Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Skateboard Rescue

If you have tween-age boys, you probably have a garage full of scooters, baseball or lacrosse equipment, and (in our case) a plethora of skateboards and ramps. If so, you could imagine the angst and horror when J came running in the house a few days ago, yelling that S's skateboard had rolled in the storm drain. I went outside the front door to see S on his stomach on the side of the road looking intently down the drain.

He had been skating down the road and had slipped/fallen off, the board racing straight in the drain. Of course I got down to see. What a sight, the two of us, prone on the side of the road, looking down the drain.  Yes, I was lying on the street:  pearls, Jack Rogers, and monogrammed baseball cap.  I was a sight!

At least we did see the skateboard, sitting patiently five feet below us.  Brooms and rakes came out of the garage as we tried to pry and life the board.  Right, like that was going to happen!

Thank goodness for Mr. Turner, who lives across the street.  He came with work gloves and this metal bar, stick, rod (who knows!) and pried the round cover off the top.

S ran and got our kitchen stepladder (YES!  We washed it off afterwards!) and put it down the hole.  Oh my, did it smell down there!  And did he smell too...

Skateboard rescued!

Just another golden (?) day with Bevy!


  1. There's never a dull moment with boys around. So happy this story had a happy ending! :) xoxo

  2. All I can say is I'm glad we don't seem to have any storm drains around here or I'm sure we would have experienced this! :) Glad S was able to rescue his skateboard!

  3. Many toys ended up in the storm drain in my neighborhood, but I don't remember anyone being so kind as to help us fish them out. Great team effort.

  4. Loved seeing a Day-in-the-Life of Bevy! Wonder what Mr. Turner thought about you taking all the pictures? Ha!

  5. Ah, I remember those days, raising 3 boys and 1 girl, someone was always making something, or breaking something (like bones).

    It a very cute story though.


  6. ew and gross -- i bet the boy loved every minute of it! :-)

  7. What a story! God bless him for going down to get it - P.U.! I'm now envisioning a similar situation with my son a few years from now. He sent one of his Hot Wheels under the stove this morning. It's only a matter of time before something is down the sewer drain. :)

  8. But look at that precious smile! That is one proud little dude!

    And yes, you can barely fit cars in our garage because of all the "stuff"!

  9. This story is a keeper! Love the look on his face ~ great photo.



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