December 2nd 2004 1:50 pm
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Tail wags and butt-sniffs everybody!
I wanted to tell you about some magic that Dad does. He calls it Solar Power. Dad says he likes to do this magic because it doesn't have any bills. I don't know what that means. Henny-Penny has a bill that she uses to pick up food, but I can't imagine what that has to do with this magic that Dad does.
There are some black boxes that live in a small room in the house; they have a name--it is Battery Bank. Hanging on the wall and sitting on a shelf above Battery Bank are some strange boxes. The ones on the wall have small lights on them and square windows with small numbers written inside. Dad looks at these numbers. I can't imagine why. The box that sits on a shelf has a light and makes a humming noise when dad wakes up some of the magic things in the house, like our own private sun, that shines when the big sun that lives in the sky goes to sleep. Sometimes when the magic box begins to hum, the light goes on in the noisy box with a window that is full of miniature people and animals. Then we sit and look in the window at the small people and animals.
In the winter the big sun in the sky gets lazy and goes to sleep early and wakes up late. Sometimes on those days, Dad looks at one of the magic boxes on the wall and says that Battery bank is low! I don't understand that, because he looks the same as always to me. Anyhow, when Dad says that he goes out and wakes up the monster that lives on the porch. Dad has named him Generator. Dad grabs his tail and pulls it very hard--it looks like he is going to pull it right off! This wakes up Generator. He doesn't like to wake up--he starts roaring! Then dad grabs something he calls "extention cord" and sticks it up Generator's butt! When he does that, another strange box that sits near Battery Bank starts to hum. After a while, Dad looks at the box on the wall, and then tells Generator he can go to sleep.
The whole thing is very puzzling to me, but I guess that is the nature of magic!
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