Animal Control about relocating the ducks, and was told they can't - because they're considered "protected fowl" under a Federal Law!!Alas, I then found myself catching up on some multi-week old TiVo stuff, including a few Twilight Zone episodes (tomorrow is a Twilight Zone marathon on the SciFi channel, I think). How long will it take me to catch up? I didn't watch them while growing up (they were new in the late 50s/early 60s) so have several years of catching up to do.
Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act of 1998
Later today, I just must mosey to the grocery for some cherries.