Friday, September 10, 2010

Saving up my nickels to see this.

We play touch rugby, biff the swing and hunt the Meerkat but eventually there's no escaping the fact it's painting time. Down to the laundry room with Wilf to 'liberate' clothing left behind by the various cost centres. A pair of slightly snug cargo shorts and a pair of navy blue Croks are quickly liberated. Then, to finish off, a dark green sweat shirt that's clearly seen better days. Ideal for the job in hand. 'Whoaaa !', I exclaim when slipping it on. It's huge. I'm going to save up my nickels and pay to go and see whoever this thing was made for. Imagine the Governor of California on steroids (as if) then multiply by two and you're getting close to the size of the guy who originally wore this. The hem and the arms hang way down below my knees giving the whole ensemble, and me, a serious caveman air. The 'Yale Ruggers' slogan across the front does little to alleviate the primeval factor - more 'grunge look' than decorating professional. Wilf sniffs the dangling sleeve and looks at me admiringly.

Out with the paint and the brushes and up the ladder. All goes well until I feel what appears to be a gentle drizzle of rain falling on my head. The old rafters are pitted with cracks and holes and the paint refuses to spread evenly. Instead it congregates in dimples in the beams from where it eddies before dropping, relentlessly down. Wilf looks on from his place on the terrace. His face seeming to say " Fact of life. There are never enough dust sheets when you want them".


  1. Was Wilf aspiring to be the next Dulux dog? Dulux = brand of paint in whiere I live, and their mascot is a shaggy dog (the front half similar to Wilf - but I think it's an Old English Sheepdog). Shaggy dogs and paint - an interesting combination!


  2. With that sweat shirt, the 'slightly snug' cargo shorts and the crocs, you present an image today that might pose a threat to Mme Bay's status as champion of the outlandish wardrobe!
    Cheers, Gail.

  3. love the visual! and the dogs have not been in the car yet! i'm feeling a bit guilty about getting rid of their ride...hubby has a truck..will be the new hair vehicle...i think...:)

  4. Wilf is getting smarter every day!!

  5. Um, at least you have a good excuse for why the painting wasn't finished when "the font" gets back! I thought Wilf was going to pop up a tiny umbrella that said "You're up the creek" on it!

  6. Sounds like a super smart outfit fur the painting job! We have been such bad blogpals, due to the Mom, who we're about to fire! You look so handsome with your toys, Wilf!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  7. Sounds like a typical problem. Hope the painting is complete before 'the font' returns.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  8. You are so cute and mummy is getting jealous at that! You even look a bit like mummy's lost dog!