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Brought up Jun 9, 2012

Dumb Stunts, And Gorilla Glue...

Ok, after a week of complete chaos, downers, and whinning, I needed cheering up. How better to do that than to babble about some of the rediculous things that have happened recently.

Ok, now remember, I love these people dearly, but let's face it, few who know them will read this, and if someone does, well, they deserve to be razzed a bit. Ok, me included on that, because one of the stories is on myself...

First, it is never a going to be a good thing if one sees my husband with a tool of any sort in his hand. It usually ends up being expensive, or means an afternoon in the emergency room.(Sorry, hon, but you know it's true. Remember moving, slick boots, and a dresser? Exactly how many stitches was that?) We discovered our air conditioner had no drainage hole. Now we have been using the thing for about 3-5 years, and never discovered this. So, as he was getting a few things done around the house before heading back on the road, my husband decided to give it a drainage hole... with a drill... Uhm, weeeelllll... I guess if there is another tear in the ozone, the freon he released is responsible. My new a/c unit is sitting on the front porch, and will probably be there when he gets home...

Which leads to the boy. Now, this is a person who is never happier than when he is elbow deep in greese, a tool in each hand, and maybe one in his teeth. He will grumble and growl about it, but he is very popular with the town gear headed Honda driving crowd. This is the kid, who has gone butt first through a rear window attempting to sit on a car trunk, split the same leg open twice, requiring massive amounts of stitches and stapples, lost his license for excessive speeding, after having gone to traffic school in another state to keep it from happening with the first ticket. He comes by his dumb stunts honestly... I just haven't gotten a ticket for mine in 25 years. This was a quiet week for him, but my yard is covered in tools and trash as a reminder of why.

Then, oh man, the girl this week. As smart as she is (if she actually used it, the world would be in severe trouble) she admits she has been very dumb this week. This, my tomboy, has not only gotten 4 tattoos in the past 2 years, she has suddenly let a friend of hers try and make a girl of her. The acrylic nails lasted 4 days. The third trip to the tanning bed, well, lets just say that even with your underwear on, things can happen, and she is sitting gingerly these days, and she has a small, but odd, burn on another part of her body no one but mom will ever see, and then only because it was itchy.

Ok, mine. Only fair. First of all, if anyone knows someone, give them my name... I will gladly endorse Gorilla Glue. Best invention since Super Glue in my opinion. Our house is old (I think Linclon's grandmother once lived here). Anyway, a large chunk of the porcelain throne actually fell off yesterday. It means a new one, a messy job I refuse to tackle alone. So, being the resourceful person I am, I bought the above glue. Now, when they say to use gloves, they mean it. Next time, I will. Also, when working with large pieces of broken anything, use gloves. Anyway, there may still be a few blood drops here and there, I am still peeling off bits of glue, and I think one of those tangles in my hair was suspicious, but the said artifact is now functioning. It ain't pretty, but it will work until I have someone available for the heavy lifting... My family... Ya gotta love 'em... Oh, and by the way, duct tape does NOT stick to porcelain. Good thing the break was clean, relatively speaking, and the pieces fit tight.

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