Saturday, October 14, 2017

Chores

We had chores on our to-do list we've been dreading for months. My shed is a disaster area. It should have been condemned. A wiser man would have struck a match to it, taken the bucket loader on the tractor, loaded onto the truck, and hauled the debris to the dump.  But that's not what happened.

Cleaning the guest room was also on the list. That where gifts land. The room is rarely used so each time there's a birthday, graduation, or other gift-buying occasion, we put the gifts in there until they can be wrapped and delivered.  We never invite company over during Christmas because we have no place to store the stuff.  Cleaning that room was long overdue. 

We also, we have a deep freezer. Its been in our laundry room for years. In the past, we cleaned it out and defrosted it annually. We missed a year. Then another. The last time I looked, frost was creeping around the lid. It was so bad that the lid wouldn't seal. I was beginning to worry that it would break free during the night and freezer would cover everything in a frosty crust. We wouldn't be discovered until the next power outage and our frozen bodies thawed.

So, those were the chores on our list today. I considered calling in drunk, but I didn't We got busy after breakfast.

Jilda headed to the guest room and I headed outside to the shed.  We both worked until lunch. By mid-afternoon, we'd checked all three chores off our list. Tonight I feel like I"ve run a marathon. But I ran down to civilization, picked up some Chinese food, and we are kicking back.

I actually feel taller tonight.


11 comments:

  1. Wowsers. All three tasks ticked off? You have done exceeedingly well.

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  2. I hate chores. Glad yours are done. By the way my garage needs cleaning......

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  3. Well Rick, good job doing some things that aren't that pleasant (understatement here). Done. Love the photo - did you draw that or did Jilda?
    Joy

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    1. My lovely spouse did the watercolor.

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  4. Actually, this is my kind of post. I loved it. As always I get a kick out of your descriptive language (sometimes over to top) always a grabber. If I ever master that stuff Imma gonna be a writer.
    But you took the easier of the chores and left the hard stuff to Jilda. Yeah I'm surprised to find you are the average male (in that respect). LOL\
    But, no matter, when all is said and done, I love it when I can cross something off the list. y'all done good!

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  5. Cute picture! I can imagine you both felt it after a day of work! It's great to get chores done and makes you feel better and taller too.

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  6. Who did the adorable drawing? I love it. Congratulations on your accomplishment. Think of all the people who would be forced to read an article about a freezer that killed a couple in their home.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I dreamed about that frightening freezer. Of course, my lovely spouse did the watercolor of us. I've used it before, but it's been a WHILE back.
      She paints our Christmas cards each year.

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  7. I actually feel shorter after cleaning because I don't have that junk to stand on anymore!!

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    1. Thanks. I just snorted red wine up my nose :)

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  8. We all have chores they are part of life and us not wanting to live in a disgusting mess

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