Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Sunday, April 9, 2017

A little out there but

National Name Yourself Day is observed each year on April 9.   To celebrate, you are allowed to give yourself a new name for one day. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have a different name, this would be the day to find out.  If you like your name and do not want to play along, you can try a nickname instead. The nickname might just stick with you.
HOW TO OBSERVEPick yourself a new name and use #NationalNameYourselfDay to post on social media.
SO we're sitting in the basement, that's how i refer to the space under the house not under ground, with some neighbors. They get ready to leave and Lauren spots a water leak over by the bar. Sure enough there's a spray coming down. Problem is there is no water line in the vicinity. This won't end well. After a minute or so it slows and stops. MJ goes up to the deck to see if we sprung a leak from there but no. I am really not liking this. Yesterday W and I drop the cover boards between the stringers and go searching for the cause of the leak. Remember when I said this was not going to end well? As the cover board drops so does a turd. A big 'un. People size, Then another and a third turd is hanging in some romex. One petrified mouse carcass and a whole lot of other "stuff" rains down on us. We are not amused. I immediately rule myself out as having dropped a deuce in such a small space but I need to quiz the teenager. He has an alibi. When we moved in we had 'possums in the attic so I know well what 'possum poop looks like. Dogs are out. Squirrels? not a chance. Wyatt, google raccoon scat and find out if they eat mice. Two minutes later it's Raccoons 2 Me 0. Not in a million years. Not until Wyatt informed me that the night before He spotted a Coon on the deck, rear paws on the deck, front paws on the rail. That's a 5 year old! Now the do-do's are making sense. So now we get to make the call,  Coons or Rats. Trash Pandas it is. 

Huge shout out to all the friends and neighbors who turned out yesterday for the Island Wide Cleanup Day. Nothing short of awesome. Super Thanks to Pam Linbeck for making this happen. Again. It's neighbors like this that make this the place to be. Bravo Zulu Pam. 
Team Boat Ramp

Diana H is heading up the Children's Easter Egg Hunt. W and Ethan will be her leg men. If you would like your kids to be a part of it let her know. She is asking for donations of plastic eggs and goodies to go inside them. The collection bucket is in my driveway. I'll check it often for perishables or you can just put your donations in my downstairs fridge.

Time to sneak in a boat ride. 
Amazing fact number 226.
Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, 3 fell due to earthquakes, 2 due to fires, 1 probably never even existed, and only one stands today—The Pyramid of Khufu.
Thanks Amazing Fact Generator!

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