Sep 27, 2014

Oops, you’re back early.

We went on a road trip! It was so much fun. We drove all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia and I learned a lot on this trip. I learned that sitting in a car for eight hours is not that hard. The hard part is getting out. My first few steps out of the car, I looked like someone recovering from a bad fall… who was just learning how to walk again. But that aside, we really had fun.  Denis and I were together 24/7 and we were still friends when we got back.

What I missed most of all was my cooking, and my beautiful house. We came back a day early and the first thing I did was go out to the backyard to see my garden. I wasn’t surprised to see a  squirrel but he was definitely surprised to see me. He froze for a moment and stared at me thinking, “Oops, you’re back early. And yes, I have one of your apples in my mouth. Goodbye.” He didn’t run. He flew across the yard so fast all I could catch was his tail flying by faster than we drove on our trip.

He ran up a tree, looked back once (I’m pretty sure he thumbed his nose) and disappeared. Seeing him made me realize I needed to check my pomegranate tree because the fruit will be ripe soon and I don’t want this mangy, rat-faced, no-good, low-life, beady-eyed, scum-sucking, apple-stealing squirrel to get my pomegranates. Too late.

I know squirrel teeth marks when I see them. But the pomegranates were still green! So now I was forced to pick all the green ones off the tree and try to ripen them in a window. There were only two that even started to turn red but he hollowed them both out. It’s too painful. I decided to remove the tree and buy my pomegranates at the store. I can plant some flowers there and at least there will be something nice to look at… until the deer show up.

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Comment on “Oops, you’re back early.”

  1. Rhonda says:

    First off, if you guys didn’t stop a couple times on your road trip and sat 8 hours straight through the trip that’s why you were stiff when you finally did get out to walk. Our 10 hour trip to Chicago we stopped like 3 times even if it was to just stretch…

    Now, this squirrel needs to go, for real. It sucks he is forcing you to destroy your own fruit trees. I fear he will become more destructive like destroying your house or other things you really need. Yeah people think they are cute and they are but they are a pain in the rear. I’m sorry, but it’s true. A cat would solve your squirrel problem, but I understand that’s not possible. I hate seeing the site of those pomegranate. What a waste. I feel your frustration, Jenny 🙁

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