The real village lake and it’s frozen. That does not happen that often. Must be cold.

The call came from Hawklad’s counselling team. All visits are suspended until further notice. Basically until the lockdown is lifted. Which is such a shame as Hawklad had just met his new lead professional. She seemed really good. She set up weekly sessions but these are now on hold. They are going to try a video version but she is not hopeful that it will do any good. He hates all things Zoom and it really throws him.

It’s clear that she also thinks that this is a long term process. Maybe well beyond 2021. The worry is that it will just keep on getting longer until real counselling sessions can regularly commence. But it is what it is.

Anyway back to the frozen lake. I have history here……

I bought the two of us a mini drone to play with. Hawklad struggled to fly it as he found the coordination difficult. So it was down to Top Gun Maverick to show him how it was done. The first controlled garden attempt resulted in the drone being launched like a missile and flying rapidly over our house roof. It crashed near the road, thankfully with no casualties. It’s not big or clever kids…..

So after the drone was repaired with superglue, tape and blu tack, it was ready to go again. The second flight took place in the farmers field. More controlled with a less dramatic crash landing. Only problem was that some of the farm animals took a liking to the drone. That took some retrieving. That never happened to Tom Cruise.

After several more test flights I started to really master the high speed nose dive (wings smashing off) landing. One more flight. This time higher. Quicker. Then disaster. A tight banking turn was too much for the patched up aircraft. The wing dropped off. A spectacular crash followed unfortunately not into the farmers field. A direct village lake hit. Let’s try to be cool and say I performed an ‘in the ocean’ emergency ditching. No recovery craft here. Basically I had to jump over the fence, take my trousers off and wade in. The lake is surprisingly deep. Definitely bracing…. Belly button deep and very muddy. Certainly nothing like Tom Cruise emerging from the ocean. Now you can see where they got the idea for the Monster from the Black Lagoon movie.

42 thoughts on “Lagoon

  1. ‘So after the drone was repaired with superglue, tape and blu tack, it was ready to go again.’ Just joking saying here no wonder Hawklad needs counselling with you about. Seriously that line there??? It’s life isn’t it, it’s people. Keep flying.

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  2. That’s an awful lot of effort just to see some new scenery. I bet it was worth it!πŸ˜‰ Maybe not the jumping in the lake part, but you Northerners are hardy, yes?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    The counselor having to cancel isn’t a surprise, but it still sucks!! SOOO frustrating! It’s probably better she didn’t come, than have her upset Hawklad more with all the rules they were proposing.πŸ™„πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ


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      1. I only jump in lakes in summertime. Getting back out is the ewwy gross part. Mud, weeds, stones, and who knows what else😱 You are a very brave man Gary Kermit Superdad!πŸ’ͺπŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ

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  3. You’re braver than I to go into the lake. But then again, maybe your area isn’t home to snapping turtles. I’m so sorry to hear about Hawklad’s counseling team. My dear friend’s daughter recently began doing therapy with a counselor who will not only talk with her over a computer (she’s too scared to do this), but will do it by texting. And they’ve been texting. Would Hawklad be amenable to a computer chat if he didn’t have to actually appear on camera? Or if he didn’t have to look at the counselor, but just listen to them? I know that direct eye contact can be overwhelming. Just wondering…

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  4. Reminds me of when my dad bought home a toy drone and we used to take it down to the park near our house. There’s a massive field we used to fly it over and our dog used to sprint after it.

    With everything going on, I haven’t taken the time to sit down and read your blog in a little while. I feel quite indulgent reading through your posts with my morning coffee today.

    I am very sorry to hear that your son’s counselling has come to a halt. The pandemic is so cruel in so many ways. Thank you for continuing to share your posts.

    Katie x

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      1. Thank you Gary! You too, I hope you are smiling today also! I still haven’t read or watched the news yet, so I am still smiling haha. Perhaps that will be a rule from now on, to not turn on the TV or listen to any news on Sundays. πŸ˜€


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