Sunday, April 24, 2011

Not your typical Easter Visitor

I rescued an Easter visitor today, but it wasn't exactly a bunny rabbit.
I'd just put lunch on the table, and all of a sudden Flash the wonder dog treed something in the yard. As I went to see what it was, Huckleberry Hound ran out the door, and before I could get to the steps, they were on either side of this thing on the ground, and were about to attack.  I grabbed the shovel, and got between them and the thing, and eased it toward the fence, while putting the shovel between whichever dog was closer.

Finally, we made it to the fence, and made it through while still trying to keep the dogs from grabbing it's tail.
Here is
Easter Rescue
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Isn't it beautiful?
It is a 4+ ft long
Speckled King Snake,
handy to have around.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A little excitement in the neighborhood

Last night, about 8:30pm we had an attempted break- in.  Our large dog that is outside wanted inside really bad, and was standing on his hind legs raising heck, barking and howling. 
Hubby went to door to see what his issue was, and said there are vehicles in the road, talking.  Looking north, we saw 2 fire trucks, and more vehicles.   Now, we'd heard no sirens, no commotion at all, and the front door had been open to let in the fresh air, all evening.  I've never know our fire dept to come in silent, no matter the time of day or night. 
Anyway, the old trailer across and a little north of us, was on fire.  It's been empty since the guy got sent up for a 2nd or 3rd time for dealing drugs from there.
I don't know if he is still in jail or not, but I suspect that someones meth lab blew up last night.  The old trailer is now well ventilated, and will probably collapse at the first good wind.  Someone told daughter this morning, that it was too bad it wasn't the other one in the neighborhood that is still being used. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Double digit grandson

Yes, it finally happened, grandson #1 turned 11 this Sunday, we celebrated on Saturday with his final birthday party.  His mom told him that from now on, he could invite a couple of friends over, and do something, but no more 'parties'.

He traded in his 1/2 size guitar for a 3/4 size on Friday. They had planned to get a used one, but by the time he decided to trade, the used one was gone.  So, $300 later, he is now the owner of a brand new Canadian made guitar.  At the shop, while trying it out, the owner asked who was giving him lessons. When he discovered he was not taking lessons, but had picked most of it up on his own, in one year, he told them that will lessons, he would be on a world tour soon.  Lessons start soon.

A bit of a funny story that happened at the party. A couple and their 2 children, aged 6 and 2 arrived, parked next to the fence at the park, and the little kids went to play on the teeter totter, jungle gym and other things. Someone asked where is Shawn, the 2 year old, and they thought he was with the other kids, but no one could spot him, So, father took off one direction, to see, Brian, another, and the mother was about beside herself.  I mentioned I hadn't seen him, then it occurred to wife that she hadn't either, Brian goes to the car, and there he sits, still waiting to be allowed out of the car. It was only about 5 minutes, but still, the poor little boy was quite mad.  lol. Needless to say, the father took quite a ribbing about it.