children, garbage, and bears…oh my
May 4, 2007
Last night about midnight Rob called to me from the kitchen. I ran over and looked out the window and saw the HUGEST BEAR I have ever seen in my entire life. It was twice the size of the two bears we saw in our yard the previous night. The bears which previously held the title of hugest bears I have ever seen in my life.
It was right there looking at me from the driveway. I tried to take a photo. Just for all of you. I even opened the door and stuck my hand outside holding the camera. But it was too dark, even with the flash. And this big bear was more skittish the smaller, and most likely younger, bears. As soon as she saw my camera she backed away and then left.
We have taken all the precautions that everyone has mentioned, short of sitting on the roof with rifles. The bird feeders have all been cleaned out and put away for the season, which pains my children. They love sitting at the breakfast table and seeing what birds have come to the feeder.
The garbage is secured inside of my van. Yes in the back of my van. Mmmmmmm. What smells better than garbage baking in a 120 degree van. Nothing, that’s what! Can’t wait to ride in there!
We really don’t have any other immediate garbage storage options. I think I am going to go buy a garbage shed of some sort this weekend.
The kids are really tired of picking up garbage from our yard and the neighbors yard. All my attempts to make it seem like a fun game have failed miserably. “Hey, I know! Let’s pretend you are prisoners on a work release detail. And I will be the prison guard and throw this pointy stick at you if you fail to do you job properly. What? What do you mean that doesn’t sound fun?”
Sheesh. So unadventurous.
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