Thursday, February 3, 2011

I’m No Dorothy Hamill

Although I did wear my hair like hers way back when. See the barn back there on the left and the chicken coop on the right? That is a solid sheet of ice between here and there.

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I’ve decided the only safe way to get there is to scooch on my back, doing a sort of backstroke so-to-speak.

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17 comments:

Bonnie Jo said...

I have the same problem, but not as far to go. I was thinking I need spikes on my shoes! I've already slipped twice. Be careful out there!!

corinne said...

Eeewwwwwww! I would much rather have all the snow that we got than the nasty ice. Stay safe!

Lori said...

Good luck and be careful!

Lisa said...

I am thinking an extra pair of pants might be in order here. A little extra padding so to speak. Good luck on your adventure. I guess you could look at the bright side and think of it as good exercise. Yea, It sounds silly over here too. Hope you have a good day. Lisa

Nancy K. said...

I have a great idea! What you need is a 'chair lift', like they have at the ski slopes. You wouldn't necessarily have to sit, but even if you stood and just held onto the rope and it pulled you safely from one building to the next...

I'm sure someone's is going to take that idea and run with it. Probably be a millionaire in no time.

;-)

The Barn Door said...

Think you should post a pic of you schooching!! I'm sure we would all love to see it!
Be careful!!

Jody said...

that's pretty funny stuff - my mind's eye went a little crazy imagining the possibilities of the icy back stroke!! It IS scarey out there - here in New York we have about 3 feet with a nice shiny icy finish! Deadly merinque!

melly~ said...

I am so happy to have spent the week in sunny california! Flying home this weekend to a similar situation in my own back yard, I'm sure. Be safe!

Karen Anne said...

We've got a solid ice sheet over everything too. At least I don't have to shovel it.

Donna said...

Oh, the visual....LOL!
Try some golf shoes...they work GREAT! My girlfriend got a pair at a local Goodwill and swears by them! :0)

Milah said...

I haven't fallen yet, but I nearly did the splits!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Greetings from Southern California :-)

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God Bless You, ~Ron

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Nice. Not that I don't enjoy a bit of scooching every now and again myself, but have you considered getting those little traction spike thingies that you can strap on your shoes? :-)
We got two pair at Costco for, like $9.

Snappy Di said...

Make sure you put on an extra pair of snowpants so you scoocher doesn't get cold!

Wendy said...

Just looking at the title, i thought, "Oh no. Don't tell me she fell on the ice!"

Tammy said...

I hate ice! It's so treacherous. If you don't have any of the slip on spikes, try putting an old worn out pair of socks over your shoes, it might help a little. Good luck!
Tammy

Benita said...

Got a sled? You could use it like a scooter, but with your knee on the sled instead of your foot. Or lay on your tummy and use your hands to push you along. I'll bet the dogs would be helpful, too. :)