Friday, January 19, 2007

Just another day in the life of the Newton family

Sarah just came out to the dining room, where I am folding clothes.

"Mother," she says, "I'm afraid we have a slight dilemma."

"What is it?" I ask, preparing my mind for a flood, since, the last I heard, she was working with her fish tank.

"Larry has decided he doesn't like his aquarium. And you know what that means, don't you?"

Yes, I know exactly what that means. That means that on the loose somewhere in this house is. . .

. . .a pet garter snake.

4 comments:

Christy said...

you should feel blessed that "slight dilemma" at your house means loose garter snake. "slight dilemma" at my house means- well let's just say, usually far worse. : )

Rand said...

A loose garter snake in my house would be a screaming emergency.

I'd call the SWAT team.

Rand "Chicken-boy"

Cathy said...

Sarah guesses that Rand's family will not be visiting any time soon?

Larry is still on the loose.

Christy said...

swat team...chuckles.