The Mister was working with Big John on the garden area. They had many stumps to pull out and a few things to burn in the Big Hole In the Ground. I was around back of the house fighting a beast of a weed in a flower bed. I heard The Mister yelling - I caught "Eliza! Come quick!!" There was more to what he said, but I was already running through the gravel worried that Big John had tipped over or the yard was on fire or The Mister was having a heart attack...
Reaching the front of the house, Big John and The Mister were parked mid-way down the drive way. The Mister is still yelling, "Eliza!!! Come here!!!" but now I hear the rest of the sentence..."and bring your camera!!"
There was a snake, apparently, which The Mister loathes, but since he was up on Big John, he was able to admire from the safety of the yellow tractor seat.
I did not go fetch my camera. I stood for a moment in the drive thinking, "Are you kidding me?!?!" But then I returned to the back of the house to let the adrenaline and my emotions regain a normal tempo. The Mister found me there and offered his sincerest apology. I don't think he will scare his wife like that again.
But he would like me to get a picture of the snake.