….and missed! Went to let Ms. Vayda out yesterday…and thank you Jesus, I did not open the door. This was sunning itself on the brick step just on the other side of the glass…(at least I think that’s the specimen, as it was both black and fast, I mean really fast…oh and maybe 4 feet long…) Needless to say, I ran screaming for Nick and his handy-dandy Red Ryder…by the time he arrived it had slithered elsewhere, and just as I was insisting he hunt for said beast, the monster came out of hiding and made a run at me…I swear I’m not exaggerating…just ask Nick. Now, I fear, It has made it’s home in my yard, and what if…just tell me what if Ms. Vayda has an encounter???