Monday, August 16, 2010

And In Other News...

*  We've had some hot weather.  I know, some of you may mock us, but out here 90F is hot.  Hot, I tell ya! 

*  So the boys and I spent several hours today out at the lake. Oh... I love the lake.  Clear, cool, clean water.  Lots of swimming.  Lots of splashing.  Lots of jumping off the dock.  And the boys had fun, too.

No new pics of that, but you've seen it before.  And - yes - we did see Norbert the Nasty (Toe) Nibbler.  And we're now convinced it's actually Norberta, due to the presence of several little identical fish.  We think she's a mackinaw trout.  And she didn't bite anyone today.  So that's good.


*  Too bad for Kerry, he couldn't go with us, because... he was meeting with clients.  (Doing the happy dance!)  They're hiring him to design a house, which should be about a month's worth of work.  We are thanking the Lord... and praying for more work.

*  Kerry jumped in yesterday afternoon and did the second round of stripping the front of the dresser.  (Woo-hoo!)  And he took a pic.  Just ignore all the disgusting pink goo that someone has dripped onto the cardboard and even onto the garage floor.  Someone is going to have a job to get that up.  (Someone could be me.)


*  We spent all afternoon out at the lake today because - well, it was hot and we were cool - and because I actually got my act together and put dinner in the crock-pot earlier in the day.  I don't know why I don't think of the crock-pot more in the summer.  Cooked food that doesn't heat up the kitchen.  Hurray.

*  But I digress, we got home and no sign of Kerry.  His meeting couldn't have taken that long...  I got him on his cel and he sounded a bit tense.  Told me he was headed back to the job site because he'd lost his "billfold".  (Now there's a word I don't think I've heard since my grandpa died.)  I wasn't freaking out yet, because he's lost his wallet several times before and always found it about the time I'm hyperventilating, but this time he came up dry. 

Okay - I'm telling myself - don't panic, don't panic, we don't even carry credit cards.  But my mind was spinning through what might actually be in his wallet, that we'd have to replace... driver's license, debit card (which means mine too, right before vacation - eek).  And other odds and ends... money (as if), library cards, bank receipts, I have no idea.  He has a big wallet.

So he came home, walked through our bedroom, and started looking around the bathroom, and walked right past this, on his nightstand.


And then said,  It's right here.  My money clip.

Really?  Because normally he carries a big red wallet.

I guess I should've known he meant something different when he said Bill Fold and Money Clip.

I just didn't get that he was being so literal.

But anyway, more reason to give thanks.  Not lost at all.  Just a little odd.

11 comments:

Felicity said...

My husband 'loses' his wallet regularly. Once when we thought it was truly gone, and had just cancelled all our cards we got a call from the pharmacy: "When are you going to come and collect your wallet??" sigh...
90 degrees is hot (I converted it and it's 32 celcius) that's good weather for swimming!! The lake sounds lovely!

leah said...

Thanks for the chuckle! I love his money clip (and thank goodness it wasn't his wallet)!

The dresser looks great- and I'll say a prayer that the goo is easily removed. Dennis and I stripped and refinished a table when we were first married, and the experience has caused us to NOT refinish another piece of furniture since, lol!

melanie said...

Whew! on finding the folded bills =)

And hurray! for the meeting with paying clients =) May God continue to guide and bless you all ~

(And even without the pictures, I want to jump in that lake!)

These Are Days said...

Aren't you thrilled that when I read your blog a little Deutschland flag shows up on your tracker?!?! You're, like, world famous and all.

Please post pics of the dresser when you are done. I love refinishing furniture!

Organizing Mommy said...

http://organizedeveryday.blogspot.com/2008/10/creative-household-hacks-or-you-tell-me.html

LInk to the cup holder.

TRS said...

Love that it's a bullnose office clip! not what I expected.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

O.M. - thanks for the link. That's just what I thought that might be! Great idea.

Rachel said...

I've seen your comments at Pyromaniacs and just had to say something. Your name "Herding Grasshoppers" makes me smile everytime I see it. I'm in the military and there's this saying, "Getting military officers to stay in the same place is like herding cats." So, yeah, completely random, but I really love your name as I can relate to it in a weird sort of way.

Organizing Mommy said...

Oh boy! (I finally got around to reading your post) Happy happy dance for Work!! and the "billfold" found. Amazing what level of stress we can go through in just ONE cotton-pickin day, eh??

Rebecca D said...

If it makes you feel any better my husband lost his money last week... as in all his cash and since he is only recently (the last 48 hours) employed I was panicking... That $60 might as well have been $6000 it was so irreplaceable at that moment... Turns out he didn't lose it... He put it "in" his wallet... You see he usually puts his cash in his front pocket, this was the first time in over 15 years he put cash "in-side" a wallet... and then he forgot he did it...

The dB family said...

Hooray for clients!! I'm so happy for you all!! That is one stylin' money clip Kerry has. So glad he found it though and that it really didn't go anywhere.

Norbert(a) does look too nasty ;o). Maybe she was just hormonal. Heehee!

Loving seeing the dresser progress!