Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Helicopter Came

The excitement is over. The helicopter was here all day yesterday. I was surprised at the size ..... it was small. The ever present wind was blowing and I worried that it would be a problem.

The swimmers came out and got a show for free! After watching it hover over the tower and take down the first set of equipment, then take up the replacements, I was done. I saw that the pilot was indeed earning his money. That helicopter hovered perfectly still as the men on the tower hooked the equipment to the dangling chains.

The men, however had to watch every cycle of the process. He Who did not get a ride in the copter. The FAA came out with the crew. They did not think it was a good idea (thank goodness) and He Who was planted on the ground with all the other men watching, mouths gaping open as they watched and then turned to one another and pointed upwards to make sure they all saw it. Men, just little boys at heart.

Oddly enough, the FAA representative was of Middle Eastern descent. He even wore a turban on his head. Nice guy, though. I talked to him as he ate his lunch. Asked him why he didn't bring enough for everybody. His buddy told me I wouldn't want my tax money paying for that. Really not keen on my tax dollars feeding him! But, wait, my tax dollars are paying his salary.

Anyhoo ....... the excitement is over and we are back to normal. Still very wet here, so I will be pushing the mower in all the wetter spots. Lucky me. Just listened to the forecast and they tell me it will rain this afternoon and again on Friday. I hear the mower calling my name. With two push mowers and the big Z, we should be able to shave it down before the rain.


Kathy G said...

I just got done cutting. The area back by the sewer is still mushy from last week's rain. When will it EVER end?

Joanne Noragon said...

You just reminded my of a male and a helicopter. The male was my cairn and the helicopter was life flight, come to an accident a few hundred feet from my home. The helicopter hovered over my side yard, assessing its suitability for landing before picking a lot on the other side of the ravine. The noise and downdraft were unbelievable. The dog and I had gone out to see the source of the noise and imagine my surprise when a helicopter hovered a few feet off my yard. I turned for the house and looked back for the dog. Angus jumped and barked and snapped at that helicopter and would not come for me. I finally left him to his fate and when I closed the door he hightailed it to safety.

Linda O'Connell said...

So he did not get his hockiteller ride? Boo. Hope you get better reception, now.

Val said...

Poor He Who. All dressed up with nowhere to fly.