Saturday, August 15, 2009

Presented for Your Amusement

Our first night back in our own little house was quite the adventure. It was a hot house. Summer has finally arrived here, and our little abode was blazing when we returned. Of course, we turned the AC on (the cooling type of AC, not this hot blogger) as soon as we got home, but somehow, it turned itself up when we weren't looking, so it was still rather torrid inside come bedtime.

I was sleeping only fitfully at best in the middle of the night, when I found myself coughing a lot. After about a half hour of this nonsense, I remembered the cough drops on the shelf in the hallway. This shelf overlooks the staircase down to the first floor. In the darkness, I reached for the cough drops and immediately tried to pull my hand back as realization set in. But I wasn't fast enough in my semi sonambulent state and knocked the glass over: the one that I had set there earlier in that restless night.

For some strange reason my shocked cry of bewildered horror awoke Cuppa, and we began the cleanup process. Picture me, or rather don't picture me, completely starkers but wearing running shoes to protect my feet. I never sleep starkers, not due to prudishness, for I am simply more comfortable with clothes on. Except for last night when I was uncomfortable no matter what I wore or didn't wear. So there I was in my birthday suit, my rather old and wrinkled suit, I might add. Meanwhile, Cuppa was in her scanties, and we were both bending and stretching in our search for glass. I fear that there was more glass without the gl than with.

Aside from the comedic or grotesque (take your pick) image, it was remarkable for another reason: ie Cuppa's ability to solve practical problems. Somehow she knew, even in her sleepy state, that the best way to find the shards was to CSI the scene. Out went the light, and on came the flashlight. Once we had retrieved all the larger pieces, she then knew enough to pick up the little ones with sticky tape. How she knows all this is beyond me, but she does.

Then, I vacuumed, and we went back to bed. And she was even thoughtful enough or too tired (take your pick once again) not to laugh at the incredible image of a frumpled naked-except-for-runnning shoes AC until morning.

23 comments:

Dale said...

Oh AC! You do have your troubles, don't you? Btw, I arrived here via fb! "Hotblogger" I love it!

Mara said...

Question is, did you get your cough drops?

Ginnie said...

Now AC I could probably have survived a whole lifetime without having that image of you in the "altogether" !!!
Reminds me of the old geezer in the Rest Home who streaked across the room to shock the ladies. One old gal asked her friend if she recognized him. "Nope", she said, "But whoever it is he sure could us an ironing."

Linda said...

It has been such a comfortable summer so far we have forgotten how to cope with humidity. Our AC for some reason cuts out in the middle of the night and we are unconfortably warm by morning. Although situations like these are funny to think about, they can be very perplexing as they develop. Glad you were able to cope, despite all the wrinkles! =D

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I trust we will be spared a photo essay of your late night obsessive cleaning.

Bernie said...

Too funny...and how blessed are you that cuppa is so good natured that she got up and helped you clean everything.
Enjoy what summer you have left, I'm afraid ours is just about done and it was really short this year. I'm sure we will squeese a couple of days of sunshine yet but on the Prairie one never knows.
Wishing you a full night's sleep tonight.....:-) Bernie

Kathy said...

Funny post and comments. That's a great idea with the sticky tape.

daffy said...

Now there is a lovely image! You in the altogether! Ooooh and Cuppa in her scanties! Wheyhey!
Ok. Gotta loose the image of AC nekkid! "Russian Tanks, Russian Tanks, Russian Tanks!"
Hot Blogger! If you added tags to this post I can't imagine the sort of visitors you'd be getting!

Turtle Guy said...

"hot blogger", indeed!

I haven't laughed so hard in a long, long time - thanks for... baring all in this, your expose.

"I fear that there was more glass without the gl than with."

...you're a great sport - thanks for the chuckles!

ChrisB said...

Now that little story conjures up a vivid picture LOL

Queenmothermamaw said...

Boy did I ever get a good laugh. At our house that would have been a "Don't look Ethel." from "The Streak." moment, by can't think of his name. HH says, "you always say that when you want me to look." so he just doesn't look any more.
QMM

Queenmothermamaw said...

Ray Stevens, that's the name of the guy who did "The Streak." I tried to send it to you but don't know how. Are you familiar with Ray Stevens?
QMM

Queenmothermamaw said...

I think I sent you The Streak by Ray Stevens. Let me know if you get it.
QMM

Ruth said...

I think I should ask my daughter to illustrate your story...
I didn't know the CSI way to clean up glass.

Mary said...

AC,

Well to this old gal, the scene is comic. I'm glad no one or nothing was injured in the process. lol

Yes, it's been uncomfortable sleeping lately. We had such a beautiful summer until the heat and humidity set in.

Hope you get some much needed sleep tonight.

Blessings,
Mary

PS. BTW, loved the photos of ND in the previous post.

Barry said...

It is amazing, if not a little frightening, what women know.

Glad you got all that glass picked up.

Now I have some images I need to go purge from my brain.

simplycol said...

Too funny! :-)

Glad to hear a bit of summer has turned your way.

Mary G said...

Erk. What an asstounding post.

JunieRose2005 said...

;)

So glad you didn't fall down after breaking that glass..you would have had more than your feet to worry about!!;)


Junie Rose

Donna said...

I Will not laugh...I Will not laugh....HA...oops, sorry...hughugs

Diana said...

Hi Anvilcloud,
Bernie sent me over to visit with you. Apparently we both posted about vacuuming in the nude. However I think your post was much funnier! I think cuppa is amazing, how did she know to do all that in a sleepy state? Impressive, very impressive!

Lorna said...

Oh you attention-grabber: write a charming little post about a middle of the night incident and carefully add the words Nude and starkers AND get 22 comments.:)

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I have given in to taking Tylenol 3 for the chronic pain in my knee. As a result, a want to nap even more often than before.

This is a big step for me as I resist taking any medications.