This week in Geekville:
Early one morning, I saw a skinny coyote strutting across our yard like he owned the place. I've been given advice on how to shoot the creature since we know he tends to feast on small animals.
We aren't sure he got Cat but it's possible. I don't have a rifle so I've been letting Evil Twin practice with a slingshot.
Maybe that wasn't such a good idea. My butt's going to hurt for a week.
I made the decision to attend my class reunion next weekend. Yes, blog fodder awaits.
Triple digits temps are upon us. The good news is that the mowing frequency is decreasing. The bad news is the mowing frequency is decreasing. The best we can hope for is that our grass can remain somewhat green and our plants are tough enough to survive. I have a conversation with them each day, telling them how pretty they are and encouraging them to stop slumping.
Hubby and I are pouring ourselves cold beverages and turning down the A/C. Some folks are hopping in their cars or trucks in search of the nearest pool or lake.
Taking a boat out on the lake is popular on the weekends and holidays. I don't know how many man-made lakes Texas has but I think I will run out of fingers, toes, ear holes and other holes before I count them all. Wait. Get Evil Twin over here. She has 13 toes and a few extra holes in her body from encounters with zombies and aliens. That should help me with my tallies.
I don't understand, though, the number of drownings that happen at the lakes each season. Often, alcohol is involved but what I'm hearing is "the deceased jumped off the boat and didn't resurface and was not wearing a life jacket". OK.....um.....it's usually a good idea to know how to swim if you are jumping off your boat in the middle of the lake.
Did they hit their head? Did they have a heart attack? Snakes in the water? Maybe there really is a people-eating monster in the lake?
Finally, I'd like to wish all of you dads and father-figures out there a Happy Father's Day. Enjoy your day and be careful around the water. You never know what might be waiting for you:
Photo credits: Blurry coyote across the street yapping when he hears sirens: Reffie, Alligator sign: A friend posted this on Facebook. I stole it.