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  • April 25th, 2009 | 6:40 PM
Not a complete Saturday fail

Husbands like mine really ought to get medals for putting up with wives like me on days like today.

First there was the melt-down over the brand-new microwave that doesn't sit flush in the cabinet (see previous post). Then there is the white Bosch dishwasher that was given to us that is going to leave a gap around the edges because it is 1/2 inch less wide than the current one. Then there was the trip to the nursery (not a native plant one) where I walked back out without buying a SINGLE THING. Not a plant. Not the bench they used to have. Not the bird bath that I have only seen in my mind.

But my husband suggested we stop at one more nursery on the way home. They had the bench I wanted but in weird colors. Sigh. But then, hidden in-between a bunch of plants I found the bird bath. It is exactly what I was looking for! And at about half the price I expected to pay.



Yipee!  Thank goodness for wonderful and understanding husbands.
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coloradowriter
April 26th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
I just have to say that these little things bother me, also. I painted the deck last week. It took 2 days. And now that it is finished, I hate the color. I really hate it. So, today, I'll be spending another $100 on new paint, brushes, rollers, etc. to repaint it.

So, yay for the bird bath!
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Oh yikes! I can SO relate to the deck. Ick that you have to redo it. I do that sort of thing way too many times to be sensible. And I don't even want to think about the money I've wasted.

Like the bench that goes around the tree in the backyard that looks funky and out of place which is now listed on freecycle because we should have done a cement one to carry the line of the stonework.

Or the plants, my gosh most of my plants are so forgiving, thank goodness, since I put them in, sit on the patio, go move them again, and sometimes again. LOL
kymbrunner
April 26th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Sometimes things happen for a reason - and finding this beautiful bird bath after such a yucky day sounds like it was the highlight.
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, I had to keep telling myself that yesterday, everything for a reason. :)
jgurtler
April 26th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Your husband is a gem. MIne would have not had the patience. No way. NOt in a million years. :)
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Not only that, when I got up this morning (I take early puppy shift on the weekends) he has waffle batter rising for later!

I am sooooo lucky. :)
jgurtler
April 26th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Faint...

YES you are!!!
lkmadigan
April 26th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful! Fortuitous find.
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just? It makes me smile just to look at it. I can't believe what a difference it makes to have something substantial like that there....it grounds the rest of the yard. It's so hard when everything, save one tree, is new and tiny still.
(Anonymous)
April 26th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Bird Bath
Great-looking bird bath! But what is that, uh, interesting thing sticking out on top? I won't tell you what it looks like . . .
Give hugs to Cassie coming off of her meds. Liz
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Bird Bath
okay...that's really funny. Hadn't thought it when I just left my trowel there.

It's a tongue...that's what it is. :)
cute_n_cranky
April 26th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Bird Bath
When I saw the picture this morning, I thought: Well, you probably got it for a good price because it's got that severed human finger laying in it.
writerlinda
April 26th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
I love the bird bath! I was concerned about what looks like a finger coming out of it. Glad to hear it's just your trowel. I'm jealous you make so much time to garden.
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