Thinking about living in MO, after pinching myself to make sure this is all not a dream, I sometimes giggle just thinking about what my new life will be like; how different it will be from living here. It gets plenty hot there (and plenty cold!) and has high humidity but these days and days and weeks of temps near 110 degrees . . I won’t miss that.
I hope that some days when I’m there, a little thought about my days in Texas will run through my mind just to make me appreciate the life in Missouri.
Today, for instance . . in the last 20 minutes . . I told Vince I was going to check for eggs. He said “Be careful. I’ve seen a big black snake under the laying boxes on the old bantam coop.” OK . . I went out watching for a snake under the laying boxes in that coop but didn’t see him. I didn’t look too hard because I’d rather not see him.
Then I opened the coop door on the big coop to check their water and there was a dead chicken. The heat is so hard on them, even with fans and a mister going out there. I figured I’d check for eggs, then go get Vince to take care of her. In the very last egg box . . a snake . . not the one Vince saw but a smaller snake and he was trying to get a golf ball in his mouth. I went back to the house, got Vince, told him there’s a dead chicken and a snake in the coop. Addie grabbed her boots, followed us out there but stopped at her swing and was standing up in it just to be safe.
Then I came back in the house, was loading the dishwasher and there was a live scorpion in my kitchen sink. Thank goodness I saw him before he got me.
Having lived here nine years is definitely going to help me appreciate an easier lifestyle.