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Simple Electricity

Hudson and Paradise were sick yesterday and home from school, but it was such a beautiful day I decided to take them out on the lake, along with our American Eskimo, Stoli, who enjoys adventures of any kind. We navigated our way through the weed - which at this time of year is thick and can tangle the propellor quickly if you're not careful - but we made it out onto the water and it was just glorious. We were appreciating the stillness and silence of the lake, and the sight of many geese and ducks preparing to migrate for the winter (we've also seen heron and heard loons at night lately), when I accidentally dropped my metal drinking bottle onto the boat's battery. There was a spark, a sharp hiss and I had to react very quickly to knock the water bottle off the battery. It only made contact for two or three seconds - but it was enough to create a short and burn three small holes through the metal casing of the drinking bottle. Hudson and Paradise were actually qui