The events in Sanibel the few days have been rather normal. It was kinda sad when the kids and my Mom left, leaving Steve and I all alone in this big house. It's funny how you get used to the kids being gone but you never really get used to them being back. lol I didn't want to see them leave but I did want to get this house back in order which I did immediately after they left! When Sloane comes home from college for the summer, I just put my cleaning duties to the back of the burner because I know that when I remove the dishes from the den, they'll be right back before the end of the day or if I take her clothes to her room upstairs so I can see the top of my dryer, it will be invisible again by the end of the day. I'm sure you have the same turmoil. I would take a messy house full of my kids and their love any day over a clean house lifeless and loveless!
Steve did see an egret bird swallowing a snake on his morning stroll with Hermy. We also saw one other unusual thing. Take a look at the pic below. We hope we don't end up like this guy. It may be a little hard to see but it's a frog that may have been challenged by his friends to "step on the cracks break your mommas back". I'm not sure if the air from the heat pump froze him stiff or if he panicked himself frozen stiff. It's puzzling exactly how he got here and how he stays!
The Happy Handicap