Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Impetuosity and the shivers......
First, I am Freezing!! It's raining pretty well, I've got a fire going, Amerind Flute music playing, have the house to myself, all should be well with the world.
I was checking my e-mail, and while responding to a special one, I got a wild hare to go for an Injun run. I've been doing more of that since I've been up here at Walkabout. I threw on a pair of what "look" like shorts, my Asics, and into the storm I ran.
Damm....the feeling of freedom, the freezing drops on my skin, the feel of the wind and the clear, clean smell of rain......exhilarating!
But I really should have thought to take a warm towel downstairs. And a change of clothes. Maybe some socks.
Absolutely the House Keys.
The very nice neighbor lady who holds a spare key for me, (I'm ADD, but still in touch with my inner Maroon...remember the locked keys in the truck story?)...
She may have wondered about me when I asked her to keep a set for me......now the poor dear doesn't "wonder" any more. She answered the doorbell, and there in "most" of my glory, (a pair of cut off cammies, shoes and nothing else but a goofy smile), stands yours truly......
Her look of amusement shall haunt Wollf for the rest of his days.
"Umm, Hi Wollf.", she kindly greeted, while not so inconspicuously inspecting my thoroughly soaked self. "What can I do for you?"
The absolute absurdity of my situation struck me. What to say? I almost always see the humor in absurdity, and like an auto pilot, the ADD took control.....
"I was wondering if I could borrow a cup of sugar?"
She suppressed a giggle, and then smooth as silk said, "Will unbleached do? I like my sugar "naked." She was enjoying this entirely too much for my quickly failing bravado to handle.
I'm standing there, shaking from the cold.....I blurted something reasonably intelligible about having somehow locked myself out and could I borrow my keys and sorry to bother you and Jeez it's cold and I really really appreciate it and.......
She reached behind the door and handed me my keys. She smiled and waved as I ran back off into the rain. I heard her giggles all the way to my door.
So.....now I'm inside, fire going, dried off, warm sweat pants, my new tee shirt and wool socks......and as this post began, all should be well with the world.
Except....I have to give her back the spare set of keys!
I'll be back in a bit to write the post that I had planned for this evening. Sorry, but somehow a Wollf misadventure intervened.
Oh, hey. Please don't tell anybody about this. It's kind of embarrassing, if you know what I mean.