Saturday, October 9, 2010

Scary...........

I got over my irritation with he who is much loved by me ........... in spite of himself. I felt much better today and even got the fall decorations up. I am happy to have most of it out of the way. I am ready for Halloween ...............

This is one wicked looking cat! I have had it forever and it seems to get better with age.


I harvested the gourds. I am amazed at how many I got, since I didn't plant any. All the vines were volunteers from stray seed. Even the pumpkin. Do you see the frog hiding under one of the pumpkins?

I love my gourds, this one lends a lot of color to this old wreath.




Legend has it that I lent my broom to this witch........... I have another witch in the store that cackles and sings. My grandchildren firmly believe that it is my voice that has been taped. I do have a good witch voice, if I do say so myself.


This monkey heard my witch laugh and actually tied his arms around the chain in an effort to get away from me!


Now for the truly scary .......... This is the new radio in my golf cart. He who fancies sound to surround him built this lovely box thing and mounted the radio to the top of the canopy. I would have thought it should go in the dash. What do I know?



I suppose I will just be happy he did not drag out the compressor and the pneumatic nail gun. He shoots nails into things like it is a machine gun ............ instead of a nail every inch, there will be 100 nails per inch.


I confess that I am not without faults (no, really). My buddy, Yvonne and I went out prowling around the various antique and junk stores in town last week. On the way into town is a house that always has windows leaning against tress and such in the yard. We slowed as we approached and Yvonne proclaimed that we would be stopping on the way home. I wasn't all that keen on the idea, but she insisted. We approached the house that was surrounded with a fence and many barking small dogs. It would have been impossible to gain access to the door, but Yvonne shouted out a "hello" while I tried to hide behind her as a big puppy galloped over to us. He was not confined by any fence. He seemed happy to see us and the owner came from a deck on the back of the house to greet us. I let Yvonne do all the talking, since she was hell-bent on us stopping and I was little put off at the amount of junk we encountered just getting out of the car and approaching. There was a musty smell to the place and it was obvious that no-one in charge of policing the dog leavings.
We learned that the windows came out of homes that had the windows replaced and could be purchased for $5 each. I was ready to go and come back at a later time with he who has a truck. But no, Yvonne the Brave, insisted that we follow the lady through the back yard and over to the windows nestled in the knee high weeds to have a look-see. Having broken my foot FOUR times walking on unlevel surfaces I was stepping lightly and managed to avoid most hazards, including a rather impressive pile of dog poop. Yvonne The Inquisitive kept pace with out guide and saw a lot more than me. She even ventured into a trailer that had previously served as a chicken coop to view even more windows. I stayed closer to the road and look what we found!!! These were the side lights on a front door. And I want them! For what? I had no idea, other than the fact that they were double paned with leaded glass and they were coming home with me.
I drive a VW bug. No way will they fit in my car unless I dump Yvonne and make her walk home. Or maybe make her recline the seat and lay under the doors. Even though I considered both options, I called he who drives the truck and gave him his instructions to meet us at this house of many windows. Of course, I waited for him. I had to make sure he loaded the right ones. He was less than enchanted with my purchase. He lacks vision, this man I love. That is okay, I have enough for both of us. He buys electronics and houses them in ugly boxes ........ I buy unattractive items and use them creatively.
My guest room lacks a closet (no doubt due to the fact that I ripped the wall between the bedroom closets out to create a bigger closet for my room). I am getting rid of the bulky TV and mounting the flat screen on the wall. This leaves me with a rather large entertainment center that I no longer have use for in it's current state ....................... With a little imagination and careful use of a measuring tape I have determined that I can disassemble the unit and make an closet of sorts with hanging capacity on top and storage beneath. I can, in fact make two of them. They will flank the bed, much like night stands and have lights mounted on the sides for reading at night. The best part? Those ugly doors with the leaded glass windows will be cut to fit the "closet" top on the larger unit.








9 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Looks like you scored big to me.

labbie1 said...

Yvonne the Brave. Should be Yvonne the CRAZY!!!! LOL The puppy was SO CUTE though! I wanted to put him in the truck and bring him with us too! You really NEED a Great Pyranees puppy! They are, after all, not unlike St. Bernards...

jojo said...

YES! a girl after my own heart...score!

Brian Miller said...

i think they will clean up nice...and that cat is scary...smiles. nice decor...i really like that blue monkey!

SkippyMom said...

You crack me up. I think the windows are a fair trade for a radio in the golf cart [the pnuematic nail gun story made me nod my head in agreement. Been there, know that!]

And Brian? I love that monkey too - they are even cuter in person. LOVE!

[I think I need more Kathy. Got any halloweeny colors? Feed my addiction girl. ;D]

Mamma has spoken said...

Love the decorations! Looks like you are ready for the trick or treaters when the time comes. I have family who goes camping every week-end before Halloween because the campground has a big celebration for the holiday. Do you do the same thing?

Hillbilly Mom said...

That radio is classic He Who. I hope it doesn't whack you on the head during a high-speed chase after bathroom vandals!

Pat said...

I'll tell you the scariest thing on this blog - that radio hanging over your head in the golf cart! You KNOW that thing is going to come crashing down on you!

Those windows/doors were a steal! And you, Miss Kathy-Martha-Stewart will whip up something fantastic I AM SURE!

Marla said...

I love them!! You gals take the kind of adventures I like. I may have to join you one of these days.