Relative Something

*this* John W. Hays’ take on things and experiences

Quick Return

with 2 comments

It feels like spring! Seriously. A day after the snowstorm, our uncharacteristic weather has made a quick return. The clouds are gone, the sky deep blue, the sun shining bright, the air warm, and the snow, totally sticky and melting. It is something that can’t be controlled, so we just take what is delivered.

dscn5859eimg_ip4286ech.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

The back yard is filled with evidence of visitors sledding and building snow sculptures. The snow is sliding off the metal roof of the shop.

I may look into a metal roof for the house when our shingles reach the end of their life. I would prefer to have the snow slide off the roof without my needing to pull it down using a rake on a very long pole handle.

I got a little tired toward the end of my efforts of pulling down snow from the roof on Saturday. On the last section, I hung the rake on the lip of the eave, just like I had done all the way around the rest of the house. But I let go of the handle with a careless lack of attention to detail.

It swung away from me with a little too much momentum. As I watched a fraction of a second last much longer than that in my mind, but quicker than my body could react to, the rake lost contact with the roof.

Why couldn’t it just fall harmlessly to the ground beside the house?

dscn5864e.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Written by johnwhays

February 27, 2017 at 7:00 am

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Somehow the harmless fall never seems to happen. What is it with this karma thingie?

    Jim Parker (@drjparker)

    February 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    • I relate more to it as Murphy’s Law.
      I’m usually amazed by the unbelievable serendipity of things falling safely!

      johnwhays

      February 28, 2017 at 7:56 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: