Joelle (hyarmi_records) wrote in shouts_of_joy,

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A strikingly different pair of treats today:

     Me and my coworkers had so much free entertainment today! I noticed this peculiar bright red contraption that looked rather like a giant vacuum cleaner or wet-vac parked in the street from the window after I got to work this morning. Then, around 8, I noticed a peculiar, distant noise. Went to the window, and lo and behold--workers were using it to vacuum the roof of a building! I have flooding on my brain, alas, so I assumed it was water. But when my boss got a glimpse of the proceedings after she came in around 9, she thought they were vacuuming up the layer of pebbles that cover the roof. And so it was...though at the rate they progressed for the duration of the day, it will take them over a week to do the whole building. It was so fun to see the dump-truck below (also bright red) get filled with rocks, and the men add white extenders to the black tubing as the day progressed, so they could reach farther and farther. Too much free entertainment right from our department windows!

Shiny red monster vacuum! (sorry about poor photo quality)

     And I had a delightful interruption during tonight's book 4 writing. I thought I saw an immature eagle on my walk home, but there was no denying what I saw this evening. Heard noise and looked out my window to see a huge Bald Eagle being attacked by two crows. I have no idea what he was after, but he kept circling around and refusing to leave. A third crow joined; I tore off to the cat room for a better view--and at one point the eagle got within five feet of the ground over a neighbor's yard (some 50 feet away) before he flapped off and gave up for good. It was incredible--such grace and control from those huge wings!

Tags: birds: eagles, birds: other, job: other, photos
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