Monthly Archives: November 2008

We’re off to see the wizard…


Ok, so I am a very big dork. I LOVE The Wizard of Oz. When I mean, love, I mean completely obsessed, seen it over 100 times, know all the words, know random facts that most people shouldn’t know, big dork kind of love. The Wizard of Oz is on every year around this time. And, this weekend was it! I have probably watched The Wizard of Oz, every year it has been on, since I was 5. My mom even taped it for me one time, so I could watch it more than once a year. (probably a mistake on her part, because I truly have seen it at least 100 times) I get excited when it comes on. Because, it means that it is close to Thanksgiving, and we can start decorating for Christmas! 🙂 It just brings back good memories. So, it is on again tonight, and I will be watching it!


My Husband the Handyman


When I married Jared, I never though of him as a “handyman”. I thought of him as a lot of other great things, but handyman was not one of them. Well, let me just say that he has proven me wrong, VERY wrong! I could write a list of things, but it would be incredibly long. But, I do want to tell you a story about this weekend. On Saturday, Jared pushed the garage door opener. The garage didn’t go up. So, he went inside the garage to figure out the problem.  He told me something about the gears…yada yada yada. I had no clue what he was talking about. Anyway, we needed a new garage door chain thing. (see how technical I am?) On Sunday, after church, we went to Sears. He talked to Andrew, the Sears man, and bought what we needed. Well Andrew, was trying to convice Jared that he needed to have it installed, and that there was no way he could do it himself. When he told him that, I chuckled to myself because, he obviously does not know Jared. Jared is #1 stubborn, and #2 cheap. (sorry honey, I love you,  but you are) Well, Jared told him that he was going to try it. Andrew, went on and on about how many parts there were inside the box, and how complicated it is. Again, I chuckled. He was just egging him on. Jared declined once again to have it installed. Then Andrew said the kicker, “When you don’t get it installed, call me. Because we get points for installation.”  I really wanted to roll on the ground laughing, because I KNEW Jared would get it installed! 🙂 Well, we got home. He started to put everything together. Every once in a while, I would go outside, and ask him if I needed to call Andrew. 🙂 Of course he said no. But, at the end of the day, he FINISHED. He did need my dad to help him lift the thing up. But, other than that, he did it all by himself. Let me be the first to apologize to you Jared. You have proven me wrong, and I will never underestimate what you are able to fix! 🙂

Gas to Sears- $5, Garage door chain thing-$140, Proving Andrew wrong- Priceless