Friday, August 29, 2014

what's up

August is almost over and boy oh boy I will not miss it when it's gone.  August 3rd, my cousin who was in the process of moving from California to Idaho came to spend one night enroute.  When he called and said he was about 2 hours away I decided ok, time to put clean cover on the sofa.  As I took the one off the sofa out to the washer (my laundry is out in a separate building) I walked down the three steps and went about 5ft and almost stepped on a coiled rattlesnake.  $@#;;&% ran back in the house found my shotgun, box of shells, loaded one shell and shot the snake from the deck.  As I watched to make sure I got the snake I see a second one come out from under the steps ....... that I had just gone up and down.  I quickly loaded another shell  and blew that sucker away too.  Both snakes were about 3 ft long one with 8 rattles the other had 9. 

My one night visit with my cousin lasted 5 days, he had kidney stone surgery two weeks before traveling.  Ended up taking him to Urgent Care Facility and getting him some antibiotics.  Would have been a nice visit if either one of is was feeling well.  He is going to be 85 this year and since Idaho is a ways away don't know when we will see each other again.

I had my kidney stone surgery on Monday, feeling much better, just waiting to get off antibiotics tomorrow so hopefully I will have an appetite and food will taste good.  Haven't been to fiber group get togethers in over a month, hoping to feel up to going on Sunday.

Come on Fall ...... I seriously need some rain.

9 comments:

  1. Holey moley, talk about excitement at your house! Trips to Urgent Care, surgery, rattlesnakes, continued drought . . . you're braver than I am living where you do! I know we each choose our own "poison," but I'll stay with my nearly permanently frozen digits and tons of snow to shovel for six months of the year. (Those snakes would have TOTALLY freaked me out!!)

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  2. oh, gosh, WAY too close! thank goodness NEITHER one got you! and both of you with kidney stones! ugh! sorry you couldn't have had a better visit, but i'm glad you were able to help him get better!

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  3. I'm thankful we only have to use our shotgun on ground squirrels and gophers; yellow jackets are too poisonous for me! So glad you're okay; I say good riddance to August, too.

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  4. Yikes is right! I can't imagine having to wrry about them just laying around or under your deck. While there are rattlesnakes in this part of Texas, 2nd Family who has lived out at our farm for 20 years have never ever seen one so that makes me feel a bit better. Of course, they say there are cottonmouths out there. Lovely. Glad you are ok and glad you are feeling better.

    And August can't be gone quick enough. Ugh.

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  5. snakes oh my, please be careful. so sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you get better real soon.

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  6. For the past two years we have spread snake repellent around the dog run and the front of the house. I've only seen one snake this year, before we spread the stuff. Please be careful, here they come out during the day in September and October as the weather cools off. Glad you got rid of that stone, which reminds me I have one too, it's supposed to be small. Hmmmm.....

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  7. You have had more than your share of rattle snakes. I admire your shooting ability.lol Didn't know you had surgery, hope you are well on the way to recovery. Sorry your cousins visit didn't go as planned but at least you were there for him. Stay cool

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  8. Good gawd! As if you didn't have enough to think about, now you have to check ahead at each step! I am so glad I do NOT have rattlesnakes about - although there is some type in the NE, they are not here. I have a healthy respect for snakes - as long as they are not around me. Glad your surgery is over and you can now concentrate on healing. Getting back into the fiber group will be nothing but good for you. Take care of yourself, A.

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