Monday, September 28, 2009
This May Never End!
This is my dad! He looks like a "thinker" but he really is a "stinker." Yeah, I just called my dad a stinker. Every time I try to take picture of him, he has to pose. If you wanna call it a pose that is. "The Pose" always involves putting a hand somewhere near his chin or resting on a hip, etc. And most of time he thinks he is really funny. To his credit, most of the time he is!
I think that is where I get my freaky weird sense of humor. Sometimes I can't believe I am 40 something 8 years old. I don't feel that old and I act a lot younger sometimes.
Well when I was telling my mom about my last blog or two, she reminded me about all the work my dad did around here since we bought our home. Oh my gosh...how in the heck could I forget what HE did??? A run down of his labor of love (for me of course) is as follows: remove a huge old rotton apple tree, get rid of tons of shale stepping stones from the garden, remove a large pond and all the pieces, replace some, not all but some electrical outlets around the house, put a cute lamp over my kitchen sink, replace the switch that goes with it, DD 40 pretty much anything in and outside the house that squeaked, moved furniture, moved furniture in and moved furniture out and just moved furniture up and down stairs when I changed my mind. He caulked, he replaced rain gutter screws, he tightened a second story window box that was hanging dangerously loose, remove a flower box on the Sister's Suite outdoor ledge because he thought it was a shame to cover the pretty windows in that room, hung pictures, and only threatened to come out to greet our guests in nothing but his tighty whities.
But you know what my dad does when he visits now? A few little things here and there but mostly he enjoys his favorite spot inside or outside the house...the front porch swing! He grabs a few pillows and stretches out and soaks it up. There is nothing like a slight swing on an old front porch in the summer and a little dozing now and then for good measure.
So, thanks dad for everything and oh yeah...all the other new electrical outlets are waiting for you in the shop! See you soon!