Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Yes! I know there are good and bad ones, but I am so afraid of snakes! I had a hard time even looking at the pics on the internet bc my skin crawls!!! But Wayne loves them! On Monday Wayne and I (and his mom) decided we would walk down the (paved) road to view a lot. Yay! Wayne and I have decided that we want our next house on water with 3+ acres - this is quite hard to find in Madison! So I slide on my flip flops and here we go with both of the girls (our dogs). The lot is about 1/4 of a mile from his parents house on a long cul-de-sac (another requirement). It is perfect! So Wayne (my engineer husband) goes walking through the lot (which is covered in trees and tall grass) to guess-timate how much fill dirt we would need. Of course, I could not stand it so I made him walk along the edge of the property (on the neighbors manicured lawn) so I could see the view of the lake. Then, he convinced me to take a short cut through the middle of the lot to get back to the road. So Wayne, the dogs, and I go trotting through and Wayne pushes out his hand (like he is trying to stop me from going through the windshield of a car). Under my foot is a fat, six foot long chicken snake!!! Of course, all I knew is that it was fat and long so I sprinted to the road screaming bloody murder like a girl! Nova, who thought it is was a fun toy, tried to play with it so Wayne picked it up so it would not bite her. And Neeli, well, she did not smell a thing (we will blame it on the pregnancy). Believe it or not we lived through the experience - and we still love the lot!!!


Jason and Leigha said...

Oh girl...I think I would still be having nightmares if that happened to me. I am glad your are okay.

Luke & Amanda said...

Oh. My. Goodness!!!

I have nightmares about snakes like that!!! Glad you didnt step on it!

erinenorman said...

I too, hate snakes!! You should go back and read my post about a month back of my lovely snake experience!