Just Keeping It Real

When an extended family member passes away, you find yourself inheriting an upright freezer. This is good because we wanted it.

If you inherit an upright freezer but have no place to put it, it will sit in your dining room for a month, and your foyer for two months, before you finally decide that it could possibly coexist peacefully with the washer and dryer in the mud room.

If you remove the shelves to place the upright freezer in that space, you will begin to wonder where to place those shelves, and start eyeballing the useless counter top that was shoved in the corner when you built.

Just as you are about to rip out the useless counter top, you wonder aloud about where the dryer will vent when you replace it sometime in the future.

Your wife will tell you that she just sold a horse and has money to replace the dryer now. You will then go buy a new dryer because you are tired of the old one burning random articles of clothing.

You will realize that the new dryer will fit into the useless counter top space and will now be forced to move electrical outlets and vent holes to accommodate it.

You will come home from work the next day and find your wife and son pulling up the living room carpet.

You will turn around and go work in your garage because you want nothing to do with another project.

13 comments:

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Too funny! Hubby has walked into similar situations around here as well. I call it 'taking initiative' he calls it ADHD. Just this evening I was fantasizing about a new coat of paint in the kitchen - both on the walls and on the cabinets . . . I am thinking he is going to a conference in January and that it might be in my best interest to wait until then. Are you going to stick with carpet in the living room?

Flea said...

Oooo! If you give a Karen a cookie ... that's my kinda project!

We vented the new dryer straight through the wall into the garage. Loveit.

Viv said...

It is probably bad that my mind went immediately to relatives we could inherit an upright freezer from, right?

Sarah said...

Did you give the pigs pancakes, too? :)

Trisha said...

Interesting things are happening at your house!

My Two Army Brats said...

This post totally took me inside the "if you give a...... a...." books. It never ends well!

caramama said...

Tell Sam to buck up! At least your projects sound like they are ending well!

I had my hubby (with help) move an inherited fridge to the basement, where it broke (because they turned it sideways when getting it downstairs), and now he has to move it back up and take it to the dump.

HalfAsstic.com said...

REally?! I will!? Sounds exciting! ;-)
I lurve me a good project!

Roger said...

I love it when I come home and find out that someone gave my wife a cookie... I would escape to the shed or basement or wherever, but those projects haven't been completed yet, either. :)

CanadianMama said...

LOL, renos - they never end do they!!

the planet of janet said...

i'm thinking you were looking in the window of *my* house because no one can complete a ...

did someone say cookies???????

SunflowerMom said...

Good for you for jumping right and and gittin er done!

Michelle said...

Aww, c'mon, you're doing so much of the work though -- Sam should be proud ;)

It does always seem to go this way, doesn't it?