Sunday, August 21, 2011

Handsaw Massacre

I should've known Hubby was in that sort of mood this weekend.
On Friday night I had to convince him not to shave his head to a number one - because it would look like number twos.

Then Saturday the sun shone.
It was glorious. Divine. Euphoric.
But it was also illuminating.
As in - shining light on just how neglected our poor 'great outdoors' were.

I was tempted to ring the bank and complain.
I mean, they own a great proportion of this property and where are they when there's maintainence and gardening to be done?
The only interest they take in their investment is the one debited from our account on a monthly basis.

So, we discussed the day's tasks - pruning, weeding, sweeping...
Then I turned my back to indulge in a little wild laundry action and returned to this :

 

I'm no gardening guru but I'm pretty sure there's an art to pruning.
This isn't indicative of any style I've ever been exposed to.

Hubby likes to title these pieces 'The Bare Essentials'.
I prefer 'What The Hell Have You Done?'

The man went on a rampage. Edward Scissorhands style.
Nothing was safe.
(Slightly reminiscent of me (over) decorating cakes, if I'm honest.)
We provided large cuttings for two different neighbours, a neighbour's friend, Hubby's parents and still filled a trailer to capacity.

I'll be lucky to have survive the weekend without a Sinead O'Connor-esque do myself.

On the upside, Hubby did inadvertently remind me to make that beautician appointment that has been slipping my mind all week.

Shar :-)


4 comments:

Alex aka WHOA MUMMA! said...

It's a man thing - give them any tool and they go crazy. I remember when the husband bought a hedge trimmer to trim my beautiful 2 metre flowering hedge and massacred it.

I remember that every time I'm tempted to ask him for a trim to get out of going to the hairdressers.

Mom of 12 said...

I cut my sweetie's hair because I just don't want him sitting that close to another woman.
Sandy

Mama of 2 boys said...

Haha, you're a classic Shar! Love your take on the banks... it is SO true isn't it?!
Oh I think it's quite common for men to go a bit 'saw happy' in the garden, for as long as I can remember, my Mama has been telling my Dad off for taking to the plants and trees behind her back. It's kinda funny really xo

Cheryl said...

Hi Shar, I'm Cheryl... I've seen you pop up in a couple of blogs I follow (hi Julie!) and followed you here :o)

Love your posts - this one gave me a good giggle!

Looking forward to more of the same!