Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Isthmus be my Lucky Day

Hurricane Ike blew out a bedroom window a little over a year ago. It took a while to pick up all the broken glass from the busted window. ( It exploded outwards from the upstairs bedroom!)
We had all the windows replaced and planted a few new bushes. Shortly afterwards I couldn't find my newest clip on sun glasses. Since then I've been on 5 or 6 cruises and had to use my old glasses which accommodate the old clip on sun glasses. A bit of a pain but workable.

Last Sunday my across the courtyard English neighbour, who is a non-stop workaholic, was outside sweeping up leaves. In the winter they accumulate around the bushes and our weekly gardening service does not ferret them out. Bob made nice little piles on his front grass area for the gardeners to haul away on Tuesday which is our regular gardeners day.

I watched him Sunday and took the day off.

Yesterday it rained all day but this morning after Patchie did her routine I decided to just flick the rake around the flower beds and make a minimal effort and make a few piles for the gardeners to haul away.

Good. I was just about finished when out comes Bob. He goes into a conversation about commercial real estate, monkey grass and financial planning. So I said " 'scuse me I got to go get the blower"

"Does yours have enough power" says Bob who has owned a chain of hardware stores throughout the U.S. and has two of everything.
Oh yes, Bob I said it's a Toro.

So he said bye and I went to get the blower.

It was a lovely morning about 65degrees and the work went well. With the blower funnel I was pushing past a difficult to move bush and saw a glint of glass. "Ah, some more broken window from Ike" I said to myself. Stopped the noise to pick it up and blimey it was my 'new' magnetized clip ons...

Just goes to show you that not every good deed goes unpunished. And the gardeners are here now picking up the mounds of leaves.


Emily said...

Nice! Glad you found them.

Anonymous said...

hahaha a good story,Eric,and you can surely 'tell 'em' :) Bob sounds like a nice,friendly Neighbour.


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