Oz Girl Update and an Owl in the Barn!

The job search is going rather well. I've applied to two county jobs; both seem promising, and one in the DA's office in Wichita sounds really interesting. I realize that quite possibly hundreds of people are applying for these positions, but I'm hoping my qualifications will put me on the interview list. Let me tell you, searching for jobs online everyday takes oodles of time, as does creating new cover letters and tweaking the ole resume every time I apply to a new job. I'm winded and I haven't even gotten up out of my computer chair! :-)

Hubby made it home from Seattle on Friday. The grass was clamoring for attention; he replaced the belt on his riding mower, and hopped to it. The yard looks lovely now!

Saturday afternoon and evening were full of thunderstorms with heavy rain and high winds. The weather radio woke us up all Saturday night, sometimes 10 minutes apart, with new thunderstorm/tornado/flash flood warnings. Often we would get up and look out the windows, just to make sure there were no serious threats, before we would very tiredly crawl back in bed. It was a long night with little sleep.

Today we travelled to Wichita - Tom to fill out paperwork at Spirit for his broken crown (long story there) and me to shop for some new dress shoes for job interviews. I found a great lil pair of BCBgirls black button pumps at Dillards, normally $89 marked down to $58.80 AND in my size... 5-1/2!! Let me tell you, it is very hard to find big-girl shoes when your feet are still little-girl size!

And finally, our big excitement for the day... a barn owl in our shop/barn, entangled with fly tape. We caught him without much incident and got almost all the fly tape off, and he flew to freedom just a little while ago.

The fly paper wrapped from his front side to the
underside of his left wing and tail feathers.




I think this was one very happy owl when he flew away! :-)

19 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are back to posting and sorry your prince broke his crown (ha-ha). Good luck, I hope you get many calls for interviews.

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  2. Good thoughts are with you about your job search. I can relate about your shoe size...I too am a 5 1/2. Hard to find them and on sale yet! We installed two barn owl boxes in our vineyard to attract owls to nest. One year we had a family with four owlettes and it was so much fun to watch the parents teach them how to fly! Best wishes on your job search!

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  3. Good luck with the job hunting and congrats on the great shoe bargain find. Gotta love that.

    The owl is so cute! Poor little guy.

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  4. Beautiful Owl..glad you were able to help him out of his sticky predicament! 5 and 1/2 ..those are some tiny feet said she with the 8 1/2 's. Hope you get an interview! :)

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  5. Wow, great pics, girl! I wish I had owls here! We do but I NEVER see one.
    Good luck with the job hunting!

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  6. My Dad found a little baby owl in his grain bin not long ago and he was sure glad to get out of there. They are such beautiful birds.
    Best wishes on the job hunting.

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  7. Wonderful owl pics--I think you should offer tours for tourists considering all of the neat wildlife you have roaming around there.

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  8. How do you keep yourself from tipping over with those little tiny feet?? LOL Actually I'm jealous because I've got just the opposite....I've got great big feet so it would take a bulldozer to tip me.

    The owl pictures are amazing. They are mesmerizing creatures and sort of give me the creeps in a way, but they are also beautiful in a way.

    Glad the hubs made it home in time to mow. These men are good for some things....and mowing is only one of them.

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  9. Good to hear from you and fingers crossed on the job applications. Poor owl, but how lucky for him you guys were too hand, lovely piccies. I know just what you went through Saturday night, it passed over us and headed for you!

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  10. I hope you get the job! That barn owl steals the show!! Awesome creature! I'm glad you helped him out!

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  11. Wow - that barn owl is amazing. Love it!

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  12. Poor owl, but at least he got a happy ending, and you got some amazing shots of him!

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  13. Oh my God Susan...This owl is magical...I love your posts, when I reading and checking your pictures, I'm really there with you :-) Such a great thing you did with this gorgeous bird :-) Good luck with the job interviews, and let me tell you, you must have a lovely feet :-) Wish mine would be smaller ha ha ha. Thanks a lot for the B-day wishes to my Mom and have a wonderful work-free weekend :-) Love, Evi

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  14. OG: What a neat owl to find and the fact that you helped him was very special.

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  15. Pix are great (as usual) but I think I agree with Midlife Slices, owls are a little creepy. Besides, I would be terrified of being pecked to death.
    You'd think I was a big scardy cat....

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  16. That's a beautiful owl. =) Fly paper is really hard to remove, you did a good job.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  17. That is one lucky owl! Beautiful pics of it.

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