May 5th and it is Cinco de Mayo. Maybe we should have some Mexican food to celebrate. But like most all holidays, around here it is just another day. I got a call yesterday and was informed that the parts to fix the power steps on my RV had finally arrived at the RV repair place, so I went up and picked them up. Of course I didn’t start on the repairs, I couldn’t find an Allen wrench that would fit, so if I can’t find one at the flea market this morning, I will go to the hardware store before I come home. Now, I will not have an easy excuse not to do it. Would you believe that the big ole motor-home sits lower to the ground than a regular vehicle? Maybe the air was dumped out of the air-rides. I know it dumps the air as the first part of the leveling process, but I don’t use the levelers when it is just sitting in the driveway.
Have you seen the moon lately? It is just so huge and bright!!! I can’t remember when I had ever seen it so big and bright. It is now at or near its closest orbit to Earth and according to last night’s News, it is thirty percent brighter than normal. Before I hit the sack last night, the dogs and I went out and I took a look. Wow, they were not kidding!!! You all should take a look tonight. If you can see to the eastern horizon, it will appear the largest when it first rises, but please look at any time or multiple times and let me know what you think.
The news last night also said that our area was having a problem with an overabundance of alligators. Their population has exploded in the last few years and they are invading neighborhood ponds and bayous in heavily populated areas. They have become a threat, especially to pets and small children. Of course a 12 to 15 foot (or bigger) 100 year old alligator fears no one and looks at everything as food. Even though I have a perfect habitat for them in my swamp, I have been lucky enough not to have any, at least not yet. I don’t want them, although they would clean out the turtles, they would also clean out the bass, the wading birds, and become a bigger threat to our little dogs than that big old wild sow was.
Now, go have some Mexican food, listen to some Mexican music, and have a great Cinco de Mayo day.