Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Up on the Rooftop.. With Mom

Since I have gotten all of these great new people expecting some original work by the Taurus, I figured I should give you another installment of my funny parents, specifically Mom being the victim of my attention source of my amusement. If you missed the first one, I think you'll enjoy it at this link. At least, it seemed to be one of my most popular posts to date. So go read it if you haven't already. Go on! But come back, because you will love this one.

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!
Of course, Mom decided to do this while no one else was home. And no, she didn't fall! I wouldn't have found that funny, just so ya know! She did, however, have a second thought about her bravery when it came to getting herself back down off of the roof. She didn't like the idea of turning around to put herself backwards onto the ladder to come down without someone holding it. I figure she looked something like this at the time.
Mom then decides she'll just have a seat and think about this for a while. So she cops a squat, and contemplates her situation. Her biggest regret at the time was that her cigarettes were somewhere down on the ground, so she couldn't even smoke herself into a calmer state. Really, Ma? I wonder about your priorities sometimes, but I get it.

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.

If you'd like to contribute a funny story about your parents like Jumble Mash and Mynx did, then feel free to let me know either here or through email. Guest bloggers bring lots of new followers with them, so call me selfish for being happy to have you raid my blog on occasion.

I'll be unveiling my own award very soon, and I'm excited about that. I also got the most wonderful email yesterday from a follower who hasn't yet commented on any of my posts, but I just have to share some of the wonderful things he said. I'll probably try to do that tomorrow.

16 comments:

Bouncin' Barb said...

Your Mom is my kind of woman. She's got guts and makes any situation funny. Oh yeah, her name is Barbara. But of course!!!! hehe

Oilfield Trash said...

An award huh. I guess I will have to just wait and see. lol

Jumble Mash said...

Hilarious!! I am the same way, though. I can get up to high places...getting back down is what scares me.

Krissy said...

@Barb.. Yeah, I think you would love her. She's a hoot, that Barb!

@OT.. Yep, I have it ready to bestow on someone's blog. I haven't decided how many to give it to or the terms yet.

@JM.. See, now that would cross my mind before I went up there, but not her. All she thought about was fixing the roof.

AmberLaShell said...

That's funny,,, i actually have an aunt i could see that happening to,,, lol

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Jimmy said...

It's pretty cool Ed helped her and didn't go running to tell all the neighbors to come look first Ha ha

I bet next time she remembers to put her cigs in her pocket.

Alessandra said...

I think your mom rocks, too bad Ed didn't snap any pictures...

lyndylou said...

Sounds like your mum is a lot of fun! My mum was a very funny lady, I miss her, she was my best friend :)

http://lyndylou-whocares.blogspot.com

Krissy said...

Amber... I love it when people can relate my stories at least to someone they know.

Jimmy.. I think Ed is a little afraid of Mom in some ways, and if you saw how big he is and how little she is, that is hilarious! I'll try to snap a pic of him at Christmas. :)

Alessandra... I wish he had! See what I just said to Jimmy.

lyndylou... I know we are soooo blessed to still have both of our parents. Bless your heart for not having all of the years we have had, but believe me I cherish it!

Chief aka Dad http://unsoundreasoning.blogspot.com said...

I like your Mom!!!

Krissy said...

Chief... The funniest stories about Mom are yet to come. I honestly picked out the two that had the most potential for Christmas titles. :)

FreeFlying said...

So funny! I love women who are brave like that. I'd look at the roof, hold my hand up towards it, realize that it's really far away, and go pour myself a cup of coffee.

The Adorkable Ditz said...

That's funny.

When my family took our recent trip to Alaska everyone was trying really hard to spot any sort of wild life. We were almost at the Denali Lodge on the train when my mom starts saying, "I think I see a bear."

Of course everyone on the train hears and is leaning over and with my dad's zoom lense he finds out that it was a moose. Now it was at far enough of a distance to be easily mistaken, but with me being in band and the American Pie movie,

"This one time at band camp...then a bear came..."

Never the same.

http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com/

Krissy said...

@ FreeFlying... Amen! I'd think about it before I got up there!

@ Ditz... Oh wildlife is too often around here. LOL I hope you read the other post about my Mom. And Thanks for being a new follower!

Jess said...

That's too funny. When you mentioned the neighbor, I got a mental image of Tim the Tool Man Taylor and Wilson talking over the fence. Greatness.

Krissy said...

Oh, I could sooo see Wilson having to rescue Tim. Thanks for that visual. :)

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