It was a very interesting day.
I was working away on an guest apartment over a garage at a summer home today. It is on the shores of a nearby lake. My boss told me to turn the radio off for a second. He heard somebody yelling for help. We went outside and listened and sure enough we hear somebody in distress yelling for help. We didn't know where it was coming from so we followed the sound and when we got to the lake shore I spotted a guy out in the lake. His canoe had tipped and he was having trouble. The wind was up and the water was very rough. I yelled at him that we were coming. Everybody is gone for the season so we found a canoe at the next door neighbours but could not find a paddle. My boss ran next door and yelled that he found a peddle boat. He passed by me and I jumped in, after slipping on the rocks and falling in. We peddled like hell out about 60 yards in the lake and finally reached him. He was very weak. So I reached down and held him up with his head out of the water. We couldn't get the boat back to shore because of the wind and with me hanging over the side hanging on to this guy. My boss is from the area so he used his cell phone to call a friend he knows who lives nearby on the lake to get his boat. We waited for about 20 minutes hanging on to this guy who was getting colder by the minute and almost incoherent. Finally, we saw a boat coming and as it turns out, the friend couldn't get his boat started so he phoned another resident who came out to pick us up. We finally go the exhausted guy in the boat and peddled back to shore.
I ended up going back to work and finished painting a room.
What a rush....