August 15, 2012
After serving 10 months in Afghanistan, Spencer returns home to waiting arms in Hawaii. Ashley and Spencer will be living in Hawaii where Spencer’s battalion is stationed when not on deployment. We are relieved and thankful that he has returned safely. While Spencer was in Afghanistan, Ashley was here completing her training in Cosmetology. She will return to California to take her State Board Exam. She is just waiting on the date and time so they can make it a vacation to California.
Austin starts his final set of classes tomorrow for his AA degree. Just five weeks to go but then there are no breaks for him as he has already enrolled to get his BA degree in Media Arts and those classes start the day after he gets his AA degree. No rest for him.
Calvin has returned to the weathervane and has been calling for a mate hoping for a second clutch but so far he is the only kestrel I have seen in the neighborhood since the last brood and Caleigh fledged. Kestrels have a way of disappearing south into Mexico. The hummers and the orioles continue to brave the heat and feed in the shade of the mimosa tree.
Skyview Apartment Complex update: We have moved to 90% occupancy. It has been a long hard struggle but we are getting there thanks to Roscoe Properties. I also want to thank Janice Veteran who lives in the area and keeps me updated with local news articles on real estate.
All the best,
Carlos, Donna and Austin
P.S. Six bluebirds skipped from tree to tree ahead of me this morning as I walked around the block but what was most interesting was to see a murder of crows drop stolen eggs from a nearby nest onto the road cracking them open for a breakfast feast.
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