Thursday, May 27, 2010

RATTLESNAKE

THE BEST PART OF SUMMER CAMP THIS YEAR HAS BEEN THE WEATHER.  WE’VE SPENT THE BETTER PART OF MAY ON THE LOWER DESERT THREE DIFFERENT TIMES IN THE LAST ELEVEN YEARS, AND THIS YEAR HAS BEEN BY FAR THE COOLEST WEATHER.

IN FACT, SO FAR WE HAVEN’T EVEN RUN EITHER OF OUR AIR CONDITIONERS.  THE SECOND A/C IS ALL HOOKED UP IN THE BEDROOM, BUT SO FAR SO GOOD.

THE HOLDING TANKS FINALLY FILLED UP AND IT WAS TIME TO TACKLE THAT DREADED CHORE.  THIS YEAR, IT’S MUCH EASIER.  THE OWNER BROUGHT IN A FEW LOADS OF FILL TO MAKE THE RV SITE LEVEL WITH THE GARAGE AND THIS YEAR MY SHIT RUNS DOWN HILL TO THE SEWER PIPE. 

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW GOOD THAT NEWS IS !!!

THE OWNERS ALSO HAVE A DOG WHEN THEY ARE HERE AND HE SUCCESSFULLY RAN OFF ALL THE PESKY CHIPMUNCKS OR GROUND SQUIRRELS.  WE CAN ONLY HOPE THEY STAY AWAY !!!

I WENT AROUND THE HOUSE THE OTHER DAY AND FOUND THIS RATTLESNAKE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SHADE UNDER THE ROOF OF THE BACK PATIO.

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NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE SNAKE GAVE MY HEART A LITTLE JUMP AND I FROZE WHERE I WAS STANDING.  I BACKED OUT AND WENT TO GET MARY AND THE CAMERA.

WHEN WE CREPT BACK UP ON THE SNAKE IT HADN’T MOVED, AND MARY SAID SHE THOUGHT THE SNAKE WAS DEAD. I THREW A ROCK AND THE SNAKE DIDN’T MOVE, BUT THE FIRST STEP I TOOK TOWARD THE SNAKE, AND HIS HEAD CAME UP AND SO DID THE RATTLES.

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I GUESS THERE’S A GOOD REASON WHY ARIZONA CALLS THEIR BASEBALL TEAM THE DIAMOND BACKS.

1 comments:

Robin said...

so what did you do with the snake?