Monday, July 27, 2009

I Wish She Would Let Me Help Her


My Love is pressure washing, bleaching and staining the deck and fence. It's a LOT of work. We have a little more than 1/2 acre fenced with beautiful wood scalloped fencing. (You can see it on the right hand side of the pic.) You're supposed to wait about a year before you treat new wood. She knew that. I didn't.

She wants to do it all by herself. My Love's so fast and efficient that sometimes I feel like I'm just in the way when I try to help. I'm such a goober when it comes to mechanical stuff.


I made her a margarita and got out of the way.

29 comments:

Lu' said...

You could help me any time :)

Jen said...

Hey girls!
I feel the same when my girl is rearranging the furniture! (I need to get a blender for the office....)

Scarlet said...

I'm sure she appreciated your help; I know I would.

Btw, what a beautiful house! Also, I love your new profile pic. It's sweeeet.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

You have a lovely home. I always think couples need to have one handy person and one person who handles the details. Like in my marriage, I pick the paint colors (or any other decor) and the Evil Twin does the painting or hanging or assembly of furniture. :-)

James said...

She's happy. Just run the bath, get the massage oils ready for her aching muscles and make it up to her later....

ChocDrop said...

What a beautiful house. It looks so cozy. Fix her another margarita and a bubble bath!!

vixen kitten said...

We all have to do what we do best.

I'm sure it was the best dang margarita in the world!

Gorgeous place you two have, Sugar.

xoxo
~vk~

SkylersDad said...

Ah, it all looks so beautiful. And ditto to what they others are saying, let her know you care.

MA Fat Woman said...

What was the name of the martini? Paint the fence then come paint me?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I'm sure she appreciated the drink and your offer to help.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Being disabled, I told my man how independent I wanted to be and he was okay with that. But after a few years, he said, "I'd do anything for you, if you would just let me."

That made me realize that he wanted to take care of me and I wasn't letting him. I'm still independent but a little more flexible these days.

phd in yogurtry said...

So nice to have a partner who wants to do the hard work by themselves, isn't it? My man is this way. "No thanks. I got it."
Thump, thump, goes my heart.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

tis quite pretty indeed!

g-man said...

Sometimes that IS the best help. You have a lovely home.

Southern Sage said...

Does she hire out?

"Will work for margaritas!"

Grant said...

You sound like the perfect helper to me.

Slyde said...

i guess its that time of year..

i spent the day sunday pressure-washing as well... my arms are KILLING ME...

buffalodick said...

Let her do what she is good at, and keep the drinks coming her way..

Gina said...

Gorgeous house...and gorgeous profile pic! :)

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

That is a beautiful home. Love needs margaritas sometimes.

Ashleigh said...

Well at least you did something right?
lol.

Bond said...

That is the best kind of help...You truly have a beautiful home...

Dragon said...

beautiful house. LOL yeah I am the same way (as far as being like her). Let me just do it and get the job done. Although, I want a beer at the end. :-)

King of New York Hacks said...

Margarita making is a tough job too !!

Biscuit said...

I'm really good at that kind of help, as well! I love to paint, but my husband hates for me to help because I'm so slow.

Micky-T said...

What a sweet little house you have.

Bina said...

That's your house??? It's freaking beautiful!!!!!

And yea, when my husband wanted to help me pressure wash and stain the deck and fence, I actually let him, for about five minutes. Then I made him stop.

yea, it was that bad.

nitebyrd said...

Your home is AMAZING! I love it!

I'll bet your love appreciated the margarita and your thoughtfulness.

CJ said...

Hey, I'd do your fence too, if it meant a margarita!!