It was early in the morning, five o’clock, to be exact. I was in our bonus room, doing some work on my laptop, before heading off to my day job.
The house was still, Derek was sleeping. The silence suddenly interrupted, when I heard a very loud noise coming from a guest bathroom. It was a noise like nothing I’d ever heard.
When it stopped, I walked toward the bathroom and poked my head through the doorway, and then opened the linen closet…nothing. What in the world was that noise, I wondered. It reminded me of the sound effects from the movie, Jurassic Park. Later that day, when I mentioned it to Derek, he said it was probably something outside.
Two weeks later, as we watched Jeopardy, it happened…the noise. It was back. We both turned to each other, our eyes popping.
“That’s it! That’s the noise I heard that morning,” I shouted.
Again, Derek said, “It’s just something outside.”
I sprung to my feet, “No, it’s coming from that bathroom.”
We both walked toward the noise. Derek stood at one entrance, and I, at the other. Later, he told me the look on my face was indescribable, when I saw this.
It was “Fred” or Fred’s relative. Last summer, Fred, a cute Green Tree Frog, lived under our patio table umbrella, in silence.
He just hung with us while we enjoyed the summer evenings. That was all fine and good, but hanging out in our bathtub, that didn’t work for us. By the sounds he made, it wasn’t working for him either.
After some chasing with a bucket, we transported him back to the patio.
Have you ever had an unexpected or surprise houseguest?