Thursday, May 9, 2013

Your sympathies please

This Saturday we are having a birthday shindig with about 20 or 30 guests. There is nothing like the threat of guests to make me decide that nothing is up to par and it must be changed immediately.


We have been living with no house number, save the one on the mailbox, for 2 1/2 years. That has been remedied along with many other shortcomings.
Conveniently, in addition to our festivities, is the Senior prom so yesterday I ran myself ragged tying up loose ends for that. In the evening I had two school events to attend and when the doorknob on our front door broke I wearily browsed Lowes' website. I finally said, "Whatever just get one like the one we have." and left.

Really? This is the front door!
I did not even look until this morning. sigh...
That poor man has no idea what he is in for.

13 comments:

Karen Albert said...

I understand Kerry. This time of year some furnishings are just looking tired. My daughter in law helped me pull out a couple of brighter rugs from the storage. She has a good eye! I also got out a white matelaise (?) throw to put on my study loveseat. Voila!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Cathy Wall said...

LOL, my sympathies! I can REALLY relate to such selections! Unless they are coached very specifically, some husbands just don't have the vision!!!
May and June are always crazy busy, but it's a good kind of busy! Hope the party and the prom are perfect, enjoy!!!

Vel Criste said...

You've got a lot on your plate Kerry, don't worry, the guests won't notice the door at all. Mine is even worse, a rusty old brass knob! Advance happy mother's day dear, I'm sure your party would be fun no matter what!

Vel Criste said...

You've got a lot on your plate Kerry, don't worry, the guests won't notice the door at all. Mine is even worse, a rusty old brass knob! Advance happy mother's day dear, I'm sure your party would be fun no matter what!

Raina Cox said...

With enough vodka tonics in everyone (and you!), the place will look like the Taj Mahal. ;)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You have my deepest Sympathies !
Curious to see how you manage this?

Elizabeth Day said...

Oh the joys of home ownership and playing hostess with mostest. Next time you have a big shindig, you can try again.

An Urban Cottage said...

Hey, brass is in!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Oh dear. This reminds me of the time I asked my husband to install a toilet paper holder in a historic home we just renovated. He hung it dead in the center of the wall opposite the door into the bathroom.
Thanks.

Windlost said...

Sounds like madness. And I have a man like that at home (he suffers from what I call "Good Enough" syndrome).
Hugs.
xo Terri

Nancy said...

That's true, teenagers don't notice doorknobs! Good Luck Norb! May the force be with you! Good luck this weekend Kerry. Love to H for her bday!
xo Nancy
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Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Kinda like what's going on at our place!! Too much to do and not enough time. Hence my lack of visits and blog posts :(

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend, Kerry! And enjoy the birthday party :)
xo
Loi

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I'm sorry. Here is what I tell most women...your husband had good taste once...he picked you!