(Note Noah striding up to take ownership)
...while our current house begins to look increasingly like
a liability. Lots of people are looking at it and making polite comments but we are beginning to sweat out getting a decent offer.
While mowing the lawn, Brian noticed it, just under the diningroom window.
...hidden by the bush
The mother duck was there earlier and I'm sure I'll get a shot of her tomorrow after I sit down and have a long talk with her. There are important things I need to ask her.
Does she have enough for a cash deposit? What does she intend to give the bank for collateral if she needs a mortgage? Or is she expecting to pay rent?
And now I've got more to worry about. She has probably picked a safer spot than down by the pond where we have our annual resident alligator, but there are a couple of neighborhood cats that sometimes come around, not to mention at least two snakes that live under the house.
For the time being, Karen and I have decided not to tell Conner. He is an avid naturalist and often spots turtles, chameleons, bugs, and the annual resident alligator before I do. But he is also too anxious to go and pick up things and I'm not sure I could keep him away from the nest.
For the time being, her nest will be my secret. But if she is late on the May rent payment....