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Monday, October 20, 2008

Being Leon

I told you about my second date with Leon not long ago. It was definitely a memorable and frightening night!

Leon, as you may have guessed, is a flight-by-the-seat-of-his-pants kind of guy with a whole lot of "hmmm, I didn't think of that" mixed in. Makes for an interesting combination many times.

It also gives me many opportunities to shake my head and laugh at him. Which is a bonus because I love to laugh. And what's even better, is that I love to laugh at him!

There was the time he went to put Christmas lights on our 2-story house on the coldest and most slippery day of the year. Without a safety harness of any kind. Right from the top of the house, he slipped and did his best running-man-cat-trying-to-claw-its-way-out-of-the-tub impression. Although his reenactment later that day was a hoot, I would have given anything to see it in person!

Poor old guy.
Leon, I mean.

Another in particular is coming to mind. 

We went quadding with our friends. There were four of us. There was one quad. So off we went for the day, with a cooler of snacks, our winter gear, and our one quad.

We had a great day. We had a fire, and took turns going for rides. Finally at the end of the day, Leon noticed his gas gauge.

It was registering below empty and settled firmly on "fumes".

We were a long way from the truck.

Through farmer's fields.

Over the frozen river.

A long, long way.

In the cold.

We knew we had one shot to get us all home. And I wish to God that we had a camera that day.

You know the intro to the Beverly Hillbillies? Well, fast forward, if you wish, to 25 seconds in. Now, I could have sworn Granny was sitting on top of the rocking chair, but You Tube doesn't lie, so I must be wrong. But, shhhhh, don't tell anyone I said that!

That was us.

I was on the handlebars with the cooler on my lap. Lynne, I think was sitting on Leon. Diniz was sprawled across the back with the rest of our stuff piled on him.

And we drove very, very carefully, and somewhat painfully, back to the truck.

But we made it.

And then we sold the darned thing.


Betty said...

Thanks for the laugh! I agree with you. It is just so fun to laugh (at) your hubby... Lucky me, I have one that can laugh with me!

careysue said...

Oh Rhonda you get funnier and funnier everyday!

And the best part, it's all true! hahaha

Ronda's Rants said...

I love ya Rhonda...How funny! I wanted to be called Granny after my Granny but the kids call me Gigi instead which is fine!
Granny was in the chair for a little while...I guess it wasn't very comfortable!
I work with my Hubby and sons...I can't tell you how many accidents these guys have. I swear they think in cartoon reality!I always ask which episode of Road Runner did you see that one on?

Anonymous said...

Hi Babe' It is O.K to have a laugh at my expense, since it is your Birthday today!! Love Ya Sweety!

Melissa said...'re it.... go check out my blog and join the fun!! :)

wy-not said...

You wanna tag a funny video on here, and let us all enjoy Leon's humour? You oughta use that one taken on Liv's birthday, with the drums. Tee hee. Leon, I love you! And Happy Birthday, baby girl o' mine!

Anna Lefler said...

Har! Great post!

Visiting from SITS - I really like your blog!

Have a great day...

:^) Anna

Anonymous said...

Hey the Granny kind of reminds me of you!! Now that your older.

Blog Stalker said...

What a great story. I can totally picture the beverly hilbillies look. At least you made it, the story might have a different ending had you ran out of gas.

You are always a fun read!

Have a great day!

Ronda's Rants said...

It's your birthday!!!
Happy Birthday to you! happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday dear Rhonda...Happy Birthday to you!!!

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