My mother was as mad as a hornet. This is not unusual. However, she does not suffer in silence, so immediate action was called for.
Let’s see…the last time we checked in on the Sugar Snap Pea situation was March 7. According to package directions, the seeds should have sprouted within 10 days, or by March 17. That is approximately when all the trouble started. There I was, minding my own business at home. The phone rings….
Neeners: “This is your mother speaking. Something terrible has happened”.
Me: (Thinking some tragedy had befallen a loved one) “WHAT’S WRONG??!!!”
Neeners: “Something has gotten into the peas. We need to replant. We have a vole or squirrel infestation”.
Me: “How do you know we have a vole or squirrel infestation?”
Neeners: (Sounding peevish) “Nothing has come up yet.”