" Well lets roll the rest and see how that looks," she said,"We can always go shorter, right?"
I had a reprieve! " Hand me the orange rollers," she directed as she sectioned off from the forehead to the crown and rolled the first roller under to set the bangs over the eyebrows.The rollers were quickly set in place and she sectioned the left side and smiled at me.
"Give me 2 bobby pins at a time. I think you would look good with the big curls down the center and rows of pin curls on the sides and back Maybe a final pin curl in front of each ear to finish off!", She was really enjoying this too much. She finished the pincurls and stepped back to judge the look
She grabbed a can of hair spray , and gave all the curls a quick misting before placing the hairnet over them and patting me on the leg.
" Tomorrow we need to get an early start to the next town. I want to check out a Goodwill store I heard about and I have an appointment for a manicure and pedicure at 1 PM." she said as we crawled into bed. I was eager to reward my stylist for her work and slid under the covers to and let my tongue and fingers pay for her service before giving her a well deserved "tip".
Next morning I was awakened with a summons to sit back on the chair from the night before.
The hairnet was removed and the Norelco razor was used to clean off all the stubble remaining before a she applied a heavy dose of hair spray and used the blow dryer to quickly set the curls.
Removing the rollers a light brushing left me with curls galore and a smooth neck above the collar.
We found the Goodwill store on the edge of town and parked to go inside. My curls got a few looks and some smiles from some of the ladies in the store and most men ignored me totally.
We found some DVDs and a few books before the wife discovered a Remington Tight Curl set on the back of a shelf full of curling irons and lighted mirrors. We returned to the camper and hour later with the loot and headed to grab a bite to eat before her appointment at the nail salon.
At lunch she leaned across the table and asked " Do you think we should try out the hot rollers tonight?"
"Sure, you would look great in a mass of curls with a manicure and pedicure. What color are you going to get?" I asked.
" That is going to be a surprise," she smiled " But I think you will like the color I have in mind"
I dropped her off at the nail salon and headed to the center of town to check out a place I heard about that sold custom hunting knives. An hour later I left the shop and headed back to pickup the wife and see what the surprise color would be. I was waiting when she came out all smiles and waved to me. She climbed into the camper and proudly showed me her nails, a deep Jade green color that I loved ! We checked at 3 stores but none carried a tabletop hairdryer but all could order one and it would be in withing a week!!! Oh well no thanks.
We headed to the camp ground and took advantage of the swimming pool and to relax and stretch out the legs and arms form the trip. We caught up with a few friends from town and decided to get a steak for supper an visit a while. We got back the the camper and said our good byes before moving into the bedroom.
The curlers were plugged in and started heating while the wife explained how to use the clips to secure a wider the usual section of hair in place. The dot on the roller turned black and the curlers were ready to use. I had the chair in place the curlers on the counter and a ratail comb
along with the clips in a pile. With a towel around her shoulders and Sectioned off her hair and rolled it into place securing it with a clip . I moved to the next section and found out why they are called hot rollers when I accidently touched the silver rod that was exposed as I used the curlers.
Those things were HOT!!! I got the last roller into place and she looked up at me.
" Are you finished?" she asked
" No I need to clean up your neck line." I replied. " Just relax, this won't hurt a bit."
I went to the sink and ran the water till it was hot and soaked a hand towel. I wrung it out and applied it to the back of her neck and placed a second towel on her left shoulder. I got the shaving mug I had bought and ran a little water into and watched her face as I worked up a rich lather.
" Wow are you kidding me?" she asked " Although that does smell like lavender!!"
I removed the hot towel and applied she foam with a swirling motion across he neck and under the ears on both sides. I applied another warm towel and her shoulders seemed to droop with the warmth. I removed the towel and applied the lather again and showed her my new Damascus steel straight razor, freshly honed at the knife shop. I slowly used the razor to remove the lather wiping the blade on the towel across her shoulder. Finishing on the left I moved the towel to her right shoulder slowly baring the slick smooth skin under the lather. I finished and cleaned her up with another warm towel and dryed her neck. A little dusting of talcum powder and she was done..
" That was nice, scary ......but nice. Now strip and lay across the bed. I get to pick tonights
activities."She was bursting with glee. " She returned to the bedroom carrying her purse and and a box of tissues.She got out a tissue and twisted it into a long line and threaded it between the toes on each foot and produced a bottle of Jade green nail polish from her purse.
" Just relax," She said " this won't hurt a bit". She produced a second bottle of clear polish and but on a base coat she said. It was not long before we had matching toenails and she explained that I needed to stay still while my nails dryed so she would take advantage of the situation and extract her fee. She lowered herself on me and made sure I could see the curlers as her fingers played across her chest.
Some times I think maybe leaving the hairdryer at home was a great idea!!!