Thursday, July 9, 2009

Did you notice?

Yeah, I totally forgot to blog yesterday! I have been so crazy getting this Sock Summit stuff ready to go that it just fell off the radar. Not to worry - you haven't missed much! Have I told you how bummed I am that we are not going to the Sock Summit??? I am really glad our yarn is getting to go but I WANT TO GO TOO!!!!!!! Wah! Hopefully Tina and Steph will be signing up for more torture and doing this again next year. If they do - we are so there. Thanks so much to everyone for their wonderful support of our Sock Summit yarn colors! We have sold a lot of the yarns already. I will let everyone know when voting is up and running.

Some time ago I promised you a picture of our neighbor's garden. This is sort of a bad picture and things are MUCH more huge now. I will have to try and remember to get a picture when we are over there again. This one was taken from our property and you can't really appreciate the hugeness of this crazy garden.

Here is another picture that we took on our Fourth of July day. This one was too good not to share. Check this out. A bottle opener on the front bumper of his car!

This reminded me of a funny story. Oh how I wish I had gotten pictures of this at the time. We were at my dad's farm one day and we were helping him get a couch moved to the apartment over his garage. Well, there was NO WAY we were going to get the couch up the narrow stairway to get it up into the apartment so we were wracking our brains trying to figure out how we might be able to do this. It just so happened that there was a porch balcony on the apartment (2 stories up of course).

One of my dad's friends, Mark, was there. He lived down the street and was a pretty humorous country kinda guy. He looked at us and said "Wellllll, you know what a redneck would do?" We all just sort of gave him a blank stare. He said "A redneck would go over there, get that front end loader, put the couch in the bucket and lift it over the second story balcony.".

Me, being a nurse of course, was thinking OH NO WAY YOU GUYS!!! I'm thinking someone is going to get killed in this operation. But, my dad and husband were all gung ho about this idea so my dad ran to get the front end loader (what? doesen't everyone have a front end loader sitting around on their property?) and my husband went to go climb out on the first story roof to help get the couch over the balcony. Oh my bob I wish I had some pictures. It was hilarious but the funniest thing was - it worked!!! We didn't even kill anyone in the process which was amazing.

So now, anytime we think of a quirky good idea we say to each other "Wellllll, you know what a redneck would do?". Hence why the bottle opener on the truck reminded me of this story. I figured some guys were out in the woods and all ticked off because they didn't have a bottle opener. I could just hear one guy saying to the other "Wellll, you know what a redneck would do? He'd screw a bottle opener right there to the bumper so he'd always have one.". Another great country thinkin' idea!!

On another note - we are working on our mailing list issues so we will let you know when we have it all straight. My goal is to find a system that makes me use a lot less foul language than google mail lists does. If you did not get a copy of our newsletter via email yesterday you can look at the one on the website HERE.


Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

wish you had a camcorder that would have been so funny:)Hugs Darcy

Turtle said...

lol, too funny. love the opener on the fj cruiser!

knittingdragonflies said...

Would have loved to see a pic, of course big machine and a couch,and a bottle opener on the front bumper. All testosterone