|nice little cottagy shed|
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"?
"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?"
|maybe with a skylight?|
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!"