Sunday, 22 March 2015

" Hold The F*#king Ladder!

" keep your feet on the ladder!"
" I am!"
"Keep it still"
" I'm NOT MOVING"
" All this should have been done last year!"
" DON'T START!"
" I will if I Want"
"Don't pull that bit!!!!"
" I KNOW!!!!!!"
" I'm just saying!"
" I'm getting ANNOYED!"
Etc etc etc

Ahhhhhh the bliss and peaceful banter when husbands decide to cut down some of the overgrown honeysuckle around the front door and guttering.
He's now gone off to Church
I'm lying down in a darkened room
The honeysuckle covered inscription over the front door
It says
In vino veritas
( in wine there's truth)
1674

55 comments:

  1. I have front door envy - I would love to have an ancient carved stone like that (and the honey suckle).

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  2. 'In wine there's truth'? Absolutely. I have a habit of imparting a bit too much truth when I've had too much wine....

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    1. I can put my hand up to that!

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    2. And I will even embellish the truth a bit more with a little vino...

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  3. Just think about kissing and making up later...

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    1. And how was it then?

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    2. “@chrisburton5: Oh well.... Back to School tomorrow..... #Sunday http://twitter.com/chrisburton5/status/579730142811037696/photo/1”

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    3. He shrugged and went up for an early night leaving you to watch Poldark in peace.

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  4. After the honeysuckle squabble I think you need a different inscription over your door: "Amantes sunt amentes ".

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  5. Welcome to married life.

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  6. Such history.......and now you are making history together....long may the honeysuckle wave over your door.

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  7. Don't tell me that now you are married you are arguing like an old married couple?

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    1. We started that ten years ago x

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  8. Do we get to see the After?

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  9. Sounds like a married couple, John.

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  10. This is why DIY is best outsourced to someone else for the sake of your marriage.

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  11. Do you have a lavender-scented damp washcloth on your forehead and a sherry close at hand?

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  12. there is also truth in GIN!

    your conversation could be dropped into any marital situation and come right round. do you know of any handy persons in your village that could assist?

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  13. And so much depends on tone of voice! Hubby and I have had these conversations seriously (no fun) AND tongue-in-cheek as we laugh so hard we can't breathe :)

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  14. As true today as it was in 1674. Please tell me you were not pissed when you went up the ladder. ;)

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    1. I do not do ladders joan...EVER

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  15. Pliny the Elder needed better wine, I recommend you and Chris get a nice Hermitage and sit by the fire.

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    1. We are having a small glass of champagne as i type this mike......a belated celebration from his promotion

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  16. Sounds like you could do with a glass or two!

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    1. See above sue......... A nice chilled couple of glasses

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  17. ummmmmmm did the vine get trimmed ?
    Front door envy indeed !

    cheers, parsnip

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  18. It sounds like a Laurel and Hardy sketch!

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    1. With me as Hardy, I hear her say

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    2. Kiss me, Hardy - or was it Kismet? (Carry On line about a brass plaque bolted to the deck of the Victory - 'Nelson fell here'. "I'm not surprised, I tripped over it myself!"

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  19. Be careful. I know a guy who fell off a ladder, landed on his head, and almost died. He is still not right in the head. Good think Happiness Day is over. :)

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    1. Lol..you little ray of sunshine!

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  20. How very familiar. How very, very familiar.
    And sadly we need to wrestle with our honeysuckle as well.

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  21. I guess the honeymoon is over and everything is back to normal!

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  22. Oh this conversation has a familiarity to it! I have heard this before.......isn't it odd, maybe not, that when couples have to do something like this that requires them both, all hell can break loose!! Nature of the beast, I guess.

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  23. So funny. The same happens with husbands and wives you know.

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  24. Ah, as others have said, this just means that you are like the rest of the old marrieds!!

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  25. We had a similar discussion while changing a light bulb on the front porch. And we're not even married yet. I guess some things just won't change when we finally say "I do", right?

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  26. We had a similar conversation last week during the removal of birds nests from the attic. That's after a 37 years marriage (next Friday)!

    I read your post to Himself and he said 'sounds just like us last week'!

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  27. Indeed, shades of Laurel and Hardy. Surely at some point one of you said "That's another fine mess you've got me into"?

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    1. Then poked himin the eye

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  28. The Hurricane painted a plaque that's next to my front door. It has four of our dogs who have since passed away and says CANES AMANDI SUNT (the dogs must be loved).

    Love,
    Janie

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  29. Some projects are intentionally done when someone is at the office.

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  30. A wonderful sentiment...a common couples afternoon.

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  31. Welcome to marriage! I'm sure in another 20 years it will be the same ;)

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  32. Was Wales even discovered in 1674?

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  33. Ahh, the history. I am so jealous of history. There wouldn't be a white person living here in Oz for a couple of hundred years AFTER that stone was put there!

    The worst married discussions here are ones that involve planning projects or chores that require understanding what each other is talking about, which apparently we can't without a piece of paper and pencil, but we still insist on trying. Oh the painfully patient voices we have generally adopted by the time one of us breaks and finds some paper! :)

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  34. In vino veritas -
    there used to be a people (I can't remember which) who would get drunk to make any serious decision, then after they had all agreed, get sober, and then if they still agreed it would become law. I've always liked that idea.

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  35. Exactly why I like to "do it" myself if I can.

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  36. It sounds like every shared job we do ;-)

    You just HAVE to have that inscription on show to the world, it's brilliant.

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  37. We avoid working together at every opportunity -- though I am quite adept at standing on the ladder when he goes up on the French roof. Travelling together can also be 'interesting' from time to time. Thank goodness for 'apartness' time!

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  38. Oh you couple of twits, hire a good looking gardener and pour a glass of wine while you watch his cute little bum go up the ladder. Hmmm did i say that???? Coming dear!!!

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