Yes,.........it's a snake,.............in 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!