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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hubs Has Struck Again!

We're supposed to start our remodel of the wall separating the kitchen from the living room probably next week. I can hardly contain myself!! Suuuuuure....... I am so NOT looking forward to a week or two of dust, taking everything off the plant shelves, walls, covering everything with dust cloths and having my home in dissssssssssaray!! Yep, it just makes me wanna quiver with excitement and anticipation, chicks!

Caution! This is NOT a pretty story!!
Has this ever happened to you?

We contracted with a concrete curbing company to come and put some edging around certain areas of our front yard. We had to turn off the automatic sprinklers for 2 days so it would be dry for them when they came. Now, that might not sound like a big deal but in this desert heat it can definitely burst your bubble! They were to come today at about 1 pm.

I spent the morning being busy as usual - running to post office, bank, WM and then ironing. When I got home the company called and said they wouldn't be able to do it because of the rain. RAIN?!?!?! It sprinkled in my back yard.....sprinkled - maybe 5 drops!! Well, nothing to do but adjust and accept it.

I've been antsy to prime and paint the little wood chairs I picked up at World Market about 3 weeks ago but didn't have time. So after dinner I decide to go out back while hubs is blowing the leaves off the front porch and then washing the tables out there. We had a lot of dust with the wind blowing today. I set up the chair on a table that I had covered with my drop cloth and started spraying the oil-based primer and it's looking pretty danged good, chicks. I'm puffing up proud!

Then I come in to check on Love Bunny and he's in his model train room in the garage. I don't think much about it and turned around to come back in and look outside and the back sprinklers are spraying all over my just primed chair!!! I scream for him to turn the water off. He says, "What were you doing spraying in the wind?" I tell him I just wanted to get something going on those chairs and didn't care about the wind. He asked what I thought he was doing under the model RR train layout. I said I didn't know! He's always under there. He said he was turning the sprinklers back on. He gets excited and I'm telling him he needs to lighten up and chuckle more. I'm not upset about the chair. Water won't KILL it for crying out loud! I seldom get upset about things like that. I just smile and take it in stride. Now, other things might upset me a lot but not this. So he tells me to bring it under the patio cover. I go out into the yard and pick it up under the seat because that's the only spot I didn't paint and gently carry it to the patio. As you can see from the photo below it looks fine and I doubt we'll have any problem, but what a shock to see water spraying all over the chair I had primed just 2 minutes before! And he didn't even help me put it down!!!!!!