Thar She Blows!
This is for Anna's Ad Challenge from this past Saturday's 1st Quarterly Sale Chat Fest. The contests for that fun-filled day are long over, but I'm still having fun playing with the goodies that were given away.
I'd nearly forgotten about this photo, but a recent conversation with a neighbor reminded me of the day our street sprung a leak!
The story is this...
Oh, heck, I'll just give you the journaling. For once, I think most of the story is actually on the layout! Journaling reads:
"So, it’s a beautiful summer morning and I’m taking a shower, minding my own business. I had already lathered my hair and was soaping up the rest of me when out of the clear blue sky came this explosive “BOOM!” and a few seconds later the shower water stopped flowing. Coincidence? I thought not! Dripping wet and with shampoo bubbles running down my face, I stepped out of the shower and peeked out the bathroom window. What I saw made me wonder if the soap bubbles in my eyes were affecting my vision, for right outside on the street in front of my home was a giNORmous 40-foot-tall geyser. I didn’t care that I was soaking wet and covered in suds; I threw on some clothes and ran outside to see what had happened. Turns out a water delivery truck (gotta love the irony!) had slammed into a fire hydrant and knocked it clean off its base. Almost immediately that giant plume of water shot straight up into the air, towering over the two-story homes and instantly flooding the street. I was not the only one whose morning ritual had been interrupted. One of my neighbors, clad only in a half-closed bathrobe (Ugh! There are some things neighbors aren’t meant to know about each other!) had also come running out of his house to see what was going on. Although he couldn’t seem to manage the belt on his bathrobe, he did remember to bring his camera and it was he who got this awesome shot."
Note added after reading your comments: Some of you have wondered if it was awkward seeing this guy around the neighborhood after this incident. Actually, the awkward part came only moments after he got this shot. I marched up to him, with my eyes planted firmly on his...face...and asked if I might get a copy of his photo. He never once looked at me but instead kept looking straight ahead and said, "Sure. Could you give me a few minutes?" :D I don't know what possessed me to do that! Oh who am I kidding?!? I know exactly why I did that--I wanted this photo! What a guy--he emailed the photo to me later that day. A few months after this all happened, he and his family moved out of the neighborhood. Coincidence? Hmmm...
Stitched by Anna White No. 01
WaterDrops No. 01 Element Set
Ad Challenge Freebie Chat Fest 2-21-10 (word art title)
Classic Cardstock: Authentic
Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Brushwork Freebie Chat Fest 2-21-10 (postage stamp expression)
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| Date: Wed February 24, 2010
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