Sunday, November 09, 2008

Backaches and Improbable Statements

The amount of work I get done around the house and yard on a given weekend is directly proportional to the intensity of the backache that inevitably results. I got a lot done this time. There is not enough naproxin sodium in the world to fix this. Now I'm sitting here with a hot pack wrapped around my lower back. I hadn't planned to work in the yard at all on Saturday, but the Tech game was such a crapfest that I went outside to burn off my frustration. For three hours. At top speed. *sigh* I was pretty mad.

At one point, I had to go get PDM and ask "Hey honey, can you move this toilet so I can get to the lawnmower?" Then I cracked up. Never thought I'd have to say something like that. That ranks right up there with the redneck classic: "Can you move this transmission so I can take a bath?" The bathroom construction project is still going on, and we have bath fixtures all over the place. Including the carport storage room, right in front of the lawnmower.

It wasn't all drudgery, although our fun plans for today were scuttled by my waking up with a sore throat -- we were supposed to spend the day on the lake in a friend's boat. That didn't seem like a great idea given the cool temps and my possible cold or whatever this is. We stayed home and painted the wainscoting in the new bathroom instead. But I did get to see my sister. She spent last night with us during an Atlanta layover. We went out to dinner, then watched Clerks II and drank the bottle of Bordeaux she brought back from Paris. Classy, no? Nothing goes with "ass to mouth" dialog like fancy French wine.

12 comments:

dr sardonicus said...

You guys still going to the bathroom outside? And you want to talk about rednecks?

I work with a guy who once took his motorcycle apart and put it back together in the middle of his living room floor.

fermicat said...

dr s - ha ha. The living room is just about the only place that doesn't have bathroom hardware in it.

LL said...

I think the backaches are actually caused by Silvio. Now that he's cone free... he's stealing your breath at night again, and you feel tired and sore.

JennyLu said...

I hear ya woman. N when aunt flow visits, the backache from working in the yard seems worse! LOL. we managed to get leaves cleaned up under 6 of the 7 pecan trees and around the house (areas we walk) but the acre +/- between the front row of trees and road will just have to look sloppy.

Any condolence we began working on stripping and recauccing the downstairs bathroom. Which means... bird baths and hair washing in the kitchen sink. :)

JennyLu said...

PS I just never imagined you to be a Kevin Smith Fan! You just seem so sofisicated! Me likes you more now! How was clerks II? I havn't got to see it yet or get the video to watch when the kidun's are alseep

Keli said...

"cul à la bouche"

Look it up! :)

fermicat said...

ll - pshaw. We all know cats only suck the breath from babies.

jenny - yeah, the leaf moving is a never ending job in the fall months. Ack - sink baths!! And yes, I like low-brow humor.

keli - just did. Hilarious!

Kathleen said...

Oh, sorry about the football game, especially if it was so bad as to make you go outside and do yardwork. YUK!

magnetbabe said...

Wine and Kevin Smith? Sounds near perfect. We saw Zack and Miri make a porno last weekend. Pretty funny.

Just saw your Friday pic, Silvio looks healthy and up to his old tricks. Yay!

fermicat said...

kat - it was pretty bad.

magnetbabe - Silvio is now bugging the crap out of the other cats. In other words, situation normal.

Beth said...

OK, this whole thing cracked me up so much, I read it to my husband who also laughed.

Kathleen said...

Be thankful you're not a Detroit Lions fan. ;-)