Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I had my first encounter with a snake!!!

First let me say I am terrified of snakes. When we go to the zoo, I like to go to the reptile area, just to make sure the snakes and spiders are all locked up!!! So on Wednesday I was cutting the field AGAIN, and there it was slithering in the grass and I am guessing it must have been fifty feet long.........okay maybe two feet if that, but in my minds eye it looked like fifty feet long!!! I let out a squeal, and put my foot on the gas on the lawn tractor and got the heck out of there!!!! It gives me the shivers just thinking about it.

I was frozen today cutting the grass, as the wind was really nippy. I had to put my coat on with my hood up and had to find a pair of mitts to wear. Which is strange as I am "hot flash Annie," but it truly was cool out. Now Kamikaze Hill is still to cut, but that will have to wait until the weekend, when dh has time, as it's going to rain for the next three days, so no doubt the bloody grass will all be ready to cut again by the weekend!

Oh, remember we bought the new fridge/freezer with the ice and water? Well since dh hooked up the water, it has had a drip at the water dispenser. So Sears came in today to fix it. The guy put a new valve in it, and said as we are on well water with low pressure, that these fridges sometimes do drip and there is nothing I can do about it. So sure enough its back to dripping again. So I am going to get back on the phone to Sears to see if they can figure out something else, as I have to put a cup under the drip to catch the water.

Got a quote today for the fireplace insert, $3,861.90 Yes I did have a shocked expression on my face, and asked them to see if they could do a better price. I haven't heard back from them yet!! I was hoping to pay around $3,500, taxes included, but as I have chosen a brushed nickel trim, and they are having to does some cutting inside of the fireplace, that has bumped the price up........Add to that at least $900 for three bush cords of wood, and that's another $5,000 spent there...........I really do need to find that ruddy money tree and soon!!

As I was cutting the grass, I noticed a white car in the driveway and so went over on the tractor to see who it was. It was a guy who worked for a company that takes aerial photos of your property, and they had taken a shot last September and did we want to buy it. I said no, but must say it was pretty neat to look at the photo. They do this every five or six years, so maybe next time they do it, I will buy hopefully by then we will have found that money tree!!


Margaret said...

Oh Gill, I do hope for your sake you find that money tree too and can get everything you need and want for your dream home. I am loving the progress reports.

scrappy quilter said...

I haven't found the money tree either. Not sure exactly where to even look. I do hope you get everything done you want to get done.

I'm sending much warmer weather your way. We only had rain for a day so hopefully that's all you get too. Hugs..

mommanator said...

WOW, loads fo money on your new house, but you will soon make it the HOME you want.
Maybe the snake is hiding the money tree?

Jo, a retired teacher said...

Good luck with that tree. If you get one, can I have a small twig for a starter of my own?

I don't envy your weather, it was 93 at my house yesterday and I was loving it. Hopefully, it will be warmer spring there soon.

2sweetnsaxy said...

You can get an aerial shot from Google Earth for free. LOL! Still, it must be pretty cool to see it their way.

If you find that money tree can you send a seed or two this way? :-D