Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Under Pressure!!

Unless you have been under a stone or you ARE stoned you are well aware of the heat wave that has been sweeping most of the east coast. It has been unbelievably hot and just miserable to be outside for any length of time. My friend said in one of her blogs "I swear I just saw Satan" about being in Texas some time ago. Well, he has made his way here. I saw him at Dairy Queen having a "Moo Latte"."

On the hottest weekend so far this summer my husband (who should NOW be classified insane)decided to have somewhere near a half acre of wooded area behind our house cleared. That in itself was bad but to burn IT. I mean to have a fire of that magnitude in the already incredible heat....INSANE!

By the end of the day we were just about melted but not so much so that honey couldn't make a stunning discovery. He was walking along side of our garage where there were two cans of soda sitting against the wall. They had been there for a couple of days and nothing much was thought of them. On this afternoon one was found still in tact but the other had the tab blown out and half of the top was peeled back. With his eyes wide and the can in his hand he says "honey would you just LOOK at this can, it exploded." It was pretty amazing to see and realize what pressure must have built in that can.

He goes on to tell this story. A woman had been shopping in heat similar to what we are having now. On her way home there was an enormous bang in the car. So shockingly loud she thought for a moment she was a victim of a sniper shooting. She lays on the brakes and screeches to a halt only to realize she had been hit in the back of the head with an item. Completely out of sorts and lying on the front seat of the car she slowly looks around. While doing so she spots a lump of dough on the floor and discovers that it is a Pillsbury Dinner Roll. Obviously it was entirely too hot in the car and the tube of rolls exploded shooting out a roll.

She was being sniped alright by the Pillsbury Doughboy!!

"oh nooo!"

Now, is this story my husband told true? Who knows but it made me laugh for the rest of the evening just thinking about him telling it.

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.

-Eleanor Roosevelt


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