I took this picture while waiting for the Vashon Ferry

I took this picture while waiting for the Vashon Ferry

Well, it’s been a crazy few weeks.  Spring is here early this year.  Usually I don’t start seeing Starling jobs until late April, but I’ve already done 8 Starling projects this year.   All the birds appear to be coming early this year.  Robins, Swallows, Sparrows, etc.

As I always do this time of year, I operate on my winter scheduling program until I get overbooked.  In the winter, jobs can be few, and to make sure I don’t lose any, I book at my next available open position in the calendar.  Of course, when the spring rush comes on, I will soon find myself with no days off to reset and recouperate.  After a 3 week solid work schedule with a backlog of office work, no family time, and an increasingly disorganized truck, I will start remembering to set aside days for family, rest, and office work.

A whole pod of Orca near the Vashon Ferry dock

A whole pod of Orca near the Vashon Ferry dock

Lately, I’ve been doing a bunch of jobs on Vashon Island for Otters and Rats.  Don’t know what it is about that island, but it seems overrun this year.  Not a lot of contractors like to work on the island, because the ferry ride is time consuming and expensive, and it’s out of the way.  I don’t mind though.  I love standing outside on the upper deck and watching for the Marine life in the Sound.  I once saw a pod of about 25 Orca while riding the Vashon Ferry from Fauntleroy.  Seals, Sea Lions, and Gulls are usually seen on every ride.  It truly is a wonder to live in our beautiful Salish Sea!

Although I’m busy, I am still happy to get whatever jobs I can.  My brother, Tommy, sometimes pitches in during these seasons to keep me from getting too backed up on work.  His own work is conveniently slow when mine is busy.