Things I’ve Learned As A Wife.
Now that the bathroom renovation is on hold while I agonize about tile, Paul is outside sawzalling the side porch. On a Saturday morning at 6 a.m.
I’ve never met anyone else who wakes up at the crack of dawn, on a Saturday, and runs outside. To saw stuff.
I didn’t even try to stop him. I could have, but then he would have been irritated. And Paul does irritation like you would not believe. And never more so than when prevented from demolitioning something, or building something, or fixing something. All while being incredibly loud.
Sorry neighbors. In the face-off between your peace, and mine? Mine wins.
index of front porch restoration project
May 13, 2012 @ 3:26 pm
“I’ve never met anyone else who wakes up on a Saturday, puts on work clothes. And runs outside. To saw stuff.”
That is so endearing. Amazingly endearing.
May 14, 2012 @ 4:00 am
Absolutely. So endearing—to me.
Possibly not so much to the neighbors.
November 26, 2013 @ 7:28 pm
Oh, those fluffy hostas! Lined up perfectly, like little green elves!
January 26, 2014 @ 4:35 pm
Neighbours schmeighbours. That’s harder to type than you’d think. One set parks taxis on their lawn. I’m pretty unconcerned about their happiness.
That sounds evil, and very accurate.
May 15, 2014 @ 1:18 am
I think my husband may have met his match!
We have an “Al Bundy above-ground Jacuzzi” (which hubby insists is easier to maintain). Actually – “had” is the correct verb. When it came time to replace it, the trash hauling guys couldn’t get it out of our yard so … drum roll please … hubby sawed it into four huge pieces using the sawsall!! Just cut through the fiberglass, the pipes, and the wires all in one swoosh. I suspect our neighbors thought Texas Chain Saw Massacre was happening behind our 8-foot tall fence. The trash hauling guy kept taking picture with his phone – apparently never saw a homeowner disembowel a jacuzzi with a sawsall before.
But not first thing in the morning!
I suspect it’s a guy thing. 🙂
June 11, 2014 @ 8:21 pm
Victoria, your Paul sounds just like my Ed. Our house is 103 years old. We have been in it over 30 years and five children.My Ed does not want any new projects. I tend to come up with the new project, start it and then get into trouble when I try to hire someone to finish the project or one of my kids to finish it for me. Retirement should mean I’m done with remodeling but it’s not true.Oh what to do , what to do?