So #4 Daughter (the amazing Sara Marian) and another archaeologist are living in Mom’s old house, and they’re being overrun by ants and snakes. Ring-neck snakes, you know — little, non-poisonous ones that the young women just pick up with their bare hands and toss out. If only the snakes would eat the ants, but no.
So I called the exterminator and made an appointment. While I was there, I took pictures of doors, because of course I did.
He went into the attic to bait for mice, because the snakes were probably after mice.
And how the heck were snakes getting in? The animal control expert I hired for advice said they climb up the outside of the house and come down the chimney.
And where do they come out into the house?
Freyja knows. She sits guard day and night.
I took a picture of this corner cabinet with doors top and bottom when this house was Mom’s house. When Mom passed, the cabinet moved to our house, then to Sara’s house in Louisville, and now it’s back in this house with Sara.
Duty done, I left by the front door, which I think is very pretty.
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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Something moves around.