The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Decades ago, I was walking my dog after a hard rain and I slipped on a wet, grassy slope. My feet flew above my head. I went down hard. I mean, really, really hard. It knocked the wind out of me. As I helplessly slid down the hill, everything went bright white. I couldn’t see, …

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Ingenuity

The View from a Drawbridge

Ever since I saw one at a friend’s house, I’ve wanted a rain chain. They are artistic replacements for gutter downspouts. They turn needed water removal into a beautiful water feature. What a delightful idea. I had to hold off on getting one for three years, because during that time I wasn’t a home owner. …

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Going Batty

The View from a Drawbridge

So, it’s my second night in my new house. It’s 3a.m. I’m sound asleep. And then I hear this fluttering near my head. A moth? A really big moth? Then it zooms past my head 3 times and leaves the room. A bat. A bat! Mommy! My lovable yet useless dog is cowering in the …

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