Wednesday, July 12, 2006
We've sunk to a new low!
I have to say I am quite proud of myself and the adjustments to country life that I've made over the last year and a half. There are those who knew me who highly doubted whether or not I'd be able to survive, let alone be happy way up here, an hour and a half from the nearest mall! However I have risen above the adversity and actually come to enjoy our home and our quiet little life in the Northwoods...until last night! I am now ready to move back to civilization. Please...take me back to the city! I came out of a friend's house last night about 10:00 to find a snake in front of our van! A SNAKE!!! And it was rather dark outside and the snake was black so I had a hard time seeing where it was going or if it had not yet left! I'm sure I was a sight to behold stomping around in the gravel, banging on the hood of the van, and almost crying trying to make as much noise as possible to make sure it was far out of the way! I haven't jumped so high or so fast off the ground into the driver's seat of our van ever! I can handle almost hitting a coyote on the way home from the fireworks show on July 4. Staring down a bobcat in our yard--no problem. Having a bear in our yard--tolerable. I can even handle the sighting of a wolf in our neighbor's yard. But get me out of anywhere there's snakes! That's right up there with the dead mouse I found in our garbage can in the garage last spring. I now say more emphatically than ever, "Where in the world are we?!?" And as Brent always answers and I must remind myself, "Right where the Lord wants us to be."