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The fence, less ridiculous

December 26th, 2012

The newly enlarged fence is up. It's Claus' Christmas present to me. It did not even require lesbians. (See previous blog to understand that one.)

To my complete surprise, he went out one Sunday and re-did it. Like the last fence, he had prepped the pieces over a series of days, and on this particular Sunday, he assembled it. Unlike the last fence, the gate is actually a useable size.

I made an appropriate fuss over it and complimented him on his carpentry. It was the trending topic of our day. Like, we went out for errands and when we came home, he announced, "We're back at the home of newly widened gates!"

I had actually gotten a lot of mileage out of teasing him on the eight inch gate. It became our little family joke. "What will I tease you about now?" I laughed.


"There is one part I think you'd enjoy hearing about: I used Hello Kitty goggles as safety glasses when I needed to saw the wood. I couldn't find my real ones and I just wanted to get the task done," he admitted.

Oh, I laughed hard at that one.

The Fence of Ridiculousness has become the Gate of Hello Kitty Goggles. Actually, I love Sanrio, so it makes it all the better in my book. I have a great husband.

Posted in dad, family, mom | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “The fence, less ridiculous”

  1. Ken Conklin:

    ... And they lived happily ever after [even though there was no lesbian]. A fairy tale come true [including fairy safety glasses].

  2. M:

    Hello Diane, you did not disappoint me, I had another good laugh!

  3. snow:

    i agree with M... you guys are too funny! hope you had a happy holiday!

  4. roach:


    Just leave Claus alone for the rest of the year. The poor guy tried his best and was ridiculed enough already.

  5. Rosette:

    oh hello kitty...saves the day!

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