It's been raining cats and dogs here in Northern California. Loki, Juno and I barely sneak out for an hour in between storms on our walks to the tree farm or school. NitWit Bridge has class 4 rapids running below it. Well, class 4 for a squirrel I guess since the river is a bit small. Regardless of it's size, the river's sounds are really loud which is kind of awsome to hear on a hike just outside your back door.
We have a bunch of no-tresspassing signs all over the property for liablitiy reasons. However, Mr. Wild Dingo felt it was important to warn any trespassers that NitWit Bridge is not engineered. He posted this sign on both ends. Now if I wasn't a home builder, I'd be all like, "What the hell does that even mean? Who cares if it doesn't have an engine? As long as it's stable enough to hold me up, I'm crossing." Because I'm a little like the Sibe when I hike and would probably ignore this sign. Still, I think it's funny that Mr. Wild Dingo thinks everyone knows what "bridge engineering" means.
"Mom, we read the sign Pop put up but we've crossed this about 87,000 times now. So let's go!"
"Oh but before you do, would you mind sweeping the pathway? Wet leaves on the planks are dangerous!"
I leave a broom near the bridge with good intentions to sweep it regularly. Regularly for me is about twice a year.
"Princepessa, if I had opposable thumbs, I would sweep it for you!"
"Hey Daddy-O. Quit your squirrel patrol and lift your dogs. We ain't got all day."
"I don't know cupcake. Let me noodle it out. Those rapids are lookin' a bit scary."
"Retardo,I don't buy your cheap act. Two bully sticks says you're whistling through the graveyard."
"You're right Princepessa. I fear nothing. But I will proceed with caution on this slippery plank."
"Err, Mom? Why do you look so queezy?"
We like this bridge much better. It's called "Not NitWit Bridge."