Friday, June 20, 2014

The Day After

So it's the morning after and John and I can laugh about it now... tee hee
We're big like that.

Know how they say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus or some such foolishness? Yesterday, I came very close to believing it.

There's the offending corner of the deck: one rotten board.


Nine in the morning and something's happening... Woot!


What is he doing?


He's removing the jagged edges of the deck that have always bugged him. I didn't see them. They didn't bug me.


Yup. It's a tidier edge all right.

In fairness, he also shored up the deck from below. Now it doesn't spring up and down when we walk on it. That had always bugged him, too. I was simply oblivious.

By then, after he'd taken a four-hour trip to purchase the "right" kind of screws, it was 6:30 p.m. A nicer wife would have let him off the hook, but this one wanted those boards replaced so she could wash the deck.


The two boards were replaced and I washed the deck as all light disappeared. We were knackered!
Pie you ask; no pie; no supper. I'll do better tonight.

The microwave you ask; I moved it. In the end, we have to do what we have to do.

~the microwave and the breadbox switched places~ 

We are now two boards and one microwave closer to the finish line, which at this rate, as far as I can tell, is about 13 days out. 

Have a great day and a happy weekend! 


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37 comments:

  1. It is funny to me the things that bother my John never occur to me! We see things totally different! Glad some of the items have been checked off your list. Wishing you a very nice weekend, Vee.

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  2. So you moved it yourself. Sometimes we just have to do that. Looks like progress and know you are grateful.

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  3. You have me sitting here laughing out loud all by myself!! :D :D
    Two boards and a microwave. Could have been our house. Except for the "no supper" part because we always take time to eat.
    Indeed, men and women do think differently! :D

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  4. Ah, yes. We see things differently. I always saw the stuff on the ground (I'm very short) and he always saw the stuff "on high" (he was tall). Too funny! But things got done ... if slowly.

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  5. After nearly forty years of marriage, we seem to think less alike than ever. What gets me is when he assumes he understands what I am thinking and it is not in the same ballpark. Hehehe...

    Great work on the deck, though!

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  6. It is just amazing how two people can be from two different planets and yet live together. One of those miracles we hear about, I'd say.

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  7. LOL!! I hope you get a chance to rest today. Pie for your husband today for sure!!

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  8. I firmly believe in our origins from different planets. I won't bore you with the proof but think it might run in some families. LOL
    Glad the deck got tidied up, a woman's domain extends beyond the kitchen and sometimes the day just isn't long enough to do everything we want to do.

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  9. Vee, you crack me up! Love your humour! But you are right- the sexes DO think differently, and see things differently too. Glad you are making progress... :)

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  10. Good girl, Vee...I used to move our micro by myself too...even back when they were so heavy. I solved that problem by getting and over-the-stove built in model with a vent in it :) And I totally agree with you, men and women's brains DO NOT work the same :)

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  11. You just crack me up, Vee..your John is alot like my Dave..thanks for the chuckles..Blessings

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  12. Good morning! I LOVE to start my morning with a good chuckle so this is the place to be....haha. And yes, we think soooo differently now don't we? This could have soo been hubby and I. But progress was made so ever onward. Enjoy your week-end Vee!

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  13. He did a great job with the deck. My hubby is outside mulching the flower beds. We are blessed to have such good ones! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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  14. Woo hoo! Progress is good! Everything takes longer than you think it will, but isn't it great to tick those things off your to do list? :>) Have a great weekend!

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  15. Ahh the fun just never stops when you own a home. We have several boards that have gone wonky on our deck. We haven't pressured washed yet this year. It's been a push it out kind of year. Now that's a nice tidy edge. Dear always has a more organized method of attack than I do. I would just leap and then look back and see my folly...

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  16. Things are moving along at your house! Things always take longer than it used to at our house too.

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  17. Great job - and no pie you say??? Very good...

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  18. You are so lucky to have John! I miss Paul every day, and I think I always will. But my kids are wonderful and slowly, little by little, one way or another, things get done!

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  19. Two boards and a microwave is a start. I'm laughing as I read this. After 37 years of marriage, I think our communication skills have taken a backwards step. When we talk about some project, I envision things much differently than Tim does and there have been a few eye rolls and discussions lately. Different planets, for certain! Hoping your orbits synchronize today.

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  20. Good job! Does he rent out? *smile* I'm not even going to look at my list of projects. I'm using the excuse it's too hot (dang straight!), there's too many biting incests (there are), money is tight (it is), etc. It's working so far. *giggle* ~:)

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  21. You make me smile! So true, so true, Venus and Mars!

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  22. I totally understand. Oh, the tales I could tell.

    Have a good weekend, Vee!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  23. Ah, great chores done and off the honey-do list. My but it takes forever to get these jobs done doesn't it? Good thing we have good men that do get around to it eventually. xo

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  24. LOL. It's funny what different things can bug men and women.

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  25. The deck looks nice - I understand completely - my to do list includes things that don't even occur to him, and vice versa! Have a good weekend, Vee!

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  26. John is great, the way a husband should be - very handy and good with tools! Make him that pie, Vee, and top with a big ole scoop of ice cream! xo

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  27. It all takes time but things get done one at a time. : )
    We are working on getting the garage cleaned out. Hard to believe in less than a year we already have a mess out there.

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  28. I guess I went a little overboard on my comment yesterday. Now that I understand the situation better I will tell you that my father had his own construction company but we lived with plywood floors for a long time! My mother was a professional and made good money so she would ask my dad to do things but he never got around to it. Well, she got tired of that and she wasn't the type to nag so she just hired someone to do the work. LOL! Boy did that cause a ruckus. My father's ego sure didn't like that. He said it was embarrassing but she never had to ask twice again! LOL! Glad you got done what you needed done but I hope you didn't hurt yourself lifting that microwave.

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  29. Life is not a race.

    I tell myself that because otherwise I would simply give up! :)

    Hopefully you'll get your list done before day 13, but if not --- sit down with a cuppa tea and reschedule.

    Have a wonderful weekend. Your deck and breadbox and counter look awesome!

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  30. Yay for getting a couple of things crossed off your list! I sometimes don't know whether to laugh or to cry. When I'm envisioning getting a room painted or some such thing done in the house, BG starts talking about how the pond dam needs weed-eating or some tree branches need cutting. Never does he see the things that need to be finished in the house!

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  31. Well friend, you are getting a lot accomplished!

    Now that I am home, I want to get back to my projects. I haven't painted my bedroom yet, because I need help but Tim and I work differently, so I think I'm going to get Lindsay to help me on her day off from work. She can cut in and I will roll!

    What other projects do you have on your list.

    Deanna

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  32. How is your back after moving the microwave? Having it in a more accessible place will be nice. How lucky you are that John recognizes a problem and has the skills to correct them.

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  33. I actually believe the 'men are from mars women are from venus' thing to be a fact. It just has to be. For years and years I have always thought that men and women should not live in the same house or bedroom. :)

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  34. Chores...they all differ in priority, but they all need to be done eventually! Once V retires I wonder if our priorities will match?

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  35. That's a good man you got there! I love my man, but bless his heart, he can't saw a board. No, I'm teasing. He can do that, but fitting it all together is another thing. I'm working on a project and I need a man!

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  36. You are getting there. Yes men and women's brains are wired differently, definitely.

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  37. You are getting there. Yes men and women's brains are wired differently, definitely.

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