See, we have this critter called a "skink" that lives under the foundation and sidewalks of our house. He's an ugly thing that looks like a short snake with legs. The boys have caught him a few times and Nathan tends to spend most of his days out there trying to catch him. Well, recently we learned that we have more than one skink living around here. Unfortunately, we found out because one of the others came a callin'.
One day this week, Andy calls out "why do we have a lizard tail in the living room?" And of course, there was a logical explanation...that escaped me at that moment. He found it under the recliner and I remembered seeing the cat spending some time under there earlier in the day. So, I
freaked out quietly told him to check under the chair for the other half that belonged to the tail. He didn't find anything.
Fast forward to the next day and the kids were playing downstairs. Suddenly I heard Rachel yelling something about "LIZARD!" and "CAT!" and "THE BABY'S TOUCHING IT!" and the boys laughing and a huge ruckus on the stairs. They found the other half. IN the house. On the stairs. I'm trying not to think about that thing crawling all over us while we slept. Surely he didn't. I'm sure he only stayed right under the recliner until it was time to come out and walk down the stairs to be caught. Here's our new friend. We named him Bob.
Then, yesterday we had some pretty good storms roll through that brought lots and lots of rain with them. Several areas locally were evacuated and roads were blocked off due to flooding. Since God has blessed us with a house on a hill, we weren't affected by the flooding. We did, however, end up with a cute, green houseguest late last night. Even though he was pretty cute, we decided we wouldn't let him come in.