Saturday, February 7, 2009

We Have A Visitor!

Ever since we moved to Hawaii, we have been anxiously looking for geckos to move in with us. We had been told that geckos move in faster than recent college graduates in today's economy. But, so far none seemed inclined to move in with us and live off our hospitality.

Then, last night, I was washing dishes when I saw a movement on the counter top. I wasn't sure if it was a gecko or an ordinary lizard, and I have no idea what the difference is between the two anyway so I called the local experts (my kids) and had them bring me the camera.

The little dear was shy and hid behind the little dish where I put my wedding ring while I am washing dishes. Every time I tried to snap a picture he would scamper off to hide behind something else. It took me quite a while to get a good shot.

Finally, Emily managed to get this shot as he was trying to hide behind some of our school books. The kids declared it to be a gecko - I'm not sure if they know what they are talking about, or if it is just hope. We've all really wanted geckos to live on our window screens and eat bugs for us.

The discovery of our possible gecko really livened up the dish washing. I hate to wash dishes by hand although I've finally come to terms with it. When Kerry and I were first married we lived in an apartment that did not have a dishwasher and we would use every dish in the house before we would wash any. We have both been known to put a pan in the sink to soak and leave it there until the water started to stagnate and turn sour and then empty it out and put fresh water in it and let it soak again. When I was in college and I didn't have a dishwasher I once put all my dirty dishes in a laundry basket and took them to my parents house while they were gone and put them in their dishwasher and ran a load and took them home.

Somewhere along the line I finally realized that the dishes had to be washed sooner or later and I might as well go ahead and get it done and enjoy a clean kitchen (Fly Lady finally got me to that realization). Now, I have a dishwasher, but there are always dishes that won't fit or that are clearly not going to come clean in the dishwasher (although goodness knows I usually give it a try anyway).

So thank you to our possible gecko for livening up my dish washing time tonight! And Welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Love your little gecko! We used to have them when we lived in Florida, the kids were always so excited.