Thursday, July 24, 2008

Windows

We are getting new windows tomorrow. Six new windows. Pretty exciting stuff round these parts. Especially since Hubs sprung for labor too, meaning paying some nice, young men to come do it in a day. Wa hoo! (Thanks Hubs, love ya so.) The timing is slightly off, since we're hosting 20-some people the next day for our annual family BBQ. Ah well, if there's a mess or dust or whatever, I'll blame it on the window guys!

Every time I think I'm not spending any more money that I don't have, we find something pressing to spend money on. Like garage door springs (did you know there are huge, expensive springs up there?), or dog surgeries, or pediatrician bills. I shouldn't complain, being lucky enough to have a roof, food, and so on. Still, sometimes it's troubling. Sigh.

I think ahead to days when we won't have our debts to worry about. Then what will it be? Oh yes, car insurance for teenagers! And upcoming college bills that are neither mine nor Hubs', but our offsprings'. Seriously though, I would love a week, maybe a month, a few (many) years down the row when our only debt is a home mortgage. That would be a delight.

Yesterday I came upstairs to see what our Little Man was up to, since I knew he was taking the cusions off the couches again. I found him with a red sharpie (gasp!), but was pleased to find only scribbles on a few pieces of paper (including a print out of a Catherine Newman recipe I'm planning to try, I can still read it thankfully) and a red mark on his cheek. I asked him to kindly hand over the weapon and thanked him for writing on paper only. He actually said "you're welcome". Later, Hubs called me to the dining room, to the window, where I saw this and laughed myself to tears...

I don't even have to clean up after my little man for once, that window is out of here tomorrow! He's a lucky little man, this time!

No more sharpies, mister!

13 comments:

Erin said...

Oh he is a cutie! With impeccable timing, too. That's a great story about the window.

mum2brady said...

LOL - how could you even be irked at such a cute face :) We're keeping the sharpies well hidden over here, as I'm sure Brady, who hates to color, would suddenly become an artist extraordinaire given such weapons, as sharpies! Hope your new windows look beautiful!!!

I'm with you on there always being something to spend money you don't have on.

Hope your summer is going great!!

nikkis30by30 said...

THAT is FUNNY!!!!

Jenifer said...

A Sharpie! Yikes, he is one lucky boy, I can only imagine where he was heading with it!

Mimi said...

Good timing, little dude!

And, new windows? I'm sooooo jealous. The energy inspector said our windows are so poor we might as well just leave the front door open all winter. Hurrah!

Twinny said...

I can say I've been there twice on your blog today . . The garage door springs (We became $500 poorer in Jan for that) and the sharpie incident of 2008. However, Alaina found the couch, the carpet, and her toys before we caught the little Picasso.

Beck said...

I should show you my wall with the black sharpy art. It's a good thing we like you, kid.

New windows! YAAY!

Aliki2006 said...

I don't know what it is about Sharpies and little ones--they are drawn to them like moths to a flame...

Kimberly said...

UGH. Sharpies are such handy tools - right until they end up on your walls or windows...or face! Glad you are already planning to replace them. (Lucky, sweet boy!)

Cindi said...

How much fun is that??? Seeing red sharpie all over the window and knowing you don't have to clean it up!

Mama said...

Always remember the "Reality + time= humor". Even if it was upsetting one day when you retell about the incident you'll laugh. Odd how that works.........but even the most awful things become funny later (sometimes MUCH later). Enjoy your new windows.

Michelle said...

I guess he wanted to put his mark on the windows before they were taken down! :)

Alpha DogMa said...

Oh. He's soooo cute. How could you hold a grudge?