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A Butterfly Theft on the Prairie

By: plapman , 12:10 PM GMT on June 30, 2011



There was no work done on the basement washroom as the son-in-law enjoyed a day with his family. However he did come and pick up the trailer to take the scrape to the dump.
The grandson picked one of my many bicycles and asked if he could have it. I gladly gave it to him as as Ive been looking to clear my garage of them. Before my stroke I'd walk past the scap metal yard in town and find frames, wheels and other parts then scavage them. I'd then repair them with parts from other parts savaged. it was a good pastime straighting wheels, and makeing adjustments to brakes and derailuers. Any parts I had left over went back to the scap metal yard. So far I've given 4 working bicyles away but still have 15 repaired bicycles left in my garage. 1 I've claimed 1 as mine and will try it when the Quen gives me permission.
The Queen came home from work last night and was really upset. Someone had stolden the buterfly from one of her solar powerd buterflies and all thats left is the light and rod in the ground. Abbey, the automatic doorbell, went off last night and we went out to check. After dark Abbey looks to the front yard through the gate and does a tour of the backyard then comes back if it's all clear. So far it's been clear, except for one time when a salesman knocked at the door, but if an intruder was there I'm sure the barking and growling would drive them away as it did the salesman until I brought her in.I'm sure if they stayed the most harm she'd do is hit them on the leg with her wagging tail. The butterfly must have been a grab and run situation as no one was seen on Abbey's check. When I was a member of Citizens on Patrol yard ornaments were a popular target for bored kids and we must have stopped many thefts just by showing a presents in the area.just as a police car on the highway slows traffic to the speed limit.
My webcam seems to have gone down at 2:49. I guess the next project is to find out why. Bill did an update last night that requiered an automatic restart and probably shut it down in the prrocess.

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4. GardenGrrl
9:27 AM GMT on July 01, 2011
Butterfly nappers. Funny how something small like that can just really piss ya off.

I have a hard time not coming unglued if something goes missing from my yard or a noticable amount of flowers has been picked.

Hope it doesn't become some kids habit. Remember the days when someone could have a load of salt pellets in their shotgun and would shoot a neighbor kids that invaded their yards.
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3. Alleyoops
12:48 PM GMT on June 30, 2011
Sorry to hear that you have had to put up with thieving kids/teens. It sounds like it would be something they would do more than an adult. What a shame. Shore, in your case, it would have to be adults, dirty buggers.

Anyway going to be a warm one here in SW Ont so I think I best go and get some work done now before it heats up too much. I am trying to use the AC as little as possible to keep the cost down.

Anyway have a safe day and hope no more butterflies go missing.
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1. shoreacres
12:28 PM GMT on June 30, 2011
Morning, Tony - better check and see if that webcam flew away with the butterfly! Is the cam outdoors or inside? I guess I've never known.

I hate yard thieves. I had them stealing flowers in pots in a previous residence, until I got some pieces of 3/4" rebar, put 90 degree bends in the end and stuck those babies through the bottom of pots. I hope someone got a hernia trying to lift one of those!
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