I get a call from my mom "Do you have a hose?" Huh? "I turned the water on and forgot to turn it off. I need to get some water out of the pool." Since it has been over 100 for a few days running, I wasn't sure this was a true emergency. But, Mom was worried and when I went next door to look I saw that her conventional pool was now a stunning infinity pool on all sides.
Well, I needed to finish my sketch challenge sample card, go get groceries on Senior Citizen discount day (Tuesday) and fix mom's pool "problem". I looked out my kitchen window and spied a couple of the neighborhood boys with bicycles stopping to swipe some fruit off my front yard Thundercloud Plum trees. (It's OK, weeks ago I gave them permission to eat as many as they want to keep the dropping fruit off the sidewalk.)
"Do you two know how to swim? Go home and get your trunks on. I need some cannonballs, quick." A few minutes later, me and Bert, my water loving 100 lb. black Lab, Jake and Donovan are whooping it up in Mom's pool. Cleared out a couple of inches lickety split.
Wet hair at the desk, this card is done. On my way to the grocery store. I'm loving summer.
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 GMT Views: 387
Registered: March 8, 2005 Location: Halfway between Dallas and Houston Posts: 22739
Tue, Jun 22, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
I love your card but I love your story even more about how you accomplished all you needed to do today. Those boys probably thought it was super fun to see how much water they could splash out. The flamingos on your card would have had fun with you also.
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Registered: April 13, 2005 Location: Texas Posts: 62404
Wed, Jun 23, 2021 @ 5:35 AM
Love your fabulous story, Sonja! I, too, live very near my 92 year old parents (one house between us) and there have been several "interesting" emergencies arise! Yours sounds much more fun than any of the ones I have dealt with! LOL!!
Loving this peachy flamingos and beautiful orchids! Fabulous Graphic 45 papers on this sensational card!!
Registered: July 12, 2005 Location: Hugging a golden and stamping' in PA Posts: 21044
Wed, Jun 23, 2021 @ 6:16 AM
Gorgeous papers and textures on this beautiful sample card, Sonja...but that is only half the story! What a wonderful way to solve your pool problem and give a couple of boys and a dog a lot of fun on a scorching day!