Friday, October 02, 2009

Queen of My Double Wide Trailer

The ship has landed. By tonight it will be jacked up and in one piece. By tomorrow night we'll be able to start hooking up utilities (ya' know ... like electricity ... which hasn't made its way down from the highway yet). One of our neighbors does construction and we're going to pay him to do all of that for us. Willie has already told me HE will be picking up the ditch digger and any other equipment for FREE, and if we don't let him he will be PISSED.

I happily said, "Yes sir." I'm having to give him his eye drops four times a day ... for a week. So, he's feeling a great obligation to do something for us. In the past week he has made his grandson catch and clean fish for us, taken my boys out on the boat, and given us his leftover ham and cheese sandwich fixings. Now he'll save us about 40 bucks by using his truck to pick up the needed equipment.

Willie's a good guy. Last night I was on the phone with Lisa when I popped in to give him his drops (THANK YOU, Lisa, for your patience). Needless to say, she got some first-hand Willie via telephone. If I remember correctly, I had to ask him to hold his eyebrow hair out of the way. Uh-huh. He thinks it's pretty cool that I write about him. Told me to tell Lisa he'd take her huntin' gators sometime. Ya' know, after his eye heals from the surgery.

"I still can't SEE Christine."

"Willie, they cut into your eye, sucked out the bad part of the lens and put a new fake lens INTO YOUR EYEBALL. It's going to take a few days before it's healed and working great."

"Well, G** d***!! I didn't know they did all that."

"I know. I didn't tell you or you would've chickened out."

He just looked at me. I smiled. Heh. Heh.

I promise I will capture the Will-ster on video one of these days. You all really need to experience the whole package.


Kim said...

Oh my gosh - you must be so excited! I'm excited for you.

Dad said...

Hey, I thought you said it looked a little rough! Looks good to me and I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty, scratched, cut, poked, and all the other little injuries I usually get when working on stuff. Mom and I are excited for you guys

Lisa said...

Home, sweet, home. So happy for you guys!

Willie's a hoot! Tell him as long as he doesn't feed me to the gators I'd be happy to go. :)

Hannah_Rae said...


and Yay for helpful friends!



Anonymous said...

What is it about you that makes me think in bad music videos?


Jeri said...

Hey dad (and mom) guys have one awesome daughter. (Maybe you have more, don't know about them, just this one. Too cool Christine!

C and G said...

HOpefully it will soon be complete with polyester curtains!!! Yeah for double wides!

So Willy can't see but he's picking up the ditch digger??? :)

Dia por Dia said...

Yay for the new arrival!!! When's the work party? We can organize all the locals and given all the chores my kids have earned you'd have all that work done in no time!!!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Congrats on your new home!!!! It looks HUGE. Wish we lived closer so we could help too!!!!

Brenda said...

Ohhhh. It is pretty. I like the color and the shutters. Can't wait to hear the progress!

Mom 4 Kids said...

It looks great! Loving how it is all coming together!!!