Thursday, May 27, 2010

911 – What is your emergency? (Repost just cuz I like it)

The photos you are about to witness are a reenactment; they are not photos of the actual crisis as it unfolded. 

Our story begins here:

opener Alice’s car was in the shop and ready to be picked up.  Alice drove my car to work.  I accompany hubby in his truck, pick up Alice’s car.  Handy dandy Hubby has volunteered to do the Sam’s Club run, so I drive home in Alice’s car.  With only the extra key.  No house keys.  No door opener can I find in Alice’s car.  This little Genie and I have never gotten along in twenty years.  Will not open for me.  My emergency is,  “I am locked out”. poolNo worries” I think to myself, as luckily the back gate is not padlocked.  I head for the pool and have a little visit with Mr. Walrus.  Hubby should be home soon… This is when I need to inform my readers that I am the only person on the planet who does NOT own a cell phone.

I sit there until the cool deck feels too hard and not so cool and take a little trip over to

 Mr. B’s Cantina.

frig Apparently Mr. B only stocks one item.

beer I’m not really a beer drinker, but it is getting hot . . .

temp 103 in case you can’t see it.

koiI feed the fish.  I feed the fish again.

avacado  Check out hubby’s avocado.

volunteersAnd the lovely little volunteers.  

barI sit in the lounge, seeing the cantina from a  new perspective.

I have another beer.  


I noticed the bark on the trees.

renee moon Key word here is MOONLIT.

(I love you, Renee!)

fernTook a close look at the fern.  What is taking hubby SO long?

moonGazed in to the gazing ball…half price at Fry’s. 

hearts flowersAppreciated the hearts and flowers that I grew from clipping. Suddenly the dogs, who have been locked inside the house, watching me wander about the yard, begin to bark.  Hubby is home.  It turns out that Sam’s Club was out of avocados, so when he was finished there, he ran over to Fry’s.  Good Hubby.

He sees me standing at the glass door and starts to laugh and lets me in.  He tells me I am too hot to hug.  He asks me if I’m drunk!   I have a new appreciation for central air conditioning.

Moral of the story:

Crap happens.  You can whine about it, or see it from a new perspective.

The End.


Anonymous said...

Here here!! I could not agree more :)
You are truly beauty-full.

Lost Aussie said...

LOL...glad you survived the day!

Ces Adorio said...


Beautiful, lovely, pleasant, copacetic, intersting, peaceful, wholesome Deborah's life.

Tsup Tsup Tsup!!!


The only other addition to this magnificent life is background music by Ron Hardiman - "Solas" album!

Ces Adorio said...

It is a painting inspired by the artwork of my daughter when she was in grade school. It is called "Epsilon Naif". Goodnight Deborah.

Anonymous said...

Ph I love this. needed a little laugh this morning. I can just see you standing at the door beer in hand and sweat dripping. I haven't been to Vanessa's lately and didn't know about the Halloween bash. I will check it out. Thanks my dear. Have a great tuesday!

Manon said...

Ok Deborah!
I would of totally hung with you in this situation! Sounds like a fabulous time to me!!
I'm coming out to AZ on Sept. 9th! We should meet. I would be great to meet a blogger buddy!!

Chris said...

Great post. I love your backyard set up. Looks like a great place to beat some summer heat (unless you are locked out and dont have a choice)

Manon said...

Deborah..... i'll be in North Scottsdale. Not terribly far from Cave Creek! Would love to meet you!! I'm out there for two weeks!

Renee said...

Deborah I LOVE this post.

I enjoyed it from the very start to the absolute finish.

Love Renee xoxo

Ces Adorio said...

I want to be a fly on the wall when you and Manon meet, just don't swat me!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I Love are TOO CUTE! But used the tools you had at hand...kept yourself hydrated...what more needs to be said!

Just A Girl said...

I think Mr. Walrus was secretly hoping you'd dive in the pool and hang with him for awhile.103 and locked outside...good thing there was beer, but maybe Mr. B's should stock some Gatorade just in case ;-).

I hope you've cooled off by now my darling friend ;-).

xoxo Cori

Ces Adorio said...

Good morning my precious! I hope you were able to go inside the house by now!

Anonymous said...

Read it again and loved it just as much. Sorry I've I've been MIA lately but I have a full plate at the moment. Perhaps if I get some time later I will email you with the rest of the story. Not the one on my blog today but the real saga. Happy hump day to you! It is Wednesday isn't it? I've lost track.

Rhonda Roo said...

I must admit i was a wee bit worried at first, that there would be a skinny dip and repairman, but it didnt go that route after all, tee hee. :-)
Way to beat the heat and give us a moral to boot, Ms. Beautiful!!
(I did giggle alot at the thought of you wandering around taking pictures, neighbors trying not to be nosy while the dogs decide whether or not they will paw 911 for you...)

kj said...

deborah, there is something about the way you look at life that i just adore. i wish i could find words for it. i think part of it is you show up and take part no matter what is happening around or to you.

this post is so charming, and so zen-y helpful that i am just delighted, sitting here, just now.

i want to hear about your dancing days.


Unknown said...

Life doesn't suck;moments in life suck.and they,too,shall had one of those moments and made the best of it.
But didn't you have to pee,after drinking the beer? Just wonderin'

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hahaha.... oh my -- I used to lock myself out of our last house distressingly often. Once I borrowed my neighbor's axe and hacked through the cellar hatch door to get back inside. Then luckily my girls got big enough to toss through a window without doing much damage to them. Problem solved.

I have doors here that must be LOCKED with keys, so I can't forget the keys inside. Safer for me. Funny story -- but OH WOW 103? Yikes.

Ah, but it's a dry heat, right?

Renee said...

Thank you Deb that was beautiful.

And by the way my father's name is Henri.

Love Renee xoxo

Ces Adorio said...

Okay, the emergency should be over by now, right? You must be inside now?

Ces Adorio said...

Ah yes, I remember. I am glad to hear you are well.

Renee said...

You are always fierce.

Just rest for a few days.

Love Renee xoxo

Ces Adorio said...

I wish you a fabulous day my dearest friend Deborah. Thank you for the most wonderful perk-me-up in my mailbox yesterday. Oh yes, the pressure, the pressure...don't think I am slacking off. I am juggling right now and with splinted arms. But I hear you, I see it, yes, yes...

Anonymous said...

I like the way you see!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing with me about your son again! We share a common heart!

Silver said...

i love your perspective! ;P Amazing how Everything suddenly becomes ART.


Just A Girl said...

Good thing you didn't decide to take a swim after all that beer...tee hee!!

Unknown said...

Hi My sweet Deborah!!! I love your positive outlook on things!!! and I can see that being locked your backyard isn't really a bad is paradise!!!

just stock other things in the fridge next time!!!


Bella Sinclair said...

Hahahaha! Oooh, I can hear the dogs now:

Dude, what's she doing out there for so long? Dun't she know it's hot?
Very odd. And..gah! She has beer!

Oh! Pappa's home! Thank goodness. Pappa! Pappa! Go help Mama, she's gone nuts!

So glad to hear you're in the AC again. Bless the backyard cantina!

Butterfly Works said...

I love the way you tell stories....this was wonderful and had so much meaning behind the words...Thanks for reminding us there's always new ways to look at our circumstances.....You are just too cute....
Hugs and Blessings,

Ria said...

Oh, perspective in hot situation? Only you can get it. *Sending hugs from here - after you cooling yourself off. :)))

Manon said...

LOL!!! You had a perfect day, girlfriend.... and yes.... you were loaded!!! LOL!!!

TC said...

LOVE it, I thought I was a holdout on cell phones in the EARLY 2000s!! LOL