No, that isn’t the name of a species of bird. This is a guessing game. I’m going to give you a group of sounds, attributes and phrases and you have to guess what these things have in common.
GOOSE BUMPS, CHILLS DOWN THE SPINE, HAIR STANDING ON END, A FULL OUT STAND IN ONE SPOT PANIC.
Any ideas yet? No? Well, let’s try some more….
$%&^!!! Holy #$%!!! You $%^ #(*% #$%)^Y!! Just sit there and %$^* you goll darn (^*%&$% ^&%^!!
How about now? No?? Hmmm…. On to the sound portion…
ARRGGGHHH!!! (NO, NOT A PIRATE) AAAAAAAAAA!!!! EEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Have you guessed it yet?? IF YOU GUESSED FEAR OR SURPRISE (BUT MAINLY FEAR) you are right!! You win!!
If you guessed fear of spiders you have won a free night camp site!
I HATE going to the mailbox, pulling out the mail and finding even a little bitty spider sitting on the top of the pile of mail. But I can handle that. What I cannot handle is pulling the mail out and finding the mother of all wolf spiders crawling towards my hand. JEEZZZ, gives me shivers just thinking about it.
After I got done with all of the above sounds, phrases and what I can only call attributes (because nothing else comes to mind), I had to go collect the mail from various parts of the highway and yard.
I was bitten by one of those things a long time ago and didn’t realize it till the next morning when I found it curled up and dead in the bed. Actually, I didn’t even realize I’d been bitten till I was getting dressed. I put my head down to hold my shirt out of the way so I could zip my jeans and something went “POP”. Then I felt this wet stuff running down my neck. I looked in the mirror and I had burst a HUGE blister on my neck when I put my head down. The skin that was covering it was about the size of a golf ball. I had a perfectly round, red, SORE hickey on my neck for about 2 weeks. It BURNED like heck! I found the spider later that morning when I was making the bed.
Anyway, off to other adventures….
We finally received a good rain yesterday afternoon!!! Dan and I have been reconstructing picnic tables the past couple of days and we were just finishing up with one when it started to rain. That was good timing!
One of my other pet peeves is guests who move picnic tables from site to site and do NOT put them back. All of our sites DO have tables, but some are newer and nicer than others but they are ALL safe tables. Or people who think they should have two tables per site. It doesn’t work that way (at least not in our park). IF we are not heavily occupied, we don’t say too much about it…but they NEVER PUT OTHER SITES TABLE BACK!
There are a couple of tables that we had to rebuild that I don’t think anyone will be trying to move TOO far. One of them required all new boards (people also like to carve on tables with their knives). The lumber is treated and is still wet…and that table is extremely heavy. It was all I could do to get it loaded in the loader bucket so I could deliver it to the campsite.
Today I finally planned on painting the floor in the men’s room. I’ve got my paint, my paint pan, etc all ready to head out there…and it is raining. WE NEED THE RAIN so I am NOT complaining!
The worst part of painting in the bathhouse is the part where I have to get down on my knees so I can get up close and personal with the toilets. I have to paint behind them and around them, THEN I can go to using the paint roller on a long stick. It goes pretty fast then.
This isn’t good drying weather but we’ve got a group of 17 RV’ers (a caravan) coming in on May 16th so I’d like to have it done, cured and ready for foot traffic by then. Most likely these RV’ers won’t even use the bathhouse but I like to be prepared. Currently the women’s room is co-ed and will be until this paint job is finished and cured.
If it continues to rain today, maybe I can catch up with some of my blogs I’ve been missing! Oh, and still only seeing one lonely male hummer!
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