5/28/2011

Missed photo op and how to put stress on your marriage

I've mentioned many times that DH is not the handyman of my dreams and I often have to negotiate tasks...  This was even bigger than sour cream rolls....  I had to offer up TWO dinner parties in one weekend.

First I wanted all the old wax stripped from the   old-fashioned linoleum in my kitchen.. (an on-your-knees job with amonia and scouring pads) and then I wanted the backup refrigerator moved from the laundry room into the kitchen to replace the one that died about 2 months ago.

He wanted to do the frig first but I knew that if the lino didn't come first it might not make it...  So he was a great sport and did a bang up job....all the time thinking he'd whip that frig into the kitchen in short order and be off to coffee at Starbucks...

Everything had to be unloaded from the refring/freezer combo.  Then both doors had to be removed.... Then the washer disconnected and moved.  Then the door to the laundry room had to be taken off the hinges...  THEN he had to maneuver a 29 1/2" frig through a 29 1/2" door opening...  He started by thinking he could pull it through but it was hard to get a grip and about halfway through it was stuck and he could neither move it forward nor backward and had no way to get behind to push...  So he had to get the step ladder to climb over the refrigerator...  That was my missed photo opportunity but I was busy holding the ladder...   About an two hours later it was moved, cleaned and reloaded and he was off to Starbucks...

Today I am marinating lamb chops, fixing individual potoato au gratins, and have a lemon sponge tart in the oven. All to go with roasted beets with an orange sauce and spring greens salad...  Monday will be braised leg of lamb, mushroom risotto, salad and rhubarb pies...  But my floor has a shining with a new wax job and the refrigerator is moved.... Sometimes a girl just has to do what she's got to do.

5 comments:

Cathy K said...

Oh Gerry, I am almost afraid to laugh at this, but having been a guest in your home, I could picture everything EXACTLY. Big hugs to Ron - what a good sport! And if the ladies could taste your cooking, there would be a fight to see who could move the frig for you next time in exchange for dinner!! I know I would!
Big hugs, Cathy

Pam Kellogg said...

Gerry, can I come for dinner? Oh does that sound good!

I'm still trying to get my husband to finish painting my hallway upstairs and to finish getting my garden ready for my container herb garden! I have the herbs, they're in the containers. But I need him to dig up the stuff that's out there. Maybe if I make him a nice meal like you made? Hmmmm......not!

HUGS, Pam

black bear cabin said...

that sounds like a project in our home...what seems like a simple task, usually turns into a ginormous one! Glad it all worked out :)

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I can empathize Gerry, I have a not-so-handy man of my dreams also. The mental pictures where sufficient :)

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Yup, a girls gotta do it! Dinner at your house sure does sound yumee - bet hubby is enjoying it!

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