reply to post by Gazrok
Uhhhh . . . borrowing from Captain Obviouis . . .
I have 3 suggestions . . .
2. VERY CAREFULLY
3. VERY VERY CAREFULLY.
I took down a huge chestnut tree that was shading the whole back yard so that little else would grow. Didn't get hurt. But it was likely a
miracle--though I was super careful as it was during the midst of a divorce and my mind and emotions were more than a little preoccupied.
There was a Reader's Digest human interest article years ago . . . my paraphrase from memory . . .
The family was returning from an extended weekend or week at the lake. The house had a side drive to the back yard where the boat was parked. The
mailbox was beside the entrance to the side drive.
Dad is starting to back the boat into the side drive to the back yard.
Wife is helpfully exhorting.
Watch out for the mailbox!
Honey watch out for the mail box.
Be careful about the mailbox!
Which, of course, most hubby's would respond similarly.
watching for the mail box! I got the mail box watched already yet! Calm down! I CAN SEE THE MAIL BOX!
Of course, suddenly
goes the mail box.
The wife had the sanity to jump out of the car and run into the bathroom to guffaw.
Another weekend, they are cutting down a big tree. The wife is fairly high up in the tree reaching even further with the saw on a pole thing--or an
electric chain saw. I forget . . . They've been at it for hours and they are tired. Light is fading.
Hubby very caringly says,
HONEY, I CAN SEE THE MAIL BOX!
The wife wisely immediately gets down out of the tree to leave the rest for another day.
The phrase: I CAN SEE THE MAIL BOX became a signal, a code that they or someone or the relationship had reached a danger point where they needed to
back off and cool off and wait to go further.
That's a good habit.
edit on 12/8/2013 by BO XIAN because: addition