Mundane Morning

We heard a loud shooshing
sound from our second floor
apartment. We ran to the
back sliding glass door just
in time to see a hot air balloon
just barely skimming the roof!
Wasn’t expecting to see that on
this no-longer, uneventful
mundane morning.

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  1. Anonymous

     /  March 27, 2017

    Such a vivid picture toy painted. Lovely. Barbara

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  2. We have had the hot-air balloons passing right above on summer evenings sometimes… that sound can come quite as a surprise…

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  3. Great title, great story! Sounds memorable…!

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  4. Whew! Sounds like a close call! (And a surprising sort of morning!)

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  5. Yes! What a surprise. Hello Gayle <3 the sound can be surprising. I used to love to visit my mother when she lived in a lake community farther south. It seems every month there was some kind of ballooning festival going on in the summer.

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  6. I originally read “mundane” as “Monday” and maybe they go together. I had assumed that those balloons didn’t get so close to buildings.

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    • Kind of a play on Monday I suppose. I had assumed the same thing but I think that balloon had drifted a bit too low that morning.

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  7. That is soooo cool Rose. All I see lifting off are rescue choppers. I envy you

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    • It was very coo, Walter! I’ve seen rescue choppers taking off from the hospital helipad where my mother has been a patient several times. I often wondered about the stories behind their trips.
      Gayle ~

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  8. Such incredibly vivid images here :D love your response to the prompt.

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  9. Glenn Buttkus

     /  March 27, 2017

    Wonderfully visceral–toe & teeth clenching; If this was an actual event, it would have had the kind of thrill I had in 1958, on Puget Sound when a 18′ orcha passed under our 15′ boat.

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  10. A surprizing sound and image on a mundane morning Gayle ~ Hope it didn’t scare you guys ~

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  11. What an event to shake up a day!

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  12. That happened to us once during Reno’s Hot Air Balloon race–very fun.

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  13. The sound is something. We have them flying over our house a few times a year.

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  14. Oh my sounds like a scary sight.

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  15. That sounds like the makings of an amazing day. I’ve always wanted to ride in one of those.

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  16. Wow.. that would be quite a sight!

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  17. mundane is not mundane anymore! :) love how vivid this is!

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  18. Definitely not mundane anymore! This reads like a prologue or maybe even epilogue of a delightful tale.

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  19. What at sudden turn of events!

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  20. That is a novel way
    to brighten up your day:
    a balloon of fear
    in the atmosphere
    turns out to be a bit of a gas!

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  21. Things do happen even on mundane Monday mornings. The unexpected will drop in for a visit!

    Hank

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  22. Our animals wouldn’t have liked that much!

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  23. Your words recalled a morning the balloons from a local festival were carried past the deck of the condo where I was living at the time. It was magical. Thanks for jogging my memory!

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  24. Mundane Monday perhaps? Could be a song in that ;)

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  25. That is so neat! Did you hitch a ride? Lol!

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  26. This makes me think of Disney’s UP when Mr. Fredricksen takes off!

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  27. I have to say I’ve never seen a hot air balloon up close much less have it skim the roof of my house. Good for inspiration for sure. Hope you are enjoying holding the new baby. I know I am.

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