Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SNAKE!!!

AJ, AZ  High 112  Low 88

I am the first person to admit that I do not like bugs or crawly or slithery things.

So my heart just about didn’t survive the other night. I took Scooter out for her final time before bed. As we were coming back into the house she went into hunt mode and was pulling on the leash to get to something on our sidewalk. It was really dark and my flashlight is weak, so I at first thought it might be a lizard. But then it moved and it was not a lizard. I screamed and hauled Scooter back away from it.  I have no idea what kind of snake it was because I didn’t get a very good look at it but it was only about 9 or 10 inches long. But it was definitely a snake. Needless to say, I am really cautious when I go out the door now but we haven’t seen any sign of it since. Thank goodness. 

dial1This interesting looking building is on our drive to the surgeon’s office. It is the Viad Tower which was built in 1991. The tower was originally built for the Dial Corporation and the building is supposed to look like a bar of dial soap. I guess my imagination isn’t that good because I don’t see the resemblance.

Maybe from this angle.

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Nope, I still don’t think it looks like a bar of soap.

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Scooter has been impatiently waiting for Jim to be able to take her rabbit hunting again. I have been trying to fill in for him but it’s just not the same.

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Not a cloud to be seen. This was taken Sunday morning about 5:45 when Scooter and I went out rabbit hunting. Pretty amazing considering the clouds we’ve had for the last couple of days. That little white spot is the moon.

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And the heat is back – 112 today and tomorrow. Definitely an indoor movie day after the doctor’s appointment.

The drain came out today. Not sure who is more excited about that – Jim, me or Scooter. Doc says he is healing nicely but he still needs to give it a couple more weeks before he does anything too strenuous. We also decided that the next surgery will be scheduled for the middle of November.

Now we have to sit down and figure out when we can get out of here.

22 comments:

  1. Glad Jim is healing nicely, that's good news. Bar of soap, not..

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  2. Snake? I would scream too after assuming it was dangerous. Glad nothing else happened.

    Getting better and getting on the road would be a wonderful thing. I bet you're already packed and ready to go.

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  3. I think that building was suppose to resemble the D for Dial.
    Thanks for always being there, when I need you. Good talking with you.

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  4. My husband used to use Dial soap but I didn't like the scent of it at all. The bldg. doesn't remind me of a bar of soap. I think most snakes, even the venomous ones, won't bother you unless you startle them - your hunting dog might have a problem because she is so curious. I once saw Lady see a huge snake at the last minute - she sprang up with all 4 feet off the ground and came back down on the other side of the snake. The snake didn't even twitch, and Lady went on her way, leaving me to figure out how to get over it. I can't remember if I jumped over it, but it wouldn't have been as graceful as that dog!

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  5. I would imagine that Jim's spirit would be on the rise with the news from the doctor. Now he can plan the trip to Wyoming or Montana before it gets too cold up there. Knowing that we will be on the road again always lifts my spirits.

    We carry a flashlight with us at night when we are out in the Southwest during the warmer months. Learned that lesson well when we spent the winters in the Florida Keys and Gerry ran over a couple snakes at night.

    Happy travels

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  6. I think you need to get some LED flash lights. I'm right there with you on hating snakes.

    Good news for Jim today. Hope you get to leave for a couple of months at least and leave the heat behind.

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  7. Be careful... they had a warning on the news a few days ago about little rattlers.. we haven't seen any... knock on wood. But we have scorpions, Dan hunts them. I love my little lizards and geckos.. they help with bugs. Good idea you guys... head north!

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  8. Oh, boy, and I thought we were hot!!!! I am the same way with creepy, crawly things, ick, scream and dash!!!

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  9. Ahhhh, you missed an opportunity to have another family member. You probably hurt that poor snake's feelings. Ok, now to e more serious....we are so pleased with Jim's progress. Another "praise the Lord"

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  10. Whoever designed that building to look like a bar of soap is all washed up! :cD

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  11. Nice that jim is healing quickly and all is good.

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  12. Seeing a snake in the daylight is enough to set me off. I would have been a basket case seeing it at night...good grief!

    I think Scooter is probably the happiest. He has dad back...hehe. Glad Jim is doing well. Good luck getting out of there very quickly!

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  13. Yeah, time to make tracks. Why oh why do doxies like snakes?

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  14. Oh, I am with you I am so fearful of snakes.

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  15. Rumor has it that a baby rattler can be more dangerous than an adult. You're right to be cautious. Glad to hear that Jim's making progress. It must be hard to imagine that things will ever be back to normal, but hang in there.

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  16. Rumor has it that a baby rattler can be more dangerous than an adult. You're right to be cautious. Glad to hear that Jim's making progress. It must be hard to imagine that things will ever be back to normal, but hang in there.

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  17. Rumor has it that a baby rattler can be more dangerous than an adult. You're right to be cautious. Glad to hear that Jim's making progress. It must be hard to imagine that things will ever be back to normal, but hang in there.

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  18. I hate snakes too!! Hopefully you can leave soon! That storm must have been scary and glad you had no damage.

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  19. Out! Word of the day. Whether it applies to snake or Jim's drain or heading north.

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  20. How in the whole world are you dealing with a 112F all day? I am melting just thinking of it.

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  21. Wow, I know exactly how you feel. Your episode sounds like my encounter with a snake the other night (that I thought was a fat lizard), except mine started to rattle. Now I'm super cautious all the time, making sure there are no snakes where we are walking, under bushes we're going by, or under the dumpsters. Scarey!!

    Good news about Jim! And waiting for November will be good, too. You guys need a break, from worrying about health issues and a break from that heat. You fur babies will also appreciate getting to some lower temps. Take care...

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