It was afternoon feeding time, and I was settled on the futon with baby Meego watching the literal "boob tube". The local news was on, and there on the screen was an Indian (Native American) with eyes closed and hopping, slowly turning, chanting.
Fluffy snowflakes fell all around him. It was magical.
We lived in Utah at the time and it had been a dismal winter snow-wise. There was much fretting about low reservoir levels for the upcoming summer. It hadn't snowed in weeks, and there was none in the forecast.
We also happened to live near three ski resorts. Ski resort owners aren't ones to sit around and wring their hands when nobody goes skiing, they are solution finders. Their solution was to hire this Hopi dancer to come do a "rain dance", which in wintertime is actually a snow dance.
And by golly if it didn't work! I vividly remember that image from my TV screen. The dancing, the chanting, the snowing. It was mesmerizing.
I think the thing that most struck me about the dancer is that he didn't look at all surprised. There was no break in his steps once the snow started falling. He just kept on hopping and turning and chanting, oblivious to the news cameras.
I don't know how he did it. Coincidence? Lucky timing? Was it real?
Last week, I had three roof guys come and look at our roof. We would like to get a new one. Ours has these obsolete t-lock shingles, and until we get new shingles, we don't have any options as far as home insurance goes. I like having our options open. Competition is good, especially with two teenaged drivers on our auto insurance.
All three roofers told me that we're borderline as far as "needing" a new roof. Whether or not insurance will cover the job is at the whim of the adjustor.
So, I'm thinking that some decent hail damage would be good about now. I know it's early in the season for hail, but not totally out of the question.
Could I find me a "hail dancer"? Much like that Utah snow dancer? How much do you think they charge? Could I get an order of roof-damaging hail that wouldn't damage the cars, plants, etc.??
So... what do you think? Craigslist maybe?