Sunday, May 10, 2009

Met the neighbors and had an accident

The bobcat came in very helpful this weekend as we spent Friday evening and Saturday cleaning up the piles of trash from the property. There was a lot more in the piles than we realized. We filled a 20 cu yd dumpster by lunch time Saturday. We will need 1 more dumpster to finish getting the rest of the rubbish removed along with the contents and wood from the old shed we need to take down.
The picture shows the smallest trash pile. It looks smaller in the photo than it actually was. You can see the white shed that needs to come down in the background, along with my husband, brother and dad checking out the contents of the burn barrell.

We were invited to a neighbor's home for a party on Saturday evening. They invited neighbors for about .5-1 mile in each direction. It was the 1st party of its kind. Most people didn't know each other, so it was a great way to meet most of the people on our road, including the family with the alpaca farm. The boys got to meet the 12 year old boy whose family hosted the party--they live in the wooded land across the road.

The boys really experienced some new things at the party. First of all, Sweet Pea loved the rope swing that started at the top of a steep hill. Josh and I were a bit surprised to look out the winddow and see our 7 year old swinging 10-15 feet above the ground!!! I controlled myself, and allowed my boys to be boys with the rest of the kids. A while later, the kids were all out of sight and I learned they had jumped into the back of a mule--sort of a golf cart with a bed in back. The dad said--don't worry it only goes about 10 miles/hr. OK--but I was a little concerned. I went out to check on them as they drove out of the woods, with my 11 year old standing up in back holding onto the roll bar! He sat down as soon as he saw me. They both survived that as well. All the kids unloaded from the mule and I was standing there next to them when all of a sudden, their dog barked once and jumped at Big Dog (my 11 yr old, not an actual dog) and bit him on the arm! The wife yelled at the husband to put the dog away and we checked out his arm. Fortunately, he was wearing a sweatshirt so he was bruised and swellen, but the skin was not broken.

We decided to go home after caring for the bite. The family was embarrassed and felt really bad (and perhaps worried about being reported or sued). They even called on Sunday afternoon to see how he was doing. He's fine- bruised, but he says it doesn't hurt.

All that dangerous activity and the injury comes from being bitten by someone's dog! I never would have expected that one!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, dangerous day! Is it too late to back out of the deal? I'll take over your property for you!