ON THE BACK BURNER

June9

I experienced wild life today. First I saw a harmless snake. This doesn't bother me anymore. They are skinny ,black and have a red stripe down their back. And my son told me that there are no poisonous snakes here. I have the need to accept what he told me. A few years ago, my son built me a small cabinet that is kept on my deck. During the winter months, when the temperature is low, I sometimes used it to keep over flow cooked food in it when I didn't want to walk to his studio to the extra fridge. When  it got warmer, I stored gardening things in it, like my gloves, grass seed and knee pads. I had moved the cabinet  down onto the ground before the wedding because we were using the deck for a bar. Today, I opened the cabinet door and a mouse was in it. He ran to the back of the cabinet and I was hoping that he found a rear exit. I slammed the door, which was slightly swollen from the rain, and  it didn't close all of the way., which is how he , the rat, probably got in. There  was no way that I planned to open the door again until my son came home. When he did, and he opened the cabinet door, the mouse, which he said was no mouse, but a rat, ran out , as did three other rats. Those bums were eating my grass seed. Gross. Now those 4 rats are running around the neighborhood, full of my grass seed. My son removed the cabinet from any where near me.

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22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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