The necessary paperwork had cleared with Dynamic Aviators months ago- permission for a sight-seeing fight over my neighborhood.
But the negotiations … ‘neighbor-shopping’ and bartering… to find five houses with residents who would agree to have painted roofs and that lived in adjoining lots… That was painstakingly difficult.
(I agree, my small favor was a bit over the top.)
Then I had to check the weather-fronts for a three day span… and convince my boss (not as nice as my neighbors) for three days off.
Now, I had only convince Margaret (my steady of four years) of for a quickly unscheduled vacation-date day.
And then (of course) to paint the message.
After much small talk and some dipsy-doodling over the memorable sights of our small town, I said, “Margaret we should – just for the heck of it- fly over my neighbor to get a bird’s eye view of the home place. I think it’s your turn with the binoculars. See if you can find my house.”
Quietly, I unbuckled my harness and stooped to a knee.
I heard a small gasp. Her eyes instantly bubbled into tears.
This was going to be a great story to tell our kids.
FYI: If you were not able to catch my Sherlock clues… The roofs of the houses had been painted with this message- MARGARET, WILL YOU MARRY ME?
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: December 16, 2018. 200 words
But the music from my CD player is now completely programmed for only Christmas music.
I might have jumped the gun… just a little?
Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: COMPLETE. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows: (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.