We had a whopper of a thunderstorm last night with amazing thunder, lightning, wind, and drenching rain that lasted for hours. Saby and I both could have used thunder shirts. We're still looking for whatever made the loud crashing sound (like a tree going down) in the neighborhood. Finally after three hours of watching the show from the living room, we decided to go to bed around 11:00 p.m.
The scorpion on the bedroom wall was the final straw. Craig killed it and that bedroom was quickly abandoned. I'm not a rational person when it comes to creepy crawly creatures, so there would be no sleep for me in that room that night! And I know -- Craig kept telling me it's no different than a wasp sting. Would I abandon a room because I saw a wasp on the wall? But fears aren't rational.
Let's just say I've been lucky because it was my first scorpion sighting ever. We stayed in an open air palapa in Yelapa where I slept with one eye open because that destination is notorious for large scorpions. I've heard about them on Isla, but never seen one in all my trips. And in six years of living in the desert -- nada. I'm vacuuming and looking in every cranny this morning, and I'll be shaking out shoes and every article of clothing. Shudder!
Open air living at summer camp just ended. We'll keep these beautiful glass doors closed for the rest of the trip and hope the damn thing's family isn't lurking under the bed. And yes, I'm high maintenance and my idea of camping is a gorgeous cabin like this where the living room doors fold open to make an open air living space.
Enough of that. On one of our morning hikes this week up Brewery Gulch, we happened upon this mosaic wall embedded with collectible glass pieces. Glasses, bottles, goblets, vases, figurines, globes -- a lot of pieces I've noticed in antique stores over the years! I take a camera with me everywhere I go here in Bisbee because there's an amazing find around every corner.
Late breaking news: Craig just admitted he killed a scorpion in the other bedroom the second day we were here. I'm not sure I wanted to know that? (Did I bring those sleeping pills with me?)