I've decided that I must live an exciting life as I always seem to have a story to tell. Or maybe it is that I take the everyday stuff and make a story out of it.
Well this is certainly not an everyday event.
We live in the Country, but the way our house is situated on our property we are very close to our neighbors on one side. During summer we can't see their property due to the trees so it seems secluded, but they are just a short walk through the woods.
Since we moved in in 2003 we've had the same couple living next door and they have been wonderful neighbors. They have since moved and rented the house out. This made us a bit nervous but so far it's been quite over there.
The other day I got a call from the Mom, with a sound of panic in her voice she says. "Hi I'm Julie, I moved in next door... I have a problem...
There is a snake in my bedroom!
and I don't know who to call."
Snake Catching is not Mr R's favorite activity, and to him every snake is a "bad" snake. So with Hoe in hand, we headed over.
We approached the house to find our new neighbor trembling on the porch with a shovel. So now we are armed with a Hoe and a Shovel????
Sure enough there was a snake in her bedroom. She was there by herself and had nobody to call.
Well Mr R and I took care of that nasty snake in no time, and saved the day, AND we met the neighbor at the same time. She was a bit shook up but we assured her that we had never seen a snake inside before and this was not "normal". I think it was a harmless rat snake, but Mr R thinks it was a Poisonous snake so who knows. Anyway it met it's end that day and all is well.
Since then, Mr R ordered a snake catching tool, we've needed one several times since moving out here and he's tired of using a Hoe.
Now we are Prepared!!!!
What are some of the unusual ways have you met your neighbors????