My mother is pretty handy around the house. She's always been very creative too, so I don't think there's a room in their house that hasn't been redecorated at least 5 times in the last 20 years or so. She's very particular about her house, as far as being sure things are done right so her house is taken care of. On this occasion, there was a leak in the roof that I'm pretty sure was due to a limb hitting it, since they are fairly surrounded by trees. They live on a golf course, remember? Yeah, you would know that if you had read the other post! Anyway...
Mom decides she just needs to get up on the roof and at least cover the hole herself. How hard can it be, right? She's handy. So she gets a ladder, and up she goes to do her thang!
Now you have to understand that my mom's neighbor Ed tinkers around his house a lot, too. They are always peering over the fence at each other to see what kinds of projects they each have going on. Ed comes walking out of his house (thank God, or Lord only knows how long she would have been up there!), and she starts calling his name.
Mom: Ed! Eeeeedddddd! EEEEEEEDDDDDD!
Ed (looking all around the yard): I hear you, Barbara. Where the hell are you?
Mom (waving her arms like crazy): I'm up here. On the roof!
Of course, Ed proceeds to bust out laughing, much to my mother's irritation. He goes running over, telling her that she took years off of his life thinking she was hurt somewhere. He manages to give her enough confidence in his ability to hold a ladder that she is able to slowly lower herself down.
As you can probably tell from this and my previous story, my mother seems to get into some hairy situations. If it can happen, it will happen to my mother. God bless her! She's provided us with many years of amusement, and I couldn't imagine this world without her. I'm often asked why I spend so much time with my family when I take time off of work. This is why! There is never a dull moment, and vacation time with them is always a blast. We find ways to laugh at anything and have a great time.
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