EVENING UPDATE BELOW
The big machinery action in the creek started at 7 am on the dot today. I’m typing this as I sit on the deck and the earth shakes every time they drop that big claw down. I guess it’s only a matter of time until the creek rats take off for calmer quarters. Like my garage. Or under my whole house a/c unit. I guess they’ll be joining me for cocktails on the deck this evening.
The racket has brought out the lookyloos early today. They’re on the march with those damn little dogs, racing behind baby strollers to get a good vantage point and slowly cruising in cars. Maybe some of the rats will stow away with them and relocate permanently. I know it makes me look bad to admit it but that thought comforts me.