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Sunday, August 31, 2008
Down and Out
Last week was just nasty. I am teaching college (community college - let's be real!) for the first time since I was in grad school myself, and class started last week. In addition, I submitted two grant requests for wetland restoration funding (one for $160,000 and one for $860,000) at my "regular" job. Plus, although I really haven't gotten into this topic at all on the blog, I am really trying to lose weight before hunting season gets into high gear. To date I have lost somewhere between 17 and 19.5 lbs, out of about 50 total that I really should lose. So it has been a little ugly.
This weekend I got to come down and see Brother 1 and Brother 2 down in Virginia Beach, my old stomping grounds. We did some early scouting for duck spots, watched Virginia Tech lose to East Carolina in football (boo), watched UVA lose to Southern Cal in football (hooray), and apparently we found a nest of seed ticks in the marsh. Lucky the sister in law is a physicians assistant, because I have somewhere around 300-500 tick bites this morning.
Anyway, the marsh was beautiful as always, and holds the promise of some really fun days this winter. Since diving duck hunting has been all but eliminated from our flyway this year (0 canvasbacks and 1 scaup per day), we are really focusing on spots that will hold our other coastal "usual suspects" - black ducks, wood ducks, and greenwing teal. Enjoy the pictures.
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