Sticky Morning

29 Jul

We saw something floating in the pond when we opened the shades this morning. At first I thought it was a duck, but there was absolutely no movement, so that was out, and the binoculars didn’t help to answer the question. I threw on my robe and The Squire got himself dressed and we went out to take a closer look.

A very dead snapping turtle. Yuck. I got the “Pond Rake” which has an extra six foot PVC pipe on the handle, handy to remove leaves, algae – and turtles from the middle of the water. Once I’d maneuvered the bloated carcass close to the bank, The Squire got the pitchfork and tossed the critter into the woods across the stream.

I discovered yesterday that my driver’s license had expired on my birthday, so I went online to renew it. No such luck; the notice informed me that because it was expired I had to go in person the the DMV. Lovely. I talked it over with my boss, and headed up to Bel Air this morning, to be there when the doors opened at 8:30. The photo on my current license is absolutely hideous, so I carefully set my hair and made up my face. I learned two things. One was that I needed an appointment, and then, just before I turned into that customer, the lady told me that all licenses are good until 30 days after Governor Hogan lifts the shutdown orders.


The rest of the day went quite smoothly, thank goodness! I had enough excitement before 10 AM to last me for a while.

2 Responses to “Sticky Morning”

  1. Alien Resort July 29, 2020 at 9:53 am #

    Sounds like a case of hurry up and wait.

    • thisendoftheswamp July 29, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

      Exactly. But it was frustrating to have rearranged my schedule and driven up there for nothing.

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