Thursday, January 31, 2008

Had a very interesting start to the day, woke just before dawn to see a snake about 4' off to the side. Not a peep out of the so called "Guard" dogs. Corralled the dogs, woke Hubby, and just generally tried to get myself thinking straight, I kept asking G, how? keeping in mind that the last time we had a snake in the house we managed to loose it under the internal stairs, we had called the snakecatcher but by the time he got there, snake was gone and we never saw it again. This was definitely a different snake, not as big, only about 6/7'.
Anyway, by the time we got back out, G with broom firmly in hand, the snake had climbed up on some dining chairs, it was lying along 2 chains on one side of the table and crossed over to the other side, across a chair and was coming up the oposite side of the table, investigating the table top, thats how come I reckon on the length of it. I poked a box at its head to discourage it from getting onto the table, heck who knew where it would go from there?, we were both talking at the same time so comunication was a bit slow, what with me poking at its head and G poking it with the broom the poor thing curled its body up onto one chair. Perfect!, .....a quick grab of the chair back, scooted it across the sunroom, flipped the front chair legs up and over the step and scooted the whole shebang across the back deck. Wish I had got a piccy, the one in my mind of him is kind of cute, all curled up on the chair with his tail hanging down and his little face leaning into the breeze, and believe me, at the rate I was travelling, there was a breeze. Turned tail and G shut the doors real fast. The snake slid off the chair and went under the wheeled storage box, kept putting his head out but eventually just curled up underneath.
Called John the snake catcher, he came and collected and will release the snake into the bush, a long way from here!
Then spent the morning making hearts and managed to mix up the requests, found out quite by chance just before leaving for the P.O.. Sometimes there are angels around.
Am a bit over sewing, will now concentrate on the Menu for Saturday's Late Lunch, having Sis and her family and hopefully Middle son and his family up for lunch/dinner on Sat.

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