NDATEL = DENTAL
SRYPTO = SPORTY
TARREH = RATHER
TYOFIN = NOTIFY
ISNVOI = VISION
LEXEHA = EXHALE
THE STRUGGLING NEW OWNERS OF THE 100-YEAR-OLD BED & BREAKFAST WERE – – –
DEN SOR RAH NTI VI EHE = “INN” OVER THEIR HEADS
Good Morning, Everyone! 🛁 I THINK WE’RE INN TROUBLE...🛁
🎶You can take me to paradise…And then again you can be as cold ice…I’m OVER MY HEAD…Oh but it sure feels nice…I’m OVER MY HEAD…But it sure feels nice…I’m OVER MY HEAD...But it sure feels nice…🎶 “Over My Head” – Fleetwood Mac 1975
🛁 A little Bed & Breakfast set in a pretty rural scene,
A VISION quaint and cozy…it’s been a lifelong dream…
A place that isn’t SPORTY, but quiet where we’d gather
Enjoying life that used to be…sometimes it’s what I’d RATHER.
But after I did NOTIFY my guy to what I sought…
He said it wasn’t on his list of things he wished he’d bought.
“The hours are long, the work is hard…” he spoke to me real gentle,
“You’d need to hire staff and offer benefits like DENTAL”…
We talked about it for some weeks, we even looked around,
But I could see this dream of mine might not get off the ground.
Yet still I longed to breath fresh air and EXHALE feeling calm,
Despite him telling me that owning likely we would bomb…
And maybe he was right, who knows…those words to me he said,
“Let’s not be known to others as the ones “INN” OVER THEIR HEADS” 🛁
Except for SPORTY, another of Davids’ new finds, I was able to flush out our other five words. DENTAL was a bit like pulling teeth, since it went back the farthest, to 12/04/12, while NOTIFY came up as our newest entry, and the only one of our words to have been seen in 2019. Our other three made previous showings in both 2017 and ’18, with RATHER being anagrammed exactly as it is today on two previous occasions: 04/25/17 and 07/30/17. And even though we were hoping for a real stumper today, the only word to drain us a bit was SPORTY…but even that didn’t stop us up. And our solution? We had it INN a minute…FLOW, with that being said, let’s plunge into our cartoon.
Today we’re checking INN at an 100-year-old Bed & Breakfast, that I’ll call “WATER VIEW“. The relatively young couple, who I’ve named BILL and LEA P. OF-FAITH, who’ve decided to plunge what might have been their entire life savings into the place, seem to be facing a few minor setbacks….Wait a minute..did I say minor? WATER we kidding? It’s the plumbing…And this isn’t poker, so what we have here is a case of that flush definitely beating a full house! And our couple look like they’re facing quite a drain on their resources. There’ll be no full house, let alone a flush, if they don’t get a handle on things! And unfortunately the timing couldn’t be any worse. Just as what might be their first guests arriving, there’s water leaking OVER HEAD, and Bill’s coming down the stairs telling Lea there’ll be no deal on the flushing! Poor Bill, this really throws a wrench into the mix…And you know what they say…you can struggle to replace a tight washer or two, but you don’t want to faucet…So, in answer to our question…While the guests are enterDRAINing second thoughts about staying, our coupling..I mean our couple are…”INN” OVER THEIR HEADS! Good one, David…WATER great way to end the week!
Ok…eye candy. Today we’re INN for a treat, because Jeff’s given us a lot of little details to run with…With the panel shaded in light purple, we see the pooled, leaking water from the SEALing above falling into an almost completely filled pail, and Jeff’s drawn the drops to show them splashing…An obviously drenched mop lies against the wall, and of course we see Bill clutching that one tool that SINK or swim you’ll find in every home, the never to be misLEAD dripping plunger. A single piece of luggage stands by the male guests feet, while the woman is holding what looks like a vintage bag, since it’s patterned in paisley. The front of the desk sports a small Welcome sign, while atop it we see a register facing the guests with the one name filled in, and a pen in its’ holder. Lea stands behind it, looking upset and totally confused, as she looks upward at the leaking ceiling. But what really BOWLed me over this morning? The look of total desperation on poor Bill’s DRAINed face…You just know he’s thinking…”Water we do now”?…FLOW, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And here’s hoping that the things we all wish for in life don’t turn out to be nothing more than PIPE DREAMS! 🔧 🙋🏻