« on: January 07, 2009, 09:02:28 pm »
Obstacle: Mud caked on shoes and some wind
As I teed off, I slipped and my disc flew high in the air. It was a light weight disc, and the wind caught it. It hit the pond and, for over 30 seconds, turned and spun as a top on the thinly layered, ice-covered pond. It landed still, finally, about 50 feet from the shore. The dread hit me, and, after Becky the Blade and I stopped laughing and being shocked at the spinning disc, I realized obtaining the disc from the frosty pond was going to be a challenge.
Without luck, we tried to lift many heavy branches and limbs, most of which would crack the ice when we set them down, so as to ascertain my newly acquired and dyed disc.
The Blade tells me, " We really need some rope." I start chucking rocks at the area near the disc, and they bounce off the ice and around. I see a rake head, so I decide to chuck it too. Lo and behold, it is attached to a thin, white rope. The Blade tells me to use Curling techniques to "rake" in the disc. I am more of a softball and tennis girl. I end up covered in pond water and more mud.
The Blade steps up and within 8 minutes, my disc is back in my hands. A great person to have around...who really needs a long stick?
Long story short, thank you Blade for saving my beautiful and wonderful teebird. Thank you to whomever left the rake head-rope gadget, as you probably had a similar problem. A great January day in Olathe and a wonderful lunch at Fred P. Otts with a cold, refreshing Bud Light to follow.