Thursday, October 22, 2009

Great Stuff...........

I went outside to clear my head and ........ mop the bathrooms. The air was crisp and I made short work of the restrooms and went for a little stroll through my fast fading gardens. They needed work, so I grabbed my clippers and got started removing all the dead heads and gathering seed for next year. I made great headway and started pulling dead vines down and lots and lots of shriveled sunflower heads.

Just look what I found hiding among all the dead branches. The sun has been absent here for so long........ in more ways than one. I cut it and put it in a vase so that it could cheer me up.

Back to my title........ We have an area in the pump room where all the electrical boxes enter the building. Love of my life added something at some point in time and I could actually see daylight coming in.... I thought it should be fixed, you know. Rain, cold air, mosquitoes, flies, rodents can enter the building. I left the repair work up to him. I can no longer see daylight in that particular area. This is good, right?

I found this can on his workbench. Clearly the man does not know how to use this product. This is not the first time he has used it, either. I have tried to explain to him that the product continues to expand long after you apply it.
Last time he used it to "seal" around the back door. He used so much that it actually popped the trim off. I am afraid to go outside and look at the building....... he applied it outside. I guess I should just be happy I no longer see daylight. Still, I hope the siding remains on the building. Less is more, less is more. Perhaps he should chant this as he applies it...........


12 comments:

Kelly's Ideas said...

Funny - I was trying to figure it out.. sounds like my husband.

Love the sunflower - beautiful

Love to you.
kelly
http://www.ivebecomemymother.com

Sunny said...

I am laughing reading your post, that insulation really works well if you don't use too much! I did the same thing filling a small hole in our old house, when it expanded it looked like a huge mushroom growing in the kitchen floor!
Sunny :)

SkippyMom said...

That can is...um...quite the work of art? Yeah, yeah, that is what it is...ART! Talented hubby :)

I love the flower, so lovely in these waning days of fall.

Rae said...

Too funny. I have some of that stuff and need to get busy filling some cracks. Glad I found out the risks first.

luksky said...

The blob sort of resembles my gut. :-)

Carol said...

Just goes to show you can find beauty anywhere, or a piece of orignal art! Ohhh, I mean the great stuff can, no, I mean the flower, oh, I mean both! You are in my prayers.

Living on the Spit said...

What would we laugh about if we didn't have our men?

Love the beautiful flower and I can hear in your words that you are doing better...that makes me happy.

lifein3dee said...

What a beautiful "gift", the sunflower.


I imagine it takes a lot to prep the campground for winter. Do you stay open and still have campers there?

Pat said...

There's symbolism there - underneath all the weeds is a flower. Underneath all the pain and darkness, is beauty and light. :) Smile.

Laughed at the can - hey, he's trying right? At least the hole is blocked! LOL!

Brian Miller said...

lol. love that last picture! i am probably guilty as well...

ellen abbott said...

He could probably get a lot of money for that in some art galleries I've been in.

Meggie said...

You made me laugh. Gom does exactly the same!