Snakes and a Baby
How do you like that for a title. Did it a make you wonder if they were doing a sequel to “Snakes on a Plane”? Well unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I am not a movie producer. If I was I am not sure that is a movie I would make. So instead I’ll just talk about each separately. Baby first!
|Janie & Kelvin|
My nephew Jordan and wife Rachel gave birth to a beautiful baby boy last Sunday. His name is Kelvin Richard (after Lord Kelvin who developed the Kelvin temperature scale). Jordan is a biochemist so it is a fitting name. Kelvin arrived 5 weeks early but weighed in at 6 lbs 4oz. I think Rachel is glad she didn’t go full term as that would have been a big baby. Jordan weighed 10lbs 9oz (I think, I’m close any way) when he was born and I think Kelvin was on track to being similar in size. Kelvin is doing great, but he’s still considered a preemie. They are watching him closely and he has had to spend a little time in a Billi-Bed but he got to go home on Tuesday and that in itself is amazing considering how early he was. We stopped in on Monday to see him and he is a cutie, I always forget how little newborns are. My boys were never that little but Gabe was only a little over 7lbs. It reminded me of how quickly they grow up (sigh).
|Jordan, Rachel, and Kelvin|
Now on to snakes. John picked up some firewood the other night and I went to take it out of the truck and there was a snake slithering through it and yes I screamed like a little girl! I do not like snakes. It is good sized snake, maybe about 3 feet long, but we are not entirely sure what kind. Most Iowa snakes are pretty harmless, or so I’m told, but that doesn’t make me like them any more. John knows it didn’t come on board with the wood; he is sure he would have noticed a snake that big. So we have no idea how he got there but he is currently residing in a little pocket area by our extended fuel tank. Yesterday he stuck his head out and was checking things out. Next time I see him do that I will get a photo. We are not sure how to get rid of him - and I want him out of my truck!!! Any suggestions???
We are leaving here on Monday and I am excited to go somewhere else. We have a tentative plan to first go to South Dakota and become residents there and then head north into Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan doing as much of the shore of Lake Superior as we can. The only reservation we have is on Labor Day weekend. I found a spot in Two Harbors, MN. I got lucky and a spot had just opened up. So this is out very tentative plan:
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I always try to have a general plan in mind and usually it gets changed but that’s ok too. I’m just glad to be out on the road again.