Friday, March 4, 2011

I will try really hard ...

From now on, when John is working on a project, I will try really hard:

1. to not laugh when he asks me where his pencil is after he just had it 2 seconds ago.

2. to be more quick to help him find tools, get something, etc.

3. to be more quick to listen to him think things through.

4. to run for the charged battery for the power tool.

5. to not complain that he doesn't feel up to putting all of the tools away immediately.

Today, while John was gone, I had to rig up two temporary caps for the camper. Yesterday I found one of the little vent caps on the ground, completely destroyed. The kids then told me that there was another one missing, and sure enough, there was. I really wanted to blame the dogs because they are normally not innocent in these kinds of things, but there was really no way they could get on top of the camper.

After investigating this morning, it seems that the Alabama sun was too much for the hard plastic and they had basically disintegrated.

Since there is rain forecast for tonight and tomorrow, the gaping holes in the top of the camper really needed something over them. And, boy, do I appreciate John all the more - he makes this stuff look so easy!

After coming up with a game plan,
hunting tools and supplies,
3 separate phone calls to John,
a splinter,
sawdust in my eyes,
a broken bit (seriously? HOW did that happen?),
a dead and then replaced battery,
screws the wrong length,
hunting for more screws,
whew - found some,
putting the first cap on,
running into "issues",
sawing more off of the bottom board,
whew - it worked,
repeat most steps for second cap,
oh, good, this one was much easier,
tightening down,
still had to put all the tools away (ladder is still waiting),
I am DONE!

Now, off to put that ladder away before it blows away :)


  1. Very funny! I'm sure John appreciates your new appreciation for all he does!

  2. Cute! I can so relate to this kind of story. :)

  3. I love reading your posts. they make me laugh!!

    I always feel such a sense of accomplishment when I tackle something that is entirely out of my league


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