Anybody who has been reading my blog for more than a month or so already knows that Miss Terry is both the brains and the beauty around here. She just keeps me around for comic relief; I’m basically the modern version of a medieval court jester.
It doesn’t threaten my manhood at all to tell you that if something needs assembled, taken apart, repaired, or figured out around our house, Terry is the one that does that. She is also responsible for dispatching spiders and catching the occasional wayward lizard that sneaks into the house and putting it back outside where it belongs. I would help her when she’s doing that, but I’m too busy standing on the bed screaming like a little girl. Nope, no male ego here!
A while back I bought a Performance Tool metal storage rack with 47 plastic bins for the garage to help me organize various nuts and bolts, screws, electrical connectors and such. My buddy Jim Lewis came over and we decided to put it together. The item description said it assembles in minutes with just a Phillips screwdriver. The description lied.
We unpacked the box, separated the storage bins from the other hardware, and quickly realized there were no instructions nor the screws required to put it together. Well that should be fun! We stared at it from every angle, referred to the picture on the box and online, scratched our individual heads and butts two or three times (Jim and I are close friends, but not that close of friends), tried to put it together just to see how it would look if we had the screws we needed, and then we did the sensible thing. We gave up and turned the project over to Terry. Discovering the screw package and instructions taped to the bottom of one of the bins, it took her all of fifteen minutes to figure out what needed done and put the darn thing together. I love that woman!
I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I have a collection of police badges. Trying to figure out some way to display them, I came across some very nice walnut finish display cases on Amazon. The other day we laid out the badges and patches in two of the cases and Terry arranged them and hung them on the wall in my office. I’ve still got some other badges and a third case, but I don’t have enough to fill it yet, so that will have to wait for a while.
Another recent addition that is going to come in very handy is this excellent Timber Ridge folding wagon. It has a 150 pound capacity and can be used for anything from gardening to going to the beach, to holding your purchases while you are walking around swap meets or farmers markets. It folds up small enough to fit into a storage bay of an RV or the trunk of a car without taking up a lot of room. At least this I could get out of the box and put together by myself, since there were no tools required. All I had to do was unfold it and lay the folding bottom cover in it. Easy peazy!
Getting it to fold back up and fit into the cover wasn’t quite so easy. Well, it wasn’t for me. It took Terry less time to do it then it took for me find her and ask for help. Did I mention I love that woman?
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is a pair of e-books, the first two novellas in my friend Mona Ingram’s Dear Santa Christmas romance series. Their titles are The Bride and The Party. One lucky winner gets both books from this popular author with a loyal fan base. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given life, and it’s up to us to make the most of it.