Kiddo and I have some weird inside jokes. I'm not going to share them all with you, because then they wouldn't be inside jokes anymore, but I thought you might enjoy this. Or, you might find it kinda disturbing. Your choice.
Anyway, a few years ago, she noticed that there was a Barbie doll on the roof of a house that we pass a few times a week. The house is two stories, so it would be almost impossible for a kid that lives there to throw the doll onto the roof, except that the house is located in a bit of a valley and a road and sidewalk are directly behind it. We figured that someone who was walking along the sidewalk just tossed that Barbie over there and the homeowners have no idea it is there.
|Summer 2010. It looks like she is in a rather precarious position.|
After a few weeks of noticing, we started predicting. We thought that maybe a good fall rain storm or wind storm might just whisk that baby right off that roof. Nope, she was still there the next summer- although she had slid considerably lower and closer to the gutters.
Well, now this was getting interesting! We thought maybe we should make some bets regarding the date of the ultimate demise of dear Barbie, but neither of us are good gamblers so we just make half-hearted suggestions without committing any money to the deal. We also discussed driving down the road to the house and knocking on the door to inform the homeowners that there was a nekkid Barbie on their roof. Still haven't done that. I'm waiting till she hits the gutter because until then she is doing no harm and she is providing entertainment.
|Summer 2011. Still precarious but about two feet lower than the year before.|
This summer, we rarely drove by the nekkid Barbie site, and when we did I was sans camera, so it was fall when we finally caught another picture of her. She's turning gray and brown now, and has slid about a foot lower than last summer. She's closer to the edge of the roof, so after a good rain storm, or a bit of wind, she might end up in the rain gutter. Homeowners hate things clogging up their rain gutters, so I will keep an eye on it and go tell the owners pretty soon.