One of the first nights we were here this past summer I had to make a late grocery run. On my way home I was still unfamiliar with the roads and on alert for deer so I was driving super slow. As I turned a curve toward our street my headlights slowly scanned over a yard, where there was a tree and a fence... and a skeleton looking right at me.
Had it been this time of year maybe I would not have been so freaking startled, but it was the middle of summer!
I didn't tell anyone until the next time we were all on a drive after dark. I drove them past and told them to watch for Skelly. Yeah I named it. And not a day goes by that we don't drive by and say "Hi, Skelly." Ask anyone who has come to visit us. They know Skelly.
I think Skelly is my first and only friend here.
Yesterday when I drove by, a little girl was getting the mail at Skelly's house. It was a girl who is on Ivy's soccer team- the coach's daughter! This revelation is the most exciting thing that has happened to me in weeks.
I can not wait to find out more about Skelly's story at the game on Saturday.