Hose an’ a…
Monday December 26th 2011, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Wildlife

It has been 29 and 30F or so at night this past week and after one pipe-freezing incident we’ve been leaving the slowest little drip in the kitchen till we get up in the morning (with mental apologies to the Hetch Hetchy reservoir.)

A neighbor who is away saw our weather reports and sent out a request for help checking on a hose of theirs, mentioning vaguely about its being there for the raccoons; would we or whichever neighbor sees this first go check it out and turn it off for them just to be sure?

First, though, we got some Skype time with my in-laws and our older children who are visiting them, and of course Parker was clapping his hands back at the four of us here clapping and cheering him on. There is just nothing like seeing a baby happy to see us seeing him, and everybody else, too.

Which probably helped make it so that my husband was laughing when he stepped back in the door from the neighbors’ a few minutes later.

They have a koi pond. (Oh yeah, forgot about that.) There is, it turns out, a motion-sensored water sprayer to keep the raccoons from raiding their fish.

Iced at night or no, “It works,” pronounced Richard: he grinned as I typed back to the neighbors that, not to worry, the deed was done.

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Does that mean that Richard didn’t get any koi?

Comment by Don Meyer 12.27.11 @ 9:39 am

Joy to the world… 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 12.27.11 @ 9:59 am

Hmmmm….I’m thinking Richard got the shower meant for a raccoon. So glad he could laugh about it. Yay for sweet Parker!

Comment by DebbieR 12.27.11 @ 10:45 am

Poor Richard. I’m pretty sure he didn’t need that cold shower!!

Comment by Channon 12.27.11 @ 11:19 am

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