Anybody who knows me well or has been reading the blog very long knows that when it comes to tools or fixing anything around the house, I am totally inept. It’s same way with fixing cars. Nope, not going to happen. Here’s what I know about tools – there are two kinds of screwdrivers, + and -. I know that because when I look at the business end of them, that’s what I see. Tape measures? Forget it. All those little lines get me confused. I can tell you if it’s two lines under or over a half inch, but that’s about it. Fortunately, Miss Terry can fix anything, or else I’d have to get a job as a Walmart greeter at night just to help pay all of our handyman bills.
But at least I’m good at something. I have absolutely mastered the art of screaming like a little girl. Especially when this guy jumped on my shirt last night as I was taking the trash can out to the street.
You know that thing people always say about when you surprise a critter, they are more afraid of you then you are of them? That’s BS. I know this because then he jumped onto the side of house and stayed there. I was the one running inside to change my undies! I’ll tell you what, after that experience, if I was a drinking man I would be wasted right now.
As if that weren’t bad enough, Terry had to point this lizard out to me on the carport, too. I don’t know what ate its tail, but I wish it would come back and finish the job. And have it’s bug eyed frog buddy for desert.
When I’ve got this kind of invasion going on around me, where’s my granddaughter Destiny? She may only be 12 years old, but she’s more of a man that her grandpa will ever be. Just ask any creature that flies, hops, or slithers into her yard in Arizona.
That girl and her big sister Hailey both even like snakes! I want a DNA test because I don’t think either one of those girls are even remotely related to me. The only two animals I want to be anywhere near are real dogs (not those little barking rats some people claim are dogs) and fish. Preferably the fish will be fried, but baked or broiled is okay, too.
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Thought For The Day – When I was a kid grownups would always say “excuse my French” whenever they said a swear word. I’ll never forget my first day at school, when my teacher asked if any of us knew any French.