Sunday, August 14, 2011

Addendum to Last Post re Moving Sale

My last visitor put aside $70 worth of items and is supposed to pick them up tomorrow!!!  I hope he shows up.  If not, I had a great time talking to him and his wife.

Notice the red ball on the stand (the lowest one in the front)...

When I decided to call it a day and was bringing stuff into the garage, somehow or other, I knocked over the stand with the red ball. driveway is steep and ends on a BUSY street and there's a ball rolling down it with no obstructions in its way!!!  I went after it and the first time I touched it I couldn't grab onto it.  I had horrible images of it reaching the street and hitting or rolling under a car and all kinds of frightening things happening.  I managed to grab onto it before  that happened and I'm so relieved.  There was some damage to the ball so I have a small repair job to do.  I can't begin to imagine what it would look like after colliding with a vehicle.  

Then I went inside and found my poor dog stuck on the wood floors in the living room and not able to get his footing to get up.  I have no idea how long he was stuck like that.  I almost cried when I saw him.  He doesn't have a mean bone in his body and forgave me as soon as I helped him up and let him outside so he could go potty.  That's why I have throw rugs throughout the house since I've taken up most of the carpet.  He doesn't usually go into the living room so I don't know what happened.  But all is well now.  

What a way to end a pretty boring day.



  1. If that ball had rolled down the drive way there would be no way for me to catch it. I would probably be turning in an insurance claim for damages to someones car or cars. :( Glad you are in such good shape. I hope that guy comes back with the money for that stuff.
    Poor dog, glad he is OK.

  2. Sounds like you had an interesting day. Sort of a Keystone Kops thing chasing the ball down the street.

  3. Poor old guy! He was such a good boy for not having an accident. He may have gone into the living room because he heard people outside and he wanted to know what was going on.

  4. unfortunately, i am stuck in Central Oregon for the winter...eekk...the move & getting the house set up rather ruined me financially :-(