Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Double-Checking the Insurance Coverage

On Christmas morning, after all the gifts had been opened and the excitement began to wane, we discovered one small note. Really, it was not so much a note as it was a cryptic clue. Puzzled, we worked together to understand that clue, and eventually found a second clue. That took us to the third clue and so on.

At some point in that process I thought the house felt chilly, but caught up in the excitement of the mystery, I put that chill aside. It was later that I heard my dad whisper to mom that our house was 66 degrees! Stricken with embarrassment, I bumped the heat up to a tropical 70, and the fun continued. The next clue was, "Look up."
Eventually we ended up in the garage, and there it was. Santa had flabbergasted us by bringing a trampoline!!!
We laughed and screamed and danced.

And then we did nothing else because there was a snow covering of 12 inches and the temp was hovering around zero.
But this week the snow melted and the rain stopped. And that trampoline went up.

Checkered says we are now certain to get on America's Funniest Home Videos. And that frightens me greatly.

13 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

And how does he feel this morning?

Trampolines always bring out the kid in us...now, where is the video of you?

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

How CLEVER!
What FUN! We keep "thinking" about one of those!

Lucy and Ethel said...

I'm wondering, too, how he feels this morning :)

Looks like great fun!!!

Lucy

mom x 2 said...

Looks like fun! Ours blew away in a wind storm and ended up in pieces.. yes, it was aLOT of wind. Have you ever seen a trampoline rolling down the road- quite a sight. I can't wait to see your videos! Maybe you will win the $100,000 show!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I always wanted one myself.... and I am so mean I won't let my kids have one. ;0
have fun...can't wait till you guys win that 10 grand.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You are sure to win with that video!
Little T keeps asking for one of those...someone is trying to kill me!

Treasia said...

We used to have one here for the kids. Trucker and kids loved it. Me, not so much. Only because each time I attempted anything on it my blood pressure went through the roof.

Thanks to our insurance company we had to get rid of it, since our yard is not fenced. Hogwash but what can you do.

Dr.John said...

It looks like your having fun. I hated those in gymn. Never wanted one in my adult life. I am sure I would fly off and break something.

Decadent Housewife said...

Looks like fun - if we could only get them to do that in the kitchen.

Ashley said...

Wow! Just remember: 9-1-1. Haha! Good luck!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

we have had the tramp for 15 years or so and loved every minute of it you and yours will have a BALL! no injuries ever ... knock on wood!
HUgs ME

Sue said...

At least you got the side nets! We had one when I was in High School. We loved it!

Betty said...

Our kids used to "live" on our trampoline.... It is such a healthy, simple toy, that will have them busy for hours on end! Love it!