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Monday, September 11, 2017

Old Decorative Piece

A picture on Facebook of a rusty car with a tree growing through it and the words "I'm going to fix it someday" reminded me of  this old water drilling rig that my deceased husband loved The person on the left is him. He and his brother bought it to drill a water well at the brother's house and they did. The brother's wife tired of it sitting in her yard so guess who got it. I hated it and finally planted Morning Glories around it. Our neighbor called it an eyesore to me but wouldn't say anything to Mel because she didn't want to make him angry because he repaired things for her. One day the city made rounds checking yards and telling people what they needed to rid their yards of. The inspector told me we needed to get rid of some old boards stacked in the back behind the garage but the decorative piece is okay, it can stay. I couldn't believe my ears. It sat there for a few more years. Mel had a bad stroke and after he recovered he told me I could sell it. It didn't take me long to run an ad and I sold it to the first two men who came to look at it. It moved to some other ladies yard for her to love, I guess.

8 comments:

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Genius to plant morning glories!!
At least it was a COLORFUL eye sore.

I too would sell it right away. But, oh the memories.

Sharon Qualls said...

Decorative piece? You must have been aghast! Too bad you had planted the morning glories, it could have been gone sooner ... maybe. The glories were a good idea, as long as you were stuck with it, though. Maybe I should plant seeds around his old junker in the side yard ...

TARYTERRE said...

that's the most interesting decorative piece i ever saw. glad you were able to get rid of it eventually.

Rose said...

The decorative piece...LOL....I am laughing like crazy inside...this just strikes me so funny.

Chatty Crone said...

What a sweet sweet story - do you miss it now? lol

jack69 said...

Funny you should say this. I contracted mostly for 6" wells. But a man convinced me he could drill a 2" well much cheaper. He had bought the outfit from someone in Texas. His logic was solid. You drill into an underground stream, what do you care if the hole down to it is 6" or 2". I never had a call saying the well did not supply the water. It was the cheapest well I ever had dug! I enjoyed watching the guy work.
SMILE......

jack69 said...

I would have loved to have had that beside my house. I cannot imagine why you didn't like it. LOL You girls are so picky! I drove by that house, I bet it looked good decorated! hahahaha Love from NC. I am feeling silly since Irma didn't tear up our Florida love nest! LOL

Lori said...

So funny!