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Mistress Marilyn's POV
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The wayward wind~ 
28th-Sep-2009 11:55 pm
(I didn't plan on missing so many days of posting, but somehow Charlie and the 'support' chick from Qwest managed to screw up our internet for three days. I felt bad for Charlie, because she was trying to do something good and it ended up in disaster, which always seems to be the case. And tonight she found a tech in India who could support our old Cisco modem. And we're back! Not that it mattered much, really. I had an email from Ed, and that was about it.)

So this morning I was waiting for Charlie while she had her eye appointment, and I was sitting in the car reading my little Purvis book. I keep the plastic sleeve the thing came in, because I want to protect the nearly 50-year-old paperback. So I was sitting with the door partly ajar to get some air, and a gust of wind blew the door wide open and lifted the cover up and out of the car! I sat there, disbelieving, thinking the thing was probably lost in the parking lot, carried away like a tumbleweed by the whipping wind.

I got out and looked around, figuring my precious cover was under some car. Then I saw it about 20 feet away, just lying on the ground; it wasn't moving, but somehow I sensed it was ready to bolt, like Pretty Boy Floyd fleeing through that apple orchard. I snuck up on it, soundlessly, wondering if I should reach out with my foot and hold it down, wary of an errant breeze.

I reached out . . .

I got it!

I was still grinning when I went to join Charlie, and I had to recount my adventure. The book was safe, but the protective sleeve was almost lost.

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29th-Sep-2009 08:43 am (UTC)

I love, love, LOVE this entry! I'm so glad you posted about it! I'm sitting here laughing and laughing. Truly. ("The Wayward Wind" -- you're a riot.)

Yeah, and I do seem to be able to really SCREW STUFF UP (sigh), but at least I fixed it again. (After a maddening offline three-day weekend, that is.)

That poor book would have been really unhappy without that sleeve! Glad you got it before it ran away from you! (You kill me.)

And that grin on your face when you came back in was PRICELESS! I'll never forget it!

What a day, huh? (Wanna run up to The Dalles again?)
1st-Oct-2009 09:24 am (UTC)
Sometimes the smallest incidents can be incredibly precious. I could have been cursing and moaning, but I'm glad I got a kick out of it. The whole thing was funny.
29th-Sep-2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
laughs! awesome telling of the tale :)

I think we can all relate to that feeling!

1st-Oct-2009 09:24 am (UTC)
Sometimes the smallest incidents can be really funny.
29th-Sep-2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
That was a fun story, Mistress! :)

Book lovers are always aghast to see things like our book covers whip away into the wind! :)

Love the Pretty Boy Floyd reference. *laughs*
1st-Oct-2009 09:25 am (UTC)
(yeah, I still have a Pretty Boy thing . . .)
29th-Sep-2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Marilyn, you gifted person, words just roll off of your tongue like honey. I loved hearing about your little adventure. I just knew right as you reached out to touch the cover it would slip away, lost on the wind, and you standing there with empty hand.

But you conquered it, you attained it, you abolished the smirk of a tiny tragedy.

And that grin that wouldn't leave your face, perfect, lol.
1st-Oct-2009 09:25 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear, I'm so glad you liked this little tale!
29th-Sep-2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I want to add, so sweet of you to understand how Charlie tried and that sometimes things can't be helped.
1st-Oct-2009 09:26 am (UTC)
(yeah, Charlie beat herself up enough . . . she sure didn't need any help from me!)
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