Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Little Rusty


No, this isn't our truck, but it represents us:  Rusty and out of gas.

It's cold and raining intermittently, so we decided to abandon the workshop project today and run to the home improvement store. We need to buy a few things like new tin snips, drill bits, a few more 2X4's, insulated underwear and ear-muffs!


"Looks like you've got a your work cut out for you," the gal at the check-out in Lowe's kidded as she winked at me.


"You have noooo idea," my honey sighed as he grimaced just using his arm muscles to write the check.

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the two men behind my honey look at me and then just shake their heads in sympathy.

"How 'bout a big ol' steak at Applebee's?" I asked my honey fairly loudly. "Sure! I'll go get the car," he smiled broadly.

As we left I looked back at the men in line. They gave me thumbs-up. 

Yeah. Will work for food.



39 comments:

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

It's amazing what one can accomplish when the belly is satisfied.
Hope there are blue skies in the forecast so we can see the progress on the carport.
Susan

Dashini said...

hey janean,

thanks for stopping by my blog. It was really nice to have you and i hope you come read and comment more often.:)

I have just started reading ur posts, and so far, they are completely interesting and refreshing! Congratulations!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I love it! Hubby pulls this with ME all the time. I'm a sucker for a Crackerbarrel bribe...

Kelly

p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sara said...

Aww Janean, I have enjoyed reading about your adventures (mis-adventures?) over the past week!

My words of encouragement to you are as follows:

1) It will all be worth it in the end!
2) At least it is making for some very entertaining stories :) Keep them coming!

kimsound studios said...

I like the truck! Something about the greens and the reds.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I so want a truck, even a rusty one will do!

Very cute story! I don't know if that'll work on my husband. I don't think I've ever tried food!

Manuela

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Cute! I might just have to try out your method when we are in the Lowe's ourselves later today!
Happy Halloween!!

Sue said...

Yep, food works every time!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I LOVE Lowe's and Home Depot! Such possibilities!

Just Breathe said...

I hear you, I always try to wiggle out a meal if we go out on an errand!

Donna said...

Janean, I love your blog! I think it is really neat that there are so many of us blogging grannys out there. Come by to visit anytime.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Janean, I am loving your blog. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. I love new friends and new "good" blogs to follow.

I have three guys and I can attest to the promise of good food leading to hard work. LOL

Please come back I am planning a HUGE giveaway in the next few days when I hit 500 posts. :-)

Off to read more!

Cece

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh, how I can well relate! We ran away from home today, made it about a mile before I pulled over, gave a HUGE sigh and said, "I don't think I can do this. I'm just too exhausted." We turned around and came home; going to nap instead. It's that kinda day...rainy, warm, quiet...nap perfect!
Thank you for visiting Thistle Cove Farm, loved having you lead me back to Sweetwater.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Too funny! I never thought of bribing my husband with food to get him to work! I'll keep that in mind for our next project (he's still recovering from the bathtub remodel:). Thanks for visiting the bathtub diaries and leaving a kind comment!

Blessings,

Kim

PS~Erin said...

Love this little story! Hope dinner hit the spot!

(Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Barbara said...

Yep- good food is always the answer!

Rosey Pollen said...

What is that they say about stomach's and hearts? TOo cute.

Dogwood said...

I want that old truck. It is the greatest looking old vehicle. Love the rust which gives it lots of character.

Have a happy and fun weekend.

Linda said...

Saw you comment and came over to see you. You have a fun blog. BTW we had just redone the craft room when we took the pictures. It definetly doesn't look that neat now. To me a neat craft room means I'm not using it. Linda

Sares said...

Hello Janean, I thought I'd come and return the visit! I wish you luck with your improvement project! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Kritter Keeper said...

hey janean, thanks for your comment on my blog...i can't believe you know that song...my sister and i used to sing it all the time when we were kids and i can never remember all of the words! byw, husbands always will spend bucks for food!

Pam said...

I'm laughing out loud, can you hear me now :D That was a very cute and funny story. I love 'old rusty' to boot.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Good luck with the project! You sound like quite a team.

julie said...

Hi Janean...thanks for stopping by. Love your little story and I love your blog. I'll be stopping by again...julie

Marina Capano said...

Hi Nice to meet you, you have a lovely blog, What a cute post!

xoxo

heartnsoulcooking said...

THANKS!!! for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.
Geri

Claudia said...

Great story - how true! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful Halloween and a wonderful weekend!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

I love me a rusty old truck now! Enjoyed your story...Have a great Sunday.
Susie
P.S. This is my first visit!

Pondside said...

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach....and if he's going to keep on with that project he'll need re-fuelling, often!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Janean, and thanks for visiting me, especially on Halloween! Cute story about you and your hubby, but you don't look rusty to me! You look beautiful! I will check out your older posts now! Bisous... Julier Marie

koralee said...

Thank you for your comment you left on my blog the other day. It is so nice to find you. Your story is very cute. I do like that image of the old truck! Many a day I feel just like it myself.

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Janean, thanks I love your story, they all think they have it so hard don't they..haha, little do they know they are just spoilt rotten, cheers Katherine

kristeen said...

Hello -- new to your blog -- love your banner or header-- not sure what you call it. Anyway that truck the rusty one it would be a great subject in a photo with you and your husband along side of it -- I saw a family photo having an old beat-up one and I also saw a photo that had a just married on it which was funny! Iam enjoying your blog and I have these wishes from my heart to live in your state -- I love green grasses and hills. I live in northern Utah. I'll be back again.. Kristeen ---
kandgough@gmail.com

kristeen said...

Hi --- I am new to your blog -- enjoying it too.. About the rusty old truck I've seen in photos as a subject for a family near the truck in different poses -- very cute and fun -- hint, hint! I have wishes of the heart to live in your State -- love greenness! I'l be back again. Kristeen from northernUtah. - kandgough@gmail.com

Vicki said...

Hello, Janean,
Sounds like you and hubby were ready for a little break! A steak always rejuvenates the spirit! I love the photo of the rusty old truck, too. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. Have a beautiful weekend and stay warm. Vicki

Torie Jayne said...

Gorgeous pic! Applebees is one of my favorite places to go for food in the US. Have a sweet day!

kristinco said...

J'adore cette camionnette, ce qu'elle représente et ses jolies couleurs passées ...

Sandi said...

So true !! My hubby will do almost anything for FOOD! Me...not so much. Not really a foodie kind of girl. But throw a great steak at my guy and things will start to happen in the fix it department. Who knew they are so easy to please? lol
Blessings~

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Love the rusty truck. Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you visit often. Have a great weekend, Theresa