We let the half hour pass and then Ole dialed her number - no answer. We waited five more minutes and tried again - still no answer. After trying several more times and not getting an answer we went to bed, thinking that if she managed to get a DUI, we would be getting a call to come bail her out. Helga can be quite a rounder at times, you know. You should see her when she gets into the aquavit!
Well, anyway, the next morning as Ole was walking out to get the mail and the paper, who should he spy at the end of the drive way lodged in the telephone pole, but Helga!!
She must have gotten a bit on the wild side when she was trying to do her aerobatic flying so she ended up upsidedown.
Helga has been around our house for many years - long before you started seeing this type of thing available for purchase in the stores. She was totally a creation of one of Ole's brain farts one day before Halloween many years ago, and unfortunately she's starting to show her age. She's in need of a lot of plastic surgery (new mask), although her designer clothing is still in reasonable shape. We decided after we got her hung up this year that we really should have had a pair of red and white striped bloomers for her, but that will come next year.
Normally Helga gets hung on the pole about the first of October, but we were a little late this year. Ole also had to perform a couple of surgeries on her to repair some portions that had come apart. Folks who have driven by and noticed that Helga wasn't in her usual place have all asked what happened to her this year - so we KNOW they're paying attention.
Now as far as Ole's chokecherry juice is concerned - I'm not going to tell you what that is - I'll leave that to your imagination. It started out as sugar beet wine - but that's a story for another day.