Okay. So. How shall I say this? Let's start from the beginning.
One day, Dad told me that a man was coming over to our house in a couple of weeks. And he was going to live with us for as long as we stayed at our current house (wait - what?!?)
After I found that out, I may or may not have freaked. Just maybe.
I then may or may not have asked Dad a TON of questions and found out that:
This man liked to go by the name BX
He came from the States
He was in the wood-working department
He was going to help Dad and the boys with the tree cutting and wood hauling
He wasn't a Christian (that's already kind of a big no for me)
Dad met him on THE INTERNET (I asked if he was my dad at that point, 'cause, well, that's just a thing that Dad NEVER does)
Dad had never actually seen this person or talked to him
This Mr. BX guy was going to live in a tent in our backyard (Tiger Lily and I were like "Uhh...what part of the States is he coming from? Does he know that Canada has -40 degree winters? And it's like impossible to live in a tent in the middle of winter. Or any part of winter, really.)
Kind of scary and weird and really far-fetched.
If any of you know me well, you would know that I'm really, really, really curious. And I will try my utter best to reach the bottom of any important mystery ;)
After we got home, I asked Dad if I could see a picture of this guy, but Dad refused. That got me super curious.
Sooooo..... yeah, I wasn't going to just sit there and wait to see who this mysterioso man was. I mean, if there's a man that could very soon be living in your backyard in a tent, but still having meals with you, and pretty much going to be in your life for who knows how long, you're going to want to find out more about him first, right?
Anyway, I got my computer and started going through all the things that Dad had told me about Mr. BX.
It was his name that I searched first. How many people do you know that go by the name BX? It was a strange name, and I was fairly certain that it would lead me to what I was looking for.
I typed what does bx stand for into Google. It lead me to Bronx, NY.
Then I typed in bx carpentry united states since Dad had said he was in the wood-working department. No such thing existed.
But then you know how while you're typing into Google, there's this box under the search bar and it kind of tries to guess what you're searching for? I decided to type bx in different sentences and questions into the search bar until I found something that looked like it might be relevant.
And bingo! Found it! BX outdoor machinery, right there at the very bottom of the box.
While I was mulling over that, it hit me that Dad had recently been looking at ATV's and wood chippers. After that, it was fairly easy.
A Kubota BX Wood chipper.
*sigh* Dad ...
But I am so very relieved that it's not a man. Because that would be a little weird ;)
I told Dad that I had figured it out. At first, he pretended that he had no idea what I was talking about. In the end, he admitted that he was kind of impressed that I had uncovered his mystery. Then he showed me what he was actually getting. Turns out, it wasn't a wood chipper. BUT it was still a Kubota BX something. I think it's some kind of tractor. And it will help Dad and the boys with the wood :P
Apparently, he had also told the boys and Snow White about it, and they were all like YAY!!! There's a man coming to live with us! *shakes head in exasperation*
They still think that a certain man named Mr. Kubota is coming to live with us in a couple of weeks.
But there. Mystery solved.
I think I might be a detective someday XD
What funny things do your siblings do to you?
What would you do if you were told that a
strange man was coming to live with you? (and sure,
why not, let's add in the the tent in the backyard too ;)
Would you sit and wait for the man to come
or would you try to find out who he was?