Next time, check if I am home.

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    Next time, check if I am home.

    It is my day off and after a morning making lots of sawdust on the repair of my Wilma-beaten deck and a hearty lunch, I decided to take a nap before re-engaging the long list of chores still to be performed. I just laid down when I hear a thump coming from above, maybe the roof?. I don't hear anything else so I try to get some shut eye. Next I clearly hear steps on my roof! Maybe is the inspector (due since forever) to give the final check on the recently repaired roof but now I hear 2 sets of steps. I grab my vest, place my Mini Cougar inside a pocket (I am wearing shorts.. sorry for the ugly mental picture) and checl out front. no ladder visible. I go to the back of the house and can hear 2 voices coming from above. My hand is gripping the gun still inside the pocket and I slowly peek up: The damn roof contractor and a helper!

    I relax the grip on the gun some and ask "So gentlemen, what is going on?" The contractor almost falls off the roof (OK so I was a bit loud and I might scared the bejesus out of him) and he tells me they are waiting for the inspector to show up for final inspection.

    Now, up to this day, every time the contractor or anybody from his company came to do anything, they always knocked and let us know they were around. Why they decided not to do it today is beyond me. My truck was parked outside as usual when I am home and even if it wasn't, basic politness (and basic survival instinct) should indicate you knock and see if anybody is home. Sheeple!

    And, oh yes! My roof passed inspection!
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    Wow. Another of those times when somebody didn't think. I would consider it suicidal to get up on someone's house or even be around it without announcing myself loudly and making sure that the residents knew I was there.
    But, since people just don't seem to do that, we also have eight dogs and cameras and all kinds of other stuff so we'll be alerted.
    At least your roof passed inspection and didn't get any bullets moving past it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy
    And, oh yes! My roof passed inspection!
    Just in time for this year's hurricane season
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    Just as well all they had to suffer was brief ''pucker factor''
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    It still amazes me that people can be so absent-minded about things like this. I should call Darwin Award Syndrome (DAS)
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Footsteps on the roof, and Santa never crossed your mind!! For shame. Guess you know what you're getting this year.
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    Santa was in Miami Beach soaking the rays.

    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy
    Santa was in Miami Beach soaking the rays.
    Well, as long as you knew that ahead of time I guess all will be forgiven!
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    Forgiven only if Mrs Santa doesnt see the pic!
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

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    Or maybe this is Mrs. Clause?
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    Who's been naughty and nice this year? Oh Santa?!?!?! Sorry to go off topic, hopefully the roofers needed to change their shorts too!
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