Thursday, June 09, 2005

Mouse

Mouse

This animation by Archie seems very appropriate as we were clearing out the coal shed and finding lots of mouse droppings! You can watch this Quicktime version HERE!

Apart from tidying the shed and sorting the mail art archive ( more to go in plastic boxes I neglected last time!) it was quite a traumatic day all round with Archie in tears because school work was getting very stressful and he didn't want to go in. In the end Hazel had to phone the school and talk to a very nice lady who spoke to Archie to re-assure him and invite him along for a day with her. Hazel said when they got there she said "I'm a big fat chicken and I'm taking you under my wing!"
Anyway, she managed to sort things out hopefully though Archie is not so sure about the fat chicken impression!
The trouble is on wednesdays he has the lunchtime Challenge Group which is sometimes cancelled and moved and the teacher seems very distant and bored by the whole thing and Archie feels rather let down by it. No challenge atall infact! This also clashes with guitar lessons on the same day so he has a lot to do in one lunchtime really besides grab a quick sandwich!
The garden is a bit of a mess now with piles of stuff ready to go to the tip when Hazel gets the car from her sister at the weekend.
It was good to do though as there is more space now ( you can actually walk into the coalshed!) and we found a few things we had mislaid when we moved here 7 years ago! Hazel found her jars of blakeys and odd metal bits which will be useful for her exhibition next year. Also I found some 45's and a lots of postcards which I'm in the process of scanning for inclusion on my mail art blog.

9 comments:

michael said...

I must point out that the mouse droppings were old ones and we found no new mouse activity. I did spot one in the garden though the other day but it may have come from next door or maybe co-habiting with the hedgehog under the other shed!

Jonathan said...

7 years!!! Yow... doesn't seem that long from here. I guess that we've only been up twice... and I visited 3-4 times on Lambeth Walk... a good old friendship...

michael said...

Sure is Jonanathan. You are welcome back anytime. The time flies like a banana.

Syl said...

you've got a hedgehog under the shed?!! I LOVE the looks of them, though I've never actually seen one. Oh man! I was grilling out the other nite and heard a rustle rustle. Thought it might be a stray cat but it was a raccoon! He let me get fairly close before he hissed...then I got nervous, grabbed dinner off the grill, and high-tailed it inside.

michael said...

Rocky raccoon? And a griller? I hear those grillers can be mighty fierce critters! I'm lapsing into my Gabby Hays personna now you understand.yeeha! spitooey! Ting!

Syl said...

Bingo! nice aim!

michael said...

Heehheee twas easy as I always have a spittoon strapped to my chest!

cemenTIMental said...

Haha, Archie's animations are great!!!

michael said...

Hi Tim, glad you are around again and able to see Archie's animations which arent really done justice by these tiny Quicktime files- lots of detail lost. Some more over at Flickr.