Tuesday, October 7, 2008

RATTLE RATTLE

RECENTLY BART AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT HIS OFFICE ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON... BART HAD HURT HIS BACK GOLFING AND HE REMEMBERED HE HAD SOME MEDICATION AT THE OFFICE THAT WOULD HELP.. SO OFF TO THE OFFICE WE GO... I WAS SEATED AT A SPARE DESK IN HIS OFFICE WHEN HE DECIDED THAT HE WOULD GO OUT TO THE DRINKING FOUNTAIN TO TAKE ONE OF THE PILLS... WHEN THE OUTER DOOR TO THE WAREHOUSE OPENED.. THERE WAS A VERY LOUD HISSING NOISE.. I SUGGESTED THAT HE HAD SOME KIND OF LEAK IN A HOSE... BART PROCEEDED OUT OF THE OFFICE DOOR LOOKING UP IN THE AIR TOWARDS THE CEILING... THINKING THAT AN AIR LINE HAD BROKE.. HE WALKED IN A COMPLETE CIRCLE.. NOT SEEING WHERE THE LEAK WAS COMING FROM. THEN..... SOMETHING CAUGHT HIS EYE DOWN BY HIS FEET... AND LOW AND BEHOLD... THERE WAS A 4 FT RATTLE SNAKE COILED AND RATTLING.. NEEDLESS TO SAY.. BART WAS BACK IN THE OFFICE VERY QUICKLY.. SHUDDERING AND I THINK A SWEAR WORD OR TWO SLIPPED OUT... HE COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT HE COULD WALK COMPLETELY AROUND THE SNAKE WITHIN INCHES... AND IT DID NOT STRIKE.. (BILL THINKS IT WAS BECAUSE HIS WHITE LEGS BLINDED THE SNAKE..) WE BOTH WATCHED AND TOOK MOVIES AND PICTURES OF THE SNAKE. THEN BART DECIDED HE HAD TO GET RID OF IT BEFORE IT BIT ONE OF HIS WORKERS.. HE WAS ABLE TO KILL IT AND HERE IT IS ON THE END OF THE RAKE THAT DID HIM IN.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

It was so fun reading through your blog and seeing all the adventures your family has experienced. I'll never forget being a second grader at Whitesides Elementary and swearing up and down that I would marry your son Jordon. Lol. I had the biggest crush on him (just like all the rest of the girls did). It's fun to see what all of your kids are up to now.