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Open Window: Tales from an Innkeeper's Crypt

Updated on June 27, 2010

So you thought it was over? I mean about Kari

I haven't been around much lately cause I've been in Austin (Texas ) looking for a house. I've sold my bed and breakfast and my Victorian house in Louisville and will be moving to the southwest soon.My realtor took me to see 30 houses this week and, needless to say, I'm exhausted and haven't had the time nor the inclination to sit down and write hubs.

I wrote a comment on someone's hub a few weeks ago and decided to turn it into a hub. I thought some of you might enjoy it. Just a little something to add to the ongoing saga:

You remember Kari? Well, she almost fell out of the window today.....from the second floor. She decided that the Ivy on the outside of my building needed trimming from around the windows but she would trim it from the inside of the building, cause climbing up on a ladder or scaffolding would be too dangerous. Trusting soul that I am, I thought that if I kept an eye on her it would be okay.

Anyhow, she was in my bedroom. I watched her as she pulled up the windows, then the screens to get to the ivy. With garden shears in hand she started snipping all around the edges of the window. At one point, she stopped snipping, stuck her head out the window, and started yanking on vines that hung down from above. When she couldn't reach the vines any more, she went to the closet to get a coat hanger.

I was writing at the time and not watching her every move, like I usually do when she's doing something potentially dangerous. Next thing I knew, I looked up and her rear end was up in the air. She was scrambling to grab onto either side of the window frame. Oh my God, I screamed, as I dashed across the room, computer crashing to the floor. I got there just in time and sit on her derriere, while she gradually stabilized her knees and lifted her torso back to safety.

As I said, the saga continues....


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