Monday, March 26, 2012

I looked out Helen's window, and what do you think I saw?

I went to Helen's Daycare this morning to watch the children all morning so she and her husband could go to another funeral. Shortly after our lunch was finished, I was doing some dishes when I happened to look out the window and see a great big muskrat sitting about 10 feet from the house, nibbling on some grass or something. The strange thing is, there really isn't a body of water anywhere nearby, so I don't understand what it was doing there? When some of us went outside, he slowly waddled over to the deck and climbed underneath. The hired man got a shovel and tried to poke at him, but all to no avail. Hmmmm....

Frank and Helen got back just in time for me to hop in Andrew's black Charger and drive the 2+ miles into town to work the rest of the day at the nursing home. I am very much looking forward to sleeping in a little in the morning, as it's been a long time since I've done that and I'm so tired (plus, I'm fighting a cold....).

I don't even know what happened around here today. I do know that there is a lot of lightning in the sky, plus a few raindrops. :) PTL! We need some rain.

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

I am excited for you starting a new job caring for your neighbor's children. I can see that it would be nicer than the care center and less stressful as well. Good for you!

About muskrats...we, too, have see muskrats around our place. I had never seen a live one until last fall. Different times we had three come up to the house, that we know of, and cause some problems. Our neighbor boy has been trapping them this winter and made a lot of money doing it as there is an overabundance of muskrats. At least we got rid of a few of them. Whitney's dog, Jade, also hunts and eats them when she is here.

Have a speedy 3 weeks until you start your new job. Love,