7.27.2009

The Post in Which I Boast

My husband really does amaze me. He is the hardest working person I know. He's industrious, resourceful, and humble, and he makes me proud.

Over the past few weeks, he's been stopping along the side of the freeway to collect oak and pine rounds that have been cut and left by road clean up crews. How he lifts these enormously heavy rounds of wood into his truck - in the heat, after a long day of work - is beyond me.

stacked

This weekend he split the wood. We really don't need any more wood. I think there are about four cords split and stacked in our backyard - plenty of wood for the next few winters. George has a plan, though. There's a little toy he wants to buy (the kind that goes bang), and knowing how I feel about the purchase of such a toy, he knows better than to take money out of the family fund for said purchase. Instead, he has decided to sell the firewood he's been collecting. Free wood + hard labor = a new toy for George that Molly can't say anything about.

happily splitting

I helped him out just a little bit by pushing and pulling the lever on the wood splitter. I'm pretty sure there are clear warnings about operating a wood splitter while drinking, but George's home brew makes all jobs easier.

I asked him to save a round for me, and he asked, "What for? Bench Monday?"

bench monday :: wood-chuck edition

He knows me well. I'm one lucky lady.

39 comments:

  1. true love is devine. smashing post molly!
    sherry

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  2. cutest wood-splitting scene ever. :)

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  3. Great post, yes George is amazing! Did Ms. Avery take the picture of you two?

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  4. Wonderful post! You two look so cute together. My husband likes toys that go bang too.....I know what you mean. : )

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  5. love that picture of the two of you.

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  6. Delurking to say that picture of the two of you together speaks volumes. I can feel the love for sure!

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  7. Sweeeeeeeet, all of it : )

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  8. I just love seeing a picture of the two of you. Very cool. And can I just say, I am jealous of your overalls? I gave away my most recent pair a while ago and then this spring just KICKED myself for doing so. Sigh.

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  9. you guys might just be too darn cute for words!
    i think that is a fair deal. matt has one of those toys, too. it doesn't get used often and to be honest i've played with it a few times. but its been a long long time.

    still thinking of that picture of you two : )

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  10. ::cute picture of you and George!
    ::smart man
    ::and great bench :)

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  11. You have a good one, for sure!

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  12. that just might be the cutest darn post i've read in a while :-)

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  13. such a sweet post. There's so much said in those pictures. I think the one of the two of you is just wonderful and perhaps one of my favorite bench monday shots that I've seen.

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  14. What an adorable picture, esp. with you in the overalls!

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  15. You guys are *too* cute!! : ) Great photo and sentiments behind it!

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  16. This had me smiling throughout the day. Like an adult version of getting a paper route to buy a BB gun. I love how you love each other. And I love your sneakers.

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  17. I love your matching satisfied grins.

    And I especially love how you titled the photo on flickr.

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  18. love the post, your satisfied and happy look!

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  19. Really fun, brings back memories...

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  20. This is THE BEST! Best bench monday ever..!! We are a wood splitting family too and there is nothing I love better than to shake chips out of my pants and shoes. My Dad has been chipping away at the splitter all summer and happily announced last week, I can now take a picture of his wood pile "for the blog"...his last row of winter wood is stacked. I laughed!!

    Love your free wood. We've been known to do the same for winter stores. We had a ton of trees go down with Ike and I think there are currently 10 wood piles to work from. : )

    PS-Best of luck on that toy purchase..

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  21. lucky indeed (and cute)!

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  22. I am SURE that you hear this ALL The time... but you two are like... TOTAL BABES!

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  23. What a cute photo of you two. I love this!

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  24. You guys really do look so handsome together. And I must know, his home brew? Is it beer? Hard cider?

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  25. it's beer :) though hard cider is on our long list of things to make...

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  26. We're fond of the old saying about word warming you twice: once when you split it and once when you burn it.

    Looks to be thrice at your house: once when you split it, once when you look at each other that way while you split it, and once when you burn it.

    Happy burning...

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  27. You two are cute splitting wood and drinking homebrew.

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  28. Aren't hard working hubbies the best? I look at my mom's generation and maybe it is just me, but I feel like men are so much more engaged in family now. And making home brews helps alot too!

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  29. That is a good man you've got over there! You're making me miss my old pair of converse that I finally had to surrender...I think its time for a new pair.

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  30. Don't you two look so sweet! mmm... home brew

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  31. Molly - that's a damn cute wood splitting picture. The facial expressions are so telling.

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  32. Ha! Indeed he knows you well. The way he is looking at you in your photograph is just beautiful....so cheeky and loving. Great post Molly.

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  33. cutest pic of you two! framer for sure.

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  34. lovely equation! 1 + 1 = perfect for each other, i say.

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  35. I'm swooning over that sweet picture of the two of you, so cute!

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  36. i love this post! especially because i know a man just like george. :) (who also happens to be a fan of "the bang" and the splitting.)

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  37. i'm catching up on my reading as we had no internet for weeks while away.
    i love this post. made me smile. i have a wood splitter guy here too!

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