The Rattlesnake, Rattlesnake, The Annex, Lady Rattlesnake. All variations of the name that describe the house under construction that will be my future house. Several people want to know if I will rename it once I move in. The answer is yes. The name will be changed. However, the “Rattlesnake” part will still be in there.
People have laughed, and truly been afraid for me. Let me assure you, we are in venomous snake country around here. The last country house I moved from had copperheads. It was infested with them actually, and they were pretty territorial and mean. When they claim a territory, it may be the entire property and you are trespassing.
Fans, family, and friends, please take Rattlesnake’s name to heart. Get your pet the vaccine against the venom, and always expect to see a snake. I never panic, because I expect snakes to be everywhere that there are rodents, water, heat source, shelter, or any variation of these things. “Constant Vigilance!” Every house in this area is “The (Insert Venomous Snake) House.”
The progress and me
I could never express how it feels to walk into a shell of a house, hear your footsteps echo, hear some of the things done to it, and feel the emptiness. Then one day you walk in, and that echo is gone. That echo is replaced by sheet rock, insulation, doors, windows, etc. And your visions and daydreams are no longer only in your head.