Maddie was having a difficult time conducting “business” in the yard. Sunday’s storm ended by depositing a layer of ice over 6” of snow. The extreme cold that followed hardened that ice layer.
Note: After I clear the driveway and sidewalk, I snow blow some paths in the back yard. I make sure the Editor can get to her firewood, and I clear a path around the perimeter for Maddie. As I make Maddie’s path, I clear some “rest areas” for, well, you know.
Maddie likes to turn around a few times before doing stuff. I didn’t leave enough room for her to turn without stepping up on the ice. Also, there were a few places where she tried to get off the path, but I hadn’t cleared a spot. She stepped up onto the ice but slipped off. Frustrated, she looked up at me and seemed to say:
“You did a nice job on the path, but there aren’t enough rest areas and the rest areas that you did make aren’t big enough.”
Thinking about the origin of this blog’s name, I guess I should have posted a sign “Inadequate Facilities” on the rest areas.
I made them bigger when I got home last night. Again, I’ll skip the details, but Maddie seemed to approve.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. And, given the time of the year, it’s also part of Just-Jot-January. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.