Aug 29, 2006

SPC-Trapped in a Box!

Upon first glance, this image might perplex you. I am in it, and it took me a second to figure out what it was when I was cleaning off my digital camera! This SPC, my friends, is a perfect example of the crazy things I do for love.

I mentioned last month about the Pond Tour my husband and I went on, touring peoples ponds and water features around the San Fernando Valley. Well, lucky us, at the first house, directly across the street they were giving away a very large pond liner. Did I mention it was big? Yeah, not going to fit in the car! But it does put Tom one step closer to the pond he won't stop talking about. I will spare you the countless verses of how "This is EXACTLY why I keep bungies in the car! Moments like these!" Fantastic.

After we got it strapped to every visible handle and hook inside the car, I realized that we would have no way to get in the car but to climb in through the lip window in the trunk. (It's ok to laugh. You better believe I almost peed my pants!)

If I tell you that once we stopped laughing about what dumb asses we were, bungie-ing the doors shut, that my husband turned to me and said, "OK, hand me the map. Lets go to the next house." Plain as day.

Umm, hello! We NEED to go home and drop off this giant plastic tub! He protested. "Let's just do it. We will never see these people again."

Needless to say, I wasn't crawling ass first, through the window in the trunk of our car, outside of strangers homes. Not now, not ever. We drove all the way home, and then back to a house 2 miles from the first one! Was that really too much to ask?

So this is a photo that Tom took, arm out the window, body craned to get the right angle, so that I will never forget that day. And now, neither will you!


Anonymous said...

So tell me, where does this pond liner reside now...hmmmmm?

Deb R said...

I love the story as much as the photo!

Bedazzzled1 said...

OMG, I think this is one of the funniest things I have read in ages. Men! You have to love them and their singlemindedness at times. I honestly cannot stop laughing.

Thank you for further brightening my day via the portrait and the story!

Janet said...

I had to laugh. Sort of thing we'd get up to on hard rubbish days. Lovely photo, very summery.

Loralee Choate said...

The photo is cute but the story RULES.

Funky Finds said...

what a hoot!

Rachel said...

Wow. I thought i would do anything for a cool garbage find. This... this may make me balk. But I'm glad you're getting a pond. For free. I'm all for that.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, do you have a pond now?? So funny! -Alese

Alicia said...

This is great! Sounds like something we would get ourselves into. Can't wait to see the finished pond.