Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Run!!!!

Oh My...
Ever tried standing on a 6 foot ladder...that's standing on a trampoline?... well...I have...
I was trying to figure out how to hang a lampshade... from the ceiling...{10 foot ceiling}...above the 50's couch...that is wedged...and NOT MOVING ANYWHERE...problem being... I can't reach the ceiling...{even standing on the back of the sofa...}so I kept flipping the ladder around... over... behind... to no avail... {all the time... Peg was saying...and pacing back and forth.. {the Rabbit says No...Too Dangerous... no...no... no... I can't watch.. this will never work...ect...ect... ect...}
Finally... she gave in... knowing I wasn't about to give up.. and helped position the ladder... on the very... very springy sofa... and against the wall... oh my... I climbed to the top...with 6 feet of wire.. the drill and a couple of screws... got a screw in the ceiling...and wire wrapped... {I had kicked one shoe off, so I could keep my footing... of sorts... on the back of the sofa...when I began to climb... when I started climbing down... Peg said.."Wait!"... and was trying to grab my shoe, that was on the seat of the couch...so I wouldn't step on it... {but see... when coming down...off of a BOUNCY  Ladder.... one has to move quickly.... I moved Quickly...Peg.... not so much.....
I caught a glimpse of her expression... in one of the old mirrors, that is hanging on that wall...{It brought back wonderful memories... of a Hot Day.... in Southern Iowa... Pushing the Little Ford...down a Tiny Town, Main Street... with cars...lining up behind us...and another expression... in a mirror.. that will be forever burned into my brain..oh dear...}
Peg's hand... and my shoe... both got pounced on....Poor Peg....She said...."I just couldn't move fast enough".... with such a bewildered expression....of course... The Sick Person...I am....COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING!!!! {what is WRONG with ME!!!}
Her Sweet Little hand is scuffed... but o.k.... Poor Peg....
Then...when I was vacuuming... I thought it was blowing a bit of dust... just as Peg walked up... the Vacuum Belched off it's filter...{I always wondered if you could get by, without a filter on a shop vac.... ah... NO!!!!} The entire front of the shop, was DUSTED!!!! and Peg...She was RUNNING OUT THE BACK DOOR!!! Coughing...and hacking... oh my...I just stood there... all you could see were my eyes... I looked like a solid dust ball... oh dear... I'm still choking up crap, this morning!
Still haven't located my camera.... I know one place it isn't....In The Vacuum...
Love to ya!
Barb C.

9 comments:

Amy N said...

LMAO!!!!OH MY - those visuals are priceless!!! Can't imagine what stories the mice could tell ; )Can't wait to see the transformation.

House Things said...

Haha...Thanks for the good laugh...at you and Pegs expense!!! Sounds like me everytime I go to Sisters. I'm always trying to rig up some contraption where I'm up on a chair, reaching, hanging on to something with one hand, using the screw gun with the other, and my head pushed against the ceiling for support...aren't we a hoot!!
I can't believe I have to wait 15 more days to come shop the rabbit hole. At least I know the wait will be worth it! Have Fun!

vikki said...

~♥OMGOODNESS! you two really git into it! =) too funnie the visions you copped up! i climb where i shouldn't & always catch heck later, that shouldn't have done it... oh well... hate ladders & heights anyhow, so wanna be done with it! =) you two are a hoot! thanx for the smiles! lemme know if u need some liquids {medicinal of course...haha} to wash down the hair/dust balls! will make a delivery! take care & tell the march hare to hop faster outa the madd hatter way! =) loveyas! hugs & blessings, vikki♥xoxo {thought this was funnie, the word verification was whoobal! that is the fun you guys are havin... a whoobal! =) 'specially if u have a silly fit ... whoobal! =) likeit!

Gatherings said...

I have been on a ladder all day painting! Trying to reach treacherous spots over the stairway! Customer says why are you painting that? I take it she does not like the color? I love it. Lots of up and down though! Sounds like you are having as much fun!

simplyiowa said...

Hey...Amy Girl...
It was so great to see ya!...{I'm sipping on a Martini... in your honor... note to self... too many Dirty Martini's... with the juice from some stuff... not good... calcium chloride... ah... not good...}Peg will laugh...}
Any way... a lesson well learned...
Love to Ya...
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Hey,Brandon!



Yep...those who survive... are CRAZY!!!
Welcome... to the Mad Hatter's.... and come visit the Rabbit Hole...Anytime!
Love to Ya!
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Hey Vikki!
You...too... I know... can Take 'The Mad Hatter'... you have lived through the insanity...
I hope you can make the Garden Party... {either one... or...I have a couch!}
We Really Need to Stay OFF Ladders! Oh Dear!
Love to Ya...
Barb C.
{feel free to bring any refreshments... oh my... remember... 'the flame...'
oh dear...}

simplyiowa said...

Hey Wanda!
I'm gonna try and escape, for your Open House! {this weekend!!!!} I'm sure...it will be AMAZING!!!!
Love to Ya!
Barb C.

Gatherings said...

Find that camera! Need some pictures of all those activities! Did you hear my new Kid Rock Song? IT is perfect for summer! Hope to see ya!