Thursday, February 28, 2013

The abominable snow dog

It's been far too long and for that I apologize. I think it may be good for my soul to get on here and stab away at the keys for bit. So here goes. (Lord knows I've had plenty of life happenings to write about lately.)


Standing where I could keep a constant eye on my entire garage roof, I had a firm grip on the cell phone in my pocket. You know, in case I had to call 9-1-1.

My new fiance, saw in hand, was standing in near knee-deep snow on top of our house. But it wasn't just snow. We were in the middle of the "Snow-pocolypse" and as if a foot of thunder snow wasn't enough we were currently getting an additional 6-8 inches of a "wintry mix."

The king mutt reigning over our household took my attention from my death-defying future husband long enough to take out both knee caps as he whizzed by with one of the near dozen downed tree limbs in our yard.

Son of a .....

Yes, the weight of snow-pocolypse had gotten the better of neighborhood trees and the only being truly enjoying the outdoor happenings was our taker of knee caps, the abominable snow dog.

Bringing my focus back to the rooftops, I narrowly escaped what was sure to be bruise or two as branch crashed at my feet.

It may not have been our brightest moment, The Man tossing large branches from a slick, snowy rooftop with me dragging them into a pile below. The snow dog would be our chance at rescue should anything go wrong.

Clearing the last limb, my heart rate began to settle as The Man prepared to make his decent.

"You know that's a metal ladder and you on have snowy boots," I warned.

The usual eye roll, snort was his classic non-verbal way of saying "you can't be serious."

... "Whoa!"

I threw out my arms in high school cheerleading fashion as if I was going to catch him mid-dismount and closed my eyes.


Peeking upward, I realized he'd only slipped and wouldn't be crushing me into the deep, cold slush.


Clinging to the icy ladder I spotted his safe climb down just in time for Snow Dog to send me airborne landing on my backside in a mound of snow.

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