IT JUST PLAIN ‘OLE FREAKS ME OUT !!!

Ok, being a single mom has had it’s challenges.

I have had to do things I didn’t know I could.

Install thingys……. fix thingys…….. wire thingys………. put together thingys……. hunt for thingys (in camo)…..shoot thingys….wake up in the middle up the night and check out scary thingys……

But……..there is one thingy that is “FREAKING ME OUT!!!!”

My pool service guy has gotten onto me more than once that I am not emptying out my skimmer.
I mean…..just look at it………it’s like a freaky, scary hole of yuck……..bloated frogs…dead beetles…..bugs……and to get this freaky skimmer out you have to reach your hand into this pit of yuck……deep into it….. and PULL- IT- OUT………I JUST CAN’T DO IT!!!

I mean this is Rattlesnake Alley !!!!!

My biggest fear is that I will be swirling my hand around this “den of sludge” and will feel a slithery, slimy creature that is not in the shape of a pine needle. It is enough of a fear that I am contemplating just filling the pool in with cement…….

So……I just walk by it and ignore it…….

I pretend the skimmer isn’t even there…..my pool guy comes by to check on things and I cross my arms stubbornly and look him straight in the eye and tell him………..well, I just stand there with my arms crossed and look at him stupidly……for a while I wouldn’t tell him the truth…….I just kept telling myself I could do this……

BUT IT FREAKS ME OUT!!!

I have tackled some things I never thought I could but this one……I just can’t do it…..

So I finally admitted a couple of weeks ago why there were enough pine needles in the skimmer to landscape my whole yard………..I told him………

I WAS SCARED TO DEATH OF THAT PIT!!!!

My pool service man, I’m going to call him….the “Science guy”….he is really a science genius……
well….he listened with a humiliatingly, pitiful smile and promised to get me a handle thingy so that I won’t have to reach into this mess……but I’m still waiting…

Hear that Science guy?? I’m still waiting……..

Having to hear from him each time he stops by on his surprise visits, that I HAVE to start emptying the skimmer……..my answer Science guy……get me the “Reachy thingy” and I will………but other than that…..

I JUST CAN’T DO IT!!!! I PROMISE!!!

Even when I’m floating around in the pool I try to stay away from this little opening……I feel like it’s sucking me into the bloated frog, dead beetle, den of snakes place.
I woke up on the float one time with my toes just floating in and out of this little hole, like BAIT!!! I could have set a world record on my speed of GETTING THE HECK OUTTA THERE!

So until I get the “reachy thingy” Romeo will have to do this chore when he stops by……

Which is exactly what happened yesterday when Romeo reached his hand down into the “pit of Yuck, freaky, gross stuff” and I SAW IT!!!!!

All my fears materialized and I started screaming, dancing, running, jumping, hyperventilating…….and after Romeo took a nitroglycerin tablet to cure the heart attack I about threw him into……….this little “spawn of Satan”……slithered out of the pit……..
I called “The Science Guy” immediately……freaking, whining, telling him why I need the “reachy thingy” pronto…..and he started into……”Well, what is it…black on red….better off dead….red on black, better stay back??? ” Going through his litany of what little rhymy thing was right so I would know whether or not I and Romeo were about to die………..
I mean….who the heck cares about the rhymes at these times…….Romeo and Contractor Jr. were evaluating poisonous or not, while I was contemplating draining the pool.

He removed this “spawn of Satan” and once again…..Romeo saved my life….and my screaming Holy Ghost Dance saved his by him grabbing his heart instead of the snake……you’re welcome….

Lucky, lucky man………..I know that has to be what he is always thinking and saying to himself!

So I need some answers and some help.

I am going to challenge all of you who read this to comment back…….

I am also going to reward one of you with a FUN PRIZE by a random drawing from all comments. Even if it is only two comments ……and it had better not be…..or I’ll kick some blog reading hiney…….

Make sure it is commented on blog not to my email…..

This is only the first of many future random drawings.

Why????

One reason, I have a counter showing that some days around 70 people have read the blog but getting comments started is tough, so I think this will help jump start us.

I am hoping by doing this we can start sharing with each other……

So…..I dug this JCPenney gift card for $25.00 from the depths of my purse and cleaned off the lint, lip gloss and other drudgery, then called and made sure still had $25 : )…….it did …

You can get something fun……New towel set……decor…….underthingys……..fun blouse……manly t-shirt………lot of stuff you can do with 25 smackeroos!!

So let’s get some comments rolling. I will number the comments as they come in and have a random drawing of those numbers. Not too fancy yet so we will have to start there.

Comment and let me know if this is a King Snake or Coral Snake and what you are most afraid of……

Coral Snakes are the deadliest babies….if you have a link provide it…and if you don’t have a clue….just comment what you are the most afraid of.

It doesn’t matter if wrong or right or what you say. All comments are eligible unless nasty or mean : )

Deadline will be this Friday at 6pm EST.

Let’s get this party started!

Love,

Me

0 thoughts on “IT JUST PLAIN ‘OLE FREAKS ME OUT !!!

  • August 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm
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    I have no idea what kind of snake that is, but to me, a snake is a snake! I saw a big spider yesterday, and I thought,” the only thing worse is a snake!”
    So glad you are safe!–Cathy

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  • August 18, 2009 at 8:29 pm
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    That is a harmless snake posing as a coral snake. The coral snake will always have a black head and the red and yellow bands will be next to each other.

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  • August 19, 2009 at 2:14 am
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    Hmmm…..wonder if that last one qualifies as nasty or mean ; )

    Delete….delete……

    The frisbee is as big as my house so it just makes the snake look small!

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  • August 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm
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    Mean and Nasty is not my style, just the way I see it….
    that is all. itty bitty,
    Was it on a big raft for the pool?

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  • August 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm
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    As the person whose life was at risk all I can say is ” I deserve the money”.

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