I haven’t posted much lately because I’ve been locked in a “battle of wills” with a raccoon.
No matter what I do, this scoundrel makes an appearance and gobbles up all of the bird seed. I came home today and it was stretched out in the grass at the edge of the woods, casing the joint.
I am now, officially, one of the many thousands of people on the edge of sanity because of a four footed creature.
I WILL prevail!
I HAD A LITTLE DISCUSSION WITH THIS RACCOON TWO DAYS AGO. ACTUALLY IT WASN’T A DISCUSSION…I SIMPLY SAID “HI” TO IT FROM THE WINDOW AND IT GOT DEFENSIVE.
THE FIRST WORDS OUT OF IT’S MOUTH WERE, “DON’T LOOK AT ME, THE BOWL WAS EMPTY WHEN I GOT HERE.”
DOES THIS NOT LOOK REFRESHING?
SURPRISE! RIGHT NOW IN FLORIDA, AT LEAST WHERE I WAS, THE WATER WAS ALMOST HOT!
I SPENT ALMOST ALL OF MY TIME HIDING INSIDE WITH THE AIR-CONDITIONER ON AND EVERY TIME I HAD TO VENTURE OUTSIDE, UPON STEPPING BACK INTO THAT WONDERFUL COLD AIR, I GAVE THANKS TO “THE FATHER OF AIR CONDITIONING”, WILLIS CARRIER.
I HAVE TURNED INTO A “HEAT WIMP”, PERHAPS I ALWAYS HAVE BEEN.
WHEN I WAS, I THINK, A TEENAGER, MY PARENTS TOOK US TO WASHINGTON D.C. MY ONLY MEMORY OF THAT TRIP WAS OF STANDING IN LINE ON THE SIDEWALK OUTSIDE OF THE WHITEHOUSE AND NEARLY PASSING OUT FROM THE HEAT.
I HAVE PURCHASED THE WONDERFUL CLOTHS AND A HAT THAT YOU CAN SOAK WITH COLD WATER AND THEN WEAR…THEY ARE LIFESAVERS! IF ONLY I COULD REMEMBER TO USE THEM.
I WISH THAT MR. CARRIER WAS HERE AND STILL INVENTING. I WOULD HAVE HIM INSTALL A SPRINKLER SYSTEM IN MY HEAD.
I THINK WE COULD ALL USE A BREAK FROM THE MAD RUSH OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW…THIS IS MY CONTRIBUTION.
” THIS IS QUITE PLEASING TO MY GASTRO SYSTEM. I DETECT A SLIGHT HINT OF TRUFFLES, WITH PERHAPS A DASH OF HICKORY TREE.”
“I MUST HAVE ONE MORE BITE TO BE CERTAIN.”
“OH DEAR…THAT LAST BITE MADE ME FEEL SO FULL..I NEED TO FIND ANOTHER LINE OF WORK… ONE WEEK ON THE JOB AND I’VE GAINED EIGHT OUNCES!”