No good deed goes unpunished.

December 8, 2009

Worst day ever

“Let’s go for a walk,” Lloyd said.

“It will be relaxing,” Lloyd said.

“We’ll take pictures of the snow for a post,” Lloyd said.

So, we did. Bundled up in the super-insulated Eddie Bauer coats of yore (they’re so warm, they must be made of penguins), we took the camera outside. It’s blizzard-y, but we were up for adventure.


Two blocks away from our house some poor kid was stuck at a stop sign. A delivery guy was trying to push him out, so we went over to help.

Bam! On my first push I slipped and hit my mouth on the trunk. Now I have a fat lip.

Delivery Guy had to go, um, make deliveries, but fortunately Drunk Guy arrived to give some assistance – well-peppered with wise old swears. “Turn to the right, d*mmit! Think you’d never driven in snow before.” He was great fun.

Poor Kid decided, after his verbal beating, to just back down the three-block hill and try another street. We bid him well, walked home, and shoveled the driveway. (4th time today)

After shoveling, we noticed that Poor Kid and Other Dude were both stranded. We walked down to help, and met Nice Guy. Nice Guy, Poor Kid and Lloyd pushed Other Dude safely on his way, then went to Poor Kid’s car. Luckily, Drunk Guy showed up. (Turns out he’s Nice Guys’ father-in-law.)

Blah, blah, blah – pushed Poor Kid to safety, helped Drunk Guy shovel his driveway so he could park, and came home….

to a half-inch of snow on the driveway we just shoveled.

Gotta love winter.

After the 3th, but before the 4th & 5th shoveling


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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14 Responses to “No good deed goes unpunished.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I helped my mail carrier get up the small hill in front of my house once when he was spinning on ice. He didn’t even acknowledge I was there. I’ve felt awkward around him ever since. Does he secretly hate me?


  2. Karla Said on:

    Lloyd, do you have another snow day? Our news makes it sound like Nebraska is about to be blown away by the wind it’s so awful out there…


  3. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Minus eight here at 6:20 a.m. Snow on the ground. No wind!


  4. Curt Said on:

    Lauren, you aren’t the only one that has to work today. I am one of the unlucky ones too.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I LOVE how Mother Nature decorated your lawn for the Christmas season!! Beautiful, just beautiful!

    (Sorry Lauren about the fat lip & the having to go to work…we’ll consider you an east coaster today, beings we’re all at work)


  6. Kristi Said on:

    Wicked Wind or Winter Wonderland. It’s a toss-up.


  7. Lauren's mom Said on:

    You have LOTS more snow than we do.


  8. Annette Said on:

    When did you get a light up Mary and Joseph? Who appear to be, by the way, pondering how to dig out that newborn babe!


  9. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Oh, it sure looks like Joseph is a real man, leaning on a shovel handle.


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