Monday, August 8, 2011

MMWUC - Inopportune Adventure

"The fan for the air conditioner was making this terrible racket," my niece said. She stood in the shade with three kidlets in tow when she showed up at her mom's house the other day as we were unloading a truck full of my in-laws worldly goods in 99-degree heat. "Dad's driving up to fix it. We'll stay here. I just shut the fuse and left." A couple days went by, and like Paul Harvey used to say, "And now for the rest of the story." Her dad, an expert handi-man drives 100 miles to her house and opens the super-deluxe air conditioner. Two beady eyes stare back at him. Then, he finds the decapitated body in the air duct. Not good, but on a positive note, the air conditioner isn't broken. The decapitated head was just rolling around in the unit smacking into the fan blades at irregular intervals. Seems that the intruder chose an inopportune time to get stuck, and when the suped-up fan started, off came the head. Yep, mice get into the strangest situations.

I can think of several plot lines out of this. Ever have a home repair that lead to a good story?

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