Life in SoCal


Yesterday at 5:02pm I heard The Engineers car pull up into the driveway. Announcing his arrival home from his day doing his engineering stuff. I opened the front door walked out to greet him, as I come around the corner of the house, I see him standing there. He is holding his arms up in the motion of a big X. And is quickly shaking his head no. I look down at the ground and there it is. The world’s worst most horrific thing. The thing that should have NEVER EVER been created.
A snake.
At this point I run back in the house. Slam the door shut. Which alerts the T-Squad that something isn’t normal.
I would like to point out that I didn’t scream. But I did take myself to a chair.
The tallest member of the T-Squad went out to help his dad slay the beast.
While the youngest member of the T-Squad talked calmly to me and stayed with me.
Hard in this moment to choose who my favorite son is, as they were both taking care of things!
This makes snake #4 that has been seen on the property.
I can’t even put into words how much I am against these nasty things.
Seriously don’t email me on their good qualities or what they do to keep the animal kingdom food chain balanced. Because I don’t agree. And I don’t see it that way at all.
They are just plain nasty.
At dinner the snake gets discussed. The Engineer and oldest son re-hash the doing away of the beast with shovels. And a reminder is issued that we are to watch where we step and always be looking.
All I can think of is back in New Zealand there are NO snakes. Not one. Zip.
Jesus beam me back there please!
I was convinced last night that snakes were all over, living everywhere in our home. Waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, I flick the light on, just knowing I will find one in the toilet. Not yet! But the day is coming. I am sure of it.
This morning I was reading Genesis 3, and guess who comes on sight.
The nasty snake.
Can I just say that if I was Eve there is NO WAY in EDEN that I would have stayed around to listen to that thing.
So there would be no sin. Because I wouldn’t have been that close to a snake.
Sorry humanity you had Eve and not me.


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