the real life adventures of two Peace Corps Volunteers living simply in Paraguay
Isaiah is so brave. And I only screamed once.
Yikes! (My daughter saw the picture, by the way, and got all excited about it!)
I like how Bethany’s daughter was interested and excited– rather than prejudiced like me. It’s difficult to find the hospitality for this unwelcome houseguest.
Years ago, a snake managed to find its way into our kitchen and under Jason’s highchair (he’s 34 now). Just a small garter snake, though. Still, rather unnerving when we saw each other and I tried to think, “What to do, what to do!?” Unfortunately, that one got the shovel, too (or was it a hoe?), as it tried for a get-away via the basement steps.
P.S. Bravo! or Brava? Allison for only one scream.
It was a loud one but still, only one. =)
Exactly – just not something you expect (or want) to find in your kitchen. Guess it’s one for the memory books though!
Excited in a good way? If so, I’ll know who to call for the next time (oh boy – I hope there’s not a next time!).
Yep, there it was just wiggling across our kitchen floor!
Remember when we had those pile of snakes that appeared every spring on the lawn outside the kitchen door? I’d have to call grandpa Floyd to come “take care of it!”
I do! I used to have nightmares about a HUGE snake in the lawn west of the house that dad cut in pieces and pieces (b/c it was so huge). Years later I was unclear if it had been real or just a nightmare. I decided it was based on those real snakes but my mind exaggerated the size!
I would have packed my bags. Al, you are so brave!!
Afterwards I could not fathom how it felt relatively normal or at least not that big of a deal. Times they are a’changing. When I first spotted it I was actually really calm. I screamed a later when I thought Isaiah was planning to smash it with our kitchen chair! Still super gross though.
I hope no one who visits you sleeps on the floor!
Very good point. Wouldn’t that be a big surprise to wake up to. We’ll make sure to give all visitors a bed!
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