Yesterday, we were invited to the new neighbor's house for a "house warming" party. We knew the situation would be uncomfortable and risky, but the darkness was overwhelming. I couldn't help but to think back to Mrs. Burge telling me bluntly, "You are going to the darkest place on Earth."
Now that I have everyone totally convinced that our house is overrun with bugs and rats, that poop is everywhere, and that birds intentionally "decorate" people here... Let me set the record straight.
There were so many adventures today, I am exhausted!
Adventure number one...
Yesterday, within two hours we caught two rats. Over night we caught two more. The dogs are absolutely loving this! When we catch the rats, we release them in front of the dogs to train them to be good rat killers. To them, they are big chew toys with squeakers. The unfortunate side if this adventure is that when the rats get in the house, they leave "presents."
It's no secret that we have loads of adventures here. There is always some new story to tell... Some good and some not so good. And today is no exception.
Some of you may be wondering how our garden is doing. Those of you who know me as "the cure for kudzu" because of my lack of a green thumb... let me assure you that I have nothing to do with the vegetables that are planted in this garden. They are safe from my murderous clutches. I also promised Nirmala that I definitely would not touch the garden at certain times of the "month." (It is a superstition here that doing so will kill plants... I refrained from telling Nirmala that any time I touch a plant it is likely to die no matter what time of the "month" it is.) So, how is the garden doing? Well, it depends on what you think needs to grow in a garden.