November 14, 2008
The Case of the Disappearing Rake
We have A LOT of big trees in our current house. This is new for us, as all of our previous homes have not had many trees, therefore not many leaves to rake in the fall. This year our entire yard was covered in leaves. Last weekend Jason raked the yard and ended up with way to many leaves to bag. His solution was to load them all in the bed of his truck to take the dumping ground. (I really wish I would have gotten a picture of this..it was quite impressive.) To help unload, he placed our rake on top of the leaves. The next day, he told me the rake was missing..must have blown out or someone stole it?? (This was Monday). Yesterday, it was nice out, so Brooke and I took a walk in her wagon to the park around the corner from our house. We got about 2 houses down and Brooke points and says, "DADDY'S!!!" I looked and there was a rake laying on the edge of the neighbors lawn. I said, "yeah, that's like daddy's rake"...and then I thought, oh wait...maybe it is Daddy's rake! When Jason got home, he investigated, and low and behold...there was our rake, and Brooke had found it! We are very proud of our little detective!
On a side note, it rained all week, so Jason hadn't made it to the dump to get rid of the leaves. Yesterday, he had to drive to Hutchinson, KS (about 2 hours from Manhattan) and by the time he got home, there were no leaves left in the truck! He said he didn't have a single tail-gater the entire trip...I guess that's one way to get rid of leaves!
....the picture has nothing to do with the story. Brooke was very excited about finding her pink cowboy boots and I couldn't not share this picture!