Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It happens every year

nice little cottagy shed
It's Spring here in the Carolinas, which means Blowfish is once again on his annual we have got to get some organization in the garage mission. Course, once translated, this means Fishy would you get all that  gardening mess out of the garage. It never means Blowfish has a single thought about maybe getting that giant, steel, antique Vandenkurt printing press out of the garage. Or the compressor, or the drill press or the generator or his collection of cleverly designed but never used power tools.

Blowfish has a true admiration for tools designed to perform one very specific task. He proudly brings em home and strokes the housings while  expounding on the genius of the design, the genius of the presentation and how it is going to radicalize his yard life. Then they get stacked in the garage in their original packaging like some  sort of tool  museum. Never is it suggested this assortment of finds should vacate the premises.

This year, I was ready for the annual  we gotta organize the garage assault.  Once mentioned I readily agreed.
We went outside for the Annual Pond Garage Tour where Blowfish promptly began pointing out all the space occupied by gardening "crap". I smiled and readily agreed with him. He paused, maybe having a brief inkling of a set-up.
Then he said,
"Fishy, are you agreeing with me about setting this Garage to rights"?
"Sure am"
"Why is that"?, Blowfish asked.
" Well by gosh Blowfish, you been speaking your mind on this for near bout as long as we have been at the Pond. I  want you to be happy.  I am willing to do what you want. Course we have to have some other location for all my gardening "crap" but I think I have a plan for that too."
" What might that be?"
"Honey wander on over  to the two trunk tree with me"
We made the hike  up to the far back corner where I smiled and said,
" Just imagine Blowfish how pretty the vista will be from the Garden Room once we build a charming, cottage style potting shed up here under the spreading branches of the two trunk tree! Course you know I will need a foundation poured and we have to have some water up here. Then I was thinking I'd like a little side deck with a pretty little porch swing and maybe some electricity so's I can have a little refrigeraor up here too. Then I need to have a darling little shed garden so the view from the house will be special and I can just hardly wait to get moved in! Can't you just see it Blowfish?"
" I think what I am seeing is dollar signs Fishy. You got any idea what this little shed idea might cost?"
very sweet!
maybe with a skylight?
" Honey, I took care of that. All together with the fella  you want to come take out the tennis court and put in the putting green, the bocce court and the croquet field, why it won't cost a bit more than The Fizz!".
Blowfish got a terrible pained look on his face but didn't say a thing.
So I smiled and placed my hand on his arm and said,
"Well really Blowfish, I'm not too disappointed about the Potting Shed. Lets us go on back down the hill and take another look at all those boxes of tools we've got stashed in the Garage. Maybe we can make some space!"

5 comments:

TROLL Y2K said...

"Blowfish has a true admiration for tools designed to perform one very specific task."

That's a disease. It applies to electronics and other things too.

I'd feel superior, but I have the opposite disease. Trying to force tools to do things they weren't designed to do.

In the long run, mine might be a more expensive ailment!

fishy said...

A disease !?!?????
You may be right. I don't think I will make much progress on thinning out the tools cache,or getting that giant printing press out of there either. Course if that press could print money ...

Aunty Belle said...

The one wif' the skylight can come live at Aunty's place.

Heh.

fishy said...

You have a fine eye Aunty!
I especially like that one because of the stone steps to the right...since we have a pretty good hill up in the back I could easily do terraced stone walls or a little stone patio instead of a side deck.

My reality is the garden shed will be built in many styles, over and over again, on paper, in my dreams but ( sigh ) probably never in my yard!

Kimozna said...

You have a fine eye Aunty! I especially like that one because of the stone steps to the right...since we have a pretty good hill up in the back I could easily do terraced stone walls or a little stone patio instead of a side deck. My reality is the garden shed will be built in many styles, over and over again, on paper, in my dreams but ( sigh ) probably never in my yard!