June 14, 2014

If You Give a Man a Tractor...

Remember that Sunday I mentioned in previous post where I had wished we rested?

It all started because I had planted a flower bed around the "new" porch at our cottage. Well, one thing led to another and before I knew it I was on the tractor covering up a drainage pipe.

I know the two things seem unconnected. So I'll attempt to explain. Ahem.


If you want to make a brick border for your flower bed...
     you'll ask your husband if he's seen any bricks laying around.


If you ask your husband for bricks...
     he'll ask you how many you need.


If you tell him a bunch...
     he'll ask if the ones he saw lying on the ground that need picked up anyway      will work.

If you tell him that will work...
     he'll ask you if you need help carrying them.

If you tell him "yes"...
      he'll offer you the strength of his tractor.

If you use the strength of his tractor to carry the bricks...
       he's driven his tractor over to your flower bed.



If he's driven his tractor over to your flower bed...
    he'll ask you if you could move a flower so he can put in a drain       pipe there.

If he asks you to move a flower for a drainage pipe,
    he'll ask you if you care if he digs a ditch to lay it.

 If he asks to dig a ditch...
     he's going to ask you to help him.
           
 If he asks you to help him...
     he'll ask you to get a shovel.

           









If he asks you for a shovel...
      he's going to want to dig with that too.

           












If he asks you for the shovel...
      he's going to ask you to drive the tractor.

  If he asks you to drive the tractor...
     he's going to ask you to cover up the hole he's dug.






If he asks you to cover up the hole he's dug...
    you'll do it so you can get back to fixing your flower bed border!



 And that's how we went from a brick flower bed border to laying a drainage ditch.

(More cottage work to come.)



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