Someone is watching over Number One and me.
Our angel helped us find our way in Paris. Then again, in Venice. It was 2 a.m. and not a soul was out. But two men dressed in white walked us to our hotel and then suddenly disappeared. You may think that was pure coincidence, but I can assure you that was our Guardian Angel at work.
Last Friday, she was hard at work again.
I will do a visual to show what happened.
This will be a math problem. Number One’s favorite kind of problem.
What do you get when you add a very tall, thin, palm tree, plus a long ladder, plus an old man, plus a machete saw, plus a long, long pole that the machete saw is attached to, plus an old lady holding the ladder and gripping her husband’s ankle.?
This was quite a sight to see. The ladder was wobbling. Number One was wearing flip-flops and trying to keep his balance while holding a pole that has been elongated to 15 feet and there was a very sharp blade on the top. Of course it was all ready to topple over onto the old lady hanging onto the ladder and her husband. Oh, I do need to add that the old lady was begging the old man to come down because it was too dangerous. I guess the words, “Are you out of your mind?” may have slipped out about 20 times.
As Number One starts to realize that maybe this is not a good idea, a truck drives up with two men, wearing white. Amazingly, their job is to trim palm trees. In seconds, Number One struck a deal. Moments later, these two men are climbing the trees with ropes and spurs, dropping huge palm fronds and seeds. They move up and down the trees as easily as monkeys.
In twenty minutes the trees are trimmed and the men are off to save another old couple from disaster.
We keep our Guardian Angel pretty busy. We like to think she looks like the angel on the top, but I think she looks more like this.
Her hair is messy, her halo is a little askew and that might be a black eye from trying to sweep in fast enough to save us.