Sunday, August 31, 2014

Another "I Love Lucy" Moment

I had a four foot wide black stripe painted at the shop yesterday.

 It went from the front of the store all the way to the back.

 Everyone left and I stayed to do a few things and of course I eventually needed to go to the restroom. 

In this first photo do you see the door on the OTHER side of the stripe from me?

....yes....that would be the bathroom.

 Now I know you are thinking a 4 ft wide stripe would be easy to jump but it was really a little wider 

because they taped both sides and there was paint on the tape also.

 And this 50 year old overweight out of shape short legged woman was pretty sure she couldn't jump over the stripe.

 I took my shoes off and laid them about 4 ft.across from each other on the floor on my side and 

practiced jumping (which wasn't helping the bathroom issue)

 and could see quickly I was not a jumper. idea came to this "I Love Lucy" mind of mine.

 Do you see the door that is open over the stripe?

 Well....I pulled and tugged to see if it would hold me and after deciding that it had plenty of strong 

screws in the extra large hinges....

 I straddled that sucker hanging on for dear life and swung..........

and it stopped.....right in the middle...

 Well...i do not have upper body strength and I sure couldn't hold myself on the door with one hand and

 push with the other so I was stuck......

a big fat woman straddling a door hanging in the middle of a stripe of wet paint!

 I am so glad no one was there to see this!!!

 I could only reeeach my big toe as faaaaaaaar as I could (which wasn't far enough)

 and pull the door and me closer to the other side. (see photo #2)

(that's nasty...I tried to clean it)

 Not quite a complete success but I was at the bathroom...yippeee!!!!

 I was happy for about one minute and then I realized............

I had to go BACK over the stripe of wet paint!!!

 Same know the drill.......

let's all say it together......"Don't tell Shannon"..


Gail said...

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one that gets in these predicaments.

I had a similar paint story but fared far worse.

You did good.

I'm not telling, no, I'll not tell...I'm telling every one I know!
Thanks for the great post.

We are: Clamco said...

Great imagery. I was lol-ing imagining you hanging from the door. So what exactly is the purpose of the black painted strip on the floor?

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

So funny, I wish I could have seen that!!

Anonymous said...

When you said "see that door" I knew exactly where this story was going! thanks for the giggles!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, girl. You make me laugh!!!

Debby Ray said...

I know I commented about your Lucy story on fb but I just wanted you to know I miss your posts!! I know you are super busy and I hope all is going WELL on your new venture! So, I guess I'll see ya when I see ya!!

Willow said...

Oh you are such a funny girl !!!!
I get such a kick out of your "I love Lucy" mind ~
I think you need your own TV series too ~
you'd definitely be a hit !!