Saturday, March 10, 2007

brief cabin visit

Yesterday morning there was a quarter-inch of rain.  Cliff and I hit the road to pick up a few groceries, then drove to Olive Garden for the soup/salad/breadsticks deal.  By the time we got home, the day had warmed considerably.  Of course, it was almost time for Cliff to go to work.  The granddaughters got off school early, so after Cliff left we all agreed to head to the cabin.

Arriving at the cabin, I dug around in my cabin-bag and realized the key wasn't there.

We really didn't need to get inside, except I wanted to see if there was any mouse-poison left.  It's almost a quarter-mile back to the house, so I told the girls we'd just hang out for awhile.  Sadie was on the alert for birds, dogs, or wild varmints to chase.

So the girls went down the path; Natalie didn't stay long.  She and Monica have entered that stage of their lives where each thinks the other is stupid, ugly, and unlovable.  (Insert deep sigh here.)

After the girls were gone, I went to the cabin alone with a spare key and confirmed my suspicion that I'd locked the key inside last time there. 

I have to keep it locked or the neighborhood boys will use it as a party-house.

I discovered that only mice have been partying there.  Big time.  They've eaten every trace of poison I put out last time I was there.



marainey1 said...

It warmed up here too !  We are supposed to get rain and hopefully it will wash the last of our snow away.  I'll be glad to see grass once more.  I imagine that being in the woods mice are a never ending problem.  We used to have that problem when we were camping.  Every spring I'd find a little nest built in the little camp stove we had.  I do miss those days. My camper was just like your cabin - my special place.   'On Ya' - ma

randlprysock said...

I love the soup, salad and breadsticks deal at Olive Garden!!  That is beautiful countryside in these photos.  Have a great weekend!

astaryth said...

Mmmmmmm... soup/salad/bread sticks at Olive Garden.. MMMmmmmm! That's a favorite 'lunch' stop for G and I on days off when we are running errands. Filling and CHEAP! I would say good for you, but we always buy a side of Alfredo sauce to go with the bread and welll...... so much for a light meal <LOL> I can gobble me some bread sticks dipped in Alfredo sauce <eg>

csandhollow said...

Locking your keys inside is something I would do.
UGHHHH sorry about the girls.
Olive Garden sounds good. I have a $5 card for there.

lanurseprn said...

How nice that you have the cabin for a little retreat on a nice afternoon.

ksquester said...

I bet you were glad you had a spare key.  I know that age that you are talking about. I hope it passes quickly.  Can't wait for some cabin adventures and songs.  Anne

fmgruber said...

Lawd, I can't keep up. If you ain't pickin on meece, thee's horseing around. Later Fuzzy Old Coot.

plieck30 said...

Thats what my daughter found in their place, mouse droppings but no more snake skins. Paula

toonguykc said...

The soup/salad/breadsticks deal is the only thing I would ever order at Olive garden.  Their entrees are kinda gross in my opinion.


geocachelinda66 said...

I like Panera too for sandwiches and soup.  Yum!  

suzypwr said...

The land looks very pretty there :)