Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Me and Ladders and Sawhorses...

Off to a very good start this A.M.

So far I've managed to display my genius to the trim person who showed up... Here's how it went:

Carpenter: "I may have to leave again to go get my other ladder... I knew I forgot something." 

ME: "Oh that's ok! We have one -- you mean this kind, right? (I use my hands to make an upside down "V") 

CARPENTER: "Um... y-e-s..." ME: "Well I mean this kind (hands make the upside down "V" again) not this kind (arm goes straight out and up)" CARPENTER: blank stare... 

ME: "You know, those... I don't know... those... straight kind... the big kind you don't fold..." 

CARPENTER: (Looking like he's trying not to laugh) "Oh you mean an extension ladder. No, just the regular kind." (and I could have SWORN I almost saw his hands start to make the upside down "V" like I did). ;)

Then, about 3 minutes later, as he's setting up his saw horses.... 

ME: "Oh wow, that's cool... (pointing at the metal part where the legs join what looks like a big oversized loaf pan)... "kind of like an inverted trough! Did you make that? That's so neat!" 

CARPENTER: "Ummmm... no, they sell these at Lowes. They're called saw horses." 

ME: "Oh, and so you added your own wood to the top, though, right?" 

CARPENTER: (now, truly not knowing what to do with anything I'm saying) "Yes... makes it a lot easier to use them if you add the 2 x 4s to the top..." 

ME: "Well, thanks...I guess you can tell that it doesn't take much to amaze me... I think I'll go inside now, if you need anything."

See... What makes perfect sense to me seems to be totally nonsensical to everyone else. (Reminded now of what my husband said to me last week... "We aren't being mean, we're just trying to make sense of the silliness that comes out of your mouth.")


But again, I think if I just keep those chocolate chip cookies coming, they'll be willing to put up with whatever comes out of my mouth, right? 
But I will try to just let them go about their work and keep my questions to a minimum... like "Can I get you guys any more water or cookies?" :)

Have a great Wednesday, everyone... I'm gonna go head over to the office and get out of this poor carpenter's way. :)



Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

LOL! Love it - a beautiful day to you Ruth!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Haha...too funny Ruth! Men....they just dont "get" us sometimes, huh?!
I am a question asker too. I like to know everything. And if I dont know everything, I want to figure it out :)

Destiny said...

Hilarious! You are too cute! I made Jeff start calling our painter because I think he thinks I'm a moron now LOL I tend to laugh alot (at myself haha) and I think it comes across as "dumb blonde who can't make up her mind about which paint she wants to use, so she reschedules over and over again" LOL

Girl Meets Paris said...

Funny crack me up!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hahahahah Miss R,

That's the price you have to pay to live in the world of the artist! We all have a crayon or two extra in our boxes of crayons.Of course we all know exactly what you were saying and describing. We can't help it if the rest of the world lives in another dimension and thinks we speak Marsese!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan mx.

Windy Ridge said...

LOL, love it. And can totally relate:)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hey about you??? Just saw the banners you have in the shop,can you tell me how big they are and how much it would be for shipping??? Thanks Ruth,hope this finds you well! x0

Mary said...

Wow Ruth............I see an enormous, fabulous reno. going on here.............good luck dear. Yes, always turns into more than one planned or expected but know it will be worth it. Just amazing!

Happy Spring.
Hugs - Mary

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You are not alone, that's much like what my weekly trip to Lowe's goes. I talk to an employee and they just stare right back at my in dismay! Have a wonderful day and chocolate chip cookies are always the best ammo.