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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Grasping the nettle

Two projects blew up on me at work this week. That wouldn’t usually be a major problem — happens all the time — except that I got volunteered to run the games for Vacation Bible School at church this week. Then someone got the brilliant idea to start VBS at 6:30 instead of 7:00, which gave me no time to run home and get prepared... but now it’s out of my hands; I had to pass off the games to my (quite capable) assistant.

A while back, I mentioned wanting to move a desk into the bedroom, and expecting Mrs. Fetched to deprecate it as she usually does any idea of mine. But now it’s too hot to work on the porch (summers have attitude in the south, and the first day of summer had it in spades here), and everyone else was at VBS, so I just went ahead and did it. Then I ate some leftovers and got to work.

The family came in a bit after 9:00. Mrs. Fetched walked in, saw my setup, and said, “Good thing you cleaned that area up. That looks good there.” I was stunned but did a decent job of not showing it.

Just goes to show... Mrs. Fetched is completely predictable if you run an idea by her. But if you just do it, she’s completely random.


  1. Hi FARfetched. Summer definitely does have an attitude down here.

    I laugh at my sister about moving things around. She can't go six weeks without re-arranging her living room or some other area. They put down wood floors not to long ago, and I have a sneaking suspicion one of the reasons was to make it easier to move everything.

  2. I can always tell when the seasons are changing, because that's when Mrs. Fetched wants to move furniture. In recent years, I've taken to telling her, "knock yourself out," and somehow the furniture doesn't get moved quite so much.

    I see you've stuck George in your profile pic. Has he gotten over his haircut yet?


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