Sunday, January 15, 2012
Who Goes There In The Dark Of Night?
Sometime I wake up at four or four thirty a.m. so I get up to watch the local news, maybe put a load of laundry on and then go back to bed. After talking to our neighbor I'm thinking maybe I should go for a walk instead to see what is lurking out there. Our neighbor is a guard at a prison near another town so he has to leave at four a.m. He was telling us about the wild life he sometime sees in the dark of night when he is leaving for work. We think we live in the city but I'm not so sure of that now. He said he saw a racoon between our houses recently and it went toward my storage shed. One morning he saw a fox on John's vacant lot. He sees deer down the street. I'm afraid our wild life kingdom will disappear soon as they have started the plumbing work for the new apartment complex down and across the street from where we live. we talked to the neighbor because we were out checking my outside faucet night before last. It has been changing from summer to winter each day here. That night it was sooo cold I had wrapped my faucet and dripped the back one. When I checked the wrapped one was dripping wet. I just knew my pipe had burst but i guess it was on the verge and then the sun came out and started melting everything. I'll be dripping that one from now on when its going to freeze because that is the coldest part of my yard. The birdbath had ice in it right beside the faucet. We south Texans don't know how to deal with cold weather.