Saturday, May 15, 2010

all in all we're just another brick in the wall.

Today Jason, Jonathan and moi moved 976 gajillion bricks. No lie.

We loaded the bed of the truck. We unloaded it. We neatly stacked the bricks.

Our neighbor liked our bricks. And if you're a friend of ours, you're a friend of our bricks.

So we hitched up the neighbor's work-trailer and backed it up to our gajillion bricks.

We loaded the bricks. Drove the trailer next door and unloaded the bricks. We neatly stacked the bricks.

We then drove the trailer back to our house, where we loaded more bricks. Drove the trailer back to the neighbor's, unloaded the bricks, neatly stacking them.

Back to our house. Where we loaded more bricks. Drove next door. Unloaded. Barely able to stack the bricks, not giving a flip if they were neat.

Unhitched the trailer, returned to the brick site, loaded the bed of the truck and stacked the remaining bricks behind Jason's nifty garage.

To sum up my day, I leave you with this famous quote (a word or two have been changed, due to literary liberties):

As God is my witness, as God is my witness, they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never move another brick again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never move another brick again!


Thomas Fleming said...

Wish I could have been there, Patti! I actually rather like mindless toil like that when it's done as a family; you can chat and laugh and feel good about what you're doing (and maybe look forward to a cold brewski afterwards)! If you've got another such project lined up while I'm down there, count me in! Can't wait to see you guys!

JR said...

Gotta love yard work! Love the quote. :)

The Queen (aka Red Bear) said...

We know your pain!! Doing the same thing here in PA getting ready for this Eagle Scout Celebration. Have to wonder... does anyone else besides us really care and/or notice all of this backbreaking work and preparation?! All I know is that if Irene were still with us, dust would surely be noticed!! Sure hope that God is Polish and keeps the heavens above clean and tidy! Told Michael that I may just have to bury him with one of those bricks!!

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