Sunday, May 06, 2007

Found

Well my dustpan is finally back in service. Superhubby, in his neverending effort to keep his garage orderly decided to put things up where they could be found. We are complete opposites when it comes to keeping things orderly. He likes pencil holders to have only pens, pencils or markers and no one had better put one in the wrong holder. His tools are put in order in certain places and they had always better be there. His new craftsman toolbox he got for Christmas is in the family room so he can open drawers and look at his shiny tools in perfect order. I, on the other hand, can get the forks, knives and spoons in the right slots in the drawer and thats about it. Superhubby has an alter ego that has a major problem with junk. He likes to think of it as treasures. The man cannot pass up anything rusty or old or, well he can't pass up anything. If I took a picture of my back yard you would see a pool, camper, tractor, bicycle frames, old tires and at least 3 old lawnmowers that do not run anymore. There is an old awning from someones window, there are various piles of lumber, doghouses, truck toppers on the ground with piles of treasures under them. There are two outbuildings that are full. There is a pontoon boat that hasn't been out in the water in years. There is a smaller boat that a tree fell on a few years ago. His favorite bass boat is in the garage. There is a second camper in the woods that is so old it can't be used, there is an old bed from a Ryder moving truck .....but he has it and its his. We could win the redneck of the week award on that Jeff Foxworthys show. He even has an old commode sitting beside the house that he brought home from one of his little old ladies houses when he put a new one in for her. He says that is going over the hill busted up. I almost forgot the doors. He helps his little old ladies remodel their rental homes when renters move out and he has a pile of regular doors with holes in them from mad renters and a pile of garage doors that are old and ragged. He does not like me to complain about his stuff. To be fair people call here at least once a week and need something. Does superhubby have one of those watchamacallits that goes on a thingamajig? Of course he does, do you want white, blue or just rust colored. I love those phone calls because that is one less thing in the yard. He does try to keep it in the backyard and we have no neighbors who can see the backyard. He is my own little Fred Sanford and I love him more everyday. I have to or I would go crazy. I think I will look around and give you an idea of the things you can find in my backyard (and attic)one of these days. You, my friends, are in for a treat.

5 comments:

Monkling said...
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Monkling said...

I was trying to comment but realized I wanted to add more. I decided, "Oh, why don't I delete it and then just put a new one." But no. Blogger didn't like that. It won't just delete it. It has to announce to the entire freaking world that I deleted it! Now people will wonder just what horrible thing I had to say there. Ah, well. Now the world will just have to wonder....

Janne said...

Wow! I think I would go batty! LOL My hubby tends to be like that too, except everything ends up in the garage. It gets to the point where I am afraid to go into the garage! :-O I tend to be one of those neat-freak types (it's a gift...and a curse ;), so if he will let the house stay organized, I will gladly let him have the whole garage to himself.

kim said...

Bill's "place" was the garage; that is where all his "stuff" was and I was not to touch it. No problem, because I didn't want to touch it! His favorite gift I ever gave him was a really nice radio for his garage. And you know what? A lot of that "stuff" of his is still in there. I just can't bring myself to get rid of it and, after all, what's it hurting? Nothing. And it makes me oddly happy. I may have had to make an old, used commode disappear, though...HA! Your DH sounds so wonderful, that what's a little junk anyway....!!!!

kim said...

katy--go immediately to www.cuteoverload.com; I thought about you right away!