Friday, November 9, 2012

Ladder Love Lament




This all started with Boom, boooomma boooma, the sound of an avocado rolling across our roof. That is the noise we hear when the Resident varmints eat part of the avocado causing it to fall.

They usually THUD on to the ground and I run outside to do "grab the avocado before the dogs do patrol" but this one stayed on the roof..



Bob drags out the ladder while I yelp "that doesn't look safe to me and remember you are 76 now"
Needless to say as you can very well SEE what he did.


Since he was up there he decided to clean the leaves off the roof while I stood on the ground watching and waiting to catch him when he fell off (I did do a little snapping while watching and giving unheeded advice at the same time I ran in circles saying The Sky is falling, the sky is falling)



 We ended up with this mess below and me hollering speaking in a quiet lady like voice at Baby to leave them alone. Out of 5 avocado, 4 went in the trash. Dang Varmints

AHHHHH retirement life is soooo exciting, red neck fireplaces with burning pine cones, varmints in the trees eating avocados and varmints on the ground trying to eat avocados...


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29 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh my, I suggest he should wear a shirt and proper footwear ... for safety reason. Those are huge avocados. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

EM Illustrator said...

Those avocados are huge!! He looks pretty confident up there hehe! Happy Friday my friend!

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are big beautiful avocados, too bad the "rodents" make such a mess of them. The way that ladder is sitting would make me nervous too, it looks shaky.

S. Etole said...

Glad that all went well! I've never seen such big avocados.

Farida said...

At 76, your husband is still able to do so many things. And I'm glad he finished the task safely too. Avocados are very nutritious. It's a waste thought that part of it is eaten by varmints..

From the Kitchen said...

I'm glad that you did not capture any photos of Bob in mid-flight off the roof!! Those photos make me dizzy just looking at them.

Best,
Bonnie

Deb said...

Go Bob!!! Great photos of your handsome hubby.... I can just hear you running around like Henny Penny LOL

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can imagine all the pictures you would have gotten if Bob had fallen. LOLSeriously,I am happy he didn't fall.I hate having people up on the roof,it looks so dangerous.

Amy Burzese said...

Men. The roof doesn't look very steep and I guess he knew what he was doing. The avocados look great. Too bad they get chewed on.

Miss Debbie said...

Oh my, you did have an exciting day! Yea, I get a little antsy when hubby gets on the roof, too. I know he is careful, but accidents do happen. Glad Bob made it safely down. Well, I guess he did...you didn't say!! :-)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW, he is brave to climb up there. GOOD to know he s safe.

TexWisGirl said...

and a crazy husband providing photo ops and blog posts. :)

SweetMarie said...

He and my dad are so much alike! My dad is 66 yrs old and he won't stop. He still does everything around the house himself. My son does go to help, but my dad is impatient and hard headed! LOL He says when you stop is when you will have problems. He's never had any health issues. :)
I love your hubby's hair!

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOM SAID SHE WAS DIZZY OR MAYBE IT WAS DITZY...SHE MIGHT NEED A PILL TO READ THIS. LOL
My dad was cleaning the gutters about 10 years ago..to save forty bucks.
The ladder slipped...he rode it down the side of the house, broke his elbow, cost 2K to fix him and he lost his ladder privileges. LOL
Hugs Madi and her dizty mom

Maple Lane said...

Since mama passed away, it is now MY duty to yell at my hubby and brother when they do something like this!!!!! Something like,
you could get killed up there!!!!!

Catherine said...

You two sure know how to have a good time! ;)
xo Catherine

photowannabe said...

Well, Henny Penny....I love your stories.
Varmits and avocados...I think you need to make a book!
Your Honey is a true Robinson Caruso.

Inger said...

Somehow, I don't think he should be on the roof. I'm glad he made it in one piece though and the avocados are amazing! Huge! I've never seen them that huge on trees in California.

You asked about the house. It belongs to the donkey rescue owners who now live in Texas and have moved the rescue there. So it's all up for sale. So sometime in the future, we'll get new neighbors.

sharon dadivas said...

Did he really climb there? Wow, That was really brave. He probably got used to climb that high.

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Dee said...

The difference between your husband and mine besides the fact we do not have to clean avocados off anything is your husband gets to run around in shorts and no shirt and mine has to stay bundled up in long johns and sweaters, LOL

Dee said...

The difference between your husband and mine besides the fact we do not have to clean avocados off anything is your husband gets to run around in shorts and no shirt and mine has to stay bundled up in long johns and sweaters, LOL

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - you do live an exciting life. Those avocados looked delicious! And Bob was kind of daring there - I know he wouldn't be able to do that on my roof! lol sandie

Ann said...

Well your pictures show Bob on the roof but I can visualize you running around on the ground snapping madly and speaking in a lady like tone....lol You crack me up

Rose said...

Oh, I needed this...needed to laugh. As always you are good for me!

Betty Manousos said...

oh great photos of your hubby, i am really happy he didn't fall and all went well.

those avocados are indeed very huge!!

i love avocados...one of my favourite foods.

Betty Manousos said...

oh great photos of your hubby, i am really happy he didn't fall and all went well.

those avocados are indeed very huge!!

i love avocados...one of my favourite foods.

Debra Dickinson said...

"'varmints' in the trees" ... you must have been really mad at Bob to call him that. Bwahhhh! Sorry about your avocados but it made for a great post! Glad Bob is okay. I love the dog blog.

Angela said...

That ladder did not look safe at all! I'm laughing out loud because he was bare foot up there! lol I guess where you live ya probably don't wear shoes except when you go to the store! I only go bare foot inside the house. My tender feet could not handle that at all!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well, I'm only a year late with my comment..but I have to admit that at 76 I was still climbing up ladders..but not on the roof top. Still..maybe shouldn't. Yep..it's dangerous! LOL Beautiful hair on your guy! I thought he looked pretty darned confident up there.
Howard has finally stopped climbing up on the roof..I think. He was still doing it last year..but this year..nope. He stopped. (I hope) Maybe 80 is the cut off! :)