and it smelled SO GOOD!
Like a Tres de Mayo BBQ should!
Don't worry. I'm not trying to make a living at it. Back to the story.
Sunrise Over Lake Kobialka.
I ran upstairs and woke up my tired husband. I'm already on the defense. "Shane, I KNOW I turned the water off in the backyard..." He sat bolt upright in bed like the earth just shook. "Shane I know I turned it off, I know it! And the whole backyard is FLOODED! There has to be a water main break or something!" Shane, startled and shocked by the sudden awakening looked briefly like I just told him that aliens were cooking breakfast in the bathroom. Then wakefulness flooded him and he told me that he had forgotten to turn off the hose. Okay. I'm not gonna stress about this. I have enough other stress going on right now. I asked him, "Who was the adult in charge while I was gone yesterday?" "Mike."
I went downstairs and turned off the water, took these pictures and laughed a little.
Tributary to Lake Kobialka
After seeing where the hose was, I realized he was just trying to help me green up my crunchy yellow patches. He's so super, huh?
It's actually kinda pretty, eh?
Then I went inside, grabbed the dog, took her to the front yard to go to the bathroom so that she wouldn't have to walk in the swamp (all I need is some moss-covered cypress, snappin' turtles and a gator or two and we'll be BBQing frog legs and water moccasin on Saturday instead of Carne Asada), and found that we had shared our water with the world. Who says there isn't water in Arizona?
Distributary of Lake Kobialka
Kobialka Creek runs all the way down our road, around the corner and into the retention basin at the school, where undoubtedly lies Kobialka Pond.
What to do, what to do. I went inside and... you guessed it! I cleaned up the nasty towels in the downstairs bathroom that had been forgotten due to my overwhelming exhaustion and touch of anxiety. Somehow Shane had forgotten them, too. I blame Mike. (Mike, we don't really blame you.)
Mayzie took this picture. And I wasn't going to use it against Shane, but I feel compelled to do so! Silly Goober!