Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Plantation

Indiana Jones is out of town. And when he is out of town I always get some wild-hair-project up my sleeve and later regret it. I worked yesterday, yes actual manual labor, something I have not seen since...Well, I don't think I have ever seen it. It was like a new revelation for me. But let me just say their are muscles hurting this morning that I never knew I had and they are in places I cannot disclose on this blawg cause I am a good Christian woman who reads my Bible everyday and wears panty hose on Sundays, well at least Spanx. I think when you move to a new city where you know no one and all they ever talk about is the Civil War and sweet tea, you being to do a little soul searching and find stuff out about yourself that you might have never know - that might contradict everything you have known to be true and good about yourself. Stuff that might make you say, "LIB, I am prit near a stranger to myself." Let me explain, shall I?

I actually associated myself with manual labor ALL day yesterday.

This was my backyard this weekend. Let me tell you, I moved into this house without EV-ER seeing it. Indiana Jones came out here and bought this house. I saw eight pics on the internet. Four of the looked just like this. The former owners of this plantation were very proud of this shrine-like storage shed. I am just saying, they had just as many pics of it as the house.

I at first thought maybe it was our guest cottage. But then I began to worry that maybe this was my living quarters. IJ assured me I could stay in the main house as long as I behaved myself and dinner was on the table when he walked in the door. I have done okay on number two...the jury is still out on option one.

Well, this thing was right in the middle of the back yard and I didn't want it. So, I posted it on Craigslist (the new lover of my soul) and then, this occurred... and I little of this...
and some of this...
then I was left with this...MESS, MESS, MESS. I cannot STAND MESS!
So I went and got IJ's whip and said, "Twerps, mush...mush!"Then a little of this started to occur and I shouted, "Play? Play? Do you know what happens to little kids that PLAY when work needs to be done? They grow a third adenoid! And then they get called names on the playground like TRI-ADENOID. Do you want that? I think not." Then I wielded my whip and sat back, kicked my feet up and smoked a cigar. I kid. I kid. About kicking my feet up. And the work started back up."Water, Water. She gave me water."Doing a little hedge trimming.Some worked on their mad circus skills.Some worked on growing their gotee.This is the rockiest land I have ever seen. But I will turn this rock garden into Tara.After it was all said and down we had raked, shoveled, and drug 16 of these bags to the curb.And now our yard is a big plot of dirt, trees, and...nothing. And the wheels are turning...Who knows what my occur. {Insert demonic laugh}

Ooh, the wheel in the sky
Keeps on turning
I don't know where I'll be tomorrow
Wheel in the sky keeps on turning.

7 comments:

Working Mom said...

how about one of them there cement ponds?

ooooh, or a hot tub...

Cristie said...

I love your backyard. Very low maintenance. And kinda woodsy. My kids would be in heaven there.

hope4grace said...

I am so impressed with your work ethic honey. I totally give out in the middle of a project and then leave it for The Man to finish. I'm not proud of this....so I'm throwing some envy your way. You totally rock!

Becky :) said...

I love your backyard, so roomy. Nice job on getting rid of the shed, and I love how you use the child labor to help you out.:-)

I agree with Working Mom, I think you deserve a hot tub!!!!

glenda said...

A perfect spot for a pool?? A girl can wish right??

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

how impressive! i can never finish anyth

Dana Jones said...

Oh be careful about Craigslist. I got hooked on it last summer, and it turned me sour against all other living human beings. There's lots of sour faced people on there!

So what you gonna do with your sidewalk to nowhere now? How about a lavish butterfly garden or something?