Thursday, February 7, 2008

2 Peas Challenge/Snow/Cards/Joke

2 Peas Challenge~ When you attend a class or crop do you feel you do more talking then getting projects done?

My friends are going to laugh, was this question made for me??
I am pretty sure that I talk more than I scrap. I also eat, shop, and get a massage if available. I just love to go and see what everyone is working on, oh and it is nice to get a few pages done too.


Last Friday we got a few inches of snow. Since we don't have a snow blower, I was shoveling, the wet heavy snow. After 25 minutes I stopped and decided that we needed a snow blower, especially since AC is gone during the week and it is just me to clean snow. Last weekend, I called every Lowes in Michigan (it seemed like it) and of course no snow blower. Yesterday here in Michigan we got freezing rain and 6" of snow. While I was at work looking out at the snow I decided to try Lowes again. They had 1 snow blower!! I asked the nice lady, Pam, to hide it for me. I drove right there and got a snow blower. I got the Troy Bilt Storm 5024.

On my way home from work I stopped to fill my 2.5 gal gas can so I could use the snow blower. First, I could not get the can open to even put the gas in. I went into the gas station and a nice man in there helped me. I filled and left. After a few moments I looked down to see gas coming out of the little vent hole and the cover was not on tight, so it was splashing out of there also. Great smell! I got home and cleaned the mat, thankfully it was a rubber mat. I then decided to check the oil and put the gas in. I specifically remember the manual saying to be careful not to spill the gas...However, that is harder than it looks. Enough said.

I decided to re-read the manual because it occurred to me that I didn't now how to turn the snow blower off. Did a mention that I have never done this before? All ready to snow blow. Got it started and took off. I can not understand why is has 6 speed levels! I could handle 2, but would never try above that. It was snowing hard, so the neighbors really couldn't tell how crooked the paths were or the nice lawn job I gave us. In my mind the snow blower would scrape all the way to the concrete, but only in some spots, because of the ice. Overall, I need practice :)

I work up at 4am and decided to look outside to see how much snow we got, and while looking outside I noticed my neighbor, the one with the amazing yard in the summer, out shoveling!! He is crazy! I couldn't believe it. When I get home today I plan on trying the snow blowing again.

I won the cutest cards ever! My blogging friend Toni sent these to me. She is the best card maker, be sure to check her out.
Here are 2 of the cards she sent...

Jewelry Shop Joke
A lady walks into a high class jewelry shop. She browses around, spots a beautiful diamond bracelet and walks over to inspect it. As she bends over to look more closely she inadvertently breaks wind. Very embarrassed, she looks around nervously to see if anyone has noticedher little accident and prays that a sales person doesn't pop up right now. As she turns around, her worst nightmare materializes in the form of a salesman standing right behind her. Cool as a cucumber and displaying complete professionalism, The salesman greets the lady with, 'Good day, Madam. How may we help you today?' Very uncomfortably, but hoping that the salesman may just not have been there at the time of her little 'accident', she asks, 'Sir, what is the price of this lovely bracelet?' He answers, 'Madam, if you farted just looking at it, you're going to shit when I tell you the price.


toners said...

LOL!! Love the joke! Glad you like your cards :) Good luck with the snowblower...I've had to haul ours out several times when Iain's been on trips...not a pretty sight :)

Linda said...

That joke is funny. LOL. Good luck with the snowblower. I keep asking dh to show me how to use it but he hasn't yet. I think he is afraid to find out what I will do to it when I go to use it.

scrappinsam said...

Oh my you poor thing with the snow blower. You need to take a vacation and come down south. It was 73 in Mobile today...we have most days in winter when it is heat at night and air on during the day. We would love to see some snow. By the way your work is lovely. I want that Ali book.