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Bacon’s Show and Tell

This month we were to focus on something that happened to you while you were a child.  Something that happened that was funny… perhaps now… but at that time it was your shining what the heck were you thinking moment.  This could have happened to you, your spouse, your children or your parents.  Something that to this day you still can’t forget about without smiling and/or laughing.

This month we are tossing the keyboard to daddy because he has a story of something that happened to him as a child.  With that in mind – here you go daddy!

First up I have to say that this picture is not me.  Really, it’s not. 🙂  I have a cuter butt – ha!  But this picture is actually on a greeting card and gives you a picture of my story.  And friends, you can ask Fozzie.  I can paint a picture – evil HA!

When I was probably the age of this boy, my mom had bought me my very first pair of cowboy boots.  I ❤ those boots.  I wore them everywhere – even to bed.  Well one day, my mom roped me to the side and told me it was time for a bath.  You know how boys are with baths – eeww.  So we have to bring plenty of toys in there to keep us company.  Mom fixed my bath and then left me to my business while she talked on the phone.  That’s when the best idea hit me ever!  I wonder if those cowboy boots were water proof.  So I stumbled down the hall, put my new boots on that I only had for about a week and then jumped back in the tub in all my glory – my birthday suit with my boots.

I then splashed around getting water every.where in the bathroom.  I filled my boots up with water and splashed some more.  Finally mom called me and told me it was time to get out.  So I jumped out in my glory and walked into the front room.  That’s right… in my sloshy cowboy boots that were still filled with water on the hardwood floors and carpet.  It was one of my finer moments in life.  And no contrary to what my beloved says, it wasn’t just last week.

At first, my mom was like what the heck and had the frozen look on her face.  Then her face turned red….and I still say an almost purple look from holding her breath not to cuss.  That’s when she finally said it.  Not the whole name you hear sometimes when you *know* you are in trouble but the, “You just wait until I get a hold of you little man” phrase.  Shivers – that’s scarier than the full name.

So I learned a couple of lessons this day.  #1 – Cowboy boots aren’t water proof.  They were completed ruined from my time in the bathtub and had to be trashed.  #2 – Mom had a beautiful color of purple going on in her face and looked more purple that day than Violet in Willy Wonka.  #3 – Cleaning hardwood floors is hard work.  #4 – Mom had a pretty wicked right hook on my cute little butt that day.

 
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Posted by on 07/31/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Renovation What?!

Yep, you guessed it from yesterday April’s Fool’s Day blog posting.  The Hotel Thompson is now under construction.  Day 2 and I’m ready to move in with any of you for the duration.  Anyone at all.  I don’t require much… really I don’t.

You see, this entire renovation has snowballed into what dad’s calls a cluster.  You don’t understand cluster?  Let me explain it to you the way mom explained it to him.  Go ahead and get settled in – I’ll wait.  Are you ready?

Okay mom and dad were discussing buying new furniture this year.  Apparently what they have now came over with Noah on the ark.  Rolls piggy eyes.  It really didn’t but that’s how mom explained it.  Dad said fine.  We will get new furniture this year.  And he was fine with that because even *he* said we needed new stuff.  This is where it snowballed, went down a hill, around a curve and became a cluster.

Then mom said:

“Well, if we are going to get rid of our current furniture, why don’t we go ahead and get rid of the china cabinet, hutch and kitchen table that I hate so much as well.  And since all of that will be gone and the rooms would basically be empty, why don’t we go ahead and look at that new floor we wanted for the front room because you know this carpet is shot.  And hey, if we are going to do new flooring in the front room, why don’t we look at the kitchen and hallway too – that way it can all match and flow.  And oh my goodness – if the room is empty, we can paint a couple of walls to give it some color in here.  And then you know what honey, we can shop for the new furniture and accessories.”

I saw daddy writing something down the entire time he was listening to mom.  He called me over and gave me this piece of paper.  Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter.  But he’s a good man… I think.  He ended up saying the worse words ever invented for a man to say to a woman…. “Whatever you want honey.”  He then handed over the check book.  My friends, I really feel sorry for my dad.

Oh, and did I tell you the best part my friends.  Mom wants ALL of this done by April 17th, 2015.  Squeals and rolls – yeah okay.  Don’t worry, I’ll be taking pictures of before, during and after to share.  Right now, I would describe it as his/hers and ours in the making.  Wish me luck!

 
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Posted by on 04/02/2015 in Bacon

 

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