Skinny Dipping

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If you've been reading Twenty Four At Heart for awhile, you already know I am very fortunate to have a pool in my backyard.  I say very fortunate because it gets extremely hot here.

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You probably also already know I love being in the water.  It's the one place where my arm can move freely without a lot of pain.

Some of you may even remember my backyard is pretty secluded.  I have no neighbors behind me.  There's nothing but a canyon, a small lake and beautiful mountains behind my house.

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I do have neighbors to the right and left.  My neighbors on the right are a married couple.  Their kids are grown and gone.  They're at home fairly frequently on weekends.  I have a new neighbor on the left.  He's a single, very hot, thirty-ish man who recently moved to the United States from South Africa.  He's gorgeous.  He also has a very cool accent.  I *might* have noticed his attractiveness.

Hot South African Man is never, ever, home.  He travels constantly and I've only seen him on perhaps four occasions since he moved in over six months ago.  He's spent most of the last several months in South Africa.  It's pretty much as if I live next door to an empty house.  

Last Friday my neighbors to the right, the married couple, asked me to bring in their newspapers over the weekend for them because they were going out of town.  

No problem.

On Saturday afternoon Briefcase and PR took off together for a boy's afternoon.  I was left at home on my own.  I threw some laundry in to wash.  I edited a few photos.  I baked some banana bread to put in a care package for RC.  My oven really heats up my kitchen.  I was really hot by the time it was done baking.  I decided to go for a swim.

There seemed no point in putting on a bathing suit.  There was no one who could even possibly see into my backyard.  I stripped off my clothes by my back door and left them in a heap on the floor.  I casually strolled outside towards my pool.

When I got to the pool I grabbed a can of spray-on suntan lotion and took my time putting it on.  I didn't want to burn, and I especially didn't want the parts of me that don't usually see the sun to burn.  I made sure I didn't miss any spots so I wouldn't end up in pain later in the day.

Then I submerged myself in the water.

It felt great.  The water temperature was 85F/29.4C.  It was perfect.  I swam several laps with the modified stroke I use with my bum arm.  When my arm tired (quickly) I did more laps hanging onto a kick board and using just my legs.

Finally, exhausted, I hopped up on a float to relax.  I've had a lot on my mind lately and I haven't been sleeping well.  The combination of very little sleep, swimming all those laps, and the hot sun beating down on me made it easy to drift off to sleep.

Floating.  Naked.  Asleep.

I was dreaming.  I will not share what I was dreaming about.

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Something about being naked in the warm sun always puts me in a risquΓ© mood.

Awhile later I stirred.  I was still floating on the raft.  The sun was beating down on me.  Groggily, I realized where I was.  It hadn't yet occurred to me that something had woken me up.

And then I heard my neighbors startled voice (South African accent very evident) saying, "Oh!  Oh!  Excuse me!  I'm so sorry!"

I shot up into a sitting position on my raft in a millisecond.  My eyes searched frantically around me.  

And there he was.

On the far side of my yard, peering over the wall that separates our two homes.  Our eyes met.  

I plunged into the water in less than a second.

You would think he would have wanted to stab his eyes out after seeing me naked, wouldn't you?  

When I resurfaced from my emergency plunge under water, my neighbor stammered nervously.

"I … I … I didn't think you were home! I'm so sorry!" he exclaimed uneasily.

Before I could respond he added, "I just wanted to show my friend …. I have a friend visiting and I wanted him to see your beautiful pool."

Right then I noticed his friend.  Another man was peering over the wall just a few feet away.  He grinned at me and waved.  Unlike my neighbor, he seemed to have no embarrassment whatsoever at having caught me in the buff.  In fact, it looked like he was thoroughly enjoying the whole situation.

After a minute or two of sputtering out further apologies my neighbor retreated.  His friend waved at me jauntily and called out, "It was really nice meeting you!" as he laughed.

I stayed in the water until I was sure they were back inside my neighbor's house.  I rose out of the pool, grabbed a towel and wrapped it around myself.

The next afternoon I came home from running some errands and found flowers at the front door.  Attached to the flowers was a card from my neighbor apologizing once again.  It was a nice gesture on his part, but it won't lessen my embarrassment next time I run into him.

Also, I don't think I'll be inviting him over to swim anytime soon.

Β© Twenty Four At Heart

60 Responses to “Skinny Dipping”

  1. Michelle

    And he may not want to come! But it sounds like his friend would πŸ˜‰

  2. Michelle

    And he may not want to come! But it sounds like his friend would πŸ˜‰

  3. Michelle

    And he may not want to come! But it sounds like his friend would πŸ˜‰

  4. Deidre

    I’m a little speechless – Not totally surprised about you getting caught (you have a reputation young lady), but that you didn’t get sunburned!

  5. Deidre

    I’m a little speechless – Not totally surprised about you getting caught (you have a reputation young lady), but that you didn’t get sunburned!

  6. Deidre

    I’m a little speechless – Not totally surprised about you getting caught (you have a reputation young lady), but that you didn’t get sunburned!

  7. vodkamom

    Oh my GOD that is so funny! Now remember that I have met you, and I am SURE you have nothing to be embarrassed about. Frankly, I’d be flaunting myself if I were you.
    And- I am a tad bit jealous about your gorgeous pool. and neighbor.

  8. vodkamom

    Oh my GOD that is so funny! Now remember that I have met you, and I am SURE you have nothing to be embarrassed about. Frankly, I’d be flaunting myself if I were you.
    And- I am a tad bit jealous about your gorgeous pool. and neighbor.

  9. vodkamom

    Oh my GOD that is so funny! Now remember that I have met you, and I am SURE you have nothing to be embarrassed about. Frankly, I’d be flaunting myself if I were you.
    And- I am a tad bit jealous about your gorgeous pool. and neighbor.

  10. stoneskin

    Beautifully told. I could sense the ending, and read on with eager anticipation. Well as you said he is never home you could probably safely skinny-dip for a few weeks solid before it became risky again. Right?

  11. stoneskin

    Beautifully told. I could sense the ending, and read on with eager anticipation. Well as you said he is never home you could probably safely skinny-dip for a few weeks solid before it became risky again. Right?

  12. stoneskin

    Beautifully told. I could sense the ending, and read on with eager anticipation. Well as you said he is never home you could probably safely skinny-dip for a few weeks solid before it became risky again. Right?

  13. Maureen@IslandRoar

    I’ll bet you made their week! I always assume someone can see me; not that that stops me, but that’s what I assume.
    Besides, this is California, right? I thought EVERYbody was naked.

  14. Maureen@IslandRoar

    I’ll bet you made their week! I always assume someone can see me; not that that stops me, but that’s what I assume.
    Besides, this is California, right? I thought EVERYbody was naked.

  15. Maureen@IslandRoar

    I’ll bet you made their week! I always assume someone can see me; not that that stops me, but that’s what I assume.
    Besides, this is California, right? I thought EVERYbody was naked.

  16. LPC

    Something about your naked body clearly draws in random males from the universe. At least this one wasn’t painting anything.

  17. LPC

    Something about your naked body clearly draws in random males from the universe. At least this one wasn’t painting anything.

  18. LPC

    Something about your naked body clearly draws in random males from the universe. At least this one wasn’t painting anything.

  19. Margie

    I’m curious abour Briefcase’s reaction to this little uh, let’s see, encounter? πŸ™‚

  20. Margie

    I’m curious abour Briefcase’s reaction to this little uh, let’s see, encounter? πŸ™‚

  21. Margie

    I’m curious abour Briefcase’s reaction to this little uh, let’s see, encounter? πŸ™‚

  22. Chris

    Ahhh! You poor thing. When I was in the 8th grade we lived next to a man and woman [not married] and the woman always sunbathed nude. We had large privacy fences, but my dad always found a reason to clip the hedges, or get the ladder and peek over the wall. Pathetic.
    Your pool and views are BEAUTIFUL!

  23. Chris

    Ahhh! You poor thing. When I was in the 8th grade we lived next to a man and woman [not married] and the woman always sunbathed nude. We had large privacy fences, but my dad always found a reason to clip the hedges, or get the ladder and peek over the wall. Pathetic.
    Your pool and views are BEAUTIFUL!

  24. Chris

    Ahhh! You poor thing. When I was in the 8th grade we lived next to a man and woman [not married] and the woman always sunbathed nude. We had large privacy fences, but my dad always found a reason to clip the hedges, or get the ladder and peek over the wall. Pathetic.
    Your pool and views are BEAUTIFUL!

  25. Kirsten Wright

    First – your pool and views are phenomenal, and I am completely jealous at the moment
    Second – Why is there no picture of hot south african man?? he sounds delicious!

  26. Kirsten Wright

    First – your pool and views are phenomenal, and I am completely jealous at the moment
    Second – Why is there no picture of hot south african man?? he sounds delicious!

  27. Kirsten Wright

    First – your pool and views are phenomenal, and I am completely jealous at the moment
    Second – Why is there no picture of hot south african man?? he sounds delicious!

  28. Lo

    have i told you how much i love you???? if not, i adore you girl. HIGH-LARIOUS. only you, S, only you.

  29. Lo

    have i told you how much i love you???? if not, i adore you girl. HIGH-LARIOUS. only you, S, only you.

  30. Lo

    have i told you how much i love you???? if not, i adore you girl. HIGH-LARIOUS. only you, S, only you.

  31. Amy @ Bitchin' Wives Club

    Nice. Naughty dreams and then waking to hot South African guys ogling you?? You had it coming, girlfriend. πŸ˜‰
    And, um, if you want a skinny-dipping companion (not something I usually do), I think I could easily, make that eagerly, join in if the pool was yours. Looks amazing!

  32. Amy @ Bitchin' Wives Club

    Nice. Naughty dreams and then waking to hot South African guys ogling you?? You had it coming, girlfriend. πŸ˜‰
    And, um, if you want a skinny-dipping companion (not something I usually do), I think I could easily, make that eagerly, join in if the pool was yours. Looks amazing!

  33. Amy @ Bitchin' Wives Club

    Nice. Naughty dreams and then waking to hot South African guys ogling you?? You had it coming, girlfriend. πŸ˜‰
    And, um, if you want a skinny-dipping companion (not something I usually do), I think I could easily, make that eagerly, join in if the pool was yours. Looks amazing!

  34. jennster

    LMFAO! omg, that is fucking HILARIOUS!!! and really, so sweet of him to give you flowers.. i mean really. SO SO SO thoughtful and totally not necessary of him. i think i love him. and your pool. and your dog. and you. lol

  35. jennster

    LMFAO! omg, that is fucking HILARIOUS!!! and really, so sweet of him to give you flowers.. i mean really. SO SO SO thoughtful and totally not necessary of him. i think i love him. and your pool. and your dog. and you. lol

  36. jennster

    LMFAO! omg, that is fucking HILARIOUS!!! and really, so sweet of him to give you flowers.. i mean really. SO SO SO thoughtful and totally not necessary of him. i think i love him. and your pool. and your dog. and you. lol

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