The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

UNBELIEVEABLE!! (Non Adoption Related)

My sweet hubby, since he has been home from work for a while, has become quite the house keeper! He actually was very good at it when he worked, but he has the thing down to a science now. (I'm gonna hate it when he finds a job and gets back to work.) This afternoon he went down to the basement to put a load of laundry in the washer. He saw a string, "or something" in the wash tub so he just reached in to grab it out..........and it slithered away from him. Yes, that's right, slithered. He yelled for me to come down and see and I was expecting to see a spider or something. I was extremely surprised!

Yes,'s a snake, my washer!

We are "rural" Americans and aren't surprised to see varmints around, but not in my washer!
The basement drain is tied into the perimeter drain of our house and the overflow from our water softener also drains into a rise tube that comes up behind our washer. The drain goes probably 150 yards underground and empties into a small creek behind our house. That little snake had to crawl into the opening of that drain, crawl all the way up to the perimeter drain, and up the rise tube. When he came out of there, he was very close to the washer so he must have crawled across the top and down in the tub. That was a definite first for us!

Now, for some great adoption news................We're going for a visit!!!! We're leaving on April 30th to see our "Baby Nola", (as Maria calls her), for a week. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. Thanks to a tax refund and President Bush's stimulus check, we decided to splurge! Now I'm going to have to get in gear and get things ready! I just can't wait!
Thank you Lord!


Danny & Brittney said...

I am so excited for you to get to go on a visit. You will have a GREAT time. You better get packing.....

Ferrick said...

Ok first, the SNAKE....that would be it for me! No more laundry. I am squirming just thinking about it, I do not do snakes! But its a great story. Second, so happy for you that you get to do a visit trip and 3!!!!YA!!!! I am going to get to meet you. God is just so good. I am going to have the opportunity to meet my favorite blogging buddies the week we travel. We are looking in to leaving April 27th!!! Thank you dear Lord for this gift. Susie

Victoria & Joe said...

Okay just what I needed... an excuse not to do laundry... You have me scared to death...
But I am so excited you get to visit... I can't wait to see some good updated pics of her.. she is so gorgeous....Get packing

Anonymous said...

Uh...I think I would STILL be screaming if I found a SNAKE in my washer. YIKES!!!

YEA for visiting Nola!!!! It will be here before you know it. ENJOY!!!

Eric and Michelle said...


I am so happy you came to visit my blog! :) You have a lovely family. How wonderful you are leaving soon to see your Nola.


Steph said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Not something I would want to find in my laundry!!

YAY!!! A VISIT!!!! You are going to have an AMAZING time!!

Hopefully our paths will cross when we are down there! You can always e-mail me.

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