Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Actually my rant yesterday felt pretty good! What thought I intentionally started out with in my poor little brain really got lost.

What I meant to talk about was...... Now, these guys would work for a days pay. Anyone know where I can find some good ranch hands?

I bought some new light fixtures and when I got them home hubby mentioned that he would really like to get an electrician to hang them even though he can do it. He wired the whole house with a friend when we built it and we haven't burned down yet after almost 25 + years! I really don't want to pay more to hang them than I paid for the fixtures! So, it set me to thinking (oops...) Where is the good old practice of bartering gone these days? I need alot of little things done around here! I could furnish a good warm meal for a days work. Just like in the cowboy days. Hey, while we're at it, I could use a garden. Then I would like someone to paint my front door. I have the paint. Oh yeah, I really need someone to hang some blinds for me. Don't forget that while you are at it to go on and put up that iron curtain rod I bought. I've been wanting some new bathroom faucets. If I run get some could you maybe work in putting those on for me? OOOO.. remember when hubby fell off the ladder and my painting "the house" got sidetracked? I still have the master bedroom to go. Think you could work that in too? If you could would you also stack some more firewood at the back ? It would save me some steps in the COLD. While you are out there at the woodpile check out and see if you can get me a new flower bed going up against the house by the AC unit. I am just wanting to plant natural things in there so it will be easy to maintain. Don't worry! There are a few other little things I wanted to have you check out too......we can work this out. This may cost me about 50 meals. Maybe a months room and board. But, I get to control the remote in the evenings, if you have your chores done and get to watch tv. Come to think about it, it's like having children. Kids....come home.....I have work to do. That was what I meant to say yesterday.

8 comments:

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

The kids might be your best bet there. You'll have to wait a couple of months until they are really missing some good ol' Mama cooking and then get them all down for a weekend of helping their poor old mama for some good grub! Might just work but you'll have to stop dressing so nice and looking so young or it will never fly! Good post made me laugh!

Heather said...

Sorry, I'm busy. HAHAHA!

Giggi said...

If you find someone to do these things, send them my way! I'll whip them up something good! Good luck with the kids! I don't think they're that hungry!

The Doty's said...

Funny thing is that I have helped you with about 2 or 3 gardens and no one takes care of them! The grass grows back and the flowers die. HAHAHHAHA!! You have to quit getting so many crazy thoughts in your head! You and Dad have to start slowing down, not going crazy. What is wrong with the faucets you have? Do they work? Do people really care about the plants around the A/C unit? Does anyone even go back there? HAHAHAHA!!

Lynn said...

I can't believe that my precious son and first born child have spoken to me in such a derogatory manner....LOL. I know you are all right but where is Ash and her valued opinion? And, Mitch what in the world is all this "you've got to slow down" business. HELLO.....I am not yet elderly.....

Lynn said...

And to my precious mother who might be reading this. See? My kids fuss at me too......but in love just like me.

Kelley said...

I was gonna come visit, but you have too many projects!!!!

Lynn said...

C'mon Kelley. They are all "pipe" dreams. If you come I promise NO WORK....ALL PLAY