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Kids and Opossums

Yesterday was extremely busy for us. Corby and I both had to take a day of vacation - and spent it in Manhattan replacing the gas tank in Brandon's car. The morning started out strangely. When Corby went out in the garage to load the new gas tank into his car, he found a baby opossum in the trash can. The picture isn't very good because I didn't want to get any closer to it, and I took it with my cell phone. More on that story in a minute...

Kaitlin didn't plan to go to Manhattan with us, but with all the early morning excitement with the opossum, she said "I'm up early, I might as well go." We arrived around 9:45am. Kaleb greeted us, but Brandon was at work. He started his new tech intern job yesterday! He interviewed last Friday and got the job! We're so happy for him and proud of him. He's getting in on the ground floor of a new company, one that has great promise. They do computer engineering and programming for financial institutions. At this point, he plans to keep this job at Dillons, but just work weekends. The intern job is Monday thru Friday 8-5, but for the next 5 weeks he'll work 8-6 because he's also taking a summer class and has to take a long lunch to go to class. Anyway, he's got a VERY busy summer ahead of him, but says he's looking forward to all the fun in his new job! It took Corby several hours to get the gas tank switched out. Then he was a mess so he had to clean up. We went to a very late lunch before heading home.

Now, to the rest of the opossum story: We've seen adult opossum's around here several times - at night - when Cinnamon is barking her head off! But we've never seen babies. We set the baby loose. While discussing it on our way to Manhattan, we decided when we returned home we should check the garage to make sure the momma opossum wasn't in there. We have a two-car garage, and only park one car in there because we store at lot of things out there since we don't have a storage shed. It's fairly neat and organized, but there are quite a few places for them to hide. While searching, we found another baby, but did not find the momma. Of course, when Corby tried to get the baby, it ran behind some steel shelving and he couldn't get to it. So we left the garage door cracked open last night, hoping it would leave after dark. We haven't been able to find it today, so hopefully it's gone and there aren't any more. Kaitlin thought they were cute, but I just think they are really UGLY!


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