Thursday, September 30, 2010

Second Chance – we all deserve one

OK, I am embarrassed to say the least!  I have the nicest friends ever here in blog land and I have completely neglected you all!  3 weeks folks, yep I just looked at the calendar….it has been 3 weeks since “Breaking Ties”.  I read your posts every day and then I actually “plan” on posting but, by the time I leave my office I don’t even look at my computer.  Any posting is done here at work….(don’t tell).

Yep and although I lead a very boring life….hehehe…once in a while REALLY EXCITING THINGS HAPPEN, (now this is getting desperate) but it did happen!

Because I have a horrible memory, documenting (or posting) has been very helpful.  This is something though that posting about you will think I have completely lost control. 

And I have.

I don’t even remember where we were or what we had done before…but we came home from somewhere…hehehe…on a Saturday not many Saturday’s ago and Huh-honey went out back, like he always does just to do “stuff” and right by our back door he had put a little sticky trap thing, to catch those dang nab cricket and roaches that like to creep into the house when your not looking….and he exclaimed “OH DEAR, OH NO, OH DEAR” well maybe he didn’t say those exact words and he noticed a very long tail…coming out of the sticky pad thing.

NO!  OUR BUDDY, my 7:00 pm lizard watch….was trapped!  NO!  How sad!  was he dead?  Could he be saved? He was totally enticed by the dead trapped bugs in the sticky and “fell” for it himself!  That was NOT the plan.  I loved watching this lizard.  We could count on him and another little guy, (he probably ate) every night at the same time creep around the yard, up the brick wall and over the top or run up the wall of the house and disappear.

So….the RESCUE BEGAN!  A second chance in life.  We all deserve one don’t we?  Well Huh-honey thought he did…


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I actually jumped on the chair at this point because I thought he would jump on me, this lizard was not a happy camper.  Still breathing and probably thinking, GREAT, now what to I do?lizard rescue 002


carefully lift tail, so that you don’t pull it off, hope you don’t pull it off.



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begin placing pink sticky note pads sticky side down on sticky paper of course (or color you prefer) under lifted lizard parts, onto the sticky pad…


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keep lifting (with butter knife) and placing paper under “Lucky Lizard” and watch him squirm because he doesn’t trust Huh-honey won’t just give up…”Lucky” was very traumatized at this point.

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Almost done….PHEW!




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Hang on there buddy, I mean “Lucky” (had to name him at this point).  Lucky was scrambling to run at this point…


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“The release”!



He ran so fast I couldn’t snap the pics in time and of course I was yelling and excited… (pretty sad huh LOL)

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Lucky ran behind the trays and up the wall.




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(not real time on the clock…)




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Poor Lucky was so traumatized after all of this he stayed in the same spot until after we went to bed!


Have we seen him since?  YES SIR-EEEE, it was a few days later and I thought he went off and had a heart-attack or something but he is very much alive and well and visits often.  Yes it was around 7:00 pm that he climbed the wall by the clock and did his little head bobbing thing, sort of nodding to me….tell me thanks Lady and Mr. for GIVING ME A SECOND CHANCE.


I promise the next post won’t be 3 weeks in the wait, I have so much to tell you all about the garage sale we had and….2 days later the water heater going out on us and boy that’s a story!

hugs and smiles everyone!