So I bought a new umbrella for the deck today……….I was excited because it fit the area much better than any we had had before. We really just needed a smaller market umbrella and one that matched our chairs a bit better so I found a deal at Target and set it up. Or so I thought! I was calmly sitting on the couch watching “Ellen” –my one addiction right now. I heard a whoooooshhhhhh and suddenly there was no umbrella in the stand!!!!!! No umbrella in the yard, no umbrella in the neighbors’ yards, no umbrella in the air, nothing……UNTIL…….I walked around to the front of the house and lo and behold–there it was—on the roof. I was beside myself laughing……..
Fortunately I am not afraid of climbing ladders so a ladder, a rake and much laughter and my umbrella is now back on the deck where it will be TIGHTENED into the stand much more securely. Can’t trust those Iowa winds!!! Made for a great story, though, didn’t it??? God always keeps me amused!!!