Saturday, May 4, 2013
My Island Home
It's been kind of a wierd week here at the Green Acres Garage. I have no clue what Gary was doing on Monday. All I know is that I didn't see him very much. Tuesday, he was in the garage from time to time, but he wasn't working on me like I thought he was going to do. He gathered up ratcheting tie-down straps, blocks of wood, and miscellaneous tools, and put them in the van. He always has a plan, so I didn't want to bug him and ask what he was up to. I knew I would find out soon enough. Wednesday morning, he climbed out of bed early, got ready to go, and took off with the van. A couple of hours later, he was back at home with a big U-Haul trailer and a brand new Husqvarna riding lawn mower. I know nothing about riding lawn mowers, but that sure looks like a nice one. By then, I knew what all of the hoopla was about from the previous day. The wood and straps were used to secure the mower to the trailer, and the tools were taken along "just in case". Gary has been wanting a riding lawn mower for a long time. It takes him a full day to mow our nearly one acre of land with the push mower. With this big and powerful rider, it should take MUCH less time. That will give him more time to spend with me, and I DEFINITELY like that idea. After returning the U-Haul trailer to where he got it, Gary had planned to test out the mower. But it looked like it was going to rain any minute, so he held off to test the mower on Thursday. Unfortunately, he should have done his testing while he could. We woke up early on Thursday morning with the sound of rain beating heavily upon the garage. It rained all day and all night, and continued throughout the day on Friday. It stopped momentarily around 6PM Friday evening, but before long, it was raining once again. Gary went out and took these pictures during the few minutes it wasn't raining. What I saw when he showed me these pictures REALLY surprised me, and honestly, it scared me too. Our nice green yard is under water! Almost all of it is. Only the two driveways and little spots in the yard remain high enough to not be covered. I've never seen it like this in all the years I've been living here. I've been assured that the water won't come into the garage, but it's much closer than I'd like it to be. Gary has to wade from the house to the garage, wearing tall rubber boots. YIKES!!! I never imagined I'd be living on an island, but here I am. I've got it made being in the garage. Although I've never cared for that big ugly Terry trailer that used to be in the garage with me, I feel sorry for him sitting out there in the back yard in all that water. That's just plain sad. Gary says it will probably be two weeks or more for all this water to sink into the ground. So much for test driving the new lawn mower right now, but it's really going to be needed when all this grass starts growing from all this rain. As for me, I'm going to be on my best behavior. I don't want to irritate Gary at all, or I might get voted off the island like those people on "Survivor". That just CAN'T happen! Wherever you are, I hope you're safe and dry. I'll give you an update when I can. Bye!